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A 1972 Piper Cherokee similar to the one show in this file photo crash-landed on Caspersen Beach Sunday, killing a man on the beach.

July 27th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

A 1972 Piper Cherokee similar to the one show in this file photo crash-landed on Caspersen Beach Sunday, killing a man on the beach.

A 1972 Piper Chero­kee sim­i­lar to the one show in this file photo crash-landed on Caspersen Beach Sun­day, killing a man on the beach.

Updated 2:04 p.m. Mon­day with addi­tional infor­ma­tion.

VENICE, Fla. — A single-engine plane piloted by an Engle­wood man plowed into a father and daugh­ter Sun­day after­noon while mak­ing an emer­gency land­ing on Caspersen Beach, killing the man and crit­i­cally injur­ing the girl.

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Lots of laughs at Englewood Toastmasters contest

From left: Toastmasters members Bill Barki, Richard Schwoerke, John Mueller, Amy Hibberd, Sue Burgess, Sharyn Lonsdale, Mary Leadbetter, Skip Wilson, Graham Leadbetter, Karin Drury.

From left: Toast­mas­ters mem­bers Bill Barki, Richard Schwo­erke, John Mueller, Amy Hib­berd, Sue Burgess, Sharyn Lons­dale, Mary Lead­bet­ter, Skip Wil­son, Gra­ham Lead­bet­ter, Karin Drury.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Sharyn Lons­dale and Amy Hib­berd left them laugh­ing July 24 at the Engle­wood Toast­mas­ter Club.

That was the goal, as the duo won the Humer­ous Speech Con­test and will move on to com­pete at the Divi­sion level con­test, date to be announced.

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Humane Society thrift stores bursting at the seams

The Englewood SHS thrift store is in the Englewood Shopping Center, 228 S. Indiana Ave.

The Engle­wood SHS thrift store is in the Engle­wood Shop­ping Cen­ter, 228 S. Indi­ana Ave.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – If you are look­ing for unique trea­sures, one-of-a-kind knick­knacks, fur­ni­ture, books, art, small appli­ances and more at bar­gain prices, you should check Sun­coast Humane Society’s thrift stores.

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Business and Professional Women having busy summer

From left: BPWEV members Morina Chmielak, MaryJane Apicello and Natalie Bloom  with items for Kid’ Needs.

From left: BPWEV mem­bers Morina Chmielak, Mary­Jane Api­cello and Natalie Bloom with items for Kid’ Needs.

From left: Race volunteers Kathy Castellano, Maryann Terry, Irene Slattery and Alyssa Vanstone.

From left: Race vol­un­teers Kathy Castel­lano, Maryann Terry, Irene Slat­tery and Alyssa Vanstone.

Sub­mit­ted by BPWEV

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Busi­ness and Pro­fes­sional Women of Engle­wood and Venice (BPWEV) has kept busy so far this summer.

Mem­bers of the col­lected cloth­ing and school items for Kids’ Needs of Englewood.

Also, July 19, the W.L. Engle­wood Fam­ily YMCA hosted the annual Triathlon Sum­mer Event on Engle­wood Beach. Vol­un­teers BPWEV arrived at 5:30 a.m. and assisted with the reg­is­tra­tion, then moved to the water sta­tion to hand out refresh­ing drinks to the run­ners of the 5K race.

BPWEV meets every third Thurs­day of the month at Boca Royale Golf and Coun­try Club. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Chris Davis at 941−473−4759.


Garden Club stays busy creating items for fall fundraiser

Club member Barbara Mears prepares plants for the Fall Garden Fair.

Club mem­ber Bar­bara Mears pre­pares plants for the Fall Gar­den Fair.

Sub­mit­ted by Lemon Bay Gar­den Club

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Fri­day morn­ings are busy at the Lemon Bay Gar­den Club this sum­mer, both out­side and inside.

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U.S. 41 South lanes closed between Harbor Boulevard and Easy Street

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – U.S. 41 South lanes are closed between Har­bor Boule­vard and Easy Street, includ­ing the U.S. 41 South Access Road, due to a crane acci­dent. Elec­tri­cal power is out wide­spread, there­fore traf­fic sig­nals are not work­ing through­out the area.

Emer­gency response per­son­nel have been noti­fied to direct trav­el­ers through the affected inter­sec­tions. The road­ways will be re-opened to traf­fic as soon as emer­gency response teams restore safe dri­ving con­di­tions. Please uti­lize alter­nate routes to avoid this area if possible.


Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week: Neko

Neko is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week.

Neko is the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the Week.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – This week’s Pet of the Week, Neko, can be a lit­tle shy when try­ing some­thing new, but she adjusts pretty quickly.

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I-75 crash sends Engewood woman to Hospital

A Sarasota school bus driver was cited in the crash.

A Sara­sota school bus dri­ver was cited in the crash.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood woman suf­fered minor injuries Wednes­day after­noon when her Jeep UT was struck from behind by a school bus on Inter­state 75.

There were no chil­dren on the bus at the time.

Accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol report, Nancy E. Paulsen, 57, of Engle­wood was headed north in the right lane of I-75 at 3:13 p.m. July 23 dur­ing a rain storm when she slowed to avoid another vehi­cle block­ing the lane. That vehi­cle had appar­ently hit the guardrail earlier.

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