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Charlotte County's Teen Driver challenge includes a classroom session and a practical driving session.

August 2nd, 2015 at 1:29 am

Charlotte County's Teen Driver challenge includes a classroom session and a practical driving session.

Char­lotte County’s Teen Dri­ver chal­lenge includes a class­room ses­sion and a prac­ti­cal dri­ving session.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – If you missed sign­ing your teen dri­vers up for the Teen Dri­ver Chal­lenge in July, you have another oppor­tu­nity for them to attend an August class.

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Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week: Molly

Molly is the Pet of the Week

Molly is the Pet of the Week

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Molly is a 3-year-old Ter­rier mix with a beau­ti­ful brown and white coat. She is a fun-loving girl who is full of energy and needs a com­pan­ion that can keep up with her active lifestyle.

She enjoys meet­ing new peo­ple and play­ing with other canine companions.

Meet Molly today at Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety, 6781 San Casa Drive. Call 941−474−7884 for more information.

Dollars for Mammograms kicking off annual Grocery Benefit

The Bra Brigade, from left: Dawn Bertler, Jan Grimm, Rita Bertler, Stacey Cole and Vickie Cole selling tickets at the Pioneer Day Parade outside of Kelly's II.

The Bra Brigade, from left: Dawn Bertler, Jan Grimm, Rita Bertler, Stacey Cole and Vickie Cole sell­ing tick­ets at the Pio­neer Day Parade out­side of Kelly’s II.

Sub­mit­ted by Dol­lars for Mammograms

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Dol­lars For Mam­mo­grams, Inc., is launch­ing its 15th annual Gro­cery Ben­e­fit on Aug. 15. The event is spon­sored by Gra­tia Schroeder, Short Stop Print­ing, ticket donor, and David Dig­nam of Key Agency Insur­ance, gro­cery gift card benefactor.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes new chairwoman

Charlotte County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Cotton, left, passes the gavel to Brenda Peckham, incoming chairwoman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Englewood Community Board. Cotton served as chairman for five years. Looking on is Natalie Anderson, Englewood's mentor manager and quality control manager.

Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Cot­ton, left, passes the gavel to Brenda Peck­ham, incom­ing chair­woman of Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Board. Cot­ton served as chair­man for five years. Look­ing on is Natalie Ander­son, Englewood’s men­tor man­ager and qual­ity con­trol manager.

By Don Mahon

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Brenda Peck­ham has been elected chair­woman of the Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Board for the 2015–2016 fis­cal year that began July 1.

Peck­ham is sales man­ager with Brook­dale Rotonda, for­merly Ster­ling House of Engle­wood. Brook­dale Rotonda offers care and per­son­al­ized assisted liv­ing for seniors. She has been a mem­ber of the Engle­wood Board since June 2014 and serves sev­eral other non-profit orga­ni­za­tions in the Engle­wood area.

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Englewood man charged with attempted murder in vicious assault

Charles Evans

Charles Evans

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood man is fac­ing mul­ti­ple felony charges stem­ming from an alleged assault on his girl­friend and another man, accord­ing to a report from the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office.

Charles W. Evans, 29, is charged with false impris­on­ment, attempted mur­der and felony bat­tery on a 23-year-old Engle­wood woman, and armed bur­glary, bur­glary with a bat­tery and aggra­vated assault with a deadly weapon in a related attack on a 24-year-old Engle­wood man.

The attacks took place about 2:15 a.m. Thurs­day, July 30, inside and out­side Evans’ home at 95 N. Mango Ave. in Englewood.

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Gill-netting operation nets 3 arrests; 1 still being sought

From left: Bradley Allen Atkinson, Eric Deron McClain and Jeffrey Dean "Bo" May.

From left: Bradley Allen Atkin­son, Eric Deron McClain and Jef­frey Dean “Bo” May.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – An overnight oper­a­tion by the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Unit to catch fish­er­men using ille­gal gill nets resulted in the arrest of three men with one addi­tional per­son being sought.

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Trio to speak at Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Forum

Judy Ott

Judy Ott

Sub­mit­ted by Uni­ver­sity of Florida Sea Grant

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The monthly Char­lotte Har­bor Fish­eries Forum will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs­day, July 30, at the Laish­ley Marina, 120 Laish­ley Court, Punta Gorda.

The forum is an inde­pen­dent community-based dis­cus­sion geared toward inform­ing fish­eries man­age­ment and sci­ence, and pro­vid­ing a venue for pub­lic engage­ment in local fish­eries issues and build­ing links between stake­holder knowl­edge, sci­ence, and management.

The Char­lotte Har­bor Fish­eries Forum, ini­ti­ated by part­ner­ship of local Florida Sea Grant agents with the Uni­ver­sity of Florida (UF) and Mote Marine Lab­o­ra­tory, offers repeat­ing, open meet­ings where local anglers and oth­ers inter­ested in sus­tain­ing Char­lotte Harbor’s fish­eries can share their knowl­edge, ideas, ques­tions and comments.

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Dmitriy Ivanov joins Lehn & Vogt Insurance North Port office

Dmitriy Ivanov has joined the company.

Dmitriy Ivanov has joined the company.

Sub­mit­ted by Lehn & Vogt

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Dmitriy Ivanov has joined Lehn & Vogt Insur­ance Group and will spear­head the Engle­wood company’s growth in North Port, accord­ing to a Lehn & Vogt press release.

Dmitriy is very knowl­edge­able, cares for his clients, has an incred­i­ble work ethic and great energy,” said agency part­ner and co-principal Matt Lehn. “I’m delighted that he’s decided to be part of the team.”

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