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Free fraud prevention service available
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
Charlotte County Clerk & Comptroller Roger D. Eaton would like to inform Charlotte County citizens of a new fraud prevention measure available to them for free. Anyone can sign up … Find out how to read more online.
Legacy Trail extension set to close
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
SARASOTA — With the removal of some minor legal issues, Sarasota County is ready to proceed to a closing to purchase the first segment of the Legacy Trail extension. As … Find out how to read more online.
Kids ‘Shop with a Cop’ for the holidays
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
Around 30 kids went shopping with law enforcement officers at the Kings Highway Walmart on Wednesday for the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office last Shop With a Cop event of the … Find out how to read more online.
City Commission round up
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The City Commission held its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, tidying up old topics and starting new initiatives as they neared the new year. The … Find out how to read more online.
FSWC earns School of Excellence distinction
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
Florida Southwestern State College in Charlotte County received accolades from the Florida Department of Education, being named a School of Excellence. The FSWC Lee County campus received the same honor. … Find out how to read more online.
Patriots girls, boys lose to Booker
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The Heron Creek Middle School boys and girls basketball teams both found the going rough Wednesday night against visiting Booker in Sarasota County league action. Booker defeated … Find out how to read more online.
Chamber, Marine Corps league team up for toys
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
Marine Corps League Detachment 948 teamed up with the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday to collect presents for children at the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. The … Find out how to read more online.
Airport Authority pauses on new hangar policy
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Facing a suggestion from the Federal Aviation Administration to update its hangar lease agreements, Charlotte County Airport Authority discussed a complex new rental policy Thursday but paused … Find out how to read more online.
North Port to place pipe near environmental site
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — City staffers will be putting a pipe near a highly contested environmental site in North Port and avoid losing $210,000 in the process. A pipe for the … Find out how to read more online.
Port Charlotte Middle School qualifies with state for rebuilding
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
The Charlotte County School Board completed its Physical Plant Survey as required by the Florida Department of Education for all school districts. As part of the survey, an analysis revealed … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association installs new officers
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
On Dec. 2, the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association installed the 2018 President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The 2018 CDBIA President, Jonathan (John) Kapper, from Kapper Contracting has served … Find out how to read more online.
Traveling with young children encouraged
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port mother of five and director of a preschool has advice for parents: Travel with young children. Elizabeth Randol enjoys adventuring with her family, to … Find out how to read more online.
Prayer shawl ministry welcomes new volunteers
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
The North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, offers a prayer shawl mission to the community. Knitters and crocheters meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of … Find out how to read more online.
Toddler recovering after fatal crash that killed mother
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
SOUTH VENICE — After two vehicles collided violently, ordinary people pulled over and ran toward the wreckage, desperately trying to save Shannon Anderson, her 3-year-old son, Dominic, and Stephen Poneleit. … Find out how to read more online.
Toys for Tots seeks volunteers to help distribute gifts in Charlotte County
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — More than 3,000 children are signed up for gifts from Toys for Tots. Now that most toys have been collected to match the children’s wishes, the Kiwanis Club … Find out how to read more online.
No progress in River Road discussions
Fri  Dec 15 2017 12:44PM
NORTH PORT — When Sarasota County commissioners approved their federal legislative program Tuesday, River Road again became a focus of the conversation. River Road remains a priority at both the … Find out how to read more online.
Port Charlotte home destroyed in fire
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
A house on Kensington Street in Port Charlotte caught fire early Thursday morning and was declared a total loss by Charlotte County Fire & EMS. On Thursday morning, neighbors could … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Jennifer Gail Evans, 53, 26400 block of Rampart Blvd., Punta Gorda. Charges: failure to appear and underlying charge. Bond: none. … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County, Venice collide on interlocal agreements
Fri  Dec 15 2017 12:37PM
SARASOTA — Responding to comments from Venice City Council members, Sarasota County commissioners want a meeting with the city to occur sooner rather than later. The urgency comes as council … Find out how to read more online.
Sports Authority space gets filled
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The long-vacated store front in Cocoplum Village along U.S. 41 is getting a present this holiday season — a new tenant. The space was previously filled by a … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Police: Officials investigating Grinch-like crime
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Officials are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole presents, wallets and a mini-van from a North Port home, according to North Port Police Department reports. According … Find out how to read more online.
K-9 Edo remembered as questions remain
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
When a suspect wanted for DUI with property damage ran from Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputies in April this year, he climbed a tree to hide. But the suspect wouldn’t win … Find out how to read more online.
CCSO seeking information on suspicious residential fire
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
The residential fire that destroyed a home at 1377 of Kensington St. in Port Charlotte has been declared suspicious by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. The agency is seeking information … Find out how to read more online.
Businesses of the year lauded
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its businesses of the year and its annual Frosty awards on Thursday. The awards took place at Heron Creek … Find out how to read more online.
High-schooler graduates from SCF Venice program
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
VENICE — At 17, Madison Angelo is ahead of most kids her age. Angelo will be a junior at the University of South Florida this spring after participating in State … Find out how to read more online.
Sharks girls lose in semifinals
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — The Imagine North Port’s middle school girls basketball team saw its season end Tuesday with a 25-10 loss to visiting Palmetto Charter School in the semifinals of … Find out how to read more online.
Face of Hope raising rent money for veteran, family
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Evelyn Gore, founder and CEO of Face of Hope, needs to raise $3,098 to keep a disabled military veteran and his family in their home until government … Find out how to read more online.
City teams up with county to help homeless
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Homeless people in North Port will soon get a little extra help. The city’s Social Services Division and the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness accepted a memorandum … Find out how to read more online.
North Port commissioners disagree over charity donations
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — It may be the season of giving, but a majority of North Port city commissioners want to make sure they can receive funds for old items before … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County commissioners OK tax credits to boat manufacturer
Sat  Dec 16 2017 01:00AM
MURDOCK — With little deliberation Tuesday, Charlotte County commissioners moved quickly to OK tax credits to bring a boat manufacturing business to town. The board unanimously approved a 100 percent … Find out how to read more online.
Holiday shopping on a budget
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
Barb Martz gave $300 to an Englewood waitress who was down and out at Christmas time. For one year, Martz and husband John — 35 years together — collected pennies, nickels, … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas services planned at Englewood United Methodist Church
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
The Englewood United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 700 E. Dearborn St., will be decked with poinsettias for Sunday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve morning and evening worship. The day will start with … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Drunken man hits sheriff’s vehicle
Fri  Dec 15 2017 12:44PM
NORTH PORT — A man was arrested after drunkenly driving into a Sarasota County Sheriff’s vehicle while intoxicated, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. Roberto Garcia, 18, of Immokalee, … Find out how to read more online.
Donations, baked goods sought for kid’s shopping day
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — No local children should stress about not having enough money to buy gifts for their loved ones. Bobbi Sue Burton, founder of grassroots nonprofit Project Phoenix Resale Store … Find out how to read more online.
Have you seen the lights?
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
Port Charlotte area • 3481 Catskill St. 40,000 lights synchronized to beautiful Christmas songs and a couple other cool favorites thrown in. Nearly all LED light display including a 20-foot … Find out how to read more online.
Neighbors come to rescue after gifts stolen
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
A local neighborhood watch group has banded together to replace Christmas presents stolen from the home of one single mother. It was Dezirae Mustepher’s birthday, Dec. 3, when she got … Find out how to read more online.
West Villages voices concern over ZIP code
Fri  Dec 15 2017 12:50PM
NORTH PORT — The growing tension between West Villages and North Port continued at a Thursday morning meeting. The West Villages Improvement District met in City Hall to a full … Find out how to read more online.
Religion in a Modern World: Traditions and changes at the Church of the Good Shepherd
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:30AM
Dating back to the late 1800s, the Church of the Good Shepherd in Punta Gorda, a parish of around 500, remains a symbol of charity and goodwill. “Bringing people to … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County wants amends to SKY Academy Englewood contract
Fri  Dec 15 2017 12:44PM
SARASOTA — During the final Sarasota County School Board meeting for the year, board member Eric Robinson made sure SKY Academy Englewood would be discussed. Robinson made a motion to … Find out how to read more online.


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