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.
The Sarasota County School district recently released its Instructional Continuity Plan, outlining how the district intends to transition to home learning.
Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, the North port Area Chamber of Commerce realizes the financial hardships our local businesses are experiencing.
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.
VENICE — Since the threat of the coronavirus became apparent, city and county officials have been inundated with requests that they implement increasingly stronger measures to combat it.
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.
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.
SOUTH GULF COVE — The coronavirus has temporarily closed their restaurant, but that hasn’t stopped Michelle and Burak Cakir from serving the public.
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.
The Florida Department of Health reports two confirmed case of the coronavirus in North Port. No names, ages, genders or whether they had been treated or placed in quarantine have been released.
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.
VENICE — A North Port man is accused of stealing more than $13,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a Venice convenience store where he worked as a manager.
NORTH PORT — With some skepticism, North Port commissioners Wednesday reviewed an update to the West Villages District Pattern Book, a development map for the West Villages Improvement District.
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.
The Department of Health in Sarasota County will begin drive-thru collection for coronavirus testing Friday at Twin Lakes Park at 6700 Clark Road in Sarasota.
North Port city offices are open for some services. But its parks and recreation programs are suspended due to the coronavirus. That includes the Warm Mineral Springs Park, a huge attraction that brings the city some $1.5 million in annual sales.
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.