ENGLEWOOD – Mother’s Day is on the way – May 12 – and you can get a jump on making it special at a craft event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the gym meeting room at the Tringali Recreation Center.
To the Editor,
Please, please help me find my best friend. He grew up in Englewood. His name is James Marple; he had a sister named Lauren. He may be going by Jimmy or Jim now. He would be 58 or 59 years old. He graduated from Charlotte County High in 1974. He went through the Ringling Bros. clown school and got on with Clyde Beatty. I’ve scoured the Internet to no avail but can’t locate him. I just want to know if he’s OK.
Please help me.
(Editor’s note: If you have any information, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass it along)
To the Editor:
I need to get this off my mind so bear with me.
With all of the new shootings and violence, I am very concerned. New laws would only apply to the law abiding person. Do you really think that criminals would obey?
From Sarasota Co. website
SARASOTA COUNTY – Recent beach water samples collected by the Sarasota County Health Department and analyzed by Mote Marine Laboratory for the algae red tide (Karenia brevis) show a marked increase over test results from last week. Higher levels of Karenia brevis were found at southern Sarasota County beaches, with the highest increases reported from Turtle Beach southward to Blind Pass Beach, which includes the Paw Park at South Brohard Beach in Venice.
As president of the Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF), I would like to take a moment and thank all those associated with the “BACK TO SCHOOL” event which took place on Saturday July 28 at the Charlotte County Cultural Center. This was the 12th annual Event of this kind and from 2000-07 the School District put it on but due to budget cuts in 2008 the Cultural Center took it over and has hosted ever since. We are pleased to partner with them for the second year.
We had so many that gave anonymously and then the many local companies which gave of backpacks, crayons, paper, pencils, chalk and other various items to help those teachers and students needing these supplies for this school year. Every little bit helps in this time of so many in need and teachers whom often take from their own pocket to educate and enrich our children.
We would definitely like to thank the following who showed up and volunteered at the event: Cultural Center staff, GFWC Women’s Club, SunTrust, CLEF Board Members, school board member, Lee Swift, and Charlotte County Public School staff.
Also, this event saw many of the community assets participate and provide ‘in kind’ services. They were: Dr. Matt Defillips from Coastal Chiropractic for Free Spinal Screenings; Charlotte County Health Department for free appointments for physicals; Dr. David Klein for free eye screenings; Winn-Dixie & Shauna Lee Lange for free face painting; Hair by Shawn & Co. for free haircuts, manicures and massages.
We must also thank those Charlotte County Sheriff Reserve Officers for keeping us safe at the event and school: Captain Stan Oleckna, Deputy Justin MacDonald, Lt. Steve Cummings, Deputy Beth Pardal, and Deputy Michael Lonesky.
It was phenomenal to also see the many anonymous givers and volunteers who didn’t leave names or identification-we thank you.
I know the kids may not be excited about school starting next week but at least more will have their needed supplies. By the way, look for the CLEF Adult Spelling Bee contest coming up in Oct 20, 2012 or the Scholarship 5K Run/Walk Dec 8th. Thanks again.
Christopher D. Beers, P.E., P.S.M.
Johnson Engineering, Inc.
18501 Murdock Circle, Suite 404
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
To the editor:
Thank you so much for your coverage of our Back to School Festival partnering with the Cultural Center on July 28. Because of the press coverage we had excellent community support and wonderful volunteers the day of the event. Over 1,000 students were helped. We especially thank our major sponsors:
Ajax Building Corporation
B & I Contractors
Burnt Store Isles
Charlotte County Computer Group
Charlotte County Tax Collector, Vickie Potts
Charlotte State Bank and Trust
Dr. David Klein
Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC
Patricia Scott, DDS, PA
Publix Supermarket Charities, Inc.
Walter and Sandra Pitts
A big thank you to all the schools, vendors, donors, and volunteers who made this day special for so many families. Many donors gave at drop off locations around the community and may not be named because we do not know who you are.
The quote of the day from a student was: ” This is better than Walmart”.
Mary Fred Clemmons, Executive Director
Charlotte Local Education Foundation
An Englewood East man was arrested Thursday and charged with felony litter law violations after being caught in the act by a Charlotte County deputy, according to a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office press release.
According to the release, the deputy saw Kenneth James Passino, 28, 7173 Coventry Terrace, starting to dump a trailer load of oak limbs along an Englewood East road at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Submitted by Suncoast Animal Hospital
Charlotte County’s recent announcement regarding a $65 charge to pick up a stray cat is placing a huge burden on the public and on Suncoast Humane Society. It could, in fact, force the non‐profit organization to reconsider its “open admissions” status.
Following the changes in the county’s ordinance/policies, a memo from the animal control division was received by management of Suncoast Humane Society. The memo states that, effective June 25, the county will require a $65 fee (per cat) to impound stray cats from Suncoast Humane Society.