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Ann Mercer, Cape Haze- Pioneer Trail advocate, died
Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
GROVE CITY — Bicyclists or runners along the Cape Haze-Pioneer Trail should stop a moment and think of Ann Mercer. She saw a battered and defunct railroad bed and envisioned … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
American Legion Post 110 • Bridge winners Feb. 13: 1-Lucia Kelly, 4230; 2-Barb Lutz, 3740; 3-Fred Kuss, 3700; 4-Alfi Yanchik, 3540. Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club • Partners Bridge winners Feb. … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte County births There were no births reported this week in Charlotte County. Charlotte County marriages • Ashley Constant Hathaway of Pawtucket, R.I., and Kyle Martin Lamoureux of Pawtucket, R.I. … Find out how to read more online.
HOW TO: Plan, buy and use solar energy
Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
There are two kinds of solar installation. Thermal radiation to heat water for pools and hot water systems — usually indicated by large, black rooftop installations. And, there is photo … Find out how to read more online.
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A month of Trump: Tweets and turmoil for the 45th president
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:20PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump’s White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables … read more.

Pence says US to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:19PM
MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance the American commander in chief once dismissed … read more.

States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:19PM
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps. Most were from Oregon, … read more.

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm
Sat  Feb 18 2017 04:18PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least two people, eased off Saturday but it was only a temporary reprieve … read more.

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More Local News
Sat  Feb 18 2017 08:30AM
PLACIDA — Boca Grande fishing guide Cappy Joiner tipped his hat to the Lemon Bay Conservancy for its efforts to improve habitat for juvenile tarpon at the Wildflower Preserve. He knows where his game fish come from. “Tidal creeks are … Find out how to read more online.

Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM

Holiday Closures

In observance of the Presidents Day holiday, all Charlotte County government offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed Feb. 20. Post offices and banks also will be closed. While 20th Judicial Circuit Courts are open, the …

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Volunteers paint their hearts out
Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Feverish and unable to eat or breathe without difficulty, Davie Levi tried for years to have medical professionals tell her what was wrong. Eventually, she sought help at the renowned Mayo Clinic, which also was unable to … Find out how to read more online.

Sweethearts helping Crossroads
Sun  Feb 19 2017 08:30AM
The second annual Sweetheart Celebration recently was held at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County to benefit AMIkids Crossroads. Guests were treated to a champagne toast, along with dinner and a fun-filled evening, which included the “Kiss Cam” and the … Find out how to read more online.

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