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Yoga celebrated at Garden of the Senses
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
Yoga at the Garden celebrated National Park RX Day on Saturday at the Garden of Five Senses park in North Port. “As Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, the 19th surgeon general … Find out how to read more online.
People for Trees holds Tree Fest
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
People for Trees of North Port held its annual Tree Fest on Saturday — Earth Day — in the city. The event, taking place at North Port Community Education Center … Find out how to read more online.
Fundraiser set for North Port theater kids
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A fundraiser is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Englewood Ford to assist the North Port High School Theatre Department. According to Dena Henderson, the department … Find out how to read more online.
North Port inches closer to empty lot ordinance
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission is one step away from tidying up the language to clean empty lots. The commission spent hours late Tuesday night discussing and … Find out how to read more online.
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Trump tweets don’t help: 1st Twitter revenue drop since IPO
Thu  Apr 27 2017 01:19AM
NEW YORK — You’d think Twitter would be able to milk its status as President Donald Trump’s megaphone. But the company still faces stagnant user growth, has never made a profit and even reported a quarterly revenue decline Wednesday, a … read more.

House takes aim at liqour wall
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE (News Service of Florida) — A heavily lobbied measure that would remove a Depression-era “wall” separating the sale of liquor and groceries was positioned — after more than two hours of discussion Tuesday — for a final House vote … read more.

Florida voters may vote on new property tax break
Thu  Apr 27 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida homeowners may get an additional $25,000 homestead exemption if voters go along with the proposal. The Florida House on Wednesday voted 81-35 to put a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot that would allow homeowners to … read more.

It’s a secret: House votes to close presidential searches
Thu  Apr 27 2017 01:19AM
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida public universities and colleges may be able to hold secret searches for new leaders. The Florida House on Wednesday voted 103-11 for a bill that would keep confidential the name of anyone applying to become head … read more.

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Panel: $10K fine for former city attorney OK’d
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
A Florida Commission on Ethics panel upheld a decision Friday that a former North Port city attorney misused his position by creating two city jobs for himself. The board moved unanimously to preserve a judge’s previous ruling that Rob Robinson, … Find out how to read more online.

Cops: Haven Dance owner charged with additional crimes
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The former Haven Dance owner who was originally charged with lascivious acts with a student under 16 years old was arrested On additional charges, according to the North Port Police Department. The new charges stem from the … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte drops Gasparilla Road speeds
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch wants to drive 55 mph — at least along the new four-lane Gasparilla Road. But he’s going to have to ease his foot off the pedal. Commissioners voted Tuesday for a number … Find out how to read more online.

Playgrounds coming to Charlotte County parks
Thu  Apr 27 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Small children and their parents will soon have new play areas at Englewood Beach and other Charlotte County parks. County officials now plan to begin May 1 with the installation of the new playground at the public beach. … Find out how to read more online.

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