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Emancipation Day frees the spirit
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — At the Blanchard House Museum’s annual Emancipation Day celebration Saturday, folks donned Civil War-era garb and real-life roles to tell the human story behind the abolishment of … Find out how to read more online.
1 dead, 1 injured in ‘Yacht Club’ ATV crash
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
EAST OF PUNTA GORDA — One young man is dead, and his young female companion seriously injured, after an ATV crash midday Saturday on Redneck Yacht Club property. The approximately … Find out how to read more online.
Marbut to garner public input on homeless
Sun  May 24 2015 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY —The community will have two opportunities this week to join in on the conversation about homelessness in Sarasota County. Last year, Texas-based consultant Dr. Robert Marbut recommended a … Find out how to read more online.
Home sales, prices maintain strong showing
Fri  May 22 2015 08:30AM
The Southwest Florida real estate market had another stellar month in April, making it the second highest month for sales in the last 12. According to the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North … Find out how to read more online.
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Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey
Sun  May 24 2015 02:17PM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A submarine will be the third U.S. Navy vessel named the USS New Jersey. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Sunday that a submarine being built now will get that name when it’s completed and commissioned … read more.

Libya attacks ship near ISIS-controlled port, air force chief says
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
(CNN) — A ship filled with “mercenaries, weapons and ammunition” was attacked by a Libyan air force plane Sunday morning, the chief of the air force told CNN. Saqr al-Joroushi, the head of the Libyan air force for the internationally-recognized … read more.

WWII vet to receive honorary diploma from Ohio high school
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war. The Dayton Daily News … read more.

Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success
Sun  May 24 2015 02:16PM
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds. Scientists fear the birds might have died after the … read more.

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Motorists must be vigilant on air bag recall
Fri  May 22 2015 08:30AM
Limited updates are prompting panicked calls to local car dealerships from motorists seeking information about the massive air bag recall impacting perhaps 34 million drivers. The recall has Bill Nelson, Florida’s senior U.S. senator, angry. “Folks shouldn’t have to drive around wondering … Find out how to read more online.

Youth, adult sailing camps offered
Fri  May 22 2015 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — For youths age 10-17 interested in boat rigging and handling, and the fundamentals of sailing, there’s a summer camp program available. During camp, students track tides and forecasts, and learn about wind velocity and other elements of safe … Find out how to read more online.


Summerlike weather continues
Mon  May 18 2015 08:30AM
Southwest Florida residents can expect some temperatures in the 90s and rainy afternoons this week, making it feel like summertime. Temperatures are “a little bit above normal” Monday through Friday because of “an upper level ridge which tends to make … Find out how to read more online.

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