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The late Mark Chapman at the wheel in December, heading toward Englewood.Mark and Eric in 1988.Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.Nancy and Mark in 1977, on their wedding day.Mark with his mother.Mark performing in 2000 on the Golden Princess cruise ship.

October 1st, 2016 at 9:23 pm

The late Mark Chapman at the wheel in December, heading toward Englewood.

The late Mark Chap­man at the wheel in Decem­ber, head­ing toward Englewood.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

(More than half of this obit­u­ary was writ­ten by Mark, in 2014.)

Mark Chap­man, 63, took his final bow Aug. 15, 2016, dying sud­denly due to a brief illness.

Mark was born in Hyan­nis, Mass., June 27, 1953, the son of the late Carl W. and Martha C. Chap­man. He met his wife, Nancy (Guen­ther), at the Smithville The­ater in New Jer­sey in 1976 and they mar­ried a year later. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood driver cited in pedestrian death

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office police cruisers fill the parkinENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood cyclist died Sun­day after being struck by a truck in the park­ing lot at 55 Indi­ana Ave., accord­ing to the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are with­hold­ing the victim’s name pend­ing next of kin, and did not say what com­mu­nity he was from. The dri­ver of the truck, David Allen Schnei­der, 69, of Engle­wood was cited with care­less dri­ving.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood baby died Saturday

Charlotte SO color st#5A482.JPGENGLEWOOD -  The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is inves­ti­gat­ing the death of a 3½-month old male baby who was found to be unre­spon­sive at approx­i­mately 7 a.m. Sat­ur­day. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

CCSO keeping an eye on Boundary Boulevard; South McCall Road and Oriole Boulevard

Deputies will be watching Boundary Boulevard this week.

Deputies will be watch­ing Bound­ary Boule­vard this week.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will pay spe­cial atten­tion to traf­fic enforce­ment at these loca­tions from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25:

Speed Enforce­ment:

      • The entire length of Bound­ary Boulevard
      • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) between Cor­nelius Drive and Toledo Blade Boulevard

Traf­fic light enforce­ment: 

  • South McCall Road and Ori­ole Boulevard
  • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) and Jones Loop Road

Char­lotte County has 19 vehi­cle deaths so far this year, accord­ing to the Depart­ment of High­way Safety & Motor Vehi­cles. There were 19 deaths this same time last year.

Chance is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Chance.

Chance.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. –Meet Chance, the Sun­coast Humane Society’s pet of the week.

Chance is a 6 ½-year old  Shepherd/Chow Mix weigh­ing 57 pounds. He has a short mostly brown and white coat with a dash of char­coal around his face.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Be The One’ For Homeless Animals During The 2016 Giving Challenge

edge dog

Holly is one of the many dogs who will ben­e­fit from the 2016 Giv­ing Chal­lenge, Sept. 20-21st.

The annual 24-hour Giv­ing Chal­lenge will kick off for Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety on Sept. 20th, at noon, and with this year’s theme of “Be The One”, it is a per­fect fit for the home­less ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety! Will you “Be The One” for the adopt­able ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety who are wait­ing for their happy ending?

To par­tic­i­pate in this year’s chal­lenge, visit Sun­coast Humane Society’s web­site any­time between noon Sept. 20th and noon Sept. 21st. Dur­ing this 24-hour period, dona­tions can be made online. With a min­i­mum dona­tion of just $25, this is an oppor­tu­nity for any­one to be a phil­an­thropist. In addi­tion, The Pat­ter­son Foun­da­tion will gen­er­ously match dona­tions from new donors, up to $100, at a 2:1 ratio. This turns a first-time dona­tion of $100 into $300 for the ani­mals of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety! Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood cyclist hurt in hit and run

FHP logoENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood bicy­clist was injured Thurs­day when he was struck by a truck on Engle­wood Road.

Jeremy Carder, 39, was taken to Sara­sota Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal with seri­ous injuries after he was hit at about 1:39 p.m. by an unknown truck, while cross­ing Engle­wood Road, accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood motorcycle driver hurt in crash

FHP logoAn Engle­wood man was seri­ously injured Sat­ur­day evening when he was ejected from his motor­cy­cle on North Indi­ana Ave., accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol.

Robert Joseph Peteski, 54, was head­ing south in the out­side lane when an unknown vehi­cle exited the Tower shop­ping plaza, forc­ing Peteski to swerve, the report writ­ten by Trooper Ramon Baez states. Peteski was ejected from the motor­cy­cle and fell on its left side at about 8:57 p.m. He was taken to Sara­sota Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal with seri­ous injuries.

This was near the inter­sec­tion of Fox­wood Boulevard.

Any­one who has infor­ma­tion about the unknown vehi­cle can call Florida High­way Patrol at 239−938−1800. The report did not describe the vehicle.

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