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Englewood driver cited in pedestrian death

Sarasota County Sheriff's Office police cruisers fill the parkinENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood cyclist died Sun­day after being struck by a truck in the park­ing lot at 55 Indi­ana Ave., accord­ing to the Sara­sota County Sheriff’s Office.

Police are with­hold­ing the victim’s name pend­ing next of kin, and did not say what com­mu­nity he was from. The dri­ver of the truck, David Allen Schnei­der, 69, of Engle­wood was cited with care­less dri­ving.  Con­tinue read­ing this story…

Englewood baby died Saturday

Charlotte SO color st#5A482.JPGENGLEWOOD -  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…

Mark Chapman, 63: An obituary

The late Mark Chapman at the wheel in December, heading toward Englewood.

The late Mark Chap­man at the wheel in Decem­ber, head­ing toward Englewood.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

Mark and his father, 1953 or 1954.

(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…

CCSO keeping an eye on Boundary Boulevard; South McCall Road and Oriole Boulevard

Deputies will be watching Boundary Boulevard this week.

Deputies will be watch­ing Bound­ary Boule­vard this week.

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:

Speed Enforce­ment:

      • The entire length of Bound­ary Boulevard
      • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) between Cor­nelius Drive and Toledo Blade Boulevard

Traf­fic light enforce­ment: 

  • South McCall Road and Ori­ole Boulevard
  • Tami­ami Trail (U.S. 41) and Jones Loop Road

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.

Englewood cyclist hurt in hit and run

FHP logoENGLEWOOD, Fla. – An Engle­wood bicy­clist was injured Thurs­day when he was struck by a truck on Engle­wood Road.

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…

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…