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Vote-by-mail ballots requested
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Those planning to vote-by-mail should have their ballots in early, according to the Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections. Residents using vote-by-mail, should mail ballots as soon as possible … Find out how to read more online.
North Port JV teams takes to the track
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
North Port High School hosted a JV Track and Field meet on Feb. 20 with Riverview, Port Charlotte, North Port, Venice and Booker taking part. … Find out how to read more online.
Chief hopefuls ready for meet and greet
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The community has a chance to meet the potential new chief of the North Port Police Department on Monday. The city will host a meet and greet … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Project Graduation still needs help
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Following graduation, North Port High School seniors can expect one last party before heading off to their next chapter. Members of the class of 2018 are hoping … Find out how to read more online.
SKY girls, boys beat Sarasota Military Academy
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood SKY Middle School’s Storm girls soccer team not only stayed undefeated Thursday, it also gave visiting Sarasota Military Academy its first loss of the season. The … Find out how to read more online.
Fishery developers put plan on hold
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
PLACIDA — Developers have shelved their plans to convert the Fishery property in Placida to a resort condominium and marina complex — at least for the moment. “We have taken … Find out how to read more online.
It’s tax time
Fri  Feb 23 2018 08:30AM
We get an extra two-day window to file our federal income taxes this year, as the nation’s taxpayers begin to digest the government’s dramatically changing tax structure for individuals, small … Find out how to read more online.
Hearing examiner to tackle challenged school materials
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
MURDOCK — A 2017 house bill has Charlotte County School Board members talking of putting together a team and/or selecting a person to serve as hearing examiner. The hearing examiner … Find out how to read more online.
Retired school leader remembered
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte County educational community is mourning the passing of Ben Graham, who passed away peacefully at the age of 86 last Friday, Feb. 16. Ben Wesley Graham was born … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Timothy James Hartnett, 29, of Spring Hill, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. • Darin Gale Hall, 49, 200 … Find out how to read more online.
“Through with the Chew” week
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
It seems that every day is an opportunity for American culture to commemorate accomplishments or failures of its citizens in one form or another. This week, if no one knew, … Find out how to read more online.
Effort to rename Punta Gorda’s Trabue Woods rolls along
Fri  Feb 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Looking at the history of Punta Gorda, a community leader says the name “Trabue Woods” is not factually accurate and should be changed. Historic District Homeowners Association … Find out how to read more online.
Housing market boasts record number of new listings
Fri  Feb 23 2018 09:34AM
While January usually signals a boost in housing activity, last month’s record-breaking mark of new listings in Charlotte and Sarasota counties could indicate blockbuster sales ahead. In Charlotte, new listings … Find out how to read more online.
MADD seeks to incentivize ignition interlocks
Fri  Feb 23 2018 09:32AM
After returning from a week-long cruise, Lisa Johnson turned her phone on to a call from a nurse in Fort Myers, letting her know her granddaughter had been involved in … Find out how to read more online.
Venice Pier Group, doing the right thing for 31 years
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
A woman of a certain age, dressed to the nines, appeared at the entrance to Sharky’s On the Pier one evening. It seemed that a Sharky’s employee’s paycheck had been … Find out how to read more online.
Symphony teams with dancers
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Dancers and the North Port Symphony will work together in the symphony’s next concert, “Invitation to the Dance.” The concert will feature award-winner dancers Kelle Chancellor and … Find out how to read more online.
Band shell planned for Dearborn Street
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — West Dearborn Street could see its own permanent band shell. Not all the revitalization projects planned by Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency for the revitalization effort along West Dearborn … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda lifts medical cannabis ban
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Vice Mayor Gary Wein said Wednesday that Punta Gorda should have lifted its ban on medicinal marijuana treatment facilities sooner. “I wish I would have moved forward … Find out how to read more online.
Gettel goes to bat for Punta Gorda Youth Baseball
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
Gettel Chevrolet Buick GMC is partnering with the Punta Gorda Youth Baseball in Punta Gorda. Gettel Chevrolet Buick GMC has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County, city of North Port reach agreement
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Nearing the eve of a joint meeting between the county and city leaders, the two governments have reached an agreement in principle that could end a festering, months-long … Find out how to read more online.
Rouse announces run for North Port City Commission
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — After serving the public for years as a firefighter and EMS worker, Kevin Rouse is looking to help out the public on a different scale. He filed … Find out how to read more online.
Karate for Kids
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
The Karate for Kids system, ages 6 to 12, is based on a lifetime learning concept in addition to technical skills. The building blocks (Life Skills) are monthly themes such … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Youth football signups begin today
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The spring youth tackle football season for the North Port Youth Athletic Club will begin March 17. North Port will have teams in the varsity-unlimited, junior varsity, pee … Find out how to read more online.
Stray bullet hits Rotonda home during hog hunt
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
ROTONDA — A bullet casing landed on a chair inside Norbert Andrade’s manufactured home at the same time as a feral hog hunt was held at nearby Charlotte Harbor Preserve … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood Little League season begins March 3
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The 2018 Englewood Little League baseball season begins March 3 with some changes. The games will begin at 9:30 a.m. that day at the Englewood Sports Park. For … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County Commission hopeful enters District 4 race
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — It is more than a campaign pledge when Kevin Randolph says that, if elected county commissioner, he would make serving the citizens of Charlotte County his full-time … Find out how to read more online.
Hoedown helps heroes in Punta Gorda
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
Punta Gorda Downtown Hoedown for the Troops recently was held at City Marketplace. Music filled the downtown area, featuring headliner Restless Heart, Jack-Michael, Andy Pursell, and Jason Brownie. A total … Find out how to read more online.
Coke, candy and court fines: Clerk of Court offers remote cash payments
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County residents can now pay court fees with cash without ever coming to the Charlotte County Justice Center. The Charlotte County Clerk of Court is the … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda eyes commercial zoning changes
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After Aldi awakened a renewed need for zoning changes along the Jones Loop Road corridor, city staff unveiled proposed amendments Wednesday to attract large-scale commercial businesses. The … Find out how to read more online.
FGCU uses baseball to push books
Sat  Feb 24 2018 08:30AM
Rays fans buying spring training tickets got a bit of a surprise when they showed up to Charlotte Sports Park on Tuesday. Florida Gulf Coast University held its first annual … Find out how to read more online.
Business owner calls out city over Gilchrist parking woes
Fri  Feb 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — A Charlotte County Realtor says it’s an “injustice” that parking on the grass is no longer permissible at Gilchrist Park. Phil Wilson, owner of Wilson Realty, recently … Find out how to read more online.
Chances of showers could break up the heat this weekend
Fri  Feb 23 2018 08:30AM
A wet weekend could be in the works for Southwest Florida residents. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of showers on Friday and Saturday. … Find out how to read more online.
Baseball & the region:
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
No question, baseball is good for Charlotte and Sarasota counties. But it also should go without question that Charlotte and Sarasota are good for baseball. Of course, the marquee draw … Find out how to read more online.
Referendum, budget colliding?
Thu  Feb 22 2018 10:51PM
SARASOTA — Ahead of next month’s referendum vote, the Sarasota County School Board met to discuss the tentative 2018-19 budget. It is set to be released the same week as … Find out how to read more online.
Expo-goers learn about medical cannabis, acupuncture and more
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
ROTONDA — One of the questions Bridget Robinson is asked repeatedly is if a person suffering from chronic pain will get high from taking a medical marijuana pill. “A big … Find out how to read more online.
Representatives expect bipartisan bill soon on guns, schools, mental health
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
In the wake of last week’s shooting at a high school in Parkland that killed 17 people, local Republican leaders in the Florida House of Representatives believe the Legislature will … Find out how to read more online.
Time travel is real ... through tribute bands
Tue  Feb 20 2018 08:30AM
Mackenzie Jackson is 30. While being a singer and songwriter in her own right, her main gig is playing Stevie Nicks in a Fleetwood Mac tribute band called Rumours. Rumours … Find out how to read more online.
Local pride over Olympic medal win
Thu  Feb 22 2018 08:30AM
During a second day of women’s bobsled races Wednesday morning at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Charles Meyers may have cheered louder than anyone in Port Charlotte. “I’m so proud … Find out how to read more online.


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