VENICE, Fla. – An Englewood teen was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Friday after a one-car accident on Jacaranda Boulevard.
Todd Park, 17, lost control of his vehicle as he was driving south on Jacaranda Boulevard, toward Englewood Road, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Todd ran the 2000 Toyota 4-Runner off the road at a curve; the SUV rotated clockwise before overturning, FHP reports. It went 44 feet in a northeast direction and the driver’s side hit a tree. Continue reading this story…
Submitted by Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner
SARASOTA, Fla. – Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner is accepting applications for a scholarship to be awarded by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections (FSASE) this year.
The FSASE is offering three $1,200 scholarships to eligible college/university juniors or seniors enrolled or accepted as full-time students in an accredited Florida university or college. Continue reading this story…
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Englewood motorcyclist was killed Thursday when his vehicle was struck by a car driven by an elderly woman, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Kevin Stuart Orf, 49, was driving south on Indiana Avenue at about 7:40 p.m. and was approaching Foxwood Boulevard when his motorcycle collided with a Dodge Caravan that was coming the other way, according to the FHP report released Saturday. Continue reading this story…
Sylvia Sue Charles. (CCSO)
SARASOTA, Fla. - Sylvia Sue Charles, 73, has been found and is safe, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.
The announcement came at 7:19 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30. No further details were relayed.
SSCO on Friday announced a Silver Alert for Charles, who, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), suffers from Dementia and Alzheimers Disease. CCSO said on Thursday that the last time she had been seen was at 10 a.m. Thursday on Placida Road, but on Friday SSCO said she’d been seen Thursday afternoon in Sarasota.
Sylvia Sue Charles, 73, is missing, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).
Charles, who suffers from Dementia and Alzheimers Disease, was last seen at 10 a.m. Thursday on Placida Road, police said. She has no cellphone, medications or money. Continue reading this story…
ROTONDA, Fla. — As we approach the new year, winter tennis games are unfolding at the Rotonda Community Park tennis courts. Masters Tennis’ POP 60 and Fuzz Ball will debut with a demonstration and clinic for both on Jan.21, starting at 10 a.m., with play continuing every other week thereafter. Special rackets and balls will be provided for these Masters cardio games.
Trying to get back in the game, out of shape, recovering from injury or just wanting to improve your present game? POP 60 and Fuzz Ball are just what the doctor ordered. The Park is located at 100 Boulevard East and Parade in Rotonda West. Continue reading this story…
Join Annmarie Fearing, University of Southern Mississippi graduate student, at a lecture at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at Bayshore Live Oak Park to learn about the critically endangered large-tooth sawfish population, how it has changed over the last century, and the study being undertaken to collect DNA from existing sawfish rostra (saws). These studies help scientists understand more about the past sawfish populations so that they can be better managed in the future. Charlotte Harbor is one of the last strongholds for these critically endangered species. Continue reading this story…
Submitted by Suncoast Humane Society
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Meet Sammy, the Suncoast Humane Society’s pet of the week.
Sammy is a 5-year-old Domestic Shorthair weighing 14 pounds. He has a soft, white coat and golden eyes. Sammy is much like Mighty in that he enjoys the company of people of all ages as well as the company of dogs. He’s been well trained, comes when called, can climb a bunk bed ladder and can also open door latches. He is a classically curious cat and an excellent hunter who will alert you to an intruding spider or other unwanted bug. Sammy, like most cats, feels comfortable in high places. He has a very pleasant disposition and enjoys attention.
To meet Sammy, stop by the SHS Adoption Center at 6781 San Casa Drive. For more information, call 941−474−7884.
Tiffany with her new owner.
Submitted by the Suncoast Humane Society
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Eighty-eight animals are “Home for the Holidays” this December thanks to Suncoast Humane Society’s holiday-themed adoption promotion. This exceeded their goal of 75 animals adopted.
Tiffany was one such lucky pup to find her new home. This sweet 11-year-old senior Jack Russell Terrier was brought to Suncoast Humane Society when the only owner she ever knew passed away. In need of dental work, Tiffany became part of our Shelter Angel program, a donor-supported program designed to provide medical funds for the immediate needs of animals in Suncoast’s care. Continue reading this story…
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