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Let's Eat, Englewood returns

Delayed because of Hurricane Irma, Englewood's annual two weeks of dining deals starts Friday and will feature prix fixe menus for two-course lunches ($12) and three-course dinners ($23). More than 20 restaurants will participate including Beyond the Sea, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Leverock's, Man

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 01:26:54

Facebook group pulls Englewood together before and after Irma

Once the hurricane began to threaten, Jean Joyce's project changed course. Vicki Dean @vdeanfla ENGLEWOOD - When Jean Joyce started a Facebook group for the Englewood area last year, she envisioned it as a place where people could get news on music, events, activities and nonprofits. Joyce based th

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:41:33

Venice fishing pier needs deck, railing

Inspectors are determining if any part of the pier can be safely reopened before repairs are made VENICE - Inspectors will revisit the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier today to see if any part of the structure can be reopened for public use. The 700-foot pier was closed after Hurricane Irma. On Wednesd

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 20:12:09

Top 10 Weekend Events, Sept. 22-24

Fun things to do in Southwest Florida 10. Old School Bar is throwing a four-year anniversary bash. 9. Blues-rocker J.P. Soars and the Red Hots are at the Blue Rooster. 8. Watch "The Godfather" at Sarasota Opera House. 7. The Ringling -- including its Circus Museum -- is free for Museum Day Live! 6.

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

Broken stoplight, crash cause miles-long delay on I-75

Clouds from a thunderstorm loom Monday afternoon over Interstate 75 near North Port. (Photo via Kathy StClair / Facebook) NORTH NAPLES, Fla. A crash and a broken stoplight caused a delay five miles long Wednesday morning on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The broken stoplight is at I

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:07:31

Boil water notice rescinded for Manasota Key

MANASOTA KEY, Fla. A boil water notice was lifted for Manasota Key Tuesday morning, the Englewood Water District said. The notice was for all of Manasota Key, including Sandpiper Key condominiums, according to water officials. The water main was restored and tests determined the water was safe for h

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:16:28

City Council moves to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

VENICE - The city of Venice will ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, because current state statutes do not allow any form of local regulation above those placed on pharmacies. The City Council voted, 6-0 Wednesday - with Council Member Deborah Anderson absent on vacation - to dire

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:13:33

Broadway Boys return to Venice

The Broadway Boys, a group of Broadway performers who fill in the gaps between shows by performing concerts of theater and pop hits around the country, return to the area Saturday night for what has turned into a special concert to open the new Venice Performing Arts Center season. The program has b

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:20

Venice sends 2017 comprehensive plan to state for review

The update simplifies the 2010 growth plan VENICE - After more than two years of deliberations and hearings, the city sent its 2017 revision of the Venice Comprehensive Plan to Tallahassee for review on a 5-1 vote by the Venice City Council Tuesday. The draft plan, as amended during the transmittal

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:30:59

Venice budget passes first reading

VENICE - The Venice City Council held to the proposed property tax rate of 3.6 mills Wednesday, as it approved the first reading of its 2017-18 fiscal year budget. After deciding to defer a planned fire assessment fee, the city officials rolled the entire operating cost of the Venice Fire Department

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:58:43

'You Can't Take It With You' at Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre opens its new mainstage season with one of the great classic American comedies, the 1936 George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play "You Can't Take It With You," which won a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a Best Picture-winning film by Frank Capra. The comedy centers on the eccentric Sycamore

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:21

Family events this weekend, Sept. 22-24

Here's our list of family-friendly events happening in Southwest Florida this weekend, Sept. 22-24. FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 Child Passenger Safety Event - 9 a.m.-noon. Florida Department of Health, Charlotte County, 1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Have a certified technician check your child's care se

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 00:17:50

Play! Parks recovering from Irma

Myakka River State Park remains closed, more than a week after Hurricane Irma, but Oscar Scherer State Park is open to the public. I talked to Tony Clements, the manager at Oscar Scherer, just after the Osprey park got power back on Monday. "We've been busting our butts out here," Clements said. "We

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:30:00

Cops Corner: Sarasota 9.21.17

12:15 p.m. - 1500 block of Main Street Theft: A business owner was running a generator and had two full cans of gas by his rear door in the alley. During the day, somebody stole the cans of gas. There were no witnesses or suspects to the incident.Sept. 18 A BLACK MARK 7:30 a.m. - 0 block of Central

LONGBOAT OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 09:50:00

Sarasota man accused of downloading more child pornography

The 28-year-old was on probation from a 2010 case. SARASOTA COUNTY -- A man on probation for possessing child pornography has been arrested and accused of downloading more illegal files. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, investigators determined that nearly 15,000 files containing c

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 18:33:50

David Lenes copyrights his style of mind-bending art

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. So opens "Jabberwocky," the classic section of verse from Lewis Carroll's 1871 sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." One of the reasons the poem has endured for gen

FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 02:00:09

Venice Fishing Pier closes after damage from Irma, pending inspection

VENICE, FLA. - The beloved Venice Municipal Fishing Pier has been closed by the city until it has been more thoroughly inspected for damage after Hurricane Irma. "At the far end, there was a point where - when you step anywhere - it kind of moved, like it dropped maybe a fraction of an inch, and th

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:35:50

World Rowing Championships bring a festival of music and arts to Sarasota

You may not have any particular interest in the sport of rowing, even though the most-accomplished rowers in the world are going to be competing in our backyard. But you'll still probably find plenty to enjoy at the World Rowing Championships, which get underway Saturday with an opening ceremony in

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 17:04:00

Sarasota driver dies after medical incident and crash, FHP says

SARASOTA COUNTY -- A pickup driver died after suffering a medical incident and crashing Monday evening, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to an FHP report, James Allyn Fowler, 61, of Sarasota was backing a GMC Sonoma out of a driveway in the 2100 block of Shadow Oaks Road at about 6 p.m.

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 15:58:14

Sarasota couple facing charges after they were found with pills, and their child was home alone

A Sarasota couple is facing felony charges after they left their 1-year-old child home alone and pills were found in their vehicle. Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies were approached by a Family Dollar employee during a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The employee told deputies that she chase

BRADENTON HERALD - 2017-09-21 23:14:00