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.
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Suncoast Humane Society, an open admissions animal care center, never turns away an animal in need. Recently, your local humane society saw an increase in the number of stray and surrendered animals brought to the San Casa Drive location…
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Attorney General have issued consumer alerts warning Floridians and visitors of an ongoing scam offering fraudulent promotional vacation packages.
Story by Mark Chapman on May 29th, 2016 at 7:25 pm, with photos by Jubilee Center/Facebook
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.
Story by Mark Chapman on May 29th, 2016 at 2:48 am, with photos by Rotonda West Woman's Club
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.
ROTONDAWEST, 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.
Story by Mark Chapman on May 28th, 2016 at 2:00 am, with photos by AdobeStock
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.
Story by Mark Chapman on May 27th, 2016 at 2:56 am, with photos by CAP
VFW Commander Emil Venclik presents the VFW Cadet of the Year Award to Sgt. Taylor Varner.
Submitted by Maj. Earll Bretz, CAP
PORTCHARLOTTE, 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.