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City will investigate FEMA cheating claims
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — For a second day, city Public Works employees were counseled on the ramifications of cheating on Federal Emergency Management Agency testing. No one was asked if he … Find out how to read more online.
Officials keeping eye on flooding
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Rainfall this past weekend totaled more than 8 inches in areas of the city, causing the city Public Works Department to place high water and street closure … Find out how to read more online.
Menchie’s offers yogurt with a smile
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Cookie dough, peanut butter, pistachio, pumpkin — the many flavors of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt are sure to give customers at least one reason to smile. Cocoplum Village … Find out how to read more online.
Patrons happy to be back at Springs
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Under cloudy skies, a handful of visitors swam in the “healing waters” of Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa Monday, three days after the attraction was reopened to … Find out how to read more online.
Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Monday was National Coffee Day, and the new Starbucks in North Port opened just in time for residents to celebrate. The drive-thru Starbucks opened Sunday at 5 a.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Eyster served in 254th Engineering Battalion
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
George Eyster started off driving a 2 ½-ton Army truck in the 254th Engineering Battalion attached to Gen. Omar Bradley’s 1st Army when it came ashore on Omaha Beach June … Find out how to read more online.
Area WWII veteran to be buried at Arlington
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
The late Harold Harris Sandler of Venice, a former captain in Gen. George S. Patton’s 3rd Army in Europe during World War II, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery … Find out how to read more online.
Registration underway for Tour de North Port
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — People for Trees Inc., a nonprofit native tree advocacy group, will hold its annual Tour de North Port bicycle ride Oct. 26. Themed “It’s the Green Pumpkin!” the … Find out how to read more online.
Gator derails Springs’ reopening
Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The 9 a.m. reopening of Warm Mineral Springs was delayed Saturday — by an alligator. “That’s a tradition,” laughed Jack Bobo, president of National and State Park Concessions, … Find out how to read more online.
Survivors honor those they lost
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:53PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Remembered, honored, loved. That was the theme of a Thursday night ceremony in Sarasota dedicated to those who lost their lives, often violently, as part of the … Find out how to read more online.
Cocoplum Starbucks to open Sunday
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — North Port residents will soon be able to get their coffee from Starbucks during their morning commute. This Sunday at 5 a.m., the drive-thru Starbucks at Cocoplum Village … Find out how to read more online.
Officials talk cannabis
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — “Cannabis for sale” could adorn the windows of marijuana dispensaries in North Port in the future, but city commissioners agreed at a Thursday workshop that a future … Find out how to read more online.
Voter registration deadline nears for general election
Mon  Sep 29 2014 02:34PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Residents of Sarasota County must be registered to vote by Oct. 6 to be eligible to vote in the general election on Nov. 4, according to county … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte teachers denied raises … for now
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — School Board members have decided to hold off on teacher raises for this school year, angering local educators and other district employees. “We bargained in good faith, … Find out how to read more online.
City OKs Springs deal
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — City commissioners hope to reopen Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa by Sept. 30, following their final approval Monday night to purchase Sarasota County’s share of the 81-acre property … Find out how to read more online.
Vatican archbishop to visit North Port
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Vatican archbishop will be in North Port Sunday to celebrate a Mass at San Pedro Catholic Church. Monsignor Zygmunt Zimowski, 65, from Rome, Italy, will celebrate … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Homicide witness hid in back seat
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
Charlotte County Sheriff’s investigators were able to identify a pair of homicide suspects shortly after the recent killing of Kello Bonhomme, thanks to a witness who had been hiding in … Find out how to read more online.
Housing continues momentum
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
Real estate across Southwest Florida continues to boom. According to the latest local housing reports, prices and closed sales for existing single-family homes in Charlotte and Sarasota counties continue to … Find out how to read more online.
County approves flat tax rate
Thu  Sep 25 2014 02:55PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners unanimously approved a $1 billion fiscal year 2014-2015 budget and a flat tax rate on Monday during a second and final public hearing. It was a quick … Find out how to read more online.
Swiftmud board approves lower tax rate, budget
Wed  Oct 1 2014 11:49AM
The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District this week adopted a fiscal year 2014-2015 millage rate of 0.3658 mill, 4 percent lower than the current fiscal year. … Find out how to read more online.
All Faiths: Campaign provided millions of meals
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — All Faiths Food Bank announced Tuesday that its Campaign Against Summer Hunger saw 1.5 million meals served to area residents. Setting a goal of feeding 15,000 children … Find out how to read more online.
County votes to join library project
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After talking about the project for months, the County Commission on Tuesday voted to move forward officially with an interlocal agreement with the school district to build … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota schools add more students
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sarasota County School District has released its one-month enrollment count, and the numbers show continued small gains districtwide. The district currently has 42,250 students, 644 fewer … Find out how to read more online.
Schools keep cool while saving cash
Mon  Sep 29 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Thirty-four schools in the Sarasota County School District over the last 20 years have been keeping cooler more efficiently than ever before thanks to a company called CALMAC. … Find out how to read more online.
What’s in store for Warm Mineral Springs?
Sun  Sep 28 2014 04:57PM
NORTH PORT — With the city now the sole owner of the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa, conversations again are turning to what should be done with the beleaguered 81-acre … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 28 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — Wearing a Union hat and a knowing look, Abe Coleman walks slowly through the Blanchard House Museum’s new exhibit, “Henceforth, and Forever Free: The Long Road to … Find out how to read more online.
Springs to reopen Saturday
Fri  Sep 26 2014 07:24PM
NORTH PORT — Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa will reopen to swimmers at 9 a.m. Saturday, after the city closed on the real estate transaction Friday that saw them become … Find out how to read more online.
Attorney: Springs may reopen Saturday
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Newly appointed City Attorney Mark Moriarty said during Thursday’s City Commission workshop that the Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa could reopen to swimmers as early as Saturday, … Find out how to read more online.
City taxes to increase
Sat  Sep 27 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Taxes for city residents will increase slightly for the 2014-15 fiscal year, following Thursday night’s final City Commission vote to adopt a higher millage rate of 3.5974. One … Find out how to read more online.
Snook Haven set to expand
Thu  Sep 25 2014 10:03AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners unanimously approved an expansion to Snook Haven on Wednesday, a project that will see a new boat ramp and dock constructed for public use along … Find out how to read more online.
Giving season in full swing for Toy Chest program
Fri  Sep 26 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Zulma Solero, director of the city’s Social Services Division, is getting a jump start on her Christmas shopping for the many needy children and families in North … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets 15 years for molesting girlfriends’ kids
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — A North Port man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting his former girlfriend’s children, while they were living together in 2012. Taylor Joseph … Find out how to read more online.
Nuketown Comics opens at Sun Flea Market
Thu  Sep 25 2014 08:00AM
Jerry Apgar has always been a comic book fan, so when he got fed up with driving all the way to Sarasota to buy them, he decided it would be … Find out how to read more online.
NPPD: Threatening text messages land man in jail
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — A Wauchula man faces one count of simple assault for allegedly sending threatening text messages to a woman, according to the North Port Police Department. James Carroll, … Find out how to read more online.
Church to host program on mission work, human trafficking
Wed  Sep 24 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — The Episcopal Church Women, a service-oriented Christian ministry, will host a special program addressing mission work in the Dominican Republic and the specter of human trafficking from 8:30 … Find out how to read more online.
Former North Porter directs first feature film
Mon  Sep 22 2014 08:00AM
Former North Port resident Nick Morgulis is getting the hang of this movie-making thing. Coming off a successful stint as director of photography for “The Lucky 6,” which was produced … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Brothers brawl at local eatery
Tue  Sep 23 2014 11:52AM
NORTH PORT — Two brothers got into a fistfight inside Buffalo Wings & Rings on Sunday after having a few drinks and discussing family issues, according to the North Port … Find out how to read more online.