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Tiny homes big possibilities?
Fri  Apr 28 2017 12:00PM
They’ve started to appear on TV, in other countries and on the wish list of many. They’re tiny homes. While there have been talks swirling in several cities about the … Find out how to read more online.
Pool fencing, tot swim lessons paid for by foundation
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
On Thursday, Paul DeMello, the father of 13-month-old twins Joshua and Christian DeMello, who tragically drowned in Charlotte County in 2010, was installing fencing around a pool of a grieving … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
The Charlotte County area has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Contact one of the following organizations to see how you can get involved and give back to the community. … Find out how to read more online.
Making an impact in Charlotte County
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
More than 30 ladies attended the Women Who Care of Charlotte County inaugural event held at the Laishley Park Community Room. The group presented its mission of “making an impact … Find out how to read more online.
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Florida House votes to punish ‘sanctuary city’ officials
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — After a fiery debate on Friday, the Republican-controlled Florida House approved a strict ban on so-called sanctuary cities that punishes local officials who resist federal efforts to deport immigrants living in the country illegally. Republican lawmakers supported … read more.

US facing shortage of yellow fever vaccine for travelers
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder getting it. A manufacturing problem has created a shortage of the only version of the vaccine licensed in the U.S. The Centers … read more.

Congress OKs bill averting Saturday gov’t shutdown
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — With just hours to spare, Congress easily approved a short-term spending bill Friday that would prevent a partial federal shutdown over the weekend. But on President Donald Trump’s 99th day in office, lawmakers were leaving until next … read more.

Taliban announce spring offensive, vow to build institutions
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:19AM
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Afghan Taliban announced the beginning of their spring offensive on Friday, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on the international coalition and Afghan security forces. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid … read more.

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When someone caring comes knocking
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
Louise Carpenter and Carol Iddings are good buddies. The 97-year-old retired insurance claims adjuster and the 71-year-old retired Charlotte County Human Services employee have been palling around for close to two years now. “We understand each other,” Carpenter said of … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM

Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Michael Shawn Erickson, 51, 4700 block of South Fairway Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: three counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. • Justin Lawrence Boyle, 28, 100 block of Barre … Find out how to read more online.

Bookstores declare independence
Sat  Apr 29 2017 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Robert “Bucky” McQueen strolls into Copperfish Books in downtown Punta Gorda, greeting store co-owner Serena Wyckoff with a question: Is the book in yet? The encounter is friendly, familiar and says a lot about both individuals. McQueen’s … Find out how to read more online.

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