Monthly Archives: September 2012

On the watch for storms – Sarasota and Charlotte county officials remain vigilant

ENGLEWOOD — A recent Harris Interactive survey says 55 percent of U.S. families are not prepared to handle an emergency situation. Floridians are all too familiar with dealing with emergencies, especially during the hurricane season. ‘I think Florida is not … Continue reading

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Renovated Englewood YMCA open to public

ENGLEWOOD–The Warren Loranger Branch of the South County Family YMCA, located in Englewood, is set to open with renovated facilities on Monday morning. ‘We’ve been in the planning phase for several months now,’ said Mike Schyck, wellness director at the … Continue reading

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Rotonda golf director talks about former course

ENGLEWOOD — Bill Stine, director of operations at Rotonda Golf and Country Club, and the Rotonda West Association board of directors all are at the center of controversy over the former Pinemoor East golf course. Much of the ire comes … Continue reading

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Englewood Helping Hand director resigns

ENGLEWOOD — Victoria ‘Vicki’ Rice resigned from the position of executive director of Englewood Helping Hand Tuesday after serving in that job for more than five years. ‘It’s been a difficult decision,’ Rice said. ‘I really loved my work at … Continue reading

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Englewood resident faces compliance issue with DMV

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood resident Garry Baxter faced a problem at the local Department of Motor Vehicles — a driver’s license renewal rejection with a birth certificate in hand. ‘They’re asking for a birth certificate from the county and they won’t … Continue reading

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Backpack program provides food

ENGLEWOOD — St. David’s Episcopal Church is launching its new backpack ministry to feed needy children at Englewood Elementary School. Preparations will begin Oct. 3 at the church’s new Jubilee Center. ‘We’re going to be starting with 96 families,’ said … Continue reading

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‘Spirit of the Swan’

ENGLEWOOD — When photographer Mary Lundeberg read about a trumpeter swan that had recovered after being shot and left for dead by a hunter, she decided to take action and share the swan’s story in the form of a children’s … Continue reading

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