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Summertime weather pattern hasn’t fallen off yet
Mon  Sep 26 2016 01:00AM
Southwest Floridians are still experiencing summertime weather even though the autumn season has already cooled down in many places to the north. “We’re still in a summertime pattern,” said National … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Sept. 19: 1-Bucky Jacques, 3940; 2-Ann Lewis, 3710; 3-Marty DeWitte, 3410; 4-Linda Kopp, 3400. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Ladies Bridge winners Sept. … Find out how to read more online.
Airport Authority election results puzzle candidate
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
More than a week after coming up short in the Aug. 30 Republican primary for Charlotte County Airport Authority District 1, Mark Futch is still insisting backers of incumbent Pam … Find out how to read more online.
Educational signs installed on Harborwalk
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Local residents and visitors walking along Punta Gorda Harborwalk now have the opportunity to learn about the estuary and mangroves they see on their way, thanks to new Interpretive Natural … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte Players present Comedy for a Cause
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte Players presented their fourth annual Comedy for a Cause “Comedy Diner” on Sept. 16 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. The comedians are chosen by members … Find out how to read more online.
Rotary helps local nonprofits
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
T he Harbor Heights/Peace River Rotary presented its third annual Charity Games on Sept. 17 at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. Ten charities were selected as beneficiaries from the event: … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM

bridge winners

Sept. 12, 2016

North Port Senior Center

1st: Ann Benmayor and Warren Prince

2nd: Clara and Richard Peters

3rd: Marcia Lanphear and John Herrmann

4th: Jane Rothschild and …

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Raised in Giving Challenge $13.4M
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Within one hour of a call, trained volunteers of the Peace River Search and Rescue are ready to hunt for a missing person. Working with law enforcement and family members, … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte to work on drainage
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Charlotte County commissioners agreed with Public Works this week that the county should consider taking back easements to stem flooding in Rotonda West — at least on a … Find out how to read more online.
Woman says mental health issues ignored
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:30AM
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series about Lisa Christopolus, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence after being convicted of aggravated assault for shooting at two Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Pirate Fest expecting 15,000 visitors
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda residents can see their town inundated with pirates and tourists for the Seventh Annual Fishermen’s Village Pirate Fest, which began Friday and continues through Sunday. Fishermen’s Village received … Find out how to read more online.
Habitat helps another family
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity hosted a dedication ceremony for Jessica Sharp recently for her new Port Charlotte residence. Sharp’s residence marks the 350th house built through Habitat’s program. Sharp … Find out how to read more online.
Tech college has demo for new EMT program
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte Technical College showed off the launch of its new Emergency Medical Technician education program this year with a recent hazmat drill demonstration at Charlotte Sports Park. The new program … Find out how to read more online.
Police use Taser as man walks away from investigation
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Police used a Taser to detain and arrest a man who walked away and disobeyed orders to stop during an investigation in the wee hours Friday while … Find out how to read more online.

Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:42AM
Acreage bought for new school in West Villages
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to buy a 60-acre piece of land in the West Villages to accommodate a new elementary and middle school. The … Find out how to read more online.
Pediatric nurse ID’d as fatal crash victim
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:42AM
A 66-year-old woman who died after driving into the back of a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning has been identified. Sherry Kubiak, of Sarasota, was a pediatric ICU nurse at Sarasota Memorial … Find out how to read more online.
Community foundation awards grants
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:30AM
The Charlotte Community Foundation announced that $50,000 in grants have been awarded to nine nonprofits located across Charlotte County. An awards celebration was held at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club … Find out how to read more online.
AP Video
Fighting cancer their own way
Mon  Sep 26 2016 01:00AM
Linda Wilson’s youngest daughter, Tara, is too busy with her law practice to worry about breast cancer. But, the idea is always in the back of her mind. You see, … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Gerald Guy Rodebush of Port Charlotte, and Pamela Ruth Sampson of Port Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
County mulls $2M fence to prevent jail deaths
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Prompted by inmates plunging to death and injury, the County Commission is considering a new, more secure, second-floor barrier at the Charlotte County Jail, at a cost of … Find out how to read more online.
Low supply drives home prices higher
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Home prices across the region took a giant step forward over the past year, as distressed properties continue to have much less market impact. In Charlotte, the … Find out how to read more online.
FHP: Driver perishes in I-75 fuel tanker spill
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — A 68-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash near the Sumter Overpass on Interstate 75 Friday night, with his tanker truck overturning, spilling its contents and blocking … Find out how to read more online.
Nonprofits benefit from grants
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
T he Charlotte Community Foundation held its 2016 Grant Awards Celebration on Sept. 22 at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. The recipients of this year’s grants are: AMIKids Crossroads, Boys … Find out how to read more online.
Commissioners re-evaluate campaigns as election nears
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — City Commission candidates are looking to reach out to more voters as Election Day nears. “You have nearly 30,000 more people to reach out to,” said former … Find out how to read more online.
The magnificent frigatebird warns of Storms
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
Whenever I spot a magnificent frigatebird I check the weather. Frigatebirds ride weather fronts and often signal changing weather patterns. During storms at sea, I enjoy watching the graceful flights … Find out how to read more online.
Salvation Army begins planning for holidays
Sun  Sep 25 2016 08:30AM
SOUTH GULF COVE — Both the Salvation Army and Pastor Mike Weaver are new to the Englewood area, but they have the same vision. That is to help the people … Find out how to read more online.
Woman’s sentence reduced
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Lisa Christopolus may be released from prison in less than three years, after her 40-year sentence was overturned Friday. Christopolus, 38, maintains she was suicidal in 2012 … Find out how to read more online.
Popeye’s road trip won’t be as long
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Some Charlotte County residents planning a Popeye’s chicken road trip soon won’t have to make the drive to Lee County or Sarasota any more. The spicy stuff will be a … Find out how to read more online.
TEAM Punta Gorda announces new event
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
T EAM Punta Gorda has announced an exciting new event: Paddle Punta Gorda. This is a kayak event on the beautiful Punta Gorda waterways on Nov. 12 for adults 18 … Find out how to read more online.
Construction begins on new sheriff’s station
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
It’s taken awhile, but Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell cannot wait until his officers will occupy a new District 1 station in Englewood East. “This facility will not just make … Find out how to read more online.
City approves library agreement with County
Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
After previously tabling its discussion, the Punta Gorda City Council has approved an interlocal agreement with Charlotte County for soil remediation at the site of the new Shreve Street library. … Find out how to read more online.

Sat  Sep 24 2016 08:30AM
Audubon Society The Peace River Audubon Society meetings are the third Thursday of each month, from September through May at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. For more … Find out how to read more online.
Fall season here, but cool down a ways off
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:40AM
Though the fall season has started, Southwest Floridians aren’t likely to feel temperatures cool down until October. “We usually see that sometime in October is when the true summertime starts … Find out how to read more online.
New $2.8M fire station approved
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:40AM
NORTH PORT — The city will be getting a new fire station next summer. The North Port City Commission unanimously approved the construction of Fire Station 85, which will be … Find out how to read more online.
Suicidal woman gets 40 years in prison
Thu  Sep 22 2016 08:30AM
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about Lisa Christopolus, who is serving a 40-year prison sentence after being convicted of aggravated assault for shooting at two Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
Peace River Wildlife Center thanks volunteers
Fri  Sep 23 2016 08:30AM
An appreciation luncheon for both staff and the summertime volunteers at the Peace River Wildlife Center was held Wednesday at Trabue in Punta Gorda. … Find out how to read more online.