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Clues to area’s Native American history found in ‘Garbage’
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:30AM
They powered their canoes swiftly and mightily, their skin glistening with the water’s spray. Their muscles alternately flexed and relaxed as they paddled. There was no time to spare if … Find out how to read more online.
Airman and his guard dog took on enemy in Vietnam
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:30AM
Airman 2nd Class John Langley was a member of the 377th Security Police (K-9) when he arrived at Tan Son Nhut Air Force Base outside Saigon South Vietnam in 1967. … Find out how to read more online.
Lewis receives pay bump
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — With a new title slightly three weeks away, Assistant Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis will also be receiving a pay raise. During its meeting Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously … Find out how to read more online.
Lewis receives pay bump
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — With a new title slightly three weeks away, Assistant Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis will also be receiving a pay raise. During its meeting Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
AARP Charlotte Chapter 80 The AARP Charlotte Chapter 80 meets meets on the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. at the Royal Palm Retirement Center, 2500 Aaron St., Port … Find out how to read more online.
Waterfest world championship racing ends today
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
The announcer told the crowd to go to the water with their beverage and get ready for the fastest race boats in the Offshore Powerboat Association world championship here at … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM

THANKSGIVING Closures

In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, all Charlotte County government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices, along with the county and circuit courts, will be closed …

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Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: • State Road 776, from Gasparilla Road to Beach Road, … Find out how to read more online.
Lewis receives pay bump
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
SARASOTA — With a new title slightly three weeks away, Assistant Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis will also be receiving a pay raise. During its meeting Tuesday, county commissioners unanimously … Find out how to read more online.
SR 776 Corridor plan advances to Sarasota County Commission
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
VENICE — The Sarasota County planning commission gave the revised State Road 776 Corridor Plan a thumbs up for consideration by the county commission Thursday evening. After 90 minutes of … Find out how to read more online.
Strip club owner gets into stripper poles, billboards and beyond
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
When Kipp Whaley isn’t overseeing his bikini bar or gentlemens club, he is usually tinkering in his workshop next door. Charlotte County’s only nude strip club owner has branched out … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners Nov. 12: Round 1: 1-Nancy Heder, Kim Toney; 2-Pam Kirkaldy, Henry Tropea; 3-Dave Heder, Dale McDaniel. American Legion Post 110 • Bridge … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM

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, along with …

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Police seeking information on shooting
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:48AM
NORTH PORT — Police are asking North Port residents who may have information about a Thursday night shooting to come forward. Officials are still investigating the shooting that happened around … Find out how to read more online.
Former FEMA director to review county’s response to Irma
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:46AM
SARASOTA — Hurricane Irma posed an interesting challenge to counties across the state of Florida when it arrived in September. When Irma made landfall, it covered much of the state … Find out how to read more online.
Poker Run to help Young Marines
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:44AM
NORTH PORT — The fourth annual Poker Run to benefit Imagine School at North Port’s Young Marines will be Sunday. Motorcyclists will begin the ride in Port Charlotte, before heading … Find out how to read more online.
Guitar World’s ‘Fastest Guitarist’ puts on clinic in North Port
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:42AM
NORTH PORT — Voted “Fastest Guitarist of All Time” by Guitar World magazine readers, Michael Angelo Batio showcased his methods in a clinic recently at the Rock Box Music School. … Find out how to read more online.
Friends, fashion and cruise prizes
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:42AM
The Friends of the North Port Library recently hosted a fashion show luncheon and silent/chance auction at Plantation Golf and Country Club. It was called “Cruise into Fashion” and featured … Find out how to read more online.
Wrestling team holding car wash
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:42AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port High School wrestling team will hold a fundraising car wash from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. today at the North Port office of Charlotte State … Find out how to read more online.
Friends mourn teen
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
About 100 people came to light Chinese lanterns on Dorchester Street Thursday night, where 13-year-old Dylan Rose was struck by a car while riding his bike the night before. After … Find out how to read more online.
Clues to area’s Native American history found in ‘Garbage’
Mon  Nov 20 2017 08:30AM
They powered their canoes swiftly and mightily, their skin glistening with the water’s spray. Their muscles alternately flexed and relaxed as they paddled. There was no time to spare if … Find out how to read more online.
Local monopoly on nudity
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Self-proclaimed workaholic Kipp Whaley is at his gentlemens club almost every night. He compares himself to a drill sergeant making sure rules are followed by his staff and customers. After … Find out how to read more online.
Local monopoly on nudity
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Self-proclaimed workaholic Kipp Whaley is at his gentlemens club almost every night. He compares himself to a drill sergeant making sure rules are followed by his staff and customers. After … Find out how to read more online.
Local monopoly on nudity
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Self-proclaimed workaholic Kipp Whaley is at his gentlemens club almost every night. He compares himself to a drill sergeant making sure rules are followed by his staff and customers. After … Find out how to read more online.
Free festival highlights natural environment
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — At Saturday’s Charlotte Harbor Nature Festival, Nate Barron wanted to educate and fascinate his two girls on the wonderful wilds of Southwest Florida. Actually, the expedition was … Find out how to read more online.
Free Thanksgiving Dinners
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
• Sonrise Baptist Church is inviting those who are alone, unable to cook, etc., to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in its Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. … Find out how to read more online.
Funeral services set for 13-year-old
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Funeral services are set as the community mourns the loss of Dylan Rose, 13, who was struck from behind by a car while riding his bike Wednesday … Find out how to read more online.
Bridge results
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
BRIDGE RESULTS AT NORTH PORT SENIOR CENTER Nov. 13, 2017: North/South — 1st: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann; 2nd: Ella Richard and Sue Hummer; 3rd: Carol Schuldt and Homer Baxter. … Find out how to read more online.
One generous couple gives back
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Initially reluctant to come forward, Erik and Diane Hoffer decided to publicly declare their support to the Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF) in hopes of influencing others to step up. “I … Find out how to read more online.
‘Fall into Fun’ kicks off season at Atwater
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Atwater Elementary School hosted its fall festival recently, called “Fall into Fun” Bounce House Spirit Night. The afternoon was filled with bounce houses, pizza, treats, ice cream and children. … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Nov 19 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Marlin Maurice Meyette of Punta Gorda, and Shirley Ann Robinson of Punta Gorda • Thien Cong Huynh Truong of Punta Gorda, and Thi Minh Phan … Find out how to read more online.
Toys for Tots anticipates more needs this year
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:30AM
With Christmas 37 days away, Toys for Tots anticipates more families in need and potentially fewer donations for children. Toys for Tots is a 70-year-old tradition started by the Marine … Find out how to read more online.
Friends mourn bicyclist, 13, killed in crash
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:50AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — About 100 people came to light Chinese lanterns on Dorchester Street on Thursday night, where 13-year-old Dylan Rose was struck by a car while riding his bike … Find out how to read more online.
Irma pushes overtime for city departments
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:48AM
NORTH PORT — Every year, the city’s department heads guess how many hours their employees will work, and how many of those may be overtime. The result can end in … Find out how to read more online.
Area jobless rate dips down, again
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:44AM
An abundance of available jobs is providing workers multiple employment options, further driving down the region’s jobless rate. The month-to-month unemployment rate in both Sarasota and DeSoto counties also edged … Find out how to read more online.
Lamarque Elementary celebrates Thanksgiving early
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:44AM
NORTH PORT — Parents of students in Rachel Chagnon’s and Mary Pedro’s class were treated to a Thanksgiving Storybook Play on Thursday. The Lamarque Elementary first- and second-graders performed a … Find out how to read more online.
Endangered monkey finds home in Venice
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:42AM
SOUTH VENICE — He walks with a monkey on his shoulder, it chirps as it wanders around his neck. Charles Hintzpeter is with his cotton-top tamarin, Einstein. Cotton-tops are among … Find out how to read more online.
North Port athletes honored
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:42AM
North Port High School recently held the fall sports award ceremony at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday. Students who participated in fall sports, including football, cross-country, golf, swimming, cheer … Find out how to read more online.
Crafters Fur Canines adoption event, fundraiser today
Sat  Nov 18 2017 08:44AM
NORTH PORT — An event today will seek to raise funds for Rescue Garage and dog adoptions. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2000 … Find out how to read more online.
Failure to treat
Fri  Nov 17 2017 08:30AM
Editor’s note — This story was reported after a joint investigation between the Sun Newspapers and WINK News. When Rob Tigro came into the medical wing of the jail on … Find out how to read more online.


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