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Bicycling to Solomon's Castle, uniquely Florida, quiet backroads

“Castle?” Drivers often stop and ask for directions—it’s not that Solomon’s Castle is hard to find, but that it’s hard to believe a castle … Read more

Spending an afternoon at the Historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

Have you every thought about where the (real) sponge you clean your kitchen with or the loofah you keep in your shower come from? Hint: It’… Read more

DeSoto County agriculture briefs

Global heat to hit farming, Trump: ‘I don’t believe it’ Read more

Sports

Lady Tarpons cruise past DeSoto 6-0

PUNTA GORDA — The Charlotte girls soccer team didn’t get their allotted 20 minutes of warmup time before they hosted DeSoto County last nig… Read more

Bulldogs race past Mustangs in 60-24 win

The Community Christian girls basketball team wasn’t used to seeing the kind of speed that the DeSoto County Bulldogs showed last week. The… Read more

Bulldogs hang on for win over Eagles, 1-0

The DeSoto County boys soccer team evened its record to 3-3-1 with a 1-0 win last week over Sarasota Military Academy. Read more

Business

DeSoto County agriculture briefs

Global heat to hit farming, Trump: ‘I don’t believe it’ Read more

Production cuts will fuel gas pump hikes

The discount at the pump is beginning to slow down in some southern states. Gas prices in Florida declined fractions of a penny on Sunday, … Read more

From beef to romaine to eggs, here’s why 2018 had so many food scares

It’s happening again. Read more

Opinion

Arcadian letters to the editor

Arcadia Bike Fest co-organizer Read more

Are you ready to laugh?

“I had no idea I could do what I do now as a full-time job,” Ron Culberson, author and motivational speaker, says. As with most of us, this… Read more

How to survive Christmas, reason for the season

I love Christmas. Read more

Weather Today

Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.

Today

67° 46°

Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.

Humidity:91%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:NNW at 6 mph
Chance of Rain:10%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:07:10:30 AM
Sunset:05:36:22 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.Mon
10%67° 46°
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.Tue
10%73° 51°
Showers possible in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 60s.Wed
80%75° 62°
Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.Thu
100%73° 60°
Showers possible. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the upper 40s.Fri
50%65° 49°
Sunshine. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 40s.Sat
10%66° 40°
Sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the mid 40s.Sun
10%68° 45°
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