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Can you pass a citizenship test? Learning Civics beyond the classroom
Tue  Mar 21 2017 03:10PM
Many Americans of a certain age can recall singing along to “Schoolhouse Rock!” and learning a little about government between cartoon shows. Others can recall days spent learning about civics … Find out how to read more online.
Something’s brewing at Off The Wagon
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
SOUTH VENICE — There’s nothing like it in Venice. There’s nothing like it in any neighboring town, for that matter. Sure, there are indie brewpubs in Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Symphony ends season on a high note
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
The Charlotte Symphony orchestra ended its season Sunday evening at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda the same way it began in November, with a cheering, shouting audience … Find out how to read more online.
Phantoms of the Orchestra Mad Hatter Sunday brunch
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
On Sunday, March 12, The Phantoms of the Orchestra sponsored a “Mad Hatter” Sunday brunch at the Twin Isles Country Club, Madrid Road, Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
1 altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia gov’s race
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:26PM
Facebook headline on a news story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. And it’s not the first time politicians or their allies have changed … read more.

Trump signs bill authorizing NASA funding, Mars exploration
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:26PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Tuesday that updates NASA’s mission to add exploration of Mars and authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the U.S. space agency for the current budget year. It’s the first … read more.

French Bulldog Is West Palm Beach’s Most Popular Breed
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:26PM
NEW YORK, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, the French Bulldog took West Palm Beach’s top spot in the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) 2016 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S. The French Bulldog was … read more.

Son, 18, accused of beating, stabbing mother on her birthday
Tue  Mar 21 2017 08:23PM
RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man told investigators he’d been thinking for a long time about killing his mother and finally decided to go through with it on Monday, her 39th birthday. Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputies arrested Joshua Leon … read more.

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Coronado Drive to close for construction
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
On March 29, Coronado Drive in Punta Gorda will be closed while Florida Power & Light contract crews install a new concrete pole. Coronado will be closed from West Marion Avenue to the entrance of the Dolphin Club community between … Find out how to read more online.

Crime rate up 4 percent in Charlotte
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
The crime rate in Charlotte County increased in 2016 by 4.6 percent, according to data released Tuesday by the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. The total index crimes in the county, which include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and … Find out how to read more online.

Attorney charged with DUI
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
A local attorney was charged with a DUI and leaving the scene of a crash on Sunday. William Kevin Russell, 65, of Port Charlotte, was driving a 1998 Honda Accord south on U.S. 41 around 9:57 p.m., the Florida Highway … Find out how to read more online.

Former officer to appeal termination
Wed  Mar 22 2017 08:30AM
Former officer Lee Coel will appeal his termination from the Punta Gorda Police Department, despite a pending manslaughter charge. The city released a letter from his attorney on Tuesday, dated March 16. The letter is from James F. Brantley, of … Find out how to read more online.

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