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Celebrate the Fourth of July and stay safe.

July 4th, 2015 at 3:35 am

Celebrate the Fourth of July and stay safe.

Cel­e­brate the Fourth of July and stay safe.

 

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Fourth if July is not a celebration for pets

You can dress them up, but you can't take them out. Keep you pets indoors and safe during Independence Day festivities.

You can dress them up, but you can’t take them out. Keep you pets indoors and safe dur­ing Inde­pen­dence Day festivities.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Fourth of July is not a time of cel­e­bra­tion for our pets. If they could read cal­en­dars they would be pack­ing up to leave about now.

The fire­works that many peo­ple find so thrilling can drive pets, espe­cially dogs, into a state of panic. Explo­sions from fire­works can often be felt and heard for miles. Kids scream­ing, high-pitched swooshes of rock­ets, and the bright flashes of light can all be over­whelm­ing for many of our pets. Some pets can become so fright­ened that they even run away. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary plays vital role

Become a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Become a mem­ber of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Sub­mit­ted by USCG Aux­il­iary Flotilla 87-Englewood

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Of the five armed ser­vices, the old­est and most unique is the United States Coast Guard. Founded by Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury Alexan­der Hamil­ton as the Rev­enue Cut­ter Ser­vice in 1790, the pre­de­ces­sor of the Coast Guard began what was and is a long multi-mission tra­di­tion of ser­vice to this nation.

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CAP cadets attend Color Guard Academy; pilots gather

Charlotte County Composite Squadron of the  Civil Air Patrol cadets at the Color Guard Academy held at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County.

Char­lotte County Com­pos­ite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol cadets at the Color Guard Acad­emy held at Patrick Air Force Base in Bre­vard County.

Sub­mit­ted by Civil Air Patrol CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Com­pos­ite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol sent eight of its cadets to the Color Guard Acad­emy held at Patrick Air Force Base in Bre­vard County.

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Preparing your pets before a hurricane strikes

Have a plan to pack up your pets and head for safety when hurricanes threaten.

Have a plan to pack up your pets and head for safety when hur­ri­canes threaten.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Hur­ri­cane sea­son is upon us in South­west Florida, and while things don’t tend to get really active until August, storms can rop up anytime.

You might be think­ing of your dis­as­ter pre­pared­ness plan for you and your fam­ily, but have you also planned ahead for your pet? Your pet has its own needs dur­ing a dis­as­ter that you might not have thought about.

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Sarasota, Charlotte county governments list holiday hours

Sarasota holiday closings

Sara­sota hol­i­day closings

Updated 4:49 p.m. June 30 with Char­lotte Co. library change.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Most Sara­sota County Gov­ern­ment offices, includ­ing the Florida Depart­ment of Health in Sara­sota County, will be closed Fri­day, July 3, in obser­vance of Inde­pen­dence Day.

All Sara­sota County libraries and recre­ation cen­ters will be closed July 3 and July 4.

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Temporary lane closures on Placida Road begin Monday

Watch out for lane closures on Placida Road.

Watch out for lane clo­sures on Placida Road.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – There will be tem­po­rary lane and side­walk clo­sures from Wyoming Avenue to Mary­land Avenue on Placida Road begin­ning Mon­day, June 29, dur­ing busi­ness hours. The clo­sures will affect east and west­bound traffic.

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Charlotte County needs volunteers

Volunteers needed in Englewood area.

Vol­un­teers needed in Engle­wood area.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appointments:

Engle­wood East Non-Urban Street and Drainage Com­mit­tee is seek­ing two vol­un­teers. Terms: one reg­u­lar mem­ber to serve a three year term from the date of appoint­ment and one alter­nate mem­ber to serve a two year term from the date of appoint­ment. Sub­mit appli­ca­tion and resume to Pub­lic Works Depart­ment, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; call 941−575−3600 or e-mail MSBUTU@CharlotteFL.com.

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