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All Faiths: Campaign provided millions of meals
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — All Faiths Food Bank announced Tuesday that its Campaign Against Summer Hunger saw 1.5 million meals served to area residents. Setting a goal of feeding 15,000 children … Find out how to read more online.
Menchie’s offers yogurt with a smile
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Cookie dough, peanut butter, pistachio, pumpkin — the many flavors of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt are sure to give customers at least one reason to smile. Cocoplum Village … Find out how to read more online.
County votes to join library project
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — After talking about the project for months, the County Commission on Tuesday voted to move forward officially with an interlocal agreement with the school district to build … Find out how to read more online.
Patrons happy to be back at Springs
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Under cloudy skies, a handful of visitors swam in the “healing waters” of Warm Mineral Springs Day Spa Monday, three days after the attraction was reopened to … Find out how to read more online.
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First US Ebola case
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. … read more.

S&P loses ground in September
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor’s 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly … read more.

Tremors raise concern at Japan volcano
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still … read more.

Islamic State may be wary of upsetting Turkey
Wed  Oct 1 2014 01:19AM
SILOPI, Turkey — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 620-mile fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle’s door. “IS took over last night,” the power plant’s … read more.

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Officials keeping eye on flooding
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Rainfall this past weekend totaled more than 8 inches in areas of the city, causing the city Public Works Department to place high water and street closure signs in areas that experienced street flooding. Street flooding began … Find out how to read more online.

Report: 2 charged in fake credit card scheme
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — Two Tampa men were charged Tuesday with using cloned credit cards at Venice-area Publix stores Monday, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Kelson Clemont, 31, and Jerome Stubbs, 42, allegedly were at the Publix store located … Find out how to read more online.

CareerEdge program to enter second phase
Wed  Oct 1 2014 08:00AM
SARASOTA COUNTY — County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved continued support for the CareerEdge program, a workforce-development plan aimed at helping to provide skilled workers for local businesses and manufacturers. Enacted in 2012, the program helps to educate and train … Find out how to read more online.

Starbucks open for National Coffee Day
Tue  Sep 30 2014 08:00AM
NORTH PORT — Monday was National Coffee Day, and the new Starbucks in North Port opened just in time for residents to celebrate. The drive-thru Starbucks opened Sunday at 5 a.m. in Cocoplum Village Shops. Store manager Katie Rolfe said the … Find out how to read more online.

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