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Around Englewood

News in brief from around the greater Englewood area.

Rotonda West Woman’s Club set to open new season

Rotonda West club resumes meetings Sept. 8.

Rotonda West club resumes meet­ings Sept. 8.

ROTONDA WEST, Fla. – The GFWC Rotonda West Woman’s Club will have its first meet­ing of the new sea­son at 11:30 a.m. Thurs­day, Sept. 8, at the Amer­i­can Legion Post 113, 3436 Indi­ana Road, Rotonda West.

Speaker will be Chris Hall, co-ordinator of the Green Dot Train­ing Pro­gram, regard­ing domes­tic vio­lence aware­ness in your community.

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Manasota Key informational meeting Aug. 16

Meeting will put forth ideas to stem erosion on the key.

Meet­ing will put forth ideas to stem ero­sion on the key.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Char­lotte County Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers will hold an infor­ma­tional meet­ing with U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney and staff from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers at 3:30 p.m., Tues­day, Aug. 16, at the Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 N. Access Road, Engle­wood. The meet­ing will include a review of Man­a­sota Key ero­sion con­cerns and a dis­cus­sion with Corps of Engi­neers staff and Rooney about poten­tial mea­sures to address the erosion.

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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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Girl Scout Council earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator has given Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida a 4-star rating

Char­ity Nav­i­ga­tor has given Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida a 4-star rating

Sub­mit­ted by Girl Scouts of Gulf­coast Florida

SARASOTA Fla. – Girl Scouts of Gulf­coast Florida’s finan­cial health and com­mit­ment to account­abil­ity and trans­parency have earned it a 4-star rat­ing from Char­ity Nav­i­ga­tor, America’s largest inde­pen­dent char­ity evaluator.

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Quarter Auction to benefit Suncoast Humane Society

Quarters for a Cause is raising money to help Suncoast Humane Society.

Quar­ters for a Cause is rais­ing money to help Sun­coast Humane Society.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Quar­ters for a Cause will hold a Quar­ter Auc­tion at 6 p.m.,  Fri­day, July 8, at the Engle­wood Elks Lodge, 401 N. Indi­ana Ave. Pad­dle sales and the 50/50 raf­fle draw­ing will ben­e­fit the home­less ani­mals at Sun­coast Humane Society.

Bid­ders play for prizes val­ued from $12 to $50 or even higher for just the cost of the pad­dle and a few quar­ters. Atten­dees can shop local ven­dors on-site.

Con­tact Kat Pad­gett at 941−286−2056, Kel­lie Brown at 941−286−6076 or check them out on Facebook.

Apply now for Chamber’s Leadership Englewood program

Englewood's wildlife and waterfront location prime attractions

Englewood’s wildlife and water­front loca­tion prime attractions

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood Cham­ber of Commerce

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Engle­wood Cham­ber of Com­merce is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for the Lead­er­ship Engle­wood Class of 2017. Inter­ested appli­cants can either pick up an appli­ca­tion at the Cham­ber office (601 S. Indi­ana Ave.) or down­load it from the Chamber’s web­site.

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The great Englewood adorable pet search is underway

Kiwi and Tango Johnson - 2015 Calendar Entry

Kiwi and Tango John­son — 2015 Cal­en­dar Entry

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Pets are like kids: Every­body thinks theirs is the cutest, most adorable ever. And, as with chil­dren, pet peo­ple have no short­age of great pic­tures of their lit­tle friends.

Now is the time to make your pet a local celebrity. Pet par­ents through­out Char­lotte, Sara­sota and Lee coun­ties can com­pete for the Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety cal­en­dar front and back cov­ers plus, Pet of the Month honors.

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Pizza Challenge’ raises dough for Project Graduation


Ed Hill, executive director of the Englewood Chamber of Commerce, with Kale Dailey of Project Graduation.

Ed Hill, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Engle­wood Cham­ber of Com­merce, with Kale Dai­ley of Project Graduation.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Engle­wood Cham­ber of Com­merce has donated $2,700 toward the 2016 Lemon Bay High School Project Grad­u­a­tion, thanks to the sec­ond annual Pizza in Par­adise – Pizza Chal­lenge at the Engle­wood Event Center.

More than 350 peo­ple munched pizza from some of the area’s top pizza restau­rants before vot­ing Flat­bread of Engle­wood and Marco’s Pizza as hav­ing the Best Pizza in Paradise.

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