News in brief from around the greater Englewood area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.