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Plein Air painting at Green Street Church
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:30AM
The Englewood Art Center is partnering with the Lemon Bay Historical Society to showcase local artists and help their cause. There will be Plein Air events throughout the season at … Find out how to read more online.
Advisory board objects to Sunseeker proposal
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:00AM
CHARLOTTE HARBOR — Advisory board members are withholding support for a Sunseeker proposal to acquire county land to expand its planned waterfront resort. The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory … Find out how to read more online.
Drug Free Punta Gorda: Teen opioid use down
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:00AM
Opioid use by high school seniors dropped to its lowest level in 15 years despite the high rate of adult overdoses. Drug Free Punta Gorda revealed the findings of teen … Find out how to read more online.
The heat goes on for Southwest Florida weather
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:00AM
Keep the air conditioners going because the only change in Southwest Florida weather is a continuous rise in heat. According to the National Weather Service, high temperatures for Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.
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Many Irma insurance claims go unpaid locally
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:00AM
Five months after Hurricane Irma raged through the state, many property and business owners who claimed losses to their insurance companies walked away empty- handed in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties. About half have gotten paid so far. The vast … Find out how to read more online.

Man served on USS Bowfin
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:00AM
Alf Weidner joined the crew of the submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287) in 1944 as a motor machinist mate. He was 18 years old when he first went aboard. The Bowfin was a sub with a fighting reputation. She made nine … Find out how to read more online.

Sarasota County district to review policy handbook
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:30AM
SARASOTA — The School Board will discuss a variety of topics during its monthly work session and regular meeting Tuesday. During its afternoon regular meeting, it will be looking at North Port area interests, including new programing and construction at … Find out how to read more online.

AMVETS seeks sponsors for Bike Show
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:30AM
NORTH PORT — AMVETS Post 2000 is looking for a few good men and women to sponsor its March 10 Bike Show to raise money for the Saratoga WarHorse Project. Holly Burbach, the AMVETS ladies auxiliary president, said the Saratoga WarHorse … Find out how to read more online.

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Life or death main decision for school shooting suspect
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:19AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his … read more.

At museum, current and ex-inmates create art and futures
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:24PM
AP-US-Barnes-Restorative-Justice,762 At museum, current and ex-inmates create art and futures AP Photo PAJL101, PAJL102, PAJL103, PAJL104, PAJL105 Eds: Adds photos. With AP Photos. By KRISTEN DE GROOT Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As a child, Russell Craig spent time in … read more.

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons
Mon  Feb 19 2018 01:19AM
NEW YORK — For families who have searched years for missing loved ones, donating a sample of their DNA is often a last, desperate act to confirm their worst fears. New York City’s medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort … read more.

Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing all 65 aboard
Sun  Feb 18 2018 08:24PM
BC-IRAN-PLANECRASH:LA - world, itop (400 words),0430 Passenger plane crashes in Iran, killing all 65 aboard By Shashank Bengali and Ramin Mostaghim Los Angeles Times TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian passenger plane crashed in the mountains of southern Iran on Sunday, … read more.

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