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Not-so-living history
Tue  Oct 13 2015 05:19PM
(Editor’s note: Christy is working on an exciting project you will be hearing about soon. Here is a Live like a Tourist column from last year to get you in … Find out how to read more online.
Busy in Chamber Land
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:52PM
T oday is Networking at Noon at Laishley Crab House. Since time is limited, please call our Port Charlotte office at 941-627-2222 to see if there’s still room for the … Find out how to read more online.
Thinking pink at the post office
Tue  Oct 13 2015 05:19PM
The clerks at the Punta Gorda Post Office always have a smile and friendly conversation for the customers who come to their counters. But in October, they cheerfully add a … Find out how to read more online.
Jury seated in rape trial
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:52PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Six jurors and one alternate — five women and two men — were selected Monday at the Sarasota County Justice Center for the trial this week of … Find out how to read more online.
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Pumpkins available for Halloween but maybe not Thanksgiving
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:06PM
NEOGA, Ill. (AP) — There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country’s top pumpkin-producing state. … read more.

IS advances near Syria’s Aleppo despite Russian strikes
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
By ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants captured a string of villages near Aleppo on Friday in a lightning attack that brought them closer to the prized city in northern Syria, despite a … read more.

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. … read more.

Hungarian president warns about migration’s security aspect
Fri  Oct 9 2015 11:04PM
BALATONFURED, Hungary (AP) — Solidarity with refugees escaping war must not overshadow concerns about human trafficking and the threat from extremists, Hungary’s president said Friday. While “the humanitarian aspects are very important, especially with the coming winter ... we would … read more.

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Openings in homicide trial today
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:52PM
PUNTA GORDA — For the first time in almost three years, Phillip Barr was able to trade in his tan Charlotte County Jail inmate uniform for black slacks and a light blue button-up dress shirt. The accused killer, clean-shaven and … Find out how to read more online.

Drier weather expected with cold front
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:52PM
Southwest Florida residents can expect some mostly sunny days ahead with barely any chance of rain and a light breeze, according to the forecast. Only a 10 to 20 percent chance of rain is predicted this week and no thunderstorms, … Find out how to read more online.

‘Justice for Tara’
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:52PM
PUNTA GORDA — Attorneys today will begin selecting the dozen Charlotte County residents who will decide the fate of a former septic repairman charged with killing a teenage girl who was found dead more than a decade ago. Phillip Barr, … Find out how to read more online.

The pitch-apple
Tue  Oct 13 2015 04:50PM
Some plants have names related to uses they no longer have — the pitch apple is an example. In the old days, pitch-apple “pitch” was scrapped from the seeds and used to caulk boats. The “apple” portion of the plant … Find out how to read more online.

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