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Plattner Automax and Punta Gorda in standoff
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After failing to reach a settlement with the owner, the Punta Gorda City Council will likely move forward in lien foreclosure on Plattner’s Automax. The property located … Find out how to read more online.
Move Over Florida:
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
Lt. Greg Bueno knows first-hand the dangers of doing his job along a bustling highway. “We all have individual stories, sharing near-misses or unfortunate events,” said Bueno of the Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man barricades self in hospital to watch game
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Sunday after refusing to leave Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte after his discharge until he finished watching a game, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Man barricades self in hospital to watch game
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Sunday after refusing to leave Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte after his discharge until he finished watching a game, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.
Plattner Automax and Punta Gorda in standoff
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After failing to reach a settlement with the owner, the Punta Gorda City Council will likely move forward in lien foreclosure on Plattner’s Automax. The property located … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
Environmental center gets record $213K donation
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — At precisely 10:57 a.m. on March 22 of last year, Doris Button, CEO of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, was in the office when the phone rang. … Find out how to read more online.
Forecast: Cold front for Wednesday
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:43PM
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
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:14PM
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.
Cops: Man barricades self in hospital to watch game
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
A Port Charlotte man was arrested Sunday after refusing to leave Bayfront Health in Port Charlotte after his discharge until he finished watching a game, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office … Find out how to read more online.
Plattner Automax and Punta Gorda in standoff
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — After failing to reach a settlement with the owner, the Punta Gorda City Council will likely move forward in lien foreclosure on Plattner’s Automax. The property located … Find out how to read more online.
Move Over Florida:
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
Lt. Greg Bueno knows first-hand the dangers of doing his job along a bustling highway. “We all have individual stories, sharing near-misses or unfortunate events,” said Bueno of the Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Scientist: Unknown if sawfish prefer oyster reefs
Tue  Jan 23 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Contrary to prior findings, a marine scientist with the Nature Conservancy says juvenile smalltooth sawfish do use the south side of the Peace River, but it’s not … Find out how to read more online.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
Environmental center gets record $213K donation
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — At precisely 10:57 a.m. on March 22 of last year, Doris Button, CEO of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, was in the office when the phone rang. … Find out how to read more online.
She wants her dreams for Parkside to come true
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
New citation provides penalties for juvenile sexting violations
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
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.
Environmental center gets record $213K donation
Mon  Jan 22 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — At precisely 10:57 a.m. on March 22 of last year, Doris Button, CEO of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, was in the office when the phone rang. … Find out how to read more online.
Shop
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.
Shop
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
Mon  Jan 22 2018 11:25AM
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
Mon  Jan 22 2018 12:40PM
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.


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