ARCADIA — DeSoto County Commissioners have mixed feelings about the idea of needing help from Charlotte County when it comes to the future of Mosaic phosphate mining in the southwest Florida area.
I make no apologies to anyone who smokes for writing this column. It was not written to be judgmental, but to offer encouragement and genuine hope for those I care very deeply about. And it certainly was not an easy one for me to write.
PUNTA GORDA — When something is perennial, it’s persistent, enduring, never-ending. Films submitted to the Perennial Film Festival hope to have messages that are just that.
PUNTA GORDA — Florida Gulf Coast University Herald Court in Punta Gorda is celebrating the authors that have completed their books while attending one of the school’s programs.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Some Charlotte County commissioners think they heard a call for help from DeSoto County commissioners.
In the e-edition of Saturday’s Sun, spacing for “What your leaders think about hearings” incorrectly indicated which quotes belonged to which state lawmakers. The online and print versions depict this more clearly.
PUNTA GORDA — Suzanne Graham, who was one of two girls in her high school drafting class, has been recognized as one of the state building industry’s leading lights.
ENGLEWOOD — In July, Sarasota County commissioners agreed to move forward with Charlotte County on a joint beach renourishment project on Manasota Key.
PUNTA GORDA — Before it hits the virtual shelves, a toy is already helping students at Charlotte County Schools develop team building and communication skills.
GULF COVE — A thin, shirtless, barefoot man tied a boat to a private dock in Gulf Cove in October. He walked away and hasn’t been back since.
PUNTA GORDA — Redneck Mud Park advertises itself as “The World’s Most Exciting Off-Road Mud Park!”
VENICE — Gene Jones is president and CEO of The SKY Family YMCA, six southwest Florida facilities with a $24 million budget. A career YMCA administrator, Jones had served as vice president of Operations and Youth Development at the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (D.C.). Jones also spearhead…
BARTOW — It’s flowing at 80 gallons a minute — a leak of industrial waste water that has sprung from a phosphogypstack at fertilizer producer Mosaic Company’s plant in Bartow.
Being on a farm automatically takes me back to being a little girl growing up in North Carolina. My grandparents had a big farm and every summer, I would go spend two weeks with them.
ZOLFO SPRINGS — Hardee County grove farmer and cattle rancher R. Roy Petteway starts his mornings chugging a glass of cold OJ.