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Plein air paintings created at The Hermitage Nov. 20 will be on display at the retreat starting Dec. 2.Plein air paintings created at The Hermitage Nov. 20 will be on display at the retreat starting Dec. 2.Plein air paintings created at The Hermitage Nov. 20 will be on display at the retreat starting Dec. 2.

November 30th, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Plein air paintings created at The Hermitage Nov. 20 will be on display at the retreat starting Dec. 2.

Plein air paint­ings cre­ated at The Her­mitage Nov. 20 will be on dis­play at the retreat start­ing Dec. 2.

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood Art Center

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Engle­wood Art Cen­ter and the Her­mitage Artist Retreat will present an exhi­bi­tion of plein air paint­ings start­ing Dec. 2 at the Hermitage’s newest addi­tion to the cam­pus, the Palm House.

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Search for missing Englewood boater extends from Naples to Boca Grande

 Jeffrey J. Reinhart

Jef­frey J. Reinhart

Update 6 p.m. Mon­day: The Coast Guard reports it has sus­pended the search that lasted nearly three days.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Search and res­cue crews from the U.S. Coast Guard are search­ing Gulf of Mex­ico waters for Jef­frey J. Rein­hart, 48, of Englewood.

Rein­hardt, a con­trac­tor and owner of Rein­hardt Con­struc­tion Inc., has been miss­ing since late Fri­day when he did not return from a boat­ing trip, accord­ing to pub­lished news reports.

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Rotonda West ‘Holiday Helpers’ save Thanksgiving for 28 families

Rotonda West residents and the Winn-Dixie staff gather around food items to enable 30 families to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Rotonda West res­i­dents and the Winn-Dixie staff gather around food items to enable 30 fam­i­lies to cel­e­brate Thanksgiving.

By Don Mahon

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – Thanks to 50 res­i­dents of Rotonda West, Thanks­giv­ing Day was cel­e­brated in a tra­di­tional way by 28 area fam­i­lies who oth­er­wise would not be able to celebrate.

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Englewood man facing mutliple charges after Thanksgiving crash

Four-car crash results in arrest.

Four-car crash results in arrest.

Cor­rec­tion 6 p.m. Mon­day, Nov. 30: The Ninja was the vehi­cle stopped for the vio­la­tion; the Tun­dra is the vehi­cle that struck the Tacoma.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured and an Engle­wood man is fac­ing charges fol­low­ing a four-car crash Thurs­day night on South McCall Road at Edi­son Drive, near Mama’s Ital­ian Restaurant.

Deputy Eric Knapp, 58, of Venice was taken to Bayfront Health Port Char­lotte with what was described as a seri­ous injury.

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Nala is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Nala is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week,

Nala is the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the Week,

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Nala is a 4-year-old Domes­tic Short­hair mix who is ready to be the apple of your eye.

Nala is a bit timid at first but once she becomes com­fort­able, she will come to you for atten­tion. In her pas­time, she enjoys play­ing with her cat toys and lying in the win­dow to get a good view of what’s going on outside.

She would be hap­pi­est liv­ing in a quiet, adult home with no other pets. To meet Nala, visit the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety at 6781 San Casa Drive. Call 941−474−7884 for more infor­ma­tion or see the web­site. www.humane.org

Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Gulf Cove UMC

Free Thanksgiving Dinner available at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church.

Free Thanks­giv­ing Din­ner avail­able at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church.

Sub­mit­ted by GCUMC

GULF COVE, Fla. – Gulf Cove United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanks­giv­ing din­ner for the com­mu­nity, with turkey and all the tra­di­tional fix­ings, from noon to 3 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 26.

Orders for take-outs will not be accepted early, but can be requested that day at the door.   Sorry, no reser­va­tions. GCUMC is located at 1100 S. McCall Road in Gulf Cove, just three-quarters of a mile south of the Myakka. For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact (941) 697‑1747 or gulfcoveumc@centurylink.net, or visit the web­site.

Charlotte Co. Commission re-elects Truex as chairman

Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex

Char­lotte County Com­mis­sion Chair­man Bill Truex

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers on Tues­day re-elected Com­mis­sioner Bill Truex as its chair­man and Com­mis­sioner Chris Con­stance as its vice chair­man for 2015–2016.

Both com­mis­sion­ers have served in the same capac­ity since Novem­ber 2014. The votes were unanimous.

Truex, who rep­re­sents the Engle­wood area Dis­trict 3), was elected to the Char­lotte County Com­mis­sion in 2012 and served as vice chair­man from Novem­ber 2013 to Novem­ber 2014. Con­stance, the Dis­trict 2 com­mis­sioner, was elected to the County Com­mis­sion in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. He served as chair­man from Novem­ber 2011 to Novem­ber 2013.

Englewood convicted felon indicted for possessing a firearm

Ernest L. Chambliss

Ernest L. Chambliss

Sub­mit­ted by U.S. Attorney’s Office

          TAMPA, Fla. – An Engle­wood man is fac­ing a long term in fed­eral prison after being charged with pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon.

United States Attor­ney A. Lee Bent­ley III said in a Tues­day press release that Ernest L. Cham­b­liss, 44, has been indicted and faces a manda­tory min­i­mum penalty of 15 years to life in fed­eral prison.

The indict­ment also noti­fies him that the United States intends to for­feit the firearm used in the offense.

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