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Latest COVID-19 Stats -- For Here & Florida

Here are the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics available for Florida and our area counties, as of 11:30 a.m. April 6. The next updat… Read more


Tiger Queens: Not all big cat sanctuaries are like what you see on TV

Our local big cat sanctuaries are nothing like what you would see on Netflix’s new hit “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Read more


Punta Gorda pavilions, gazebos closed for 30 days

PUNTA GORDA — If you're looking for a day at the park in Punta Gorda, access is still available despite the coronavirus pandemic.  Read more



Florida Fire Frogs will be Cool Today Park's boys of summer

NORTH PORT — On the last day of the Hurricane Dorian-shortened 2019 Florida State League season the Florida Fire Frogs and the Charlotte St… Read more


Florida Fire Frogs will be Cool Today Park's boys of summer

WEST VILLAGES — The Florida Fire Frogs have been without a home since the end of last season. Read more


Tarpons take on the Pirates



Jeff Mauro co-hosting ‘quarantine edition’ of Food Network’s ‘The Kitchen’

Saturday’s episode of “The Kitchen” will look different — and not just because co-host Jeff Mauro said he filmed the episode while sporting… Read more

New Orleans hosts virtual concert event on April 4

NEW ORLEANS — Like other arts, New Orleans is working to help its community and entertain others from across the world. Read more


Dolly Parton reading children’s stories online

PORT CHARLOTTE – With millions staying home with their children in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Dolly Parton has a new program as … Read more



Essential or non-essential?

On the day before Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ statewide safer-at-home order was set to go into effect, some people were trying to sort out w… Read more


The ‘Wolf’ lives on: Boca Lupo opens new West Villages location - takeout only

WEST VILLAGES — “May fortune favor the foolish. … Or the bold. I’ve heard it both ways.” Read more

COLUMN: Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce remains strong and active

Many people who know me will confirm that I don’t get “writer’s block.” Ever. I once told someone — and not very humbly I might add — that … Read more

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