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All Faiths vegetables coming to Englewood
Mon  Sep 15 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA — More than 30 people stood in line Wednesday morning in the parking lot of the Sarasota Hope Center waiting for fresh vegetables from All Faiths’ Sprout program. “It’s … Find out how to read more online.
Bud Gerow served with ‘Merrill’s Marauders’ in Burma during WWII
Tue  Sep 16 2014 02:46PM
“Merrill’s Marauders” is what newspaper reporters who covered their exploits a lifetime ago during World War II called them. Officially they were the “5307th Composite Unit Provisional,” a long-range penetration … Find out how to read more online.
200 years of lyrical pride
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
Today is the 200th anniversary of the penning of our national anthem’s words by Francis Scott Key in 1814. The anthem is a staple at patriotic church services, memorial events … Find out how to read more online.
Police study to finish on time
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Almost four months into the outside analysis of the North Port Police Department, City Manager Jonathan Lewis said he believes the organization is still on track for … Find out how to read more online.
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Stocks mixed ahead of Fed; small firms slump
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors played it safe on Monday ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. While large company stocks ended the day little changed, smaller, riskier stocks slumped. Fed policymakers start a two-day meeting on Tuesday and … read more.

Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 … read more.

Generation gap: Young Scots favor independence
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families fight over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, with younger voters more inclined to back independence and their elders … read more.

Medals of Honor
Tue  Sep 16 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm’s way to protect their … read more.

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New floodplain maps await final approval
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The city is waiting for final approval of an updated floodplain map, which ultimately will be used in determining flood insurance rates within the city. The updated and complete maps, Stormwater Manager Elizabeth Wong said, will give … Find out how to read more online.

Quality Health awarded gold seal
Sat  Sep 13 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Quality Health Care Center in North Port has joined the list of long-term health facilities in the state to be awarded the Governor’s Gold Seal Award. The state Agency for Health Care Administration announced Tuesday that QHCC, … Find out how to read more online.

Robotics prepare students for future
Fri  Sep 12 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Danielle Theriault, 15, wants to be a puppeteer. She grew up watching the Muppets on TV, and said she wants to be just like Jim Henson, American puppeteer and creator of “The Muppet Show.” The new robotics … Find out how to read more online.

Local author self-publishes children’s book
Sun  Sep 14 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Tim Goehle loves telling stories to kids, so it was only natural for him to pen and publish “The Extraordinary Adventures of Normal Norman & The Myhr of Atlantium,” the first in what he plans as a … Find out how to read more online.

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