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A toast from the cast that will portray the typical American family:  (from left) Bob La Salle (Bill), Ruth Shaulis (Maddie), Kim Fox (Ruthie), Ian Bisset (Thomas), and James Manns (Richard).

May 31st, 2016 at 4:23 am

A toast from the cast that will portray the typical American family:  (from left) Bob La Salle (Bill), Ruth Shaulis (Maddie), Kim Fox (Ruthie), Ian Bisset (Thomas), and James Manns (Richard).

A toast from the cast that will por­tray the typ­i­cal Amer­i­can fam­ily: (from left) Bob La Salle (Bill), Ruth Shaulis (Mad­die), Kim Fox (Ruthie), Ian Bis­set (Thomas), and James Manns (Richard).

Sub­mit­ted by Lemon Bay Playhouse

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Lemon Bay Play­house will close out its 29th sea­son with Mak­ing God Laugh by Sean Gren­nan. The play will open run June 8–26.

Directed by Ron Bupp, the play takes the audi­ence through sev­eral years of hol­i­days with a typ­i­cal Amer­i­can fam­ily. The mother, father and three grown chil­dren all have hopes and dreams. As time passes the fam­ily dis­cov­ers that, despite what one may have in mind, they often arrive at unex­pected destinations.

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Children sacrifice to help Jubilee Center feed the hungry

Rylie and Nicholas Giroux sold their toys to raise $75 for the food pantry at the Jubilee Center in Englewood.

Rylie and Nicholas Giroux, shown with Cen­ter direc­tor Pat Knox, sold their toys to raise $75 for the food pantry at the Jubilee Cen­ter in Englewood.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The spirit of giv­ing is infec­tious, and, recently, a cou­ple of young res­i­dents were bit­ten by the “reach out and help some­one” bug.

Rylie and Nicholas Giroux dropped by the Jubilee Cen­ter Food Pantry at St. David’s Church, 401 South Broad­way, to donate $75 they raised from sell­ing their toys, accord­ing to the center’s direc­tor, Pat Knox.

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Rotonda West Woman’s Club wraps up with celebration

Rotonda West Woman's Club members celebrate their 42nd anniversary. Surrounding the cake are current officers Mary Lyons, Recording Secretary; Marcia Budday, Corresponding Secretary; Laura Wine, Club President; Rachele Adler, 2nd Vice President; Posey Bauer, 1st Vice President; Claudette Romano, Parlimentarian; Susan Kiray, Assistant Treasurer; and Pennie Rasmussen,Treasurer.

Rotonda West Woman’s Club mem­bers cel­e­brate their 42nd anniver­sary. Sur­round­ing the cake are cur­rent offi­cers Mary Lyons, Record­ing Sec­re­tary; Mar­cia Bud­day, Cor­re­spond­ing Sec­re­tary; Laura Wine, Club Pres­i­dent; Rachele Adler, 2nd Vice Pres­i­dent; Posey Bauer, 1st Vice Pres­i­dent; Claudette Romano, Par­li­men­ta­r­ian; Susan Kiray, Assis­tant Trea­surer; and Pen­nie Rasmussen,Treasurer.

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – The GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club recently wrapped up its sea­son with a cel­e­bra­tion of the club’s 42nd anniver­sary. In addi­tion, schol­ar­ships for con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tions were pre­sented to Can­dice Cavi­ness, Diana Zett, Deva Bal­lan­tyne, Judy Davids.

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Sarasota County now accepts texts to 9−1−1


 

Be sure to read the rules and cautions about this service.

Be sure to read the rules and cau­tions about this service.

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota Co. Sheriff’s Office

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – The Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Bureau’s Pub­lic Safety Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Cen­ter (PSC) has begun accept­ing text mes­sages to 9−1−1.

While other coun­ties have deployed text mes­sag­ing solu­tions, the PSC is sec­ond in the state of Florida to launch the “Next Gen­er­a­tion Text-to-911″ services.

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Most Sarasota, Charlotte Co. services closed for Memorial Day

Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Remem­ber­ing those who made the ulti­mate sacrifice.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Most Sara­sota County Gov­ern­ment offices, includ­ing libraries, chem­i­cal col­lec­tion cen­ters and the Florida Depart­ment of Health in Sara­sota County, will be closed on Mon­day, May 30, in obser­vance of Memo­r­ial Day.

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Local cadets honored by the VFW

VFW Commander Emil Venclik presents the VFW Cadet of the Year Award to Sgt. Taylor Varner.

VFW Com­man­der Emil Ven­clik presents the VFW Cadet of the Year Award to Sgt. Tay­lor Varner.

Sub­mit­ted by Maj. Earll Bretz, CAP

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Port Char­lotte Veteran’s of For­eign Wars Post 5690 has selected two cadets from the Char­lotte County Com­pos­ite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol to receive the VFW Cadet of the Year Award.  The award is given on the basis of a cadet’s progress and sta­tus in the pro­gram but also how well they are doing with their school cur­ricu­lum and grades achieved.

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Janet Wells celebrates 99th

Janet Wells, front row, with flowers, is surrounded by a large group of well-wishers at her 99th birthday party.

Janet Wells, front row, with flow­ers, is sur­rounded by a large group of well-wishers at her 99th birth­day party.

Sub­mit­ted by Don Mahon

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Janet Wells was the cen­ter of atten­tion as she cel­e­brated her 99th birth­day at Farlow’s On The Water on Tues­day, May 24.

Janet has been a res­i­dent of Rotonda West for sev­eral years and, still spry, enjoys play­ing cards with her many friends.

Attend­ing the gath­er­ing were fam­ily, friends and neighbors.

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Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the week is Precious

Precious, the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the week

Pre­cious, the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the week

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Pre­cious, the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the week, is a 1 ½-year-old Pit Bull Ter­rier weigh­ing 48 pounds. She sports a brindle & white coat and cute, perky ears.

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