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Burn ban being considered by Charlotte County officials

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 […]

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347-lb. grouper caught off SWFL coast

BRADENTON (AP) — A team of Florida fishermen are celebrating after reeling in a 347-pound grouper – a fish so big it barely fit on their boat. Capt. Paul Christie, a defending champion at the Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament, and his team Jumbo Shrimp decided to target Warsaw grouper to maximize their points in the tournament. They […]

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2 Florida panthers killed in separate vehicle strikes

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Officials say two Florida panthers have been found dead from separate vehicle strikes. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a 4-year-old female’s body was found Thursday near the intersection of Daniel’s Parkway and Commerce Lakes Drive in Lee County, and a 2-year-old male was found the same […]

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Spring Training: Rays vs. Nationals (HOME OPENER)

3/02/16 Location: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL Phone: (941) 206-4487 Time: 1:05 PM   Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training. Come experience Spring Training baseball at Charlotte Sports Park, which was ranked Best Spring Break Training Facility by USA Today in 2014. 3/02/16 Location: Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, […]

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Englewood Drum Circle

2/28/16 Recurring weekly on Sunday Location: Englewood Beach, Englewood Beach, FL Price: Free   Englewood Beach Drum Circle gathers every Sunday, year-round (weather permitting) about one hour before sunset. Everyone is welcome to drum, hoola hoop, dance or just enjoy the rhythm as they drum the sun down. They play specific African, Brazilian and belly […]

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Budweiser Clydesdales Southwest Florida appearance schedule

The Budweiser Clydesdales are in Southwest Florida and will make a series of appearances starting Wednesday. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous Red Beer Wagon at the following locations: – Feb. 17: South Pointe Plaza (9131 College Pkwy) from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Feb. 18: Homestead Shopping Plaza […]

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List of Christmas events in Southwest Florida

Santa at Edison Mall Through Dec. 24 Santa returns to Edison Mall, along with a number of events, including a holiday breakfast and pet photos. For more information and Santa’s hours, go tosimon.com/mall/Edison-mall. Families coming to see Santa are encouraged to bring a book for the mall’s Holiday Book Drive. Santa at Port Charlotte Town Center […]

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