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May 5, 2017

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – With serious brush fires continuing to spark, Charlotte County officials are talking about implementing a burn ban, yet the decision won’t be made for several more days. The county will decide next week whether or not to put a burn ban in place. It would mean no fireworks, camp fires or […]

November 29, 2016

PUNTA GORDA – Nearly 1 million people are flying in and out of Punta Gorda Airport so far this year. “It’s amazing the number of people that are passing through this little airport,” said Jeff Barlow, of Punta Gorda.  Cost and convenience are reason enough for some passengers to fly out of Punta Gorda rather […]

November 29, 2016

    Thousands of drivers are giving away personal information without even knowing it. If you connect your smartphone to your car with Bluetooth, all of that personal information is suddenly at risk.  “If someone ever got in my car, they could figure out everything about me, and that’s not something I ever thought about […]

November 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – The dates have been set and the fundraising is underway. Power boats will be back in Englewood this year, but will something new– Waterfest. Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Hill explains,”Waterfest is going to be a two week event here in Englewood and a highlight for Water Fest if […]

November 12, 2016

  PUNTA GORDA – After more than three years of planning, fundraising and building, the wall at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda is complete. A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m. It begins with a walk of honor where participants will be given a postcard with a story connected to […]

July 26, 2016

Sharky’s on the Pier is a waterfront landmark in Venice. Venice’s most famous drinking destination just got some more recognition and is giving back with a party for a good cause. Sharky’s on the Pier, one of our Top 10 beach bars, will celebrate being voted No. 3 on FloridaBeachBar.com’s list of best beach bars in […]

July 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – No algae — that’s the simple message Charlotte County is trying to get out potential tourists. With no water quality issues at county beaches or in Charlotte Harbor, businesses and attractions are seeking to capitalize. Captain Ralph Allen of King Fisher Fleet says he is asked constantly how the water quality in […]

July 19, 2016

Event Description: Enjoy a fun afternoon with a Harbor Tour and 3 course Dinner! • Start with a scenic cruise of beautiful Charlotte Harbor. This 1 ½ hour narrated cruise tours the waterfront of Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor, then circles the bay looking for dolphins, seabirds, and other wildlife. Southwest Florida Food Tours will […]

July 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 161 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year, affecting school choice, rape kit testing, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State. A law redefining when abortions can be […]

November 9, 2015

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) – Charlotte County was the No. 1 spot in the nation during the third quarter for flipping a house to someone from the baby boomer generation. The News-Press (http://newspr.es/1WtuPYb ) reports a flipped house – defined as a home that was sold for the second time in a 12-month period – went […]

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