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The graduating class at Charlotte County Jail. For a list, see the accompanying story.

April 23rd, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Graduates who completed more than one program have the number of programs completed in parentheses after their names. Pictured are: Deputy First Class Paul Dempster and Major Earl Goodwyne (far left and far right), and Stephanie Robbins, who instructed the Surrender Program, in the middle of the group.  Graduates pictures (in no particular order) are: David Flick, Carl McConnell (3), Andre Mottl (2), Christopher Prew (3), John Sury (2), Roland Williams, Jason Finton, Travis Golly, James Stewart, Abraham Perez, Randall Godfrey, Erasmo Herrera, Anthony Skipper, Gregory Turner, Frank Zaccone, Debra Angeles, Karen Dance, Michele Mills, Joann Stone, and Katrina Wade.

The grad­u­at­ing class at Char­lotte County Jail. For a list, see the accom­pa­ny­ing story.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Mon­day was a big day at the Char­lotte County Jail, as 44 inmates grad­u­ated from five dif­fer­ent pro­grams they attended while at the jail. Sev­eral of the grad­u­ates received mul­ti­ple cer­tifi­cates after com­plet­ing more than one program.

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Silver Alert issued for missing Englewood man, 91

Missing  manSub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Assis­tance is needed in locat­ing 91-year-old Frank Spadofora.

Spad­o­fora was last seen dri­ving his maroon 2007 Honda Accord bear­ing Florida reg­is­tra­tion J663TC, in the Engle­wood area around 3:30 p.m. Thurs­day. He was  going to the store to get a few things. He has not returned and is believed to be lost.

He is described as a white man, 5-foot-7, about 165 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair.



Crosswalk installation to shut down Parade Circle overnight

Parade Circle will be closed overnight tonight, April 23.

Parade Cir­cle will be closed overnight tonight, April 23.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Parade Cir­cle will be closed to traf­fic from 7 p.m. Wednes­day, April 23, until approx­i­mately 7 a.m. on Thurs­day, April 24, while new cross­walks are installed.

The fol­low­ing inter­sec­tions on Parade Cir­cle will be affected: Oak­land Hills Road, Rotonda Boule­vard West, Peb­ble Beach Road, Pine­hurst Road, Rotonda Boule­vard North, Broad­moor Road, Long Meadow Road, Rotonda Boule­vard East and White Marsh Road.

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Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week: Tank

Tank is the Pet of the Week and is available for adoption.

Tank is the Pet of the Week and is avail­able for adoption.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Tank is a hand­some, 61-pound Amer­i­can Bull­dog mix. This smart boy is house­bro­ken, crate trained, and leash trained. He knows sev­eral com­mands but with even more train­ing he can excel as a fam­ily dog.

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The Fourposter’ comes to Lemon Bay Playhouse

Ruth Shaulis (Agnes) and Jim Walsh (Michael) are featured in the Lemon Bay Playhouse production of “The Fourposter.”

Ruth Shaulis (Agnes) and Jim Walsh (Michael) are fea­tured in the Lemon Bay Play­house pro­duc­tion of “The Fourposter.”

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A love story that inspired a musi­cal com­edy is com­ing soon to the stage of the Lemon Bay Playhouse.

The Four­poster,” a touch­ing roman­tic com­edy by Jan de Har­tog, will open Wednes­day, April 30, and run through Sun­day, May 18.

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Tale of a bike and a bean bag ends with suspect arrest

Roy Peter Hornjak

Roy Peter Hornjak

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood man was arrested Sun­day on a vari­ety of charges, includ­ing theft of a bicy­cle, when he was found sleep­ing on bean-bag chairs in the Wal­mart Super-Center.

The bike theft vic­tim, who lives in the area near Oceanspray and Spin­naker boule­vards, reported to the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office that some­one had entered his garage, as well as one of his vehicles.

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Beach reading’ features Poets, playwrights, musicians and visual artists

Watercolorist Michael Eade

Water­col­orist Michael Eade

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A Tony-nominated play­wright, a poet, a visual artist and a musi­cian will gather Fri­day, April 25, for a beach read­ing at The Her­mitage Artist Retreat, 6660 Man­a­sota Key Road.

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Sold-out Semper Fi golf tourney grosses $170,000-plus

Men's winners:  Bill Adderman, Al Eggleston, Joe Dettbarn, Gen. Robert Neller

Men’s win­ners: Bill Adder­man, Al Eggle­ston, Joe Det­tbarn, Gen. Robert Neller

Sub­mit­ted by Sem­per Fi Fund Committee

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The 5th annual Boca Royale Sem­per Fi Fund Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment, was a sell-out event, rais­ing more than $170,000 before expenses to ben­e­fit sick and wounded U.S. ser­vice per­son­nel and their families.

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