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Mud run, festival get folks back to ‘Nature’
Sat  Nov 22 2014 06:34PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — At a recent get-together in Englewood, Ann Gillis resolved that it was time to try her first long-distance run ever. But, like many post-cocktail decisions, it was … Find out how to read more online.
THURSDAY is the new BLACK FRIDAY
Sat  Nov 22 2014 06:03PM
There’s no turning back for bargain hunter Melanie White. “I have shopped Black Friday every year since I was 16,” she said. “I am almost 40. I do it because … Find out how to read more online.
Englewood turkey trot to fight cancer
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — A 5K run on Thanksgiving Day will help build an appetite for a turkey dinner and aid those battling cancer. “This is a family fun run, so if … Find out how to read more online.
Block Party canceled for 2015
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Punta Gorda Block Party, one of the largest street festivals in Southwest Florida, has been canceled for 2015. Punta Gorda Days Inc., the nonprofit group that … Find out how to read more online.
Outside law firm investigates internal North Port complaint
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — North Port city officials have confirmed that an outside law firm has been hired to investigate a “hostile workplace” complaint made toward aquatics technician Rich Tirado. City … Find out how to read more online.
Schools, some parents unite on testing concerns
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Jerry Beard saw his 9-year-old son curled up on the floor a few weeks ago. “(He said) he’d rather kill himself than go back to class the … Find out how to read more online.
Sand and complaints pile up in Stump Pass
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Ken Stead alerted Charlotte County commissioners last week to deteriorating conditions in Stump Pass. “It is a serious problem,” Stead told commissioners last week. As general manager of … Find out how to read more online.
Bombs away
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
SOUTH OF PUNTA GORDA — In a desolate part of Charlotte County near the Zemel Road Landfill, temperatures lingered in the 40s Wednesday morning. But there was plenty of heat. … Find out how to read more online.
Plaza drama for Project Phoenix
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Bobbi Sue Burton is backed into a corner. The founder of Project Phoenix either can move her business and storage unit somewhere else or close her doors and … Find out how to read more online.
2015 legislative wish lists
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The county, the city of Punta Gorda and the school district are busy finalizing their legislative priorities this week, in anticipation of next year’s state legislative session, … Find out how to read more online.
School board discusses transgender policy
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA — On Tuesday, the Sarasota County School Board discussed whether or not they needed a policy specifically geared toward transgender individuals or those transitioning from one gender to another. … Find out how to read more online.
Down on the farms
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Su Young likes her lifestyle but feels it’s being threatened by a proposed residential development at the corner of Morningside Drive and Pine Street. Like other Morningside residents, … Find out how to read more online.
Orchestra ‘strings’ new season along
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra opened its 2014-15 season before a sold-out, standing, cheering audience Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. It was the debut of … Find out how to read more online.
Enjoy a free guided walk
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
I usually worry about 18-legged, venom-oozing snakes that have so many large, blood-dripping fangs they would be called alli-conda-monsters. This is what I picture every time I hear the rustling … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County reaches water deal
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Charlotte County ratepayers will benefit from a resolution reached Monday between the county and its water provider. Charlotte County and the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply … Find out how to read more online.
Family still searching for answers after son’s death
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Ronnie Knight doesn’t have closure. His son Jason has been dead a year and nine months, following a fateful night in 2013 when he went on a … Find out how to read more online.
Access Able owner paid with thanks
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — The 38-year-old paraplegic has learned to do things for himself, learning and coping with his disability as best he can. But there was a problem he could … Find out how to read more online.
Prepare for cooler weather, thunderstorms
Mon  Nov 17 2014 08:30AM
Residents may want to bundle up and stay inside once a stronger cold front hits the area. The cold front that is moving through is stronger than the one that … Find out how to read more online.
‘Small Business Saturday’ promotes shop-local culture
Sat  Nov 22 2014 06:03PM
Small-business owners agree that creativity and inspiration are two ingredients that set local businesses apart from their larger, corporate competitors. “There are a lot of creative things going on locally,” … Find out how to read more online.
Big raise for airport chief
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — It was perhaps the longest discussion the Charlotte County Airport Authority has had in years. But when it was all said and done, authority commissioners agreed Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Inmate injured in prison transport crash
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Martina Tatarcyk was horrified when she got a call saying her son was in surgery following a crash on Interstate 4 while being transported from prison back to … Find out how to read more online.
Herald-Tribune newspaper sold again
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media, said Thursday that it had acquired “substantially all of the assets” of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the other newspapers in … Find out how to read more online.
Public Works inspects South Gulf Cove roads
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — Max Circle, a small cul-de-sac in South Gulf Cove in western Charlotte County, is surrounded by undeveloped properties and sees no traffic. Weeds grow between many … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Man made porn of friend’s son, 12
Fri  Nov 21 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A local man is accused of having sexual contact with a 12-year-old boy, and taking pornographic pictures of him while his mother was in jail, according to … Find out how to read more online.
Hire pending for new SCAT chief
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Rocky A. Burke of Lexington, Ky., has been offered the position as the new director of Sarasota County Area Transit. Burke, 59, has more than 15 years … Find out how to read more online.
Groups keep the ‘giving’ in Thanksgiving
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Pat Knox is already giving thanks for Thanksgiving. “Right now, we’ve been blessed, blessed,” Knox said. Donations from the Lemon Bay Sunrise and Englewood rotaries, the Englewood Lions … Find out how to read more online.
Temperatures dip to coldest of the year
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
The Sunshine State is known for its largely year-round seasonal temperatures, beaches and casual dressing in flip-flops, but the cold wave that’s hit the rest of the country is causing … Find out how to read more online.
FPL issue leaves courthouse in the dark
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte County Justice Center was different Tuesday afternoon. It was dark, the computers were off, and an unusual amount of people were using stairs in the … Find out how to read more online.
Unlicensed contractors ‘stung’
Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — The Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a special operation that targeted unlicensed contractors resulted in 20 arrests. Among them was North Port resident Eric Larson, 48, of the … Find out how to read more online.
Pie Lady’s confections take the cake
Sat  Nov 22 2014 08:30AM
Alice White calls herself the Pie Lady, and with good reason. White, who lives in North Port and is a teacher at Vineland Elementary School in Rotonda West, is on … Find out how to read more online.

Wed  Nov 19 2014 08:30AM
CORRECTION Tommy D’Aprile is manager of Access Able Mobility Products, which is owned by his parents, Tom D’Aprile Sr. and his wife, Deloris. An incorrect title was used in a … Find out how to read more online.
Advocate for mental health dies
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
Framed in Dr. Gerald Ross’ small office at Beacon Clinic in Port Charlotte is an excerpt of a speech given by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1910 that reads: “It is … Find out how to read more online.
Sarasota Memorial unveils new surgical robot
Tue  Nov 18 2014 06:35PM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A two-foot incision? Or two inches? Surgeons who performed esophagectomies using their hands would always have to rely on the former method, an incredibly invasive technique that … Find out how to read more online.
Social media danger zone
Sun  Nov 16 2014 08:30AM
When two young Port Charlotte women drove to the Miami area recently, they met up with a couple of men they had been talking to online. Those men have been … Find out how to read more online.
Traveling from N.Y. to Venice — on bikes
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
Most people would consider a bicycle ride to be long if the length was more than 20 miles. After the amount of time it takes to ride that distance, a … Find out how to read more online.
Venice considers downtown parking garage
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Recently, there has been some general discussion within the city of Venice about the possibility of constructing a parking garage there, primarily as a solution to handling … Find out how to read more online.
Local nurse returns from Ukraine
Tue  Nov 18 2014 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — During a recent visit to her native Ukraine, Alena Christian wanted to aid her countrymen in any way possible in their fight against Russia. Because she is … Find out how to read more online.
LBHS grad helps to save three friends’ lives
Mon  Nov 17 2014 11:32AM
ENGLEWOOD — Over the car radio, Lance Cpl. Taylor Reilly heard his friend’s car get hit by a truck with no lights on. He jumped out of the vehicle and … Find out how to read more online.