SECTION C -The "Back Page" ... News from FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE

Fishermen’s Village- Over 30 Years in business! - is the Punta Gorda marina with shopping mall, restaurants and villas for rent. It's located off Marion Ave. at 1200 West Retta Esplanade. Mall is open seven days a week; phone 1-800-639-0020 or 941-639-8721 for more information or visit

Fishermen's Village Yacht Basin is a member of the BoatU.S. Foundation's Life Jacket Loaner Program for Kids which allows boaters to borrow a child's life jacket for a day or weekend at no charge. Call the Yacht Basin at 941-575-3000 to learn more about the program.

You can link directly to the web site for their Calendar every month.
The events are many and varied ... something for every age group and taste ...
Shows and Events are ADMISSION-FREE unless otherwise noted and usually include the following:


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT usually on Friday/Saturday evenings 5-9 PM, Center Stage, featuring various bands/performers. Free of charge.


COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSONS WEDNESDAYS from 7-9 PM at Center Court ($3/person). Phone 941-575-8188 for more info.



Punta Gorda, FL- Fishermen’s Village is happy to welcome back to its Center Stage Leslie DaCosta Jr & Company on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5-9PM as they bring the sounds of New Orleans to Punta Gorda.

Leslie will touch your heart and stimulate the minds of all present.  Known for playing his saxophone through his Jazz, Gospel, Rock and R & B sounds, he is sure to delight all.

Come dressed in your favorite Mardi Gras outfit and perhaps you will be adorning a string of beads or two while dancing to the great sounds of Jazz and more.

Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda at 1200 West Retta Esplanade.  Visit us at or contact us at 1-800-639-0020.


Punta Gorda, FL --Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Monday, March 17th, 2014.

Festivities to be featured include:
The Four Leaf Strummers Banjo Group, 11:30 am-1:00 pm,  Center Stage.   Always a favorite, the Lee County Pipes & Drums parade through the Village at 5:30 pm and end with a performance in Center Court. 
Shortly after 6 pm, The Celtic Beat Irish Dancers will wow the audience with their timing and talent, followed by the Emily Ann Thompson Band presenting Irish favorites until 9 pm.
Restaurants will feature food specials throughout the day.  The public is encouraged to attend.

Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda.  Call 575-3067 for more details or visit


St Pats Day


In partnership with other like-minded organizations, the Anglers for Conservation is coordinating a Fish Earth Day using the Anglers for Conservation’s Hook Kids on Fishing Program on Saturday, April 5, 2014  in celebration of Earth Day.  Sign in begins at 9:00 AM and clinic starts promptly at 10 AM and continues until 12 Noon.  Is there any better way to celebrate Earth Day 2014 than bringing families together fishing and learning about our planet Earth? The Punta Gorda Hook Kids on Fishing program will take place at:
Fishermen's Village
1200 West Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Kids ages 6 to 16, are welcome along with their parents. The first 80 kids registered may receive a free rod and reel. Registration is mandatory by calling King Fisher Fleet at (941) 639-2628.
These conservation-minded Hook Kids on Fishing programs teach casting, fishing safety, knot tying, the tackle box, catch and release tactics, fishing habitat and conservation; and is taught by professional guides and knowledgeable anglers. Parents and kids bring your smiles, positive attitudes and patience along with you!
Parent or guardian must accompany attendees.
Additional community sponsors include the Fishermen’s Village, Rio Villa Bait & Tackle, Canoe Outpost-Peace River, Anglers For Conservation, Fish Florida Foundation, Coastal Angler Magazine, Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA), Aylesworth's Fish & Bait, and Pure Ocean Productions.
The Hook Kids on Fishing program is a product of the Anglers for Conservation (AFC), a non-profit-501-C3, whose mission is to create a new generation of marine stewards using community-based angling education, habitat restoration and applied conservation science.
Volunteers are needed and donations are greatly appreciated.
If you’re interested in volunteering for, or sponsoring this event, please contact Theresa Ellershaw at (321) 433-3340 or For general information about Anglers For Conservation contact us at; (321) 750-1113; or visit the website,
 Keep those fishing lines tight

Have a Blessed Day!

Theresa Ellershaw
6357 Dearman St
Port St John, FL 32927
(321) 433-3340
(321) 302-6260

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