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Move Over Florida:
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:00AM
Lt. Greg Bueno knows first-hand the dangers of doing his job along a bustling highway. “We all have individual stories, sharing near-misses or unfortunate events,” said Bueno of the Florida … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
Juveniles caught sending nude photos or videos electronically in Charlotte County will now face consequences, due to a new sexting citation put in place by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
Pot dispensary officially opens North Port site
Mon  Jan 22 2018 01:42PM
NORTH PORT — Surterra Wellness celebrated the official opening of its North Port location Thursday. The medical marijuana dispensary is the first to open in the region after North Port … Find out how to read more online.
Gas prices swing higher
Mon  Jan 22 2018 01:32PM
Just as NFL playoff predictions can be wildly off (sorry, Falcons and Steelers fans), so can projections about gasoline prices. The average price for a gallon of unleaded regular in … Find out how to read more online.
City, county team up for wildlife corridor
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:42PM
NORTH PORT — The Sarasota County School Board could help North Port protect some land — and animals in the process. The two entities used the annual Convocation of Governments … Find out how to read more online.
Workshop takes aim at sexual harassment
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:00AM
SARASOTA — The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will host a complimentary legal workshop Jan. 30 dealing with prevention of sexual harassment in the work place. The free workshop is open … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County district to discuss charter schools
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:18PM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board will meet Tuesday for its monthly work session and meeting, reviewing policies, including Policy 3.90, which deals with charter schools. At the start … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
Forecast: Cold front for Wednesday
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
National Weather Service forecasts show another cold front for the week, but Southwest Florida residents can keep their plants uncovered and outside as low temperatures are not expected to repeat … Find out how to read more online.
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Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
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Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
‘Victimized twice’
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:44PM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
Alleged mall robbery caught on tape
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — New surveillance video appears to show two women stealing from a local Victoria’s Secret, with thieves targeting the Port Charlotte Town Center store three times this month. … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda West ‘Jersey Girls’ becomes a new, fun club
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
ROTONDA WEST — The newly formed Jersey Girls Club held a potluck dinner Jan. 12 at the Rotonda West Community Center. The group’s motto is “We Just Wanna Have Fun!” … Find out how to read more online.
CARE Ball an event with history, relevance
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
It might seem odd to hold a social event in high regard. Fundraisers and balls come along regularly. They all support a worthy cause. Some stay for a while, some … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • John David Borland of Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, and Kathy Lynne Borland of Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio • Wyatt Dylan Shackelford of Punta Gorda, and Jaimie Lynne … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff budgets
Thu  Jan 18 2018 08:30AM
Equipped with a $65 million budget, representing a 6.7 percent increase from last fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Prummell is going into 2018 with plans to stay a step ahead of Charlotte County’s expected … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in arson cases
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Venice police have arrested a person they questioned early on related to three vehicle fires in the Seaboard area — two fires on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s … Find out how to read more online.
Job market hot across region
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:15PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — The jobless rate fell to pre-recession lows across the region last month, finishing out a year that consistently saw rising employment. “We’re in the hottest job market … Find out how to read more online.
Move Over Florida:
Tue  Jan 23 2018 01:00AM
Lt. Greg Bueno knows first-hand the dangers of doing his job along a bustling highway. “We all have individual stories, sharing near-misses or unfortunate events,” said Bueno of the Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Lewis officially becomes county administrator
Mon  Jan 22 2018 01:44PM
VENICE — Besides three Sarasota County commissioners who live in or near South Sarasota County, residents of this area now have their strongest voice yet at the helm of county … Find out how to read more online.
Law enforcement using life-saving Narcan in drug epidemic
Mon  Jan 22 2018 01:42PM
First it was Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputies, and now Florida Highway Patrol troopers are using Narcan to save lives and fight the ongoing opioid epidemic. Naloxone, the life-saving drug commonly … Find out how to read more online.
Troopers to carry Narcan
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:48PM
The Florida Highway Patrol is now issuing Narcan to troopers in an effort to save lives and fight the ongoing opioid epidemic. Naloxone, the life-saving drug commonly known by its … Find out how to read more online.
Local sheriffs stand by new ICE partnership
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:34PM
A man from El Salvador who Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight has repeatedly said should be deported was instead released Thursday back into the community. The release happened a day … Find out how to read more online.
Businesses remain open during remodeling
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:26PM
NORTH PORT — While the city is a young town, some of the oldest buildings in North Port are getting an update. Four developments in North Port are participating in … Find out how to read more online.
Literacy nonprofit expands
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:16PM
NORTH PORT — Svitlana Cherkashyna had been taking literacy classes in Brooklyn, New York for 10 years before trying it out in North Port. Within a few months, it all … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
Juveniles caught sending nude photos or videos electronically in Charlotte County will now face consequences, due to a new sexting citation put in place by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
Juveniles caught sending nude photos or videos electronically in Charlotte County will now face consequences, due to a new sexting citation put in place by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Unique circus comes to Englewood
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Under the beige boutique-style tent at Pioneer Park at 349 W. Dearborn St. in Englewood, circus-goers will find a princess dangling from her hair, a man spinning wildly inside of … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte, Sarasota officials to address interlocal agreement
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Board members of the two local Metropolitan Planning Organizations have a bit of housekeeping to do when they gather for a joint meeting Monday in Venice. Last … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:32PM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Jan. 14: Round 1: 1-Barbara Carroll, Bill Kirkaldy; 2-Dave Heder, Henry Tropea; 3-Kim Smith, C.W. Clark. Round 2: 1-George Stern, III, Kim … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM

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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State money key to Venice shelter
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:43PM
If Venice officials were hoping to hear the Sarasota County School Board had an idea for a Venice-area hurricane shelter next season, those hopes were dashed Friday. The topic took … Find out how to read more online.
World-class circus features Englewood performers
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:07PM
ENGLEWOOD — By only using his feet, Fabio Anastasini flipped his brother Giuliano around 32 times in just 30 seconds. Judges counted as Giuliano was sent 360 degrees into the … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota to seek info on bus service
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:14PM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County commissioners are willing to learn about the alternatives. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously agreed they wanted to hear about the alternatives in providing transit services and achieve … Find out how to read more online.


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