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Charlotte County seeks volunteers

Volunteers needed

Vol­un­teers needed

ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

 

 

Char­lotte County Request for Volunteers

 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2017) – The Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers is seek­ing vol­un­teers for the fol­low­ing appointments:

Con­struc­tion Indus­try Licens­ing Board is seek­ing a vol­un­teer to rep­re­sent the “plumb­ing con­trac­tor” cat­e­gory. Vol­un­teer must be a res­i­dent of Char­lotte County for at least two years and be a licensed plumb­ing con­trac­tor. Length of term is until June 23, 2019. To obtain an appli­ca­tion, please con­tact Diane Whid­den at 941−743−1298 or via email at Diane.Whidden@CharlotteCountyFL.gov. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Pet of the Week

Zada20171150HENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

Meet Zada! She is a 2 yr. old Domes­tic Short­hair weigh­ing just 8 lbs. Zada has dis­tinc­tive mark­ings on her face and big golden eyes – just a beau­ti­ful cat! She is an active & play­ful cat and very affec­tion­ate. She likes to reach out and grab your atten­tion. And once she has it she is full of purrs. Zada can be a love biter. She really loves the com­pany of peo­ple but she def­i­nitely does not want to be around other furry crit­ters. Zada will pro­vide all the pet love any­one could wish for – she just wants to be the only love of your life!

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Sharing among Humane Societies

Left to Right…Phil Snyder, Executive Director of Suncoast Humane Society and Rick Yocum, Executive Director of Humane Society of Manatee County.

Left to Right…Phil Sny­der, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety and Rick Yocum, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County.

ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

Hur­ri­cane Irma was trau­matic for humans and ani­mals alike, but it also brought out the gen­eros­ity in peo­ple and in this case neigh­bor­ing humane societies.

Fol­low­ing Hur­ri­cane Irma, the Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County had received an over­abun­dance of pet food and sup­plies from gen­er­ous donors. So, after learn­ing that Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety had suf­fered some dam­age from the storm, and that their Pet Food Pantry had been depleted, Rick Yocum, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Humane Soci­ety of Man­a­tee County, decided they had enough to share. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Lemon Bay Playhouse Presents ‘Annoyance’

The talented actors appearing in “Annoyance”, our first production of the 31st Season, pose for a picture during rehearsals. From left to right are Sandi Wood (Anita), Charlie Tyler (Ethan), and Jim Manns (Sidney). {John Bass Photography.}

The tal­ented actors appear­ing in “Annoy­ance”, our first pro­duc­tion of the 31st Sea­son, pose for a pic­ture dur­ing rehearsals. From left to right are Sandi Wood (Anita), Char­lie Tyler (Ethan), and Jim Manns (Sid­ney). {John Bass Photography.}

ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

 

Lemon Bay Play­house Presents “Annoyance”

For the open­ing pro­duc­tion of its 31st Sea­son, the Lemon Bay Play­house will present “Annoy­ance”, writ­ten by Sam Bobrick. This “adult” com­edy, directed by Michele Strauss, will open on Sep­tem­ber 6 and run through Sep­tem­ber 24, 2017. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Placida boat ramp to close for repairs

ENGLEWOOD, FLA. – This is a press release, pre­sented in the for­mat in which it was sent:

 

Placida Boat Ramp clos­ing for repairs Sept. 19 – Oct. 13

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2017) – The Placida Boat Ramp will be clos­ing Sept. 19 through Oct. 13 for boat ramp repairs and pil­ing replace­ment on the fin­ger piers. The boat ramp is located at Placida Park, 6499 Boca Grande Cause­way in Placida.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Supervisor of Elections invites scholarship applications

Sub­mit­ted by Sara­sota County Super­vi­sor of Elec­tions Ron Turner

SARASOTA, Fla. – Sara­sota County Super­vi­sor of Elec­tions Ron Turner is accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a schol­ar­ship to be awarded by the Florida State Asso­ci­a­tion of Super­vi­sors of Elec­tions (FSASE) this year.

The FSASE is offer­ing three $1,200 schol­ar­ships to eli­gi­ble college/university juniors or seniors enrolled or accepted as full-time stu­dents in an accred­ited Florida uni­ver­sity or col­lege. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Sarasota sheriff: Missing woman has been found

Sylvia Sue Charles. (CCSO)

Sylvia Sue Charles. (CCSO)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Sylvia Sue Charles, 73, has been found and is safe, the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office said.

The announce­ment came at 7:19 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 30. No fur­ther details were relayed.

SSCO on Fri­day announced a Sil­ver Alert for Charles, who, accord­ing to the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), suf­fers from Demen­tia and Alzheimers Dis­ease. CCSO said on Thurs­day that the last time she had been seen was at 10 a.m. Thurs­day on Placida Road, but on Fri­day SSCO said she’d been seen Thurs­day after­noon in Sarasota.

 

Orig­i­nal story: 

Sylvia Sue Charles, 73, is miss­ing, accord­ing to the Char­lotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).

Charles, who suf­fers from Demen­tia and Alzheimers Dis­ease, was last seen at 10 a.m. Thurs­day on Placida Road, police said. She has no cell­phone, med­ica­tions or money. Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Tennis in Rotonda

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ROTONDA, Fla. — As we approach the new year, win­ter ten­nis games are unfold­ing at the Rotonda Com­mu­nity Park ten­nis courts. Mas­ters Ten­nis’ POP 60 and Fuzz Ball will debut with a demon­stra­tion and clinic for both on Jan.21, start­ing at 10 a.m., with play con­tin­u­ing every other week there­after.  Spe­cial rack­ets and balls will be pro­vided for these Mas­ters car­dio games.

Try­ing to get back in the game, out of shape, recov­er­ing from injury or just want­ing to improve your present game? POP 60 and Fuzz Ball are just what the doc­tor ordered. The Park is located at 100 Boule­vard East and Parade in Rotonda West. Con­tinue read­ing this story…