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Patrons happy to be back at Springs
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Under cloudy skies, a handful of visitors swam in the “healing waters” of Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa Monday, three days after the attraction was reopened to … Find out how to read more online.
Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
Tue  Sep 30 2014 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Monday was National Coffee Day, and the new Starbucks in North Port opened just in time for residents to celebrate. The drive-thru Starbucks opened Sunday at 5 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Eyster served in 254th Engineering Battalion
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
George Eyster started off driving a 2 ½-ton Army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June … Find out how to read more online.
Area WWII veteran to be buried at Arlington
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
The late Harold Harris Sandler of Venice, a former captain in Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during World War II, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery … Find out how to read more online.
Registration underway for Tour de North Port
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — People for Trees Inc., a nonprofit native tree advocacy group, will hold its annual Tour de North Port bicycle ride Oct. 26. Themed “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” the … Find out how to read more online.
Gator derails Springs’ reopening
Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The 9 a.m. reopening of Warm Mineral Springs was delayed Saturday — by an alligator. “That’s a tradition,” laughed Jack Bobo, president of National and State Park Concessions, … Find out how to read more online.
Survivors honor those they lost
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:53PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Remembered, honored, loved. That was the theme of a Thursday night ceremony in Sarasota dedicated to those who lost their lives, often violently, as part of the … Find out how to read more online.
Cocoplum Starbucks to open Sunday
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — North Port residents will soon be able to get their coffee from Starbucks during their morning commute. This Sunday at 5 a.m., the drive-thru Starbucks at Cocoplum Village … Find out how to read more online.
Officials talk cannabis
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — “Cannabis for sale” could adorn the windows of marijuana dispensaries in North Port in the future, but city commissioners agreed at a Thursday workshop that a future … Find out how to read more online.
Voter registration deadline nears for general election
Mon  Sep 29 2014 02:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Residents of Sarasota County must be registered to vote by Oct. 6 to be eligible to vote in the general election on Nov. 4, according to county … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte teachers denied raises … for now
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — School Board members have decided to hold off on teacher raises for this school year, angering local educators and other district employees. “We bargained in good faith, … Find out how to read more online.
City OKs Springs deal
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City commissioners hope to reopen Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa by Sept. 30, following their final approval Monday night to purchase Sarasota County’s share of the 81-acre property … Find out how to read more online.
Vatican archbishop to visit North Port
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Vatican archbishop will be in North Port Sunday to celebrate a Mass at San Pedro Catholic Church. Monsignor Zygmunt Zimowski, 65, from Rome, Italy, will celebrate … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Homicide witness hid in back seat
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
Charlotte County Sheriff’s investigators were able to identify a pair of homicide suspects shortly after the recent killing of Kello Bonhomme, thanks to a witness who had been hiding in … Find out how to read more online.
Housing continues momentum
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
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.
County approves flat tax rate
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
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.
Detert works to fix extended foster care
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
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.
Sarasota schools add more students
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School District has released its one-month enrollment count, and the numbers show continued small gains districtwide. The district currently has 42,250 students, 644 fewer … Find out how to read more online.
Schools keep cool while saving cash
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Thirty-four schools in the Sarasota County School District over the last 20 years have been keeping cooler more efficiently than ever before thanks to a company called CALMAC. … Find out how to read more online.
What’s in store for Warm Mineral Springs?
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:57PM
NORTH PORT — With the city now the sole owner of the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, conversations again are turning to what should be done with the beleaguered 81-acre … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Wearing a Union hat and a knowing look, Abe Coleman walks slowly through the Blanchard House Museum’s new exhibit, “Henceforth, and Forever Free: The Long Road to … Find out how to read more online.
Springs to reopen Saturday
Fri  Sep 26 2014 07:24PM
NORTH PORT — Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa will reopen to swimmers at 9 a.m. Saturday, after the city closed on the real estate transaction Friday that saw them become … Find out how to read more online.
Attorney: Springs may reopen Saturday
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Newly appointed City Attorney Mark Moriarty said during Thursday’s City Commission workshop that the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa could reopen to swimmers as early as Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
City taxes to increase
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Taxes for city residents will increase slightly for the 2014-15 fiscal year, following Thursday night’s final City Commission vote to adopt a higher millage rate of 3.5974. One … Find out how to read more online.
Snook Haven set to expand
Thu  Sep 25 2014 10:03AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners unanimously approved an expansion to Snook Haven on Wednesday, a project that will see a new boat ramp and dock constructed for public use along … Find out how to read more online.
Giving season in full swing for Toy Chest program
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Zulma Solero, director of the city’s Social Services Division, is getting a jump start on her Christmas shopping for the many needy children and families in North … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 15 years for molesting girlfriends’ kids
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A North Port man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting his former girlfriend’s children, while they were living together in 2012. Taylor Joseph … Find out how to read more online.
Nuketown Comics opens at Sun Flea Market
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
Jerry Apgar has always been a comic book fan, so when he got fed up with driving all the way to Sarasota to buy them, he decided it would be … Find out how to read more online.
NPPD: Threatening text messages land man in jail
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Wauchula man faces one count of simple assault for allegedly sending threatening text messages to a woman, according to the North Port Police Department. James Carroll, … Find out how to read more online.
Church to host program on mission work, human trafficking
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The Episcopal Church Women, a service-oriented Christian ministry, will host a special program addressing mission work in the Dominican Republic and the specter of human trafficking from 8:30 … Find out how to read more online.
Former North Porter directs first feature film
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Former North Port resident Nick Morgulis is getting the hang of this movie-making thing. Coming off a successful stint as director of photography for “The Lucky 6,” which was produced … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Brothers brawl at local eatery
Tue  Sep 23 2014 11:52AM
NORTH PORT — Two brothers got into a fistfight inside Buffalo Wings & Rings on Sunday after having a few drinks and discussing family issues, according to the North Port … Find out how to read more online.
Proposed Suncoast Plaza property on tap tonight
Mon  Sep 22 2014 01:22PM
NORTH PORT — The final petition for the Suncoast Plaza II plat will be up for discussion by North Port city commissioners at tonight’s regular meeting at City Hall. Planning … 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.