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The Alameda Isles Boat Club hosted an informational muster on Feb. 6. From left, Lori DeWire, Barb Vanderberg, Olav Bjerva, Neil Vanderwater and Gerald Meckenberg from USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 87 in Englewood.Learn how to stay safe on the water.

February 9th, 2016 at 8:23 pm

The Alameda Isles Boat Club hosted an informational muster on Feb. 6. From left, Lori DeWire, Barb Vanderberg, Olav Bjerva, Neil Vanderwater and Gerald Meckenberg from USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 87 in Englewood.

The Alameda Isles Boat Club hosted an infor­ma­tional muster on Feb. 6. From left, Lori DeWire, Barb Van­der­berg, Olav Bjerva, Neil Van­der­wa­ter and Ger­ald Meck­en­berg from USCG Aux­il­iary Flotilla 87 in Englewood.

Sub­mit­ted by Flotilla 87

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Flotilla 87 is plan­ning Boat­ing Skills and Sea­man­ship class in March.

Learn the fun­da­men­tals of boat­ing from USCG Aux­il­iary instruc­tors while earn­ing your Boat­ing Safety Edu­ca­tion ID card.  The course is geared toward begin­ning boaters, cov­er­ing the basics of choos­ing, equip­ping, trai­ler­ing, and han­dling a small to mid-sized powerboat.

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Rotonda man hospitalized after East Englewood crash

The injured man was airlifted to Sarasota.

The injured man was air­lifted to Sarasota.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A 67-year-old Rotonda West man suf­fered what the Florida High­way Patrol report termed a “med­ical emer­gency” Mon­day after­noon before crash­ing into a parked van and a util­ity pole.

The dri­ver, Carl Donato Jr., was air­lifted at Sara­sota Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal in seri­ous con­di­tion, the report said.

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Hit and run – from bad to worse

These 2014 statistics were preliminary when released April 2015.

These 2014 sta­tis­tics were pre­lim­i­nary when released April 2015. (Click to see full graphic)

Sub­mit­ted by Florida High­way Patrol Florida has seen an increase of fatal hit and run crashes dur­ing the last two years. The Patrol is part­ner­ing with the Florida Sher­iffs Asso­ci­a­tion, the Florida Police Chiefs Asso­ci­a­tion, Stu­dents Against Destruc­tive Deci­sions and the Florida Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion to com­bat the prob­lem. The cam­paign aims to reduce the num­ber of hit and run crashes in Florida by edu­cat­ing dri­vers on their respon­si­bil­i­ties if involved in a crash and the con­se­quences they face if they leave a crash scene. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

7 kids sent to hospital after school bus gets rear-ended

18-year-old charged in school bus rear-ender.

18-year-old charged in school bus rear-ender.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Seven Lemon Bay High School stu­dents headed for school Mon­day morn­ing wound up in the Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal emer­gency room instead.

The rea­son? A chain-reaction three-car crash at 6:46 a.m. on Placida Road near Bantry Bay Boulevard.

The crash also sent four oth­ers to the hos­pi­tal. In all, 11 peo­ple went to the ER, all with injuries clas­si­fied as “minor” by the Florida High­way Patrol.

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Venice Chorale to offer up a dose of Americana for Feb. 21 concert

The Venice Chorale will be in concert Feb. 21.

The Venice Chorale will be in con­cert Feb. 21.

Sub­mit­ted by The Venice Chorale

VENICE, Fla. – The Venice Chorale presents “Amer­i­cana: Best of the Amer­i­can Fab­ric” at the Venice Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter, 1 Indian Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Sun­day, Feb. 21, on the Venice High School cam­pus. This is the sec­ond per­for­mance in the Chorale’s annual three-concert season.

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Charlotte County seeking Englewood-area volunteers

Volunteers needed for committees

Vol­un­teers needed for boards and committees

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD,  Fla. – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appointments:

Boca Grande Street & Drainage Unit Advi­sory Board is seek­ing two vol­un­teers who must be res­i­dents of Char­lotte County and reside within the Unit. Terms: two reg­u­lar mem­bers to serve a three year term from the date of the estab­lish­ment of the Unit. Sub­mit appli­ca­tion and resume to Pub­lic Works Depart­ment, 7000 Florida St., Punta Gorda, Fla.; 941−575−3600 or email Kelly.Louttit@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.

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EUMC Colossal Rummage Sale opens with ‘Early Bird’ pre-sale

THE 30the annual EUMC Colossal Rummage Sale runs Feb. 18-20.

THE 30the annual EUMC Colos­sal Rum­mage Sale runs Feb. 18–20.

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood United Methodist Church

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The gymnasium-sized Fel­low­ship Hall at Engle­wood United Methodist Church, 700 E. Dear­born St., will be filled inside and out with thou­sands of items Feb. 18–20 for the 30th sea­son of the biggest annual rum­mage sale in the area.

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Snyder to speak at Lunch and Learn at Noon lecture series

Suncoast Humane Society Executive Director Phil Snyder is the featured guest speaker for the Noon Lecture Series Luncheon Feb. 8 at the Manasota Beach Club.

Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Phil Sny­der is the fea­tured guest speaker for the Noon Lec­ture Series Lun­cheon Feb. 8 at the Man­a­sota Beach Club.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Phil Sny­der, exec­u­tive direc­tor of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety, will be the guest speaker Mon­day, Feb. 8, at the Man­a­sota Beach Club’s noon lec­ture series luncheon.

Sny­der will speak on the pro­grams and ser­vices of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety, their impor­tance to our com­mu­nity, and the Society’s need for a cap­i­tal fundrais­ing campaign.

He will also address high­lights from more than 45 years of work­ing in ani­mal care and pro­tec­tion. His career includes 15 years with The Humane Soci­ety of the United States, where he worked to pro­mote national ani­mal pro­tec­tion pro­grams while being a resource for local humane soci­eties, ani­mal con­trol agen­cies and law enforce­ment. He has lob­bied for ani­mal pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion and has been part of state and national dis­as­ter plan­ning and response teams.
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