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Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Any room at the inn?
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
The restaurants are more crowded, the roads are packed and lodging establishments are busy taking bookings for the coming months. Certainly, if you are in the tourism industry, this is … Find out how to read more online.
Boy Scout Troop 95 attends campout at Highlands Hammock
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Our troop Boy Scout Troop 95 went on a campout at Highlands Hammock in Sebring, Florida, and it was fun. We did a significant amount of cool stuff on the … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
EWD administrator ready to retire
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Roger Quick worked his way up through the ranks of the Englewood Water District. He will retire in six months, after working more than 35 years for the … Find out how to read more online.
Visions coming into focus
Sun  Dec 10 2017 03:57PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — A wide spectrum of mega-projects is changing the local landscape, promising jobs, housing, family entertainment and economic vitality. In just the last year, five huge ventures have … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Dec. 3: Round 1: 1-Kim Smith, Dave Heder; 2-Barbara Carroll, Bill Kirkaldy; 3-Nancy Heder, Dan Reed. Round 2: 1-Sammi Urankar, Dan Reed; … Find out how to read more online.
North Port Commission holds final meeting of the year
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The commissioners will meet for one final scheduled time in 2017. Their Tuesday meeting will be the final for the year and tidy up some initiatives while … Find out how to read more online.
Tax reform threatens housing funding
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
In September, the Venice City Council voted 4-2 to pledge $550,000 toward Phase II of Venetian Walk, the city’s only public housing community. The pledge was part of a funding proposal … Find out how to read more online.
Commissioners set priorities under budget problems
Sun  Dec 10 2017 03:07PM
SARASOTA — They’re words on a paper, but many of them come with a price tag. Sarasota County commissioners met in their annual retreat Friday to handle organizational details for … Find out how to read more online.
Helping people in need in Englewood
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
On Dec. 2, the Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary and about 475 other volunteers gave up their Saturday morning to drive to the Englewood SKY Academy and pack and load food … Find out how to read more online.
Drainage pipe failure makes large hole on homeowner’s property
Sun  Dec 10 2017 03:57PM
A Port Charlotte homeowner has multiple large holes on his property from a failing drainage pipe, and he says they keep getting bigger. Russel DeCico, who lives on Lomond Drive … Find out how to read more online.
The Pruyns play on — and on
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
By day, Michelle James Pruyn is the Music and Worship Arts Director at the Bay Point Methodist Church (formerly Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church), the area’s oldest church. (The church was … Find out how to read more online.
New food truck combines culture and flavors
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Naomi Medrano has created a fusion of flavors and culture through her food truck Boba Fresca. Medrano’s Boba Fresca food truck isn’t exactly a truck, but a … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Cold and dry weather forecast for the week
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Don’t put away the jackets and sweaters just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Charlotte County residents can look forward to a cool and dry week with temperatures returning … Find out how to read more online.
Sign of the times
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Hurricane Irma left more than piles of roadside debris after she blew through Charlotte and Sarasota counties with top winds of 105 mph. In her wake: Myriad shattered advertising signs … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff’s Office K9 missing
Mon  Dec 11 2017 01:00AM
Authorities are looking for a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office K9 that went missing from his kennel Saturday near the North Port/Charlotte County line. The K9, named Edo, was kenneled at … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Protest in Punta Gorda: ‘Tax plan’s a scam’
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Dozens of people protested in front of the old courthouse in Punta Gorda Friday afternoon chanting: “Tax plan’s a scam.” The protesters gathered for just under two hours through Indivisible, … Find out how to read more online.
Despite rain, locals line up for 39th annual Christmas Parade
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Most people wait anxiously for the end of parades when Santa Claus typically makes his grand entrance. Four-year-old Jackson Gilbert is not one of those people, running … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: • Warrington Boulevard in Port Charlotte • Bermont Road in Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.
Macaroni Kid Holiday Fest at Franz Ross park
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Families enjoy a holiday event with their children, which was held on Dec. 2 at Franz Ross Park in Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Cheryl Ann Hall of Leominster, Massachusetts, and Jose Alberto Diaz of Leominster, Massachusetts. • Sophie Victoria Berry of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and Daniel Lucas … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Dec 10 2017 08:30AM

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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, along …

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Sat  Dec 9 2017 01:37PM
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.
Boat goes up in blaze on Lemon Bay
Sun  Dec 10 2017 02:46PM
ENGLEWOOD — Howard and Patricia Stenzel are no strangers to Lemon Bay Park. Winter residents from Minnesota, the couple enjoys leisurely walks along the nature paths and photographing wildlife. On … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Superintendent Bowden’s accuser files complaint
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — It has been a year since about 30 teachers, staff members and administrators wore red in support of three women alleging sexual harassment by Superintendent Todd Bowden. The … Find out how to read more online.
The Hatchery incubates start-up businesses at Babcock Ranch
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Although still in its infancy, Babcock Ranch has a well-earned reputation for being on the cutting edge of technology. With a 74.5-megawatt Solar Energy Center, the town … Find out how to read more online.
EPAS rings in the season with Christmas concert
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
The Christmas spirit was very much alive and well at “A Christmas Celebration” with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra sponsored by the Englewood Performing Arts Association, on Tuesday at Englewood United … Find out how to read more online.
Together Charlotte tackles housing crisis
Sat  Dec 9 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Committed professionals, joining forces to improve the delivery of health and human services to needy citizens, will spend its first year focusing on the area’s housing crisis. … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Dec 9 2017 02:25PM
AARP Charlotte Chapter 80 The AARP Charlotte Chapter 80 meets on the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Royal Palm Retirement Center, 2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. … Find out how to read more online.


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