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A Manatee Protection Plan workshops is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the Tringali Park Community Center

June 27th, 2016 at 10:45 pm

A Manatee Protection Plan workshops is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the Tringali Park Community Center

A Man­a­tee Pro­tec­tion Plan work­shops is sched­uled for 6 to 8 p.m. July 12 at the Tringali Park Com­mu­nity Center

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Char­lotte County Com­mu­nity Ser­vices will hold a pub­lic work­shop Tues­day, July 12, to dis­cuss the Man­a­tee Pro­tec­tion Plan. The meet­ing is sched­uled for 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tringali Park Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road.

The Man­a­tee Pro­tec­tion Plan will pro­vide stream­lined per­mit­ting for dock/marina con­struc­tion while meet­ing State and Fed­eral listed species regulations.

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Find summer bargains at the Friends of Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore

The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library Bookstore is just inside the library entrance,

The Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library Book­store is just inside the library entrance,

Sub­mit­ted by Friends of Elsie Quirk Library

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Friends of the Elsie Quirk Library Book­store, located at the library entrance, is offer­ing dozens of gen­tly read used books for sale in July and August.

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Len Carney completes Leadership Englewood program

Len Carney

Len Car­ney

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood Bank & Trust

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Len Car­ney, vice pres­i­dent and com­mer­cial lender at Engle­wood Bank & Trust, has grad­u­ated with the class of 2016 Lead­er­ship Englewood.

The pro­gram is run by the Engle­wood Florida Cham­ber of Com­merce. The Lead­er­ship Engle­wood pro­gram brings together indi­vid­u­als who wish to increase their lead­er­ship skills by gain­ing a bet­ter under­stand­ing of the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges of the Engle­wood community.

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Freedom Boat Clubs raise $20K-plus for Big Brothers Big Sisters


Free­dom Boat Club Pres­i­dent and CEO John Giglio presents check to BBBS CEO Joy Mahler for $20,375.98 raised by Free­dom Boat Club in SW FL.

Sub­mit­ted by Free­dom Boat Club

VENICE, Fla. – Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of the Sun Coast has been given a major boost thanks to fund-raising effort by Free­dom Boat Club.

The 16 corporate-owned Free­dom Boat Clubs from Braden­ton to Marco Island raised $23,750.98, which will directly ben­e­fit the local BBBS group.

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Lee is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Lee is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week.

Lee is the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety Pet of the Week.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Lee is a 7-year-old Shep­herd Mix who weighs in at 51 pounds. His soul­ful eyes are warm and inviting.

Lee is a bit of a goof­ball who loves to be sprayed with water. He is friendly and play­ful with every­one and is very good with chil­dren and other dogs.

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Lemon Bay Playhouse holding auditions for ‘Exit Laughing’

Auditions are planned for Sunday and Monday nights, July 24-25.

Audi­tions are planned for Sun­day and Mon­day nights, July 24–25.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Lemon Bay Play­house will hold open audi­tions for “Exit Laugh­ing” at 7 p.m. Sun­day, July 24, and Mon­day, July 25, at the Play­house, 96 W. Dear­born St.

The show was writ­ten by Paul Elliott and will be directed by Peter Ivanov. The script calls for four women and one man and the pro­duc­tion will run from Sept. 7–25.

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Charlotte, Sarasota counties cracking down on BUI with Operation Dry Water

Operation Dry Water targets Boating Under the Influence.

Oper­a­tion Dry Water tar­gets Boat­ing Under the Influence.

Updated Thurs­day, June 23, to show Sara­sota is also join­ing effort.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte and Sara­sota Sheriff’s Offices will take part in the nation­wide ini­tia­tive Oper­a­tion Dry Water dur­ing the week­end of June 24–26. The effort is being under­taken in con­junc­tion with the United States Coast Guard, coor­di­nated by the National Asso­ci­a­tion of State Boat­ing Law Admin­is­tra­tors (NASBLA)

Oper­a­tion Dry Water National Cam­paign Overview

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South Gulf Cove Lock repairs scheduled June 27 to July 1

The South Gulf Cove lock.

The South Gulf Cove lock.

SOUTH GULF COVE, Fla. – The South Gulf Cove Lock is sched­uled for main­te­nance and repairs from Mon­day, June 27 to Fri­day, July 1. The lock will be closed to marine traf­fic each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Main­te­nance and repairs include pylon replace­ment, bumper boards inside and out­side the lock, marine growth removal on all sur­faces, as well as elec­tri­cal work and cos­metic repairs to the docks.

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