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Shoes for Kids can be something special
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Barbara Holt has given hundreds of pairs of shoes to students over the years, but one pair stands out. “He was a little kindergartner,” the guidance counselor … Find out how to read more online.
‘Fishy’ reunion
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry the Nassau Grouper.” … Find out how to read more online.
Sculpture mysteriously returned to local owner after 2 years
Fri  Sep 19 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Two and a half years ago, artist Tania Begg felt like a fish out of water after someone stole one of her cherished beaded sculptures — “Harry … Find out how to read more online.
Leaders push forward on $28M water plant
Thu  Sep 18 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — City leaders have decided to push ahead with plans to construct a $28 million reverse-osmosis water-treatment plant, despite an ongoing tug-of-war with the Southwest Florida Water Management District … Find out how to read more online.
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Dunkin’ Donuts tests recyclable plastic cups as foam loses favor
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
CHICAGO (Bloomberg) — Dunkin’ Donuts, looking to phase out its signature foam cups, is testing recyclable-plastic versions to see if they can withstand temperatures of 200 degrees Fahrenheit while helping preserve the environment. Stores recently started using polypropylene hot-coffee cups … read more.

Second British hostage seized by Islamic State appears in new video
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
WASHINGTON (MCT) — A British freelance photographer whose kidnapping in Syria has been subject to a media blackout at the request of his family and the British government for nearly two years has appeared in an Islamic State video that … read more.

Rob Ford releases audio statement from hospital
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
TORONTO (AP) — Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his hospital room on Thursday urging people to vote for his brother for … read more.

Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
Fri  Sep 19 2014 01:19AM
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for … read more.

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Today is National Cheeseburger Day
Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
A teriyaki-glazed pineapple-mango combination dripped onto Ashley McCalley’s hand while attempting to bite into her Tiki burger at Flounders Restaurant and Tiki Bar. With a half pound of beef, salsa, bacon, Swiss and pepperjack cheeses, peperoncinis, onions and banana peppers, … Find out how to read more online.


Thu  Sep 18 2014 07:03PM


Thu  Sep 18 2014 01:26PM
PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte County school officials are investigating a security breach after a man reportedly accessed the cafeteria at Punta Gorda Middle School Tuesday and told an officer he thought he had a bomb under his truck. The employee … Find out how to read more online.

Sea turtle nesting up
Thu  Sep 18 2014 05:50PM
ENGLEWOOD — Sea turtle nesting is slowing to a crawl, but the season has seen an increased number of local nests. As of Sept. 12, the Coastal Wildlife Club, which oversees Manasota Key, reported 3,260 loggerhead nests, 32 green sea … Find out how to read more online.

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