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Council to discuss renaming Trabue Woods
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Walking through the renowned Blanchard House Museum and examining a prized exhibit of Punta Gorda’s past, a community elder paused, struggling to define exactly what Trabue Woods … Find out how to read more online.
Leukemia Cup sails back to Isles Yacht Club
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — In the 14-year history of the Leukemia Cup Series, the Isles Yacht Club has expanded the annual regatta to include a host of other events. “We’re reaching … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte social workers provide support in Parkland
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
When the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students returned to class two weeks after the mass shooting, crisis teams from around the state were there to help. They included three social workers … Find out how to read more online.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mon  Mar 19 2018 08:30AM
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” — a broad and standard question that seems as vague as the response it could conjure. It is generally understood … Find out how to read more online.
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Success in sight
Sun  Mar 18 2018 08:30AM
A $25,000 investment gained by winning last year’s VenturePitch-SWFL gave North Port’s Keith Grant the thing he wanted most in 2018: His products on the shelves of a national dealer. A deal with national dealer-distributor Chenango Supply of Punta Gorda … Find out how to read more online.

New nonprofit meets needs of homeless students
Mon  Mar 19 2018 08:30AM
Technology, transportation and mentorship are three critical needs for homeless students in Charlotte County Public Schools. To fill the third of those gaps, the Homeless Students Gap Fund of Charlotte County is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors for homeless … Find out how to read more online.

Punta Gorda to award contract for seawall repairs in BSI
Mon  Mar 19 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — While work continues to repair miles of seawalls catastrophically damaged by Hurricane Irma in Punta Gorda Isles, efforts are turning toward damage in Burnt Store Isles and Harborwalk at Laishley Park. The City Council is expected to … Find out how to read more online.

Venice resident spent years in Middle East
Mon  Mar 19 2018 08:24PM
Barbara Vaughn served 28 years as a member of the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active duty U.S. Air Force. She retired from the service in 2003 as an Air Force master sergeant after years of service in … Find out how to read more online.

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Another blast rocks Austin, but unrelated to other bombings
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Emergency teams rushed Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Austin — this one at a Goodwill store — but police and federal authorities said the blast wasn’t related to recent bombings that have killed and injured … read more.

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA — Spring? What’s that? Yet another powerful storm bore down on the Northeast on Tuesday, with wind-whipped snow falling in parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as people grumbled and complained about a first day of spring that looked … read more.

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm’s CEO suspended
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s … read more.

Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal,” the canning industry begged to disagree … read more.

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