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Col. W.A. Hannah Jr., deputy director of CAP Southeast Region, presents Cadet Lt. Col. Ben Voll with certificate of the rank of lieutenant colonel.

March 1st, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Col. W.A. Hannah Jr., deputy director of CAP Southeast Region, presents Cadet Lt. Col. Ben Voll with certificate of the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Col. W.A. Han­nah Jr., deputy direc­tor of CAP South­east Region, presents Cadet Lt. Col. Ben Voll with cer­tifi­cate of the rank of lieu­tenant colonel.

Sub­mit­ted by CAP

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – Lt. Col. Ben T. Voll of the Char­lotte County Com­pos­ite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol entered the rare atmos­phere of cadets pro­moted to that rank on Feb. 23 at the squadron Headquarters.

CAP num­bers 23,676 cadets in the nation, with only 1,057 achiev­ing the rank of Lt. Colonel. In the Florida Wing, only 76 of 1,726 cadets have pro­gressed to that rank level. Only 4 per­cent of all cadets hold that rank.

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Author to speak on Florida Civil War and Suwannee Divide

Gene Jones will give a presentation on Florida’s history and its role in the Civil War.

Gene Jones will give a pre­sen­ta­tion on Florida’s his­tory and its role in the Civil War.

Sub­mit­ted by Lemon Bay His­tor­i­cal Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Author and local his­to­rian Gene Jones will give an A/V pre­sen­ta­tion on Florida’s his­tory and its lit­tle known role in the Civil War at the Lemon Bay His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety meet­ing at 7 p.m. Fri­day, March 6, at the His­toric Green Street Church, 416 W. Green St.

A $5 fee will be charged at the door to help in the preser­va­tion of the Green Street Church, which badly needs ceil­ing work.

Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion, Jones will read excerpts from his pop­u­lar his­tor­i­cal fic­tion novel Suwan­nee Divide, a tale of Florida dur­ing the war. A Q&A and book sign­ing will fol­low the reading.

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Pipin’ Hot Jacobites coming to EUMC

The Pipin’ Hot Jacobites

The Pipin’ Hot Jacobites

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood United Methodist Church

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Pipin’ Hot Jaco­bites will bring their music to the sanc­tu­ary of the Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St., at 7 p.m. Wednes­day, March 18.

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Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘Don’t Dress For Dinner’

The cast members of “Don’t Dress for Dinner” (seated, from left): Wendi Scianna, Michelle Neitzel and Victoria Caruso; (standing, from left): Ric Goodwin, Robert McInnis and Will Horton.

The cast mem­bers of “Don’t Dress for Din­ner” (seated, from left): Wendi Scianna, Michelle Neitzel and Vic­to­ria Caruso; (stand­ing, from left): Ric Good­win, Robert McIn­nis and Will Horton.

Sub­mit­ted by Lemon Bay Playhouse

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Lemon Bay Play­house will present “Don’t Dress for Din­ner,” directed by Will Hor­ton, from March 11 through April 5.

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Health & Wellness Fair sets records

Mike Meehan, a Big Brother, did the honors at the grill.

Mike Mee­han, a Big Brother, did the hon­ors at the grill.

By Don Mahon

Third time’s a charm.”

This age-old say­ing applies to the 3rd Health & Well­ness Fair that set records for both atten­dance and dol­lars for the ben­e­fi­ciary, Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of Engle­wood. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Billie is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Billie, an American Pit Bull Terrier mix

Bil­lie, an Amer­i­can Pit Bull Ter­rier mix

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Bil­lie makes a return appear­ance as the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the Week, hav­ing been fea­tured on Dec. 30 as week.

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Lemon Bay Playhouse to hold auditions for comedy

Director Rita Corn will hold auditions for “Oh, Mama! No, Papa!” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday.

Direc­tor Rita Corn will hold audi­tions for “Oh, Mama! No, Papa!” at 7 p.m. Sun­day and Monday.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Lemon Bay Play­house has sched­uled audi­tions for “Oh, Mama! No, Papa!” at 7 p.m. Sun­day, March 1, and Mon­day, March 2, at the Play­house Annex (next to the play­house), 80 W. Dear­born St.

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Organist Ken Cowan coming to Englewood

Ken Cowan

Ken Cowan

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Ken Cowan, known inter­na­tion­ally for his organ vir­tu­os­ity, will per­form as part of the Engle­wood United Methodist Church Cen­ten­nial Music Min­istry Con­cert Series at 3 p.m. Sun­day, March 1.

Audi­ences and crit­ics have praised his impec­ca­ble tech­nique and imag­i­na­tive pro­gram­ming as he daz­zles them in major con­cert venues through­out Amer­ica, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

A native of Thorold, Ontario, Canada, Cowan has a master’s degree from Yale University’s Insti­tute of Sacred Music. He has been fea­tured at national and regional con­ven­tions of the Amer­i­can Guild of Organ­ists, as well as at events of the Organ His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety and the Royal Cana­dian Col­lege of Organists.

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