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Grand Marshals for 2014 were Elie Anderson Czerwinski and Pat Knox.

May 28th, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Grand Marshals for 2014 were Elie Anderson Czerwinski and Pat Knox.

Grand Mar­shals for 2014 were Elie Ander­son Czer­win­ski and Pat Knox.

Sub­mit­ted by Pio­neer Days Committee

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – It’s time for Engle­wood res­i­dents to nom­i­na­tion can­di­dates for  Grand Mar­shal of the 59th Annual Engle­wood Pio­neer Days Parade.

Pio­neer Days week­end is part of the her­itage of Engle­wood, and a her­itage grows over the years,” said Pio­neer Days Event Com­mit­tee Chair­woman Chris Phelps. “We always encour­age more peo­ple to become involved in the plan­ning, orga­niz­ing, and enjoy­ing the whole weekend.”

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Father turns self in, is charged with negligence in toddler shooting

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Reynold Franzen

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

VENICE, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Venice man in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing of his 1-year-old daugh­ter by his 3-year-old son.

Rachel Franzen picked her chil­dren up from day­care May 15 on Orange Road in Venice, buck­led in her 1-year-old and told the 3-year-old to get into his seat. Another par­ent approached her and she stood about 10 feet away from the pas­sen­ger side of her car to speak with him. They heard a loud bang and ini­tially thought it was a trans­former, but as she walked toward her vehi­cle she heard her daugh­ter cry­ing, saw blood on the girl’s face, and her son was found hold­ing a gun.

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Sally is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Sally is looking for a home.

Sally is look­ing for a home.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla .— Sally is a 2-year-old Domes­tic Short­hair mix with a black and white coat. She is a love­able cat who enjoys being petted.

Sally likes humans of all ages but is a lit­tle unsure about the canines she pre­vi­ously lived with. She was hap­pi­est when they gave her a lit­tle space.

Sally is a play­ful cat who will enjoy a new home where she will get a lot of attention.

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L.A. Ainger Band presents concert

The spring concert is  at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28.

The spring con­cert is at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, May 28.

Sub­mit­ted by L.A. Ainger Band

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The L.A. Ainger Mid­dle School Band will present a Spring Con­cert at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day at the school.

LAAMS Con­cert Program

Band Direc­tor Tim Ostrow offered these obser­va­tions in the program’s Director’s Welcome:

Thus far, the begin­ning band mem­bers have worked hard this final semes­ter and have learned to play four scales, sim­ple rhyth­mic pat­terns, three time sig­na­tures, the con­cepts of blend and bal­ance, basic artic­u­la­tions, dynam­ics, and all have devel­oped their lis­ten­ing skills in tun­ing and blend­ing exer­cises. Per­cus­sion­ists have now moved from mostly play­ing mal­let instru­ments to rotat­ing across the full spec­trum of their fam­ily of instruments.

The stu­dents have also enjoyed play­ing out of their method books and are now ready to join the inter­me­di­ate, advanced, per­cus­sion ensem­ble and pos­si­bly jazz band next year!

Inter­me­di­ate band mem­bers this semes­ter have learned to play seven major scales (the musi­cal alpha­bet). They have also learned to read dif­fi­cult beat pat­terns includ­ing off­beat, tied, and dot­ted quar­ter note rhythms. Their over­all sound has improved with greater under­stand­ing of blend and bal­ance. This ensem­ble will join with the advanced band for the final piece titled Canto.

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American Legion Post 113 to salute veterans on ‘official’ Memorial Day

Legion Post 113 will mark the traditional Memorial Day on May 30.

Legion Post 113 will mark the tra­di­tional Memo­r­ial Day on May 30.

By Don Mahon

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – Amer­i­can Legion Post 113 in Rotonda West devotes solemn ser­vices on Memo­r­ial Day each year in remem­brance of those who have made the supreme sac­ri­fice in ser­vice to our country.

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Missing teen may be in Charlotte County

Have you seen Lindsey Marie Turner?

Have you seen Lind­sey Marie Turner?

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A 15-year-old girl, pre­vi­ously from this area, is miss­ing from another county and may be back in Char­lotte County.

Lind­sey Marie Turner ran away with another teen, who even­tu­ally returned home. The other teen indi­cated that Lind­sey may have come to Char­lotte County. She is listed as a missing/runaway juvenile.

Lind­sey is described as a white female with straight blonde hair and blue eyes.  She weighs about 105 pounds.

Any­one with infor­ma­tion on the loca­tion of Lind­sey Marie Turner is asked to please call the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 639‑2101 or other appro­pri­ate law enforce­ment agency if out­side Char­lotte County.

Deputies seek man accused of stealing from Murdock Walmart

Charlotte Co. deputies are seeking this man, shown May 20 leaving the Murdock Walmart.

Char­lotte Co. deputies are seek­ing this man, shown May 20 leav­ing the Mur­dock Walmart.

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – Char­lotte County deputies are ask­ing for assis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing a man who allegedly took mer­chan­dise from the Wal­mart Super Cen­ter in Mur­dock with­out pay­ing and then failed to com­ply with requests from Wal­mart loss pre­ven­tion personnel.

Loss pre­ven­tion per­son­nel reported Wednes­day, May 20, that a man and woman entered the Wal­mart Super Cen­ter at 19100 Mur­dock Cir­cle in Port Char­lotte, at about 3:40 p.m. The cou­ple selected a set of hub caps from the auto­mo­tive sec­tion and a bag of rab­bit food from the pet section.

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Professional women’s group hears gun safety talk

From left: BPWEV President Maryann Terry, guest speaker William Dahl, and 1st Vice President Vanessa Smith.

From left: BPWEV Pres­i­dent Maryann Terry, guest speaker William Dahl, and 1st Vice Pres­i­dent Vanessa Smith.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Mem­bers of the Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Women of Engle­wood and Venice (BPWEV) got a les­son in gun safety at their May 21 meet­ing at Boca Royale.

William Dahms pre­sented an edu­ca­tional pro­gram titled “Women and Gun Safety,” fol­lowed by a Q & A session.

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