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Sarasota county commissioners expand the county seat
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:12PM
SARASOTA — A pending move by Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight of his administrative offices put the county at odds with a state statute, which Sarasota County Commissioners corrected Wednesday … Find out how to read more online.
GOP pushes through Steube’s gun bill despite criticism
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
State Sen. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, took aim at an NRA-backed gun bill sponsored by Sarasota Sen. Greg Steube on Wednesday during a committee meeting in Tallahassee, saying it “sends … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man stole nearly $435,000 from woman with dementia
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
NORTH PORT — A man was arrested after stealing thousands of dollars from his elderly friend who had dementia, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Officials. Robert Atwater, 65, 7400 block … Find out how to read more online.
Improvements on the way for Placida Road
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
PLACIDA — Construction crews are geared up for improvements along Placida Road from Rotonda Boulevard West to the Boca Grande Causeway. The $13.4-million construction project, paid with Charlotte County’s 1 … Find out how to read more online.
As housing supply grows, so does buyer’s market
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Charlotte County home sales rebounded last month after a disappointing, double-digit dip in January. The most impressive advance, however, may have been in condo median sales prices, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte cold case to air on ‘Dateline NBC’
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
An episode of “Dateline NBC” will feature the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Unit and the team of prosecutors who worked together to bring resolution to the 2001 murder … Find out how to read more online.
Can you pass a citizenship test? Learning Civics beyond the classroom
Tue  Mar 21 2017 03:10PM
Many Americans of a certain age can recall singing along to “Schoolhouse Rock!” and learning a little about government between cartoon shows. Others can recall days spent learning about civics … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Symphony ends season on a high note
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte Symphony orchestra ended its season Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda the same way it began in November, with a cheering, shouting audience … Find out how to read more online.
Coronado Drive to close for construction
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
On March 29, Coronado Drive in Punta Gorda will be closed while Florida Power & Light contract crews install a new concrete pole. Coronado will be closed from West Marion … Find out how to read more online.
Attorney charged with DUI
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
A local attorney was charged with a DUI and leaving the scene of a crash on Sunday. William Kevin Russell, 65, of Port Charlotte, was driving a 1998 Honda Accord … Find out how to read more online.
Man sentenced to jail for animal cruelty
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Andy Gerberich faced 45 years in prison for 61 counts related to animal cruelty. Instead, he pleaded guilty to half of the animal cruelty charges. On Monday, Gerberich, … Find out how to read more online.
Pilot had more combat time with drone than 20 years in Air Force
Mon  Mar 20 2017 08:30AM
(Editor’s note: Part 1, about Ian Milne’s earlier Air Force career, ran in last Monday’s Sun.) In 2010, 17 years after Lt. Col. Ian Milne of Burnt Store Isles retired … Find out how to read more online.
Jobs plentiful Workers, not so much
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — After the housing collapse a decade ago, construction jobs fled the area, with families and their children following suit, leaving a raft of problems in their wake. … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota, Manatee commissioners to meet
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — County commissioners will be going down the road for their afternoon meeting session Tuesday afternoon. The commissioners will conduct a joint meeting with their counterparts from Manatee County … Find out how to read more online.
‘Around the World in Eighty Minutes…Or So’
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port Symphony is preparing its next concert, “Around the World in Eighty Minutes…Or So” scheduled for 3 p.m. March 26 at the North Port Performing … Find out how to read more online.
Deputies shoot former deputy
Sun  Mar 19 2017 05:59PM
ENGLEWOOD — A Charlotte County deputy shot and injured an ex-deputy Friday during a domestic dispute. Casey Roberts, 36, a former road deputy and school resource officer assigned to Lemon … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Jason Lee Mahley of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Catherine Mantonya of Bucyrus, Ohio • … Find out how to read more online.
CTS Counseling stands for ‘Calm the Storm’
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Kim Wilcox, 58, owner and counselor of CTS Counseling, said that CTS stands for Calm Storm. “The reason that we chose that [name] is quite often we … Find out how to read more online.
Museum honors ‘Rosie the Riveters’
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
A reception honoring women who have served in the military or as “Rosie the Riveters,” was held Thursday at the Military Heritage Museum, Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda. From World War … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
There was no lack of green in Punta Gorda as St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated by all. Fishermen’s Village and The Celtic Ray were among the many places where folks … Find out how to read more online.
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Water Authority plans for increased demand
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
SARASOTA — With continued growth meaning an increased demand for water, the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority has a plan to meet that demand. Representatives of the authority … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County School Board moves to approve proposed budget
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board approved its proposed budget 4-1 late Tuesday. The 2017-18 budget will have a 4 percent increase from the 2016-17 budget of $421.9 million, … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Woman returns for children after attack
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
NORTH PORT — A man was arrested after choking and beating a woman known to him, according to North Port Police officials. Dana Robinson, 37, 3200 block of Lullaby Road, … Find out how to read more online.
Trail Boss
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” – Winston Churchill Tales have long been told about the relationship between horses and humans. Both on an … Find out how to read more online.
Chambers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, members of local Chambers of Commerce — including Charlotte, Englewood, North Port and Punta Gorda — gathered for fun in the sun to watch a Tampa … Find out how to read more online.
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Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:10PM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Melody Boykin, 56, 24500 block of Airport Road. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. • Alisa Katherine … Find out how to read more online.
Something’s brewing at Off The Wagon
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SOUTH VENICE — There’s nothing like it in Venice. There’s nothing like it in any neighboring town, for that matter. Sure, there are indie brewpubs in Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers … Find out how to read more online.
Phantoms of the Orchestra Mad Hatter Sunday brunch
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
On Sunday, March 12, The Phantoms of the Orchestra sponsored a “Mad Hatter” Sunday brunch at the Twin Isles Country Club, Madrid Road, Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
Crime rate up 4 percent in Charlotte
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
The crime rate in Charlotte County increased in 2016 by 4.6 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. The total index crimes in the county, … Find out how to read more online.
Former officer to appeal termination
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Former officer Lee Coel will appeal his termination from the Punta Gorda Police Department, despite a pending manslaughter charge. The city released a letter from his attorney on Tuesday, dated … Find out how to read more online.
Needy also feeling pinch of high rents
Mon  Mar 20 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Carmen Maria, 71, wanted to move to Florida to be closer to family. So, the Californian called a friend here to do the legwork and found Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Dry, fire weather continues as spring arrives
Mon  Mar 20 2017 08:30AM
If you’re planning to celebrate the start of spring, don’t do it with a bonfire, weather experts warn. Warm and dry weather will promote elevated risk of fire danger in … Find out how to read more online.
LOST & found
Sat  Mar 18 2017 02:01PM
For two weeks, friends of Ashley VanOrman drove around in a stolen truck with her 7-week-old infant in it, looking for a place to stay. VanOrman, 27, was pulled over … Find out how to read more online.
Religion in schools bill surfaces in Florida Senate
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
Liberal lawmakers were critical of a religious freedoms measure Tuesday, saying in a hearing the United States and Florida Constitutions safeguard these beliefs and new legislation isn’t needed. State Sen. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM

bridge winners

Bridge Winners — March 13

North Port Senior Center

Group A

North/South

1st: Martha Oliver and Rick Lamanna; 2nd: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson; 3rd: Tom O’Connell and …

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Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
Homeless Coalition hosts volunteer luncheon
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
New Day Christian Church in Port Charlotte was the site for the volunteer appreciation luncheon held Wednesday, March 8, to thank close to 150 volunteers with the Charlotte County Homeless … Find out how to read more online.

Mon  Mar 20 2017 03:41PM
The Charlotte County area has a wide range of volunteer opportunities. Contact one of the following organizations to see how you can get involved and give back to the community. … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda History Center sets fundraiser, moving day, grand opening
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
A sunset fundraising party, moving day and grand opening of the new Punta Gorda History Center have been set as it prepares to move from Sullivan Street into its new … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River art fest draws from full palette of artists
Sun  Mar 19 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Michele Czech found the perfect piece of jewelry at Saturday’s Peace River National Art Festival. An avid fisherwoman, she couldn’t resist a bronze heart-shaped pendant, fashioned from … Find out how to read more online.