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The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) maintains annual statistics on domestic violence, which includes the following offenses: murder, manslaughter, rape (including attempted rape), forcible sodomy, forcible fondling, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, simple assault, threat…

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Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How the Aorta Controls Them All. Speaker: Eileen de Grandis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. I…

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Here at Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary mission is to rehabilitate orphaned and injured native Florida wildlife. One of the ways we endeavor to keep wildlife safe is through education.

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The SKY Family YMCA at Franz Ross in Port Charlotte is hosting Kids in the Kitchen cooking class for kids ages 6-12 every Tuesday evening starting at 6 p.m.

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Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How the Aorta Controls Them All. Speaker: Eileen de Grandis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. I…

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If you’re like many parents, you want to ensure that your little ones’ playtime gives them a chance to exercise both body and mind. Here are some fun ways to incorporate both into the equation.

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Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 28 and healthy. I have never gotten a flu shot and have never had the flu. Do I really need a flu vaccination? My employer is recommending it for everyone, but I am hesitant. I have heard some people get sick from the actual vaccination.

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NORTH PORT — Florida is facing a crisis of available affordable housing and Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast are right in the middle of it.

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Here at Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary mission is to rehabilitate orphaned and injured native Florida wildlife. One of the ways we endeavor to keep wildlife safe is through education.

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Manatees are inoffensive and lovably homely creatures. The rotund, plant-eating sea cows usually move pretty slowly, though they are strong swimmers and it’s really surprising how fast they are capable of moving when they are startled or when they are swimming against a strong current.

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I’m curious about all those wanting to protest and complain but who aren’t willing to actually do anything to address or fix problems. I’m crystal clear that the squeaky wheel gets the attention, but a dab of grease won’t fix our problems. We certainly must raise awareness to our problems, b…

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Our fish have different cycles of food sources during the year. The two main ones are whitebait and shrimp. From late spring to fall, when water temperatures are above 80 degrees, whitebait is king. When water temps fall below 70 degrees, the main food source is shrimp. When the mercury regi…