People living in mobile homes should evacuate well before the storm hits. Pictured is a mobile home community that was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Everglades City in 2017.
Christopher Titus has done seven comedy specials. And now Titus is taking his experience to Visani on Kings Highway in Port Charlotte Friday-Saturday, Aug. 24-25.
Art Center Sarasota closes its 2017-2018 season with “Elsewhere,” an all-media, all subjects, juried exhibition open to regional artists, Aug. 30-Sept. 28. The opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 at Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. For more inf…
One of the most valuable things I learned about attending a comedy show in the mid-80s is to never sit in the front row, unless you enjoy being singled out by the talent on stage.
Channeling the country legends such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, singer/songwriter Lee Allcorn, a Sebring native, is bringing ‘roots country’ back to Charlotte County with a traditional sound and a message of family, faith, love and country soul.
Almost 16 years ago, downtown Punta Gorda was not the destination spot for restaurants and bars that is now. As a matter of fact, River City Grill owner Doug Amaral says that when he first looked at the Marion Street building that he eventually bought, there were no other restaurants on the street.
TALLAHASSEE — After four years of back and forth, the Commission on Ethics has ruled former North Port attorney Robert Robinson acted unethically when he worked for the city.
“This job is hard and a little dangerous, but you have to do what you can for the family.”
My June 10 column featured an Op-Ed by Sarasota County property appraiser Bill Furst. Bill stated that homeowners who use services like Airbnb risk losing their homestead exemption. Tom Martinelli, policy director for Airbnb in Florida, has responded with his own interpretation of the Florid…
TAMPA — A 4-year-old girl died Thursday afternoon after a woman believed to be her mother threw her into the Hillsborough River, according to Tampa police.
QUESTION: I’ve been with my employer for almost 10 years. Over the last four years I’ve received two promotions, but no increase in pay. It’s getting to the point where I feel like the owner is taking me for granted. How can I approach him about a raise without jeopardizing my career?
TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner has told a federal judge the state will comply with an order that struck down a policy barring early voting sites on college and university campuses.
Almost daily, someone asks us when West Villages Marketplace, our grocery anchored neighborhood center, will open or when we will have a town center. The team who works here is as eager as the residents and neighbors to enjoy those amenities and services, so we are all working hard to make t…
TALLAHASSEE — With both candidates receiving solid support from their political bases, Gov. Rick Scott has opened a small lead over Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in their high-stakes battle for a U.S. Senate seat, a new poll shows.
In just months, 10 new eateries have sprung up locally, with six more awaiting inspections. And that doesn’t include dozens more planned for Allegiant’s Charlotte Harbor Sunseeker Resort, Murdock, and West Villages Marketplace.
TALLAHASSEE — With Florida’s back-to-school sales tax “holiday” starting Friday, some retailers may face an enthusiasm dip as laptops and other electronics are not on the discount menu.
TALLAHASEE — Rick Scott, the wealthiest governor in Florida history, filed a financial disclosure Friday as part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate that revealed new details on his elaborate finances, including hundreds of investments controlled by his wife.
When Tom Alsani heard about plans for a tiny-home community in St. Petersburg, Fla., he got so excited he immediately wanted to know more.
Question: I’m looking for a vacant lot to build on. I printed out a list of lots for sale and then took a drive to explore them. I was unable to locate many of them. My list includes the address of each lot, but of course, there are no mailboxes on vacant lots. Also, is there a way to determ…
TALLAHASSEE — One group, describing itself as the “framers” of an education constitutional amendment, was largely appointed by former Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles. Another group was appointed by 1990s-era Republican legislative leaders.
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TALLAHASSEE — In a strongly worded ruling, a state appeals court Thursday backed Gov. Rick Scott in a dispute about his authority to appoint a replacement for a retiring Northeast Florida judge.