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ENGLEWOOD - The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating the death of a 3½-month old male baby who was found to be unresponsive at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday. Continue reading this story…
(More than half of this obituary was written by Mark, in 2014.)
Mark Chapman, 63, took his final bow Aug. 15, 2016, dying suddenly due to a brief illness.
Mark was born in Hyannis, Mass., June 27, 1953, the son of the late Carl W. and Martha C. Chapman. He met his wife, Nancy (Guenther), at the Smithville Theater in New Jersey in 1976 and they married a year later. Continue reading this story…
CHARLOTTE COUNTY – The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will pay special attention to traffic enforcement at these locations from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25:
Traffic light enforcement:
Charlotte County has 19 vehicle deaths so far this year, according to the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles. There were 19 deaths this same time last year.
Jeremy Carder, 39, was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries after he was hit at about 1:39 p.m. by an unknown truck, while crossing Englewood Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Continue reading this story…
Robert Joseph Peteski, 54, was heading south in the outside lane when an unknown vehicle exited the Tower shopping plaza, forcing Peteski to swerve, the report written by Trooper Ramon Baez states. Peteski was ejected from the motorcycle and fell on its left side at about 8:57 p.m. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
This was near the intersection of Foxwood Boulevard.
Anyone who has information about the unknown vehicle can call Florida Highway Patrol at 239−938−1800. The report did not describe the vehicle.
The Charlotte County Community Services announces that the Cedar Point Environmental Center will close and be unavailable for use beginning Monday, Aug. 22 through Tuesday, Aug. 30 for the installation of new carpeting.
Cedar Point Environmental Park is still open to the public. Cedar Point Environmental Center and Park are located at 2300 Placida Road in Englewood.
Englewood Edge editor Mark Chapman passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 15.
Englewood Edge was one of Mark’s passions. He loved Englewood and I am very glad that we got down to visit last December.
Mark was in the news business for our entire married life, 39 years. Before that he was in theater. Mark’s parents were very involved in the Cape Cod Melody Tent; his father ran the physical facility, as I recall, and his mother was wardrobe mistress. He grew up in the presence of celebrities and creative people and always had stories to tell about it. Continue reading this story…
Submitted by Charlotte County
GULF COVE, Fla. – Beginning tonight (Aug. 11), the intersection of South McCall and Gasparilla roads will have intermittent temporary lane closures. Installation of new utilities will be conducted from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (overnight).