ENGLEWOOD — It’s Holy Week in a whole new world.
PORT CHARLOTTE — An employee at the Publix on South McCall Road in Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove) tested positive for the coronavirus, the grocery chain confirmed Wednesday evening.
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Although distribution didn’t begin until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, parents of students in Charlotte County Head Start programs were lined up at the Baker Center in Punta Gorda by 9:30 a.m. to get a variety of supplies.
NORTH PORT — A man who reportedly fired a pistol 15 times during a dispute with his son was arrested on felony charges after a neighbor found one of the bullets on his laundry room floor.
Just four weeks ago, we were moving our clocks forward an hour and enjoying the extra daylight in the evenings. It’s my favorite time of year because I don’t have to grill in the dark, and I love to grill and smoke food.
The spread of the coronavirus in Charlotte County has not become random, but is found at specific locations, Department of Health Director Joe Pepe told commissioners Friday.
Over the course of more than two hours, the Sarasota County School Board members decided against setting a firm timeline for their superintendent search.
ENGLEWOOD — Lisa Church is shaken up after she said she was robbed at gunpoint while walking down an aisle at an Englewood Publix.
More than 137,300 people statewide have been tested for the coronavirus as of Tuesday morning, accounting for half a percent of Florida’s entire population.
Joy is not something we are talking about much these days, but here at Suncoast Humane Society during financially precarious and stress-filled times, joy is also part of our world.
Charlotte County commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. today to hear a coronavirus update and to decide on possible prohibitions on open burning and fireworks due to the increased risk of wildfires.
SARASOTA COUNTY — County government officers have been taking steps to keep the public and their staffs save in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Are you an overwhelmed business owner? Maybe you’re a confused employee? Are you finding it challenging to digest all of the information distributed regarding the CARES Act, the Payroll Protection Plan, SBA Loans?
The Sun reports arrests in Charlotte County daily. The Clerk’s Office provided the following information regarding dispositions, sentences and outstanding fees. Defendants may be required to comply with additional sentencing conditions such as educational classes, driving restrictions, no co…
HCA Healthcare, which operates Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Englewood Community Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, announced a new effort Friday to protect its employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New cases of coronavirus in Charlotte County jumped first exponentially and then just doubled, according to state Department of Health statistics.
SARASOTA — A decrease in patients and loss of revenue caused Sarasota Memorial Health Care System Friday to lay off, furlough and cut hours of some employees.
Every spring, Englewood United Methodist Church gives away dozens of free Easter baskets and throws a huge egg hunt for hundreds of families. This year, with COVID-19 shutting down the egg hunt, the congregation still wanted to give children their baskets. Church volunteers posted a pickup t…
To slow the spread of coronavirus we’re being told to wash our hands more, preferably with soap and water, or failing that, with hand sanitizers. The resulting rush to buy hand sanitizers has led to empty shelves in supermarkets and chemists. But it hasn’t taken long for recipes for hand san…
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected to increase its recommendations for more use of masks in public, there are people wanting to create their own.
Vitangelo Recchia, Carmelo Mangiafico and Eric Andreas came together in a Facebook promotional video Wednesday night — not as competitors but as comrades-in-arms feeding laid-off hospitality workers.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood in Englewood Chapter JA hosted its annual High Tea & Hats luncheon March 14 at the Suncoast Auditorium at Englewood Community Hospital. The formal high tea in the British style included a full array of savories and sweets, plus auctions and a hat contest.