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Developer has the right vision to help with housing crisis
Tue  Apr 25 2017 12:45AM
I returned to the Sun office in Charlotte County nearly a year ago. My family chose to rent a nice apartment in the Toledo Blade area while we decided where … Find out how to read more online.
Slightly cooler, drier weather expected by mid-week
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:30AM
The week may start off wet for Southwest Floridians, but it will get drier after a front moves through the area on Monday, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Richard … Find out how to read more online.
Help needed to get veterans to Washington, DC
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:30AM
For 102-year-old Ervin George Yoas, a May 6 Honor Flight may be the last chance he’ll have to see Washington, D.C. For Walter Obrosky, it will be a dream come … Find out how to read more online.
Audubon Society defends environment, past & present
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
As a game warden at the turn of the 20th century, Columbus G. McLeod laid down his life to protect plumed birds in the wilds of what is now Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM

bridge winners

Bridge Winners — April 17

North Port Senior Center

North/South

1st: Helen Norris and Dave Johnson; 2nd: Donna and George Przyblek; 3rd: Marge Van Tatenhove and Cathy Saunders; …

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Kiwanis and North Port For The Children’s plan tournament
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
After a successful bunny breakfast, the Early Bird Kiwanis and North Port For The Children are planning a free fishing tournament the day before Father’s Day. … Find out how to read more online.
Upcycled art at Earth Day celebration
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Corin Bay store in Englewood held a community celebration for Earth Day. Participants were invited to paint scrap wood and check out upcycled art from local artist Dan Swails, listen … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Earth Day Sunday Festival in Englewood today
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
There will be an Earth Day Sunday Festival 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Buchans Community Park, next to the Buchans Air Field on Old Englewood Road … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day: A chance to get reacquainted
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — During Saturday’s Earth Day Extravaganza, naturalist Martha Clemente blends appreciation with education as she leads a tour through the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. For nearly two decades … Find out how to read more online.
Man injured in Englewood shooting
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a confrontation between two men which led to a shooting around 11 p.m. Friday night on the 10000 block Huntington Avenue … Find out how to read more online.
Neglected lot, crumbling seawall vexes neighbor
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Four years ago, Mike Reinhard thought he had found paradise, purchasing property on the last sliver of land extending into Alligator Bay. The upscale neighborhood was the … Find out how to read more online.
Scott: ‘Economy is on a roll’
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — With the unemployment rate plunging more than a full percentage point across the region in just the last two months, tourist season has brought a renewed sense … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
North Port, Sarasota County declare ban on burning
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
A countywide recreational burn ban was issued Friday due to the dry weather conditions and an increased chance of wildfires. Sarasota County Fire Chief Michael Regnier ordered the ban on … Find out how to read more online.
Push on for River Road funding
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
VENICE — With time running out on the 2017 session of the Florida Legislature, the push is on to keep River Road as a priority for state funding. Wednesday, Sarasota … Find out how to read more online.
House votes to repeal Certificate of Need for hospitals
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A health care advocate says a vote in the Florida House of Representatives to repeal the Certificate of Need for hospitals was a long time coming. Sam … Find out how to read more online.
Grandfather to accompany Lemon Bay senior to prom
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Ernest Bowles Sr. has never been able to say no to his granddaughter, Catheryn. So when she asked him to prom, he knew he’d be going. For her … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda Police officer’s employment still in limbo
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
Attorneys working on behalf of the Police Benevolent Association attempted to appeal the termination of former Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel’s employment on Thursday morning. After seven months on … Find out how to read more online.
Woman arrested on 26 drug charges
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Florida Highway Patrol arrested a woman on 26 drug charges on Thursday. Leah Rebekah Garrow, 42, of North Fort Myers, was pulled over by a trooper … Find out how to read more online.
Remembering the Holocaust
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:30AM
The Holocaust turned Max and Anita Weisglass into adults before they could enjoy being children. “I had no toys, no childhood at all,” said Max Weisglass, of Punta Gorda. He … Find out how to read more online.
Demolition was his specialty in WWII
Mon  Apr 24 2017 08:30AM
By the time John Kohout, now of Port Charlotte, graduated from jump school at Fort Benning, Georgia, V-E Day had come and gone. Since the Germans had already surrendered, he … Find out how to read more online.
Affordable: A dirty word in housing
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — What’s in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to housing intended for moderate income residents. Affordable, workforce or low-cost — all are used interchangeably to … Find out how to read more online.
North Port looks into more dog-friendly parks, walkable trails
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — More of the community may be able to enjoy enhanced parks and walkways soon. The North Port Parks and Recreation Advisory board met Thursday night to further … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Art Center to offer kids’ summer art camp
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port Art Center will present an opportunity this summer for kids to find their inner artist. Art Center youth director Clare Harvey said the “Funtastic Art” … Find out how to read more online.
Young North Port fishers learn to tie knots, bait hooks
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
More than 30 children attended a fishing clinic at McKibben Park in North Port to learn how to cast, knot tying, baiting the hook and taking a fish off the … Find out how to read more online.
Scouts compete at Pinewood Derby
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Scouts from Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties participated in the annual Pinewood Derby in Englewood. … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriages • Forrest Lance Quattro of Clinton Township, Mich., and Elizabeth Ann Beitel of Clinton Township, Mich. • Andrew Paul Srok of South Milwaukee, Wis., and Lauri Ann … Find out how to read more online.
Keystroke communication
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
To those struggling to find their way through the jungle of iPhone and Androids, take heart. Guides exist. They are young, smart and tech savvy, and they are willing to … Find out how to read more online.
‘Dr. Gus’ died helping others
Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Dr. Agustin Collado, better known as “Dr. Gus,” closed his eyes on Earth and opened them in heaven on Thursday. Collado was born in Manilva, in the Province of Malaga, … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 23 2017 08:30AM
Hospital CEO is leaving
Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
VENICE — Only a little more than a year after taking the reins at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, CEO John McLain is moving on. His hiring in February 2016 was … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Apr 22 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Sharon Lee Spurling, 54, homeless of Venice. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood couple celebrates quadruplet delivery
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — There was a one-in-750,000 chance Amanda Corcoran would naturally conceive quadruplets. She beat the odds. Amanda “had multiple ovulation of eggs and he (her husband Kyle) took her … Find out how to read more online.
North Port library adds new PBS Learning Corner
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Children will now be able to immerse themselves further into the PBS world with the new Library Learning Corner. The corner was unveiled Thursday and will be … Find out how to read more online.
Color/LG BlueQuestion & Answer with retiring YMCA leader Ken Modzelewski
Wed  Apr 19 2017 05:16PM
This is not your grandfather’s YMCA. And this most certainly is not his grandfather’s The Young Men’s Christian Association, which debuted June 6, 1844, in London to offer Bible study … Find out how to read more online.
Indivisible Groups protest in Punta Gorda
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
Protesters from multiple Indivisible Groups showed up at Republican Congressman Tom Rooney’s office in Punta Gorda on Thursday. Organizers said their two purposes were to press Rooney on the investigation … Find out how to read more online.
House advances bill giving power to state legislators for CRAs
Fri  Apr 21 2017 08:30AM
A modified bill to put additional limits on Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) advanced Wednesday in the House Government Accountability Committee. Local governments use CRAs to promote affordable housing, economic development, … Find out how to read more online.
Is your name a hurricane name for 2017? Check the list
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
The big, bold headline in the Aug. 13, 2004, edition of The News-Press proclaimed, “EYES ON CHARLEY.” Everyone named Charley had to be thinking, “Who, me?” The headline, obviously, referred … Find out how to read more online.


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