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She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
Forecast: Cold front for Wednesday
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
National Weather Service forecasts show another cold front for the week, but Southwest Florida residents can keep their plants uncovered and outside as low temperatures are not expected to repeat … Find out how to read more online.
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Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
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Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
‘Victimized twice’
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:44PM
When Jim Jones had a set of golf clubs stolen out of his car, he ended up finding them at a pawnshop and doling out $150 — after already having … Find out how to read more online.
Alleged mall robbery caught on tape
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — New surveillance video appears to show two women stealing from a local Victoria’s Secret, with thieves targeting the Port Charlotte Town Center store three times this month. … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda West ‘Jersey Girls’ becomes a new, fun club
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
ROTONDA WEST — The newly formed Jersey Girls Club held a potluck dinner Jan. 12 at the Rotonda West Community Center. The group’s motto is “We Just Wanna Have Fun!” … Find out how to read more online.
CARE Ball an event with history, relevance
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
It might seem odd to hold a social event in high regard. Fundraisers and balls come along regularly. They all support a worthy cause. Some stay for a while, some … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • John David Borland of Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, and Kathy Lynne Borland of Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio • Wyatt Dylan Shackelford of Punta Gorda, and Jaimie Lynne … Find out how to read more online.
Lifelong learning
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Gene McCoy is the oldest student enrolled at Suncoast Technical College in North Port. McCoy, 76, decided to enroll in the culinary program to complete a bucket list dream he … Find out how to read more online.
Arrest made in arson cases
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Venice police have arrested a person they questioned early on related to three vehicle fires in the Seaboard area — two fires on Christmas Day, and one on New Year’s … Find out how to read more online.
Job market hot across region
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:15PM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — The jobless rate fell to pre-recession lows across the region last month, finishing out a year that consistently saw rising employment. “We’re in the hottest job market … Find out how to read more online.
Officials review new hurricane shelter plans
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — After assessing Hurricane Irma’s damage, the debris recovery and injuries, all focus is on the future hurricane shelters. The North Port city commissioners met with Sarasota County … Find out how to read more online.
Safety of schools priority at convocation
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — School safety, especially in the form of more resource officers, was a focus of city and county officials Friday. But, the topic was just one addressed at … Find out how to read more online.
North Port soccer seniors honored
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
The North Port High School boys soccer seniors were honored on Friday, Jan. 12 before the match against Charlotte High School. The Bobcats defeated the Tarpons that night 2-1. The team … Find out how to read more online.
Man gets life on cocaine trafficking charges
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
A man convicted of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and attempted trafficking in cocaine was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. The jury trial lasted three days in November at … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
Speedpainter Lance Brown The Englewood United Methodist Church 10th Annual Music Ministry Concert Series presents speed painter Lance Brown on at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Sanctuary, 700 E. Dearborn … Find out how to read more online.
Storm boys soccer team crushes Venice Lions
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood SKY Middle School’s Storm boy soccer team opened its season in a superb way Tuesday, rolling over the Venice Christian School Lions 10-1 in a non-league … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
Juveniles caught sending nude photos or videos electronically in Charlotte County will now face consequences, due to a new sexting citation put in place by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
Juveniles caught sending nude photos or videos electronically in Charlotte County will now face consequences, due to a new sexting citation put in place by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:50AM
A couple years ago, Ann DeVore gave a check for $100 to someone raising money to beautify Parkside. She badly wants the Port Charlotte neighborhood — which sits between Midway … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Unique circus comes to Englewood
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
Under the beige boutique-style tent at Pioneer Park at 349 W. Dearborn St. in Englewood, circus-goers will find a princess dangling from her hair, a man spinning wildly inside of … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte, Sarasota officials to address interlocal agreement
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Board members of the two local Metropolitan Planning Organizations have a bit of housekeeping to do when they gather for a joint meeting Monday in Venice. Last … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic fatalities down
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:32PM
Despite increases in traffic accidents, traffic fatalities decreased in 2017 for both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties, according to preliminary data from Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System. In Charlotte County, fatalities … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Jan. 14: Round 1: 1-Barbara Carroll, Bill Kirkaldy; 2-Dave Heder, Henry Tropea; 3-Kim Smith, C.W. Clark. Round 2: 1-George Stern, III, Kim … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Jan 21 2018 08:30AM

Contact for birthdays

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, …

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State money key to Venice shelter
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
If Venice officials were hoping to hear the Sarasota County School Board had an idea for a Venice-area hurricane shelter next season, those hopes were dashed Friday. The topic took … Find out how to read more online.
World-class circus features Englewood performers
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:07PM
ENGLEWOOD — By only using his feet, Fabio Anastasini flipped his brother Giuliano around 32 times in just 30 seconds. Judges counted as Giuliano was sent 360 degrees into the … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota to seek info on bus service
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:24PM
SARASOTA — Sarasota County commissioners are willing to learn about the alternatives. On Tuesday, commissioners unanimously agreed they wanted to hear about the alternatives in providing transit services and achieve … Find out how to read more online.
City asks for funding help with pool
Sun  Jan 21 2018 01:20PM
NORTH PORT — An aquatic center is on its way to North Port, but officials are trying to get by with a little help from their friends when it comes … Find out how to read more online.
New novel references North Port landmark
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port residents Carol Lazzeri and Cheryl Doyle called upon a local sculpture to inspire their recently released novel, “Inn of Three Graces.” Sculptor Sophie Johnstone was … Find out how to read more online.
Rotonda West Woman’s Club gives back to community
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
The Rotonda West Woman’s Club celebrated the season with its Annual Holiday Tea, held Dec. 16 at the Rotonda Hills Golf & Country Club. By all accounts, the event was … Find out how to read more online.
Ainger Cougars hold off Port Charlotte Terriers
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — It didn’t come easy, but the L.A. Ainger Middle School girls volleyball team completed a season sweep of Port Charlotte with a tight 25-21, 26-28, 18-16 victory … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests: • Yestel Jhoan Guerrero Mata, 19, of Sarasota. Charges: failure of defendant on bail to appear on misdemeanor, failure of defendant … Find out how to read more online.
Junior Mantas find going rough
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — It was a tough weekend for the Lemon Bay Junior Mantas boys eighth-grade basketball team. The Junior Mantas won one of four games against strong competition. On Jan. … Find out how to read more online.
LBHS JV girls soccer finishes season
Sat  Jan 20 2018 08:30AM
The Lemon Bay High School junior varsity Lady Mantas soccer team played their final home game of the season Tuesday. The girls played host to DeSoto. They held a 1-0 … Find out how to read more online.


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