Monthly Archives: July 2013

Local troupe brings joy during clown week

ENGLEWOOD — International Clown Week is an opportunity for Barbara Waters-Riddle and her Clowns Like Us troupe time to put their best faces forward. International Clown Week started in 1971 after a proclamation was signed into law by President Richard … Continue reading

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Utility group to talk remediation

Grass carp, erosion among topics at stormwater meeting Establishing grass carp in the Rotonda River has been discussed by the West Charlotte Stormwater Utility Advisory Committee for years, according to chairman Hank Killion. One of the food sources for the … Continue reading

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Concerns grow for healthy beach program

Joy Wyman, a Boca Grande resident, was relieved to read about the healthy state of her local beaches due to the Environmental Protection Agency-funded Beach Grant Program when she discovered in an email from the nonprofit Surfrider Foundation that the … Continue reading

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Sailing across generations

ENGLEWOOD — Pat Uhl, a volunteer instructor and former student of the Englewood Sailing Association, said it’s about the journey not the destination.    For ESA volunteers, it’s a rewarding experience knowing that graduates will either stay to share their … Continue reading

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Food, folks and fun at truck fest

The Summer Food Truck Fest may be one of many events to help expand the Englewood Sports Complex to a monthly entertainment venue, according to Wendy Aldridge, programs coordinator for Sarasota County Parks and Recreation. “The space we have makes … Continue reading

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Travel agents weigh in on options

Ed Mass, owner of Expedia Cruise Ship Centers in Port Charlotte, said his agency is having the best summer ever. “People are making decisions (about their travel) and taking advantage of them,” Mass said. “We booked thousands this summer, and … Continue reading

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Pump pain pinches plans

Area drivers weathering the storm of rising gas prices By SCOTT LOCKWOOD STAFF WRITER As gas prices continue their roller coaster ride through 2013, area drivers have been taking a hit in the wallet of late, thanks to uncertainty in … Continue reading

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