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Woman charged with battery against APD officers
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
Renea Denise Nubin, 45, was arrested on multiple charges including battery after she reportedly attacked a woman, then began fighting and kicking at Arcadia police officers. According to APD records, … Find out how to read more online.
With sincere gratitude
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
There are not enough words to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, love and support you have extended to our family during this time of our loss. Family of … Find out how to read more online.
DeSoto County Library, your answer place, tax time help
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
DeSoto County Library is the place for finding answers. If you’ve searched for something on the internet and turned up a whole bunch of stuff but not the particular exact … Find out how to read more online.
‘Time Simply Passes’ debuts in Arcadia, film details poisoning of 7 siblings
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
“What I want you to take away from this is that local officials need to be held accountable,” said Ty Flowers, the director of “Time Simply Passes,” the film he … Find out how to read more online.
DeSoto Arts Council hosts inaugural Cowboy Art Championship
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
DeSoto County will christen its new Mosaic Arena with the 90th Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo opening March 8. To coincide with the event, and in honor of the significance of … Find out how to read more online.
Silverberg leads Mendez to big win
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Mendez has dominated play in the North Port Youth Basketball Inc.’s 12-13-year old division winter season and a big reason is the play of Sean Silverberg. Silverberg … Find out how to read more online.
Candidate kicks off commission election season
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Pete Emrich is at it again. The 55-year-old filed to run in the Seat 4 City Commission election, which will have a primary in August. He previously … Find out how to read more online.
Group celebrates, assists with PAC
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Society of the North Port Performing Arts Center goes beyond ushering and working the box office. The group sets up their own shows — to help … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Venice man trapped woman in vehicle
Wed  Feb 21 2018 12:30PM
VENICE — A Venice man was arrested after holding a woman against her will in a moving vehicle, according to Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. Christopher Gibbons, 28, 2700 block … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
The North Port Concert Band would be presenting its concert, “Give My Regards to Broadway!” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at the Performing Arts Center, off Price Boulevard. The … Find out how to read more online.
A night of
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
The Divas, a group of local businesswomen and community leaders, presented Victorian Elegance: A Gothic Fantasy masquerade ball Saturday at Jacaranda West Country Club in Venice, to benefit the Gene … Find out how to read more online.
South Gulf Cove wants new lock
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — A downed power line, not a mechanical failure, short-circuited South Gulf Cove boaters’ access to Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico. The lock was back online … Find out how to read more online.
Advocate group learns about new initiatives to manage homelessness
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
Homeless people in Sarasota County will have some options to help with mental health and rehousing obstacles in the near future. Wayne Applebee, Sarasota County Homeless Services director, explained several … Find out how to read more online.
Knights finish flag football season undefeated
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The UCF Knights finished the regular season undefeated in Under Armour Englewood flag football upper division play with an exciting 49-18 victory over the Bulls Friday night at … Find out how to read more online.
Leadership DeSoto Class IX
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
Friends, the community, family and members of Leadership DeSoto (class) IX enjoyed a Vintage Vegas benefit on Friday at McSwain Park in Arcadia. Proceeds from auctions, tickets, photos and food … Find out how to read more online.
Meet Tara Poulton, BOCC’s special projects director
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
Tara Poulton is the new DeSoto County BOCC Special Projects director. She reports to Administrator Mandy Hines. A University of South Florida grad and Sarasota County native, Poulton is a … Find out how to read more online.
Dental students bite down on the competition
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
South Florida State College students showed off their knowledge of dental hygiene during the It’s Hygienic competition on Feb. 3. SFSC’s Blue team, the Molar Bears, came in first place … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Woodcarvers, a buzz at Trinity Methodist
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
I was surprised to see 50 or 60 men and women in the Trinity Methodist Church lunch room when I arrived to cover a story about the Peace River Woodcarvers. … Find out how to read more online.
Arcadia Garden Club speaker explains bromeliads as epiphytes
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
The Arcadia Garden Club met Feb. 5, with 20 members attending. John Reynolds was recognized for his birthday and Linda and Jim Dill were congratulated for their anniversary. Members were … Find out how to read more online.
DeSoto Senior FFA connects
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
DeSoto Senior FFA Chapter on Jan. 23 hosted a multi-state connection with the Pendleton, South Carolina, FFA Chapter at Arcadia Stockyards. During the visit, FFA youth talked about their various … Find out how to read more online.
Dave Bremer new DCHS principal, fresh challenges ahead
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
Dave Bremer is the new principal at DeSoto County High School. He replaces Ismael Villafane, who has been assigned to the Student Services Department. The Arcadian asked Bremer, a lifelong … Find out how to read more online.
Our students deserve better
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
Feb. 14, 2018, started as a typical Valentine’s Day in the school district of DeSoto. Flowers and candy for students flowed into our schools for distribution later in the day. … Find out how to read more online.
Overcrowding rules adopted, health concerns and complaints cited
Wed  Feb 21 2018 03:22PM
It’s an old problem that Arcadia officials tackled at Tuesday’s city council meeting. Ordinances 1030-1031 respond to regular complaints and real health concerns that too many unrelated people pile into … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota County School Board discusses achievement gap
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board workshop Tuesday provided an update on the achievement gap, retaining minority teachers and a look at iReady data. Supervisor of Pupil Support Services … Find out how to read more online.
Senior Center holds annual tea
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
The North Port Senior Center recently held its annual Tea Party. Participants were able to take in a traditional tea as well as enter raffles and contests for best hats … Find out how to read more online.
Road-E-O set for Saturday
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The annual North Port Public Works “Road-E-O” kicks off this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Administration Building, 1100 N. Chamberlain Blvd. … Find out how to read more online.
One team undefeated in Little League
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The Yankees are the only remaining undefeated team in the North Port Little League’s major division after their come-from-behind 5-4 victory over the Tigers on Saturday at … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat for Humanity volunteer doesn’t let age stop him
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — William Goetluck, better known as Bill, has been a staple at Habitat for Humanity for the last 19 years. Goetluck, 91, a Habitat for Humanity crew leader … Find out how to read more online.
Man attacks neighbor over mystery FedEx box
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — A North Port man was arrested after pushing two men down in an attempt to retrieve a package possibly filled with drugs, according to North Port Police … Find out how to read more online.
West Villages Invitational held
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
The first West Villages Golf Invitational, presented by the Atlanta Braves, was held Feb. 16 at Plantation Golf and Country Club, with proceeds of the event benefiting Southeastern Guide Dogs. … Find out how to read more online.
Luncheon with a Purpose
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
P.E.O. Chapter HH of Englewood held its 15th Annual Fat Tuesday luncheon Feb. 13 at Community Presbyterian Church, 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood. More than 150 attendees filled the hall … Find out how to read more online.
Hermitage to present composer’s work in concert
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
T he Hermitage Artist Retreat will present a free community program about the music of composer and artist-in-residence Alexandra du Bois on Friday beginning at 4:30 pm. The presentation, taking … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda American Legion gets their ducks in a row
Wed  Feb 21 2018 08:30AM
ROTONDA — Rubber ducks float around an outdoor pool at the American Legion until several lucky winners are picked. From noon to 7 p.m. on March 10, while waiting for … Find out how to read more online.


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