Venice’s most famous drinking destination just got some more recognition and is giving back with a party for a good cause. Sharky’s on the Pier, one of our Top 10 beach bars, will celebrate being voted No. 3 on FloridaBeachBar.com’s list of best beach bars in the state with a party featuring free drink samples, food and drink specials, and more including a performance by beach band Tropix. Admission is $5 and proceeds will be donated to Venice Area Beautification Inc. and Mote Marine Laboratory.
PUNTA GORDA – Nearly 1 million people are flying in and out of Punta Gorda Airport so far this year. “It’s amazing the number of people that are passing through this little airport,” said Jeff Barlow, of Punta Gorda. Cost and convenience are reason enough for some passengers to fly out of Punta Gorda rather […]
PUNTA GORDA – After more than three years of planning, fundraising and building, the wall at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda is complete. A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m. It begins with a walk of honor where participants will be given a postcard with a story connected to […]
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 161 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year, affecting school choice, rape kit testing, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State. A law redefining when abortions can be […]
ENGLEWOOD – Before powerboats race by Englewood Beach this November, the area’s inaugural WaterFest will already be more than a month underway The four-day-long race weekend will be preceded by an EcoFest at Lemon Bay Park, a stand-up-paddle-board race in Intracoastal waters and an open-air music festival and block party on Dearborn Street. “We wanted […]