Charlotte County Schools will remain closed through May 1, Superintendent Steve Dionisio told staff and parents Monday night.
Here are the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics available for Florida and our area counties, as of 6:30 p.m. March 30. The next update will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
ARCADIA — A 91-year-old DeSoto County man was reported to have died Monday due to coronavirus, according to the Florida Department of Health.
PUNTA GORDA — Closures continue in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In this case, however, it’s because of people not sticking to social-distancing guidelines.
All Charlotte County Library locations are closed through April 12, due to the COVID-19 issues and the need for everyone to practice social distancing. For the latest information about COVID-19 visit https://www.charlottecountyfl.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Information.aspx.
As you might expect, there is very little “new” material to write about this week, with all of our efforts focused on getting information to our members about where to get the latest and best advice about future developments in the commercial sector, regarding COVID-19. The Punta Gorda Chamb…
VENICE — Between Senior Friendship Centers in Charlotte, DeSoto, and Sarasota counties along with the state of Florida Department of Elder Affairs, help is at hand for seniors.
Stressing it’s not a quarantine or a curfew, Charlotte County and Punta Gorda leaders are asking residents to use “safer-at-home practices” to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
ARCADIA — DeSoto County families in need are getting a little help thanks to the DeSoto Community Foundation during the coronavirus pandemic.
When Gov. Ron DeSantis closed the state’s bars and banned restaurant dining over a week ago, it left thousands in the area unable to pay their rent or buy groceries. Restaurantgoers are doing their best to help eateries survive, through takeout, delivery, hefty tips and gift cards, but what …
If you've driven by an area United Parcel Service distribution center recently, you may have noticed employees are scrambling to load those big brown trucks up with packages as quickly as possible.
NORTH PORT — In honor of those helping combat the coronavirus, recording artist Eirinn Abu performs a live concert Sunday at WKDW 97.5-FM radio.
NORTH PORT — Win Sell always said that if he didn’t have a wife and the wolves he loved so much, he would have lived in the woods.
Peace River Elementary School teachers and support staff held a “Panther Parade” in Port Charlotte Thursday, showing and telling students they are thinking of them and wishing them well during the coronavirus lockdown.
ENGLEWOOD — Learning that Englewood children on free lunch programs could go hungry when they’re not in school inspired Boca Royale Golf & Country Club residents to spring into action.
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VENICE — Fears of area seniors were confirmed during spring break when school was delayed due to coronavirus.
PORT CHARLOTTE — Developers of the West Port community faced a grilling from one commissioner before getting the layout they wanted in a new county agreement.
SOUTH GULF COVE — The coronavirus has temporarily closed their restaurant, but that hasn’t stopped Michelle and Burak Cakir from serving the public.
With closures of public facilities happening left and right around the state due to the coronavirus pandemic, the list is dwindling for outdoor family activities.
VENICE — Colorado-based Lucky’s Market — which was set to build a new store in Venice — announced Friday that Aldi Inc. was the winning bidder for the lease on its Venice and Sarasota properties.
NORTH PORT — The coronavirus has started to appear in pockets of Southwest Florida, with two reported cases Friday in North Port, and a Sarasota County firefighter testing positive for COVID-19, county officials reported Friday afternoon.
Our Southwest Florida area is most often associated with the giant fishing industry of yesteryear, but doing a little historical probing, one can learn of other early commercial enterprises. Some succeeded very well for a while but for various reasons gradually faded away and are almost forgotten.
NORTH PORT — The Katz, a local band that traces its roots back to the 1960s, will play a “virtually live” benefit from 6 to 8 p.m., today from Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 1037 Sumter Blvd., North Port.
PUNTA GORDA — A community garden in Punta Gorda is thriving in the hands of Quality Independence, an adult special needs organization out of Port Charlotte.
A Port Charlotte man died in a Sarasota County crash Wednesday after striking a truck stopped on the median of the Fruitville Road on-ramp to Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.