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Venice Circus Arena to be razed
Tue  Sep 23 2014 05:53PM
VENICE — In one of the most emotional and difficult decisions of the past year, the Venice City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with demolition of the historic Venice Circus … Find out how to read more online.
County approves flat tax rate
Tue  Sep 23 2014 03:56PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners unanimously approved a $1 billion fiscal year 2014-2015 budget and a flat tax rate on Monday during a second and final public hearing. It was a quick … Find out how to read more online.
Area housing continues momentum
Tue  Sep 23 2014 08:00AM
Real estate across Southwest Florida continues to boom. According to the latest local housing reports, prices and closed sales for existing single-family homes in Charlotte and Sarasota counties continue to … Find out how to read more online.
Area jobless numbers flat
Tue  Sep 23 2014 06:22PM
The unemployment rates in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties held firm in August, as construction jobs across the state continue to lead the way in growth. Construction jobs grew by … Find out how to read more online.
Tidewell offers Pet Blessings
Tue  Sep 23 2014 05:08PM
A pet blessing ceremony will be performed at Tidewell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, Friday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. A Tidewell Hospice chaplain will perform the ceremony in the … Find out how to read more online.
Howards to open new location Friday
Tue  Sep 23 2014 08:00AM
After months of planning and construction, Howards will open into its new location at 70 N. Indiana Ave., across from The Olde Village Shopping Center, Friday. Established in 1955 Howards … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte chamber lauds commitment
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce recognized W. Kevin Russell with the Pacesetter Award Saturday evening at its 89th annual banquet, held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. … Find out how to read more online.
‘Never Forgotten’: POW/MIA ceremony remembers those missing from America’s wars
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — When U.S. Army Capt. Luis Chirichigno was held captive by the North Vietnamese at Plantation Gardens, a prison camp just outside of Hanoi, he was approached one … Find out how to read more online.
Jews will cast sins away during Days of Awe
Sun  Sep 21 2014 08:00AM
The High Holy Days or Days of Awe, comprising Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, are the most holy time of the Jewish calendar year. This year, that sacred time begins … Find out how to read more online.
Arena’s fate on council agenda
Tue  Sep 23 2014 05:08PM
The fate of the Venice Circus Arena may be decided next week. Tuesday, Venice City Council will hear responses to its latest request for letters of interest from individuals regarding … Find out how to read more online.
District seeks to fire school psychologist
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:22PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Sarasota County School Superintendent Lori White is looking to terminate Harvey Dorey, a school psychologist who recently had a host of criminal charges levied against him, including … Find out how to read more online.
North Port, Port Charlotte make most boring list
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
If you think the area is boring, well, you’re not the only one. Friday, San Mateo, Calif.-based Movoto.com, an online real estate brokerage, released a list of the 50 Most … Find out how to read more online.
Jews will cast sins away during Days of Awe
Sat  Sep 20 2014 10:32AM
The High Holy Days or Days of Awe, comprising Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, are the most holy time of the Jewish calendar year. This year, that sacred time begins … Find out how to read more online.
Parents: Day care left child’s injury unreported
Fri  Sep 19 2014 02:04PM
NORTH PORT — Bobbi and Brian Eichmann’s 2-year-old daughter came home from Building Blocks Children’s Center with a cut and bruised face earlier this month and they had no idea … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County school officials are investigating a security breach after a man reportedly accessed the cafeteria at Punta Gorda Middle School Tuesday and told an officer he … Find out how to read more online.
Veteran chooses jail over giving his disability money to ex-wife
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — A Suncoast veteran went to jail Wednesday in order to keep all of his VA disability check. It’s all because he and his wife are divorcing and … Find out how to read more online.
County appeals Rotonda II
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The county on Friday appealed the 20th Judicial Circuit Court decision in the Rotonda II case that found the county prevented plaintiffs’ properties from being developed by … Find out how to read more online.
County seeks funding advice from state lobbyist
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County’s state lobbyist offered commissioners a political primer Tuesday on how to effectively request legislative funding for local projects. During a county workshop, Cari L. Roth, an … Find out how to read more online.
Mangrove trimming is on honor system
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — In the past five years, there have been 91 alleged mangrove disturbance cases in Sarasota County. However, it’s not enough for Sarasota County to redirect resources, according to … Find out how to read more online.
New entrepreneur class starts
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:32PM
When it comes to job creation and bolstering the local economy, it’s no surprise big businesses tend to make the headlines. But when you consider that more than 50 percent … Find out how to read more online.
2 charged in homicide
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with last week’s killing of a Port Charlotte man, in what was described as a drug-related … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte talks restart of impact fees
Tue  Sep 23 2014 08:00AM
MURDOCK — With the onset of the recession and the collapse of new construction in 2008, Charlotte County suspended most of its impact fees in hopes of stimulating the local … Find out how to read more online.
Fall prevention takes spotlight
Tue  Sep 23 2014 04:22PM
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury death among Florida residents ages 65 years and older and the fourth-leading cause of injury death overall, according to a fact sheet … Find out how to read more online.
Ellie needs ‘forever’ home
Tue  Sep 23 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Ellie was in bad shape when her foster parents first got her. She was skinny and weak, and suffered from various ailments. But she’s doing a lot … Find out how to read more online.
Detert works to fix extended foster care
Tue  Sep 23 2014 01:19AM
State Sen. Nancy Detert, the sponsor of Florida’s 2013 law extending foster care to age 21, is working on a legislative fix to resolve confusion about which state agency is … Find out how to read more online.
Dick Trott worked with ‘Navajo code talkers’ during Battle of Iwo Jima
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Dick Trott, who lives at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, came ashore on Feb. 19, 1945, in the second wave with the 5th Marine Division during the Battle of Iwo Jima. … Find out how to read more online.
Is that fall in the air?
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Pumpkin ale is on tap, college football match-ups are getting more intriguing, and it’s almost time to buy Halloween costumes. Today is, indeed, the first day of fall. However, as … Find out how to read more online.
Fertilizer vs. environment
Sun  Sep 21 2014 08:00AM
As a man haphazardly sprinkles fertilizer on the lawn of his waterfront home, he’s tackled by a swamp monster. A clueless woman flinging chemicals on her flowers also is taken … Find out how to read more online.
Firefighter calendars expected in October
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — Firefighters from all Englewood stations participated in photo sessions for a soon-to-be released steamy calendar. The 13-month calendar shows off some of Englewood’s greatest assets — firefighters at … Find out how to read more online.
Sea turtle nesting up
Sat  Sep 20 2014 10:29AM
ENGLEWOOD — Sea turtle nesting is slowing to a crawl, but the season has seen an increased number of local nests. As of Sept. 12, the Coastal Wildlife Club, which … Find out how to read more online.
District wants school psych fired
Tue  Sep 23 2014 05:07PM
Sarasota County School Superintendent Lori White is looking to terminate Harvey Dorey, a school psychologist who recently had a host of criminal charges levied against him, including sexually molesting a … Find out how to read more online.
Rowing component OK’d for new park
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The forthcoming Senator Bob Johnson’s Landing park will bring with it an opportunity for North Port to play host to teams practicing for rowing competitions, especially the … Find out how to read more online.
2 charged in homicide
Sat  Sep 20 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with last week’s killing of a Port Charlotte man, in what was described as a drug-related … Find out how to read more online.
A ‘Fishy’ reunion
Sat  Sep 20 2014 10:29AM
PUNTA GORDA — Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry … Find out how to read more online.
Local volunteers read to elderly
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Assisted living event staff may be too busy to go out knocking on doors to find people to come in and read to seniors, but a local … Find out how to read more online.
Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
A teriyaki-glazed pineapple-mango combination dripped onto Ashley McCalley’s hand while attempting to bite into her Tiki burger at Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar. With a half pound of beef, salsa, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County man wants to help bucket prank victim
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Lonnie Brick has never met Noah Menson, nor does he have any ties to Bay Village, Ohio, where the 15-year-old boy lives with his family. But when … Find out how to read more online.
Mangrove trimming is on honor system
Wed  Sep 17 2014 08:00AM
ENGLEWOOD — In the past five years, there have been 91 alleged mangrove disturbance cases in Sarasota County. However, it’s not enough for Sarasota County to redirect resources, according to … Find out how to read more online.