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New clinic reports interest in medical marijuana
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The only clinic in Charlotte County that is exclusively dedicated to helping people obtain legal access to medical marijuana has already received over 600 calls from the community since opening … Find out how to read more online.
New clinic reports interest in medical marijuana
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The only clinic in Charlotte County that is exclusively dedicated to helping people obtain legal access to medical marijuana has already received over 600 calls from the community since opening … Find out how to read more online.
Santa stops at Parkside with a little help from Sandee
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
Sandee Pellerin started giving out gifts in the Parkside area six years ago. What started as a one-block stop has now expanded to the entire Parkside area. “We go up … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
SEEN THE LIGHTS? Email a location (street address and town/area), along with a brief description of your featured attractions, to Sherri Dennis, sdennis@sun-herald.com, or call 941-206-1010. You can even email … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed Enforcement: • Prospect Avenue in Englewood • Peachland Boulevard in Port … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
North Port Senior Center Dec. 4: North/South: 1st: Leslie Clugston and Robert Heidbrink; 2nd: Pam Dean and Russ Curtis; 3rd: Carol Schuldt and Homer Baxter. East/West: 1st: Linda Standish and … Find out how to read more online.
Lamarque Elementary looking for reading volunteers
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
NORTH PORT — Lamarque Elementary will be holding two training sessions for those interested in helping students practice reading skills. The school is looking for volunteers for its upcoming Reading … Find out how to read more online.
Proposed Vivante canal clears first hurdle
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — An appeal to build a navigable channel and more boat docks at an upscale condominium complex in Punta Gorda Isles cleared its first — of many — … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda’s Walter Taylor brings home the gold
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
ROTONDA WEST — Walter Taylor of Rotonda West has been an active cycling advocate since he bought a used bike for $5 in 2004. During the first week in December, … Find out how to read more online.
A labor of love
Fri  Dec 15 2017 08:02PM
Mike Tingstad has spent the days and weeks before Christmas decorating his home to an incredible degree for 13 years. “I started the year after Hurricane Charley,” said Tingstad, “I … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Dec. 10: Round 1: 1-N.J. Anderson, Kim Toney; 2-Austin Pearlstein, Dick Braun; 3-Judy Tilley, George Stern III/ Round 2: 1-N.J. Anderson, Bill … Find out how to read more online.
Free fraud prevention service available
Sat  Dec 16 2017 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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.
Christmas Angels BLESS Charlotte County
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
Whoever said Santa and Mrs. Claus aren’t real have never met Chuck and Louise Hall. The retired couple have lived in Charlotte County for 36 years and spend their free … Find out how to read more online.
Christmas Angels BLESS Charlotte County
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
Whoever said Santa and Mrs. Claus aren’t real have never met Chuck and Louise Hall. The retired couple have lived in Charlotte County for 36 years and spend their free … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood takes part in Wreaths Across America
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
On Saturday Sandy Millis organized Wreaths Across America in Englewood at Lemon Bay Historic Cemetery Nancy Carstens of The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 300 headed the wreath-laying ceremony … Find out how to read more online.
Snowballs and snow falls at PRES Winter Wonderland
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
Peace River Elementary School rewarded their students with a winter wonderland on Thursday. The school brought in eight tons of snow. Students of all grades played in the snow, cycling … Find out how to read more online.
Local cadets earn honor, leadership awards
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The Southeast Region of the Civil Air Patrol recently held a Cadet Honor Academy at Patrick AFB in Melbourne, Florida. The Cadet Honor Academy prepares Civil Air Patrol cadets to … Find out how to read more online.
Angel Tree program helps local children
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The Salvation Army in Charlotte County helped more than 600 children this year through the Angel Tree program. Names of children in need are put on trees in several locations … Find out how to read more online.
Santa visits North Port
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The North Port Early Bird Kiwanis recently hosted its annual Santa breakfast at Buffalo Wings & Wings in North Port. … Find out how to read more online.
New clinic reports interest in medical marijuana
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
The only clinic in Charlotte County that is exclusively dedicated to helping people obtain legal access to medical marijuana has already received over 600 calls from the community since opening … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Clemente Gonzalez-Duarte of Orlando, and Ana Maria Aguayo-Tobias of Orlando • Steven Hank Bibb of Durham, N.C., and Linh Que Tran of Durham, N.C. • … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 17 2017 01:00AM

Contact for birthdays

Each week in Sunday’s Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, …

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Sports Authority space gets filled
Sat  Dec 16 2017 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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 08:30AM
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.


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