Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine’s list of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as the “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor’s Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. The Marine Toys for Tots is in full swing and accepting donations to help make Christmas a bit brighter for children. There’s more than 200 collection boxes throughout Charlotte County but some are taking weeks to fill. Toys for Tots coordinator Erik Sandess says, “Because of the hurricane we do see an increase need.” […]
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily made snook and redfish catch-and-release only from the northernmost point of Anna Maria Island in Manatee County to Gordon Pass in Collier County. This was done through an Executive Order in response to the naturally-occurring red tide bloom in southwest Florida and is in effect […]
Charlotte County commissioners pass Placida rezoning – Move makes way for condos at old Fishery site
Charlotte County commissioners passed a rezoning for the old Placida Fishery site, along with new regulations to prevent credit-card skimmers at local gas stations. Both measures passed unanimously Tuesday. Construction on the new project in Placida could begin in a year, and be complete in several years, Placida Point LLC owner Jay Feinberg told the Sun after […]
ENGLEWOOD – Before powerboats race by Englewood Beach this November, the area’s inaugural WaterFest will already be more than a month underway The four-day-long race weekend will be preceded by an EcoFest at Lemon Bay Park, a stand-up-paddle-board race in Intracoastal waters and an open-air music festival and block party on Dearborn Street. “We wanted […]