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Venice man survived Leopoldville sinking
Sun  Apr 22 2018 05:27PM
Merrill Dayton was one of the lucky ones who escaped the SS Leopoldville disaster off the coast of France on Christmas Eve 1944. The Leopoldvile was a Belgium troop transport … Find out how to read more online.
South County courthouse contracts to be considered
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Progress toward a new courthouse for South County will take a step forward if Sarasota County commissioners approve a pair of contracts during its meeting Tuesday. As part … Find out how to read more online.
Peter Bartolotta runs for North Port commission
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The North Port City Commission election is in full swing, despite being months away. The race for District 5 officially has two candidates: current Commissioner Jill Luke … Find out how to read more online.
Lemon Bay Playhouse presents ‘The Tin Woman’
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The Lemon Bay Playhouse will present “The Tin Woman,” a comedy/drama, directed by Will Horton, set to open Wednesday, April 25 and run through May 13. Written by … Find out how to read more online.
Winners circle
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
American Legion Post 103 • Sunday Darts winners April 8: Round 1: 1-John Branscome, Lee Clark; 2-Ray Mason, Pat Seaman; 3-Barb Carroll, Bill Kirkalady. Round 2: 1-John Branscome, John Seaman; … Find out how to read more online.
Local students join nationwide protest
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
S t udents from across Charlotte County walked out of their classrooms Friday morning to deliver powerful and tearful speeches in front of Congressman Tom Rooney’s Punta Gorda office. The … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda seeks help upgrade Citizens Master Plan
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
Punta Gorda residents’ voices have been heard — to some extent — when it comes to the city’s future growth. The City Council has requested staff to solicit proposals from … Find out how to read more online.
Traffic enforcement locations set
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Beginning Monday, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will increase traffic enforcement at the following locations: Speed enforcement: • Midway Boulevard from U.S. 41 to Kings Highway Top … Find out how to read more online.
Controlled burn causes wrecks on I-75
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Multiple crashes piled up in Sarasota and North Port after heavy smoke caused visibility issues for drivers. Around 4:30 a.m. the Florida Highway Patrol closed down Interstate … Find out how to read more online.
SCF hosts Sierra Club presentation
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
VENICE — Students and guests at State College of Florida Venice received a special treat thanks to Nicolette Mason. Mason is a professor at SCF and a part of the … Find out how to read more online.
Spinning again
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
“See this needle. see my hand, Drop, drop, dropping it down Oh, so gently … Spin, spin. Spin the black circle.” — Pearl Jam, 1994 The grunge group’s “Spin the … Find out how to read more online.
Lawsuit claims medical imaging company breached contract
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — A lawsuit filed last week by Medicus Healthcare Solutions against Advanced Imaging of Port Charlotte claims breach of contract for unpaid services. According to the lawsuit filed … Find out how to read more online.
Suspected drunk driver crashes into vehicles
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
A suspected drunk driver was arrested Thursday after crashing into multiple vehicles in Punta Gorda, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported. Eric John Denryter, 34, of Lapeer, Michigan, reportedly rear-ended … Find out how to read more online.
School Board approves Babcock High School
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Charlotte County school officials have given Babcock Ranch’s proposed charter high school the green light. Currently, the growing solar-powered neighborhood is home to Babcock Neighborhood School, which … Find out how to read more online.
School Board looks at legislative overview
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — Following two weeks of turmoil, the Sarasota County School Board met Tuesday for its monthly workshop. During the morning’s workshop, the board did not mention recent issues between … Find out how to read more online.
Local Girl Scouts volunteers recognized for National Appreciation Month
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — Kelly Mcgraw, the director of Member Experience for the Girl Scouts for 10 counties, said it’s not that easy to manage everything like the cookie sale, money, … Find out how to read more online.
Congregants create windows to the soul at First Presbyterian Church
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
PORT CHARLOTTE — Since 1995, members of First Presbyterian Church have been hard at work creating intricate, stained glass windows for the sanctuary and attached buildings. Now with dozens of … Find out how to read more online.
Students to walk out in memory of Columbine
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, students across Charlotte County will take to the streets to protest gun violence. As part of a nationwide walkout, local high … Find out how to read more online.
Cops: Former DEA Task Force member failed drug test
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — A now-retired Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office deputy and former member of the DEA Task Force in Fort Myers tested positive for drug use earlier this year, according … Find out how to read more online.
Punta Gorda keeps grass parking ban at Gilchrist
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — The Guitar Army can’t get a win when it comes to parking at Gilchrist Park. Despite requests from residents and Guitar Army co-founder Michael P. Haymans, the … Find out how to read more online.
Victim wages war on human trafficking
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
When Jamie Walton was a 14-year-old living in Venice, she spent every other weekend flying from Florida to Atlanta to see the 46-year-old man she’d met and started a romantic … Find out how to read more online.
North Port to review new apartment plan
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The city may be getting more housing options as its population ticks toward 70,000 people. The City Commission will meet for its 6 p.m. regular meeting Tuesday … Find out how to read more online.
Imagine School highlights its arts
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
Imagine School at North Port presented its sixth annual Evening of the Arts recently at its Elementary Campus. There was a musical section with chorus and jazz band. Along with … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day Festival today at Englewood’s Buchan Park
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Everyone is invited to the Earth Day Festival 2018, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Buchan Airport Community Park, 1390 Old Englewood Road, Englewood. This … Find out how to read more online.
Weekly record
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County marriage licenses • Joshua Richard Albanese of Chicago, Ill., and Caitlin Victoria Neal of Chicago, Ill. • Stephen Arthur Bramlage of Franklin, Tenn., and Tonya Shivae Lynell Cardente … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
• Art Explorers Club, Summer Camp at the Visual Arts Center: 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda. June 4 through July 20: 9 a.m. to noon: Ages 8-10; 1 p.m. to … Find out how to read more online.
Sheriff reappointed to Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell has been reappointed to the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission by Gov. Rick Scott. The commission is comprised of 19 members representing various levels … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Apr 22 2018 08:30AM

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Each week in Sunday’s Sun, we run free birthday announcements, along with a photo. Email your .jpg photo of the birthday boy or girl of any age, …

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Cops: North Port man threatened IslandWalk employees
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — An IslandWalk resident threatened to kill two employees of the management group of IslandWalk, according to North Port Police Department reports. Warren Wiegert, 72, 19600 block of … Find out how to read more online.
‘Batman’ returns on the Green
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — The last Movie on the Green of the season will play Friday, April 27. “The LEGO Batman Movie” was intended to be played on Jan. 26 but … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte unemployment steady; lower in Sarasota, DeSoto
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
The unemployment rate in Charlotte County stayed steady in February and March — but dropped slightly in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, according to preliminary numbers released Friday from the Florida … Find out how to read more online.
Construction will re-route July 4th Freedom Swim
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
Every year on the Fourth of July, swimmers, kayakers and paddleboarders gather at the north side of the U.S. 41 bridge to make their way across the Peace River. But this … Find out how to read more online.
Disaster preparedness training offered
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Emergency officials are offering a basic training course in disaster preparedness at the Charlotte County Emergency Operations Center, starting on Thursday. “We suggest that all residents of … Find out how to read more online.
Hilton-brand hotel in planning stage for North Port
Sat  Apr 21 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — As construction for the Atlanta Braves spring training home continues, the city is one step closer to having a place for fans to stay. A Hilton-brand hotel … Find out how to read more online.
District OKs new job description
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The Sarasota County School Board approved a new job description for a security systems specialist. The board met Tuesday night to also approve both an administrative salary adjustment … Find out how to read more online.
Region volunteers honored for efforts
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
Several North Port students and residents, along with Port Charlotte residents, were recently recognized for their efforts as community volunteers. Team Up for Sarasota County School District Volunteer & Partnership … Find out how to read more online.
Barbara Bush remembered locally as talkative, kind, personable
Fri  Apr 20 2018 10:00AM
In her cellphone, local massage therapist and acupuncture physician Cheech Hill still has Barbara Bush’s phone number saved for posterity. The number appeared on Hill’s phone after a week after … Find out how to read more online.
Charlotte County remembers Paula Hess
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
For over 30 years, Paula Hess poured her heart and soul into improving Charlotte County and the lives of its residents. “She was born in New Jersey but considers Punta … Find out how to read more online.
Report: Punta Gorda pilot used marijuana, alcohol, prior to plane crash
Fri  Apr 20 2018 08:30AM
A Punta Gorda pilot who crashed a plane in October 2016, at Camp Kern in Warren County, Ohio, had marijuana and alcohol in his system, according to a final report … Find out how to read more online.


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