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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…

Bank’s ‘Kids’ Needs’ Shoe Drive nets 400 pair

Englewood Bank & Trust took in 400 pair of shoes between its four sites participating in the Kid's Need drive.

Engle­wood Bank & Trust took in 400 pair of shoes between its four sites par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Kid’s Need drive.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Engle­wood Bank & Trust’s four loca­tions served as col­lec­tion points for shoes and mon­e­tary dona­tions dur­ing the recent shoe col­lec­tion drive for Kids’ Needs of Greater Engle­wood. Cus­tomers and staff responded with 400 pairs of shoes being donated.

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Lemon Bay Playhouse auditions for ‘Hypnosis’ set for Aug. 28–29

Auditions will be held in the Playhouse Annex, 80 W. Dearborn St.

Audi­tions will be held in the Play­house Annex, 80 W. Dear­born St.

Sub­mit­ted by Lemon Bay Playhouse

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Lemon Bay Play­house will hold audi­tions for Hyp­no­sis at 7 p.m. Sun­day, Aug. 28 and Mon­day, Aug. 29, at the Play­house Annex, 80 W. Dear­born St.

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Melvin is the Suncoast Humane Society Pet of the Week

Five-year-old Melvin is playful and gets along with everybody.

Five-year-old Melvin is play­ful and gets along with everybody.

Sub­mit­ted by Sun­coast Humane Society

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Meet Melvin, Sun­coast Humane Soci­ety’s Pet of the Week. Melvin is a 5-year-old Domes­tic Short­hair weigh­ing 10 pounds.

He has enjoyed liv­ing with adults, young chil­dren and dogs both large and small. He is a play­ful and mis­chie­vous boy who has made our Cat­tery his home.  He likes to jump into boxes, explore cages, and parade around the cat­walks and countertops.

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Tringali Park Open House and Back to School Bash Aug. 20

Charlotte County kids have begun packing their backpacks for the new school year.

Char­lotte County kids have begun pack­ing their back­packs for the new school year.

Sub­mit­ted by Char­lotte County

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Tringali Recre­ation Cen­ter, 3460 North Access Road, will host an Open House and Back to School Bash from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Sat­ur­day, Aug. 20, for an activity-filled day with open reg­is­tra­tion for upcom­ing pro­grams. Admis­sion is Free.

For more infor­ma­tion, please call 941−681−3742.

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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