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It's that time again: Two schools opened this week in Punta Gorda; the rest open in just a few weeks.

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:11 pm

It's that time again: Two schools opened this week in Punta Gorda; the rest open in just a few weeks.

It’s that time again: Two schools opened this week in Punta Gorda; the rest open in just a few weeks.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – It may only be the mid­dle of July, but two of Char­lotte County’s ele­men­tary schools are back in ses­sion, and it is only a few weeks until the rest of the schools start back.

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I-75 crash sends Engewood woman to Hospital

A Sarasota school bus driver was cited in the crash.

A Sara­sota school bus dri­ver was cited in the crash.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood woman suf­fered minor injuries Wednes­day after­noon when her Jeep UT was struck from behind by a school bus on Inter­state 75.

There were no chil­dren on the bus at the time.

Accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol report, Nancy E. Paulsen, 57, of Engle­wood was headed north in the right lane of I-75 at 3:13 p.m. July 23 dur­ing a rain storm when she slowed to avoid another vehi­cle block­ing the lane. That vehi­cle had appar­ently hit the guardrail earlier.

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Suspects sought in series of Walmart thefts

Charlotte deputies are seeking these two men for questioning.

Char­lotte deputies are seek­ing these two men for questioning.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office is request­ing the public’s assis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing two men who have allegedly been involved in mul­ti­ple instances of shoplift­ing at local Wal­mart stores.

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Winners nab $250 top prize at Rotonda scramble

First place: John Williams, Dennis Wynn, Jeff Ryan

First place: John Williams, Den­nis Wynn, Jeff Ryan

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – The team of John Williams, Den­nis Wynn and Jeff Ryan copped the first place prize in the July 14 Mon­day Night Scram­ble at The Palms course at Rotonda Golf & Coun­try Club.

With 41 golfers con­tribut­ing to a $410 prize pot, the top team pock­eted $250. Sec­ond place was good for $120.

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Contestants sought for Pioneer Days pageant

Contestants in the 2013 Little Miss Englewood Pageant

Con­tes­tants in the 2013 Lit­tle Miss Engle­wood Pageant

Sub­mit­ted by Lit­tle Miss & Mr. Engle­wood Pageant

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The search is on for girls and boys to com­pete for titles and tro­phies in the 2014 Pio­neer Days pageant, Lit­tle Miss & Mr. Englewood.

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Double senior discount at Suncoast Humane Society

Giovanni “Geo” is a senior kitty whose adoption fee would have been $50 plus rabies vaccine fee or $25 for an adopter aged 65-plus, but becuase he has stayed at Suncoast Humane Society for 6-plus months, his adoption fee is further reduced to $10 plus rabies vaccine fee.

Gio­vanni “Geo” is a senior kitty whose adop­tion fee would have been $50 plus rabies vac­cine fee or $25 for an adopter aged 65-plus, but becuase he has stayed at Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety for 6-plus months, his adop­tion fee is fur­ther reduced to $10 plus rabies vac­cine fee.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Senior cit­i­zens who want to bring home a furry friend can help out a fel­low trav­eler and save a decent wad of cash in the process at the Sun­coast Humane Society.

At SHS, there’s a dou­ble senior dis­count – one for the senior adopter, and one for the senior adoptee.

Here’s how it works:

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Classic, collector cars on display for Pioneer Days

Susan Brandonburg and her dog Tucker in front of a Blue SS Camaro Chevrolet.

Susan Bran­don­burg and her dog Tucker in front of a Blue SS Camaro Chevrolet.

Sub­mit­ted by Pio­neer Days Committee

ENGLEWOOD Fla. – The Clas­sic and Col­lec­tor Car Show returns Aug. 31 as part of the Engle­wood Pio­neer Days Park Fes­ti­vals on Dear­born Street.

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Volunteers needed for off-site feline adoptions and caretaking

Volunteers are needed at the Englewood Pet Supermarket for several adoptable cats housed there from Suncoast Humane Society.

Vol­un­teers are needed at the Engle­wood Pet Super­mar­ket for sev­eral adopt­able cats housed there from Sun­coast Humane Society.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety will be part­ner­ing with Petco to pro­vide a satel­lite adop­tion cen­ter fea­tur­ing some of its adopt­able cats in the Port Char­lotte Petco, located at 1808 Tami­ami Trail in Port Charlotte.

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