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Englewood motorcycle driver hurt in crash

FHP logoAn Engle­wood man was seri­ously injured Sat­ur­day evening when he was ejected from his motor­cy­cle on North Indi­ana Ave., accord­ing to the Florida High­way Patrol.

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.

Cedar Point Environmental Center Closed Aug. 22 — 30

Cedar Point Environmental Park

Cedar Point Envi­ron­men­tal Park.

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.


Mark Chapman 1953–2016

Englewood Edge editor Mark Chapman in December, at the Shrimp Shack in South Carolina. a stop on the way to Englewood.

Engle­wood Edge edi­tor Mark Chap­man in Decem­ber, at the Shrimp Shack in South Car­olina. a stop on the way to 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…

Expect overnight lane closures at South McCall and Gasparilla roads

Be alert for nighttime lane closures.

Be alert for night­time lane closures.

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).

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Water District boil-water notice lifted

Englewood Water District will announce when the water is safe to drink without boiling.

Engle­wood Water Dis­trict will announce when the water is safe to drink with­out boiling.

Update: The Engle­wood Water District’s Pre­cau­tion­ary Boil Water Notice for all of Wil­low Avenue from Placida Road to Tenth Street is hereby rescinded. All repairs to the water main are com­plete and a bac­te­ri­o­log­i­cal sur­vey shows that the water is safe to drink.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Engle­wood Water Dis­trict has issued a Pre­cau­tion­ary Boil Water Notice because of a water main break in Grove City.

The notice applies to res­i­dents on all of Wil­low Avenue from Placida Road to Tenth Street.

All water used for drink­ing or cook­ing pur­poses should be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is suf­fi­cient or as an alter­na­tive, bot­tled water may be used.

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Sandrock elected to state board, Flores gets promotion

Ray Sandrock (top), Hector Flores, and a glimpse of Charlotte County's glories nature in Rotonda West.

Ray San­drock (top), Hec­tor Flo­res, and a glimpse of Char­lotte County’s glo­ries nature in Rotonda West.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – A pair of Char­lotte County top offi­cials got some good news last week.

Char­lotte County Admin­is­tra­tor Ray­mond San­drock has been elected to the Florida Asso­ci­a­tion of County Man­agers (FACM) board of direc­tors for 2016–2017, and long­time county employee Hec­tor Flo­res has been named assis­tant county administrator.

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Englewood man charged in residential shooting

Mark Stackhouse

Mark Stack­house

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood man with a long crim­i­nal record was arrested Thurs­day night after a shoot­ing inci­dent on Wash­ing­ton Avenue.

After a Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office inves­ti­ga­tion, Mark Stack­house, 28, of 850 Michi­gan Ave., was charged with Aggra­vated Assault with a Firearm.

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Four Englewood-area juveniles facing nearly 140 charges

Arrests were made by the Charlotte Co. Sheriff's Office.

Arrests were made by the Char­lotte Co. Sheriff’s Office.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Four Englewood-area juve­nile boys were arrested this week in Char­lotte County and charged with a total of nearly 140 crimes rang­ing from mar­i­juana pos­ses­sion to armed burglary.

The boys, from East Fray Street, Heap­ford Ter­race, Ada Street and one listed as home­less, range in age from 15 to 17.

The arrests may have put at least a tem­po­rary end to a rash of vehi­cle bur­glar­ies in Char­lotte County. More than 75 of the crimes involved bur­glary of unoc­cu­pied vehicles.

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