Monthly Archives: November 2012

Local home sales ‘normalizing’ – Englewood realtors say sales are up, prices unpredictable

ENGLEWOOD — The number of closed sales of single family homes increased by 15.8 percent year to date over the same period last year and the business is good as demand for Englewood area homes increases and inventory decreases, local … Continue reading

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Englewood Helping Hand hires new administrator

 

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Students get high-profile Sandy relief help

ENGLEWOOD — When Englewood Elementary School students collected relief items for victims of Superstorm Sandy, TV host Katie Couric and a local church helped foot the shipping fees. Students collected personal hygiene items, books and pens and made up packages … Continue reading

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Cane maker carves through the pain

ENGLEWOOD — Bob Mortenson wasn’t really looking for a new activity — his legs were bad and he was battling arthritis, but a persistent friend pushed him to start carving wooden walking canes. At first, Mortenson thought he couldn’t do … Continue reading

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Englewood man to celebrate 105th birthday

ENGLEWOOD — John P. Alsten does not work as many hours as he used to, but it still may be considerably more than most people his age. Alsten will be turning 105 on Thursday and is as busy as ever … Continue reading

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Sports facility expanding programs

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Sports Complex has been serving the community with multiple indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for more than for 10 years and is still growing. Carolyn Brown, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Manager, said the sports complex … Continue reading

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Finances vex sports complex – Increased costs, poor location among challenges

ENGLEWOOD — Operating costs at the Englewood Sports Complex have increased, and some athletics groups say they are paying the price. Costs to maintain the facility have risen over the past three fiscal years from $879,377 in 2010 to $931,148 … Continue reading

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