Editor’s note: This story originally appeared in the Sept. 3, 2018 edition of The Sun.
Turning from Burnt Store Road onto Tern Bay Boulevard reveals vacant lots full of brush, foliage and scattered riser pipes poking from long grass.
My wife and I were having fun taking two of our grandkids to a children’s museum. The kids had a great time interacting with the various exhibits. On the top floor we came to a fun house that had various mirrors that distorted your reflection. The kids, their parents and even their grandpare…
Charlotte County’s Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee wants to know what’s going on with the quality of water in estuaries, rivers and canals, and then they want it fixed.
Common plant names once again can be confusing and often relate best to how a plant looks at a glance, or even how the flowers smell. Asiatic jasmine is a good example. Not related to a jasmine, Asiatic jasmine is a common and well-loved ground cover that is versatile and even comes in a few…
The Community Impact Award dinner was held at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. Award recipients this year were: L. Victor Desguin, longtime coach and youth sports supporter; Joann Winkler, founder of Charlotte County Empty Bowls; and Mike Riley, Charlotte County Public Sch…
Good day to all! Did you know that during the mid-1800’s Thomas P. Kennedy was likely the most important trader on Florida’s west coast? Born in Philadelphia in 1812, he was raised by an aunt who placed him with a hardware merchant to learn the trade. As a young adult, he joined the Texas re…
The citizens who paved the way for the Sunseeker resort in Charlotte Harbor argued Monday over new rules that prohibit them from reviewing any actual project in that pivotal neighborhood.
SARASOTA — The opioids crisis has seeped into Southwest Florida, and experts are trying to solve the problem for one specific group: pregnant women.
PORT CHARLOTTE — A man arrested early Monday morning is accused of threatening to shoot his wife and her lover outside Wawa in Port Charlotte, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported.
SARASOTA — With beachfront businesses from Collier to Pinellas counties reporting losses due to the red tide, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering assistance.
A 2-year-old boy reported missing Sunday afternoon was found in a pond on his family’s property just before law enforcement arrived, the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday.
NORTH PORT — One of the investigators attempting to warn the nation of a major terrorist strike before 9/11 happened will host a remembrance of the day Tuesday morning.
The Wednesday before Hurricane Irma’s Sunday strike last year on Southwest Florida, Gerald and Karen Ahlgrim started the drive to Panama City from their Deep Creek home to wait out the storm with family. Traveling with Karen’s cousins, the group took two cars to stay until the hurricane has passed.
With the anniversary of Hurricane Irma fresh on the mind, concern for Hurricane Florence and two tropical storms growing in the Atlantic Ocean is understandable. The likelihood of any of the storms affecting Southwest Florida, however, is slim.
NORTH PORT — A homicide investigation is underway in rural North Port after a body was found near the Charlotte County line early Saturday.
Early learning is crucial to a child’s mental development. To help foster that development, the city of Punta Gorda recently issued a letter of support to back the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) at the Cooper Street Recreation Center.
Local businesses converged on Destination Powersports Saturday in Punta Gorda to give back to first responders with free barbecue and ice cream.
The first phase of a long awaited Harbor Walk construction project is both nearing completion and awaiting repairs in Charlotte Harbor.
Elections supervisors in Charlotte and Sarasota counties are working to comply with a federal judge’s ruling late Friday that they must provide sample ballots in Spanish — just as they do in English.
From, Sept. 6 through Sept. 8, the Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, hosted an open house to celebrate the start of the 2018-19 season of art classes, workshops and evening social events.