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A Boy’s World
Mon  Mar 19 2018 05:46PM
Kaleb names all the drills, saws, and other hand tools used by his group at Gator Wilderness Camp School. They use the tools to build tents where they live in … Find out how to read more online.
Shelters, River Road highlight cooperative efforts
Wed  Mar 21 2018 05:32PM
PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte County commissioners could not take any official action Wednesday in a joint meeting with the Sarasota County commissioners, their heads were nodding on more … Find out how to read more online.
Trabue Woods one step away from name change
Wed  Mar 21 2018 05:50PM
PUNTA GORDA — District 5 Councilwoman Nancy Prafke said Wednesday the renaming of a downtown Punta Gorda neighborhood would help unite the city. A group launched a campaign earlier this … Find out how to read more online.
Still no answers for parking at Gilchrist
Wed  Mar 21 2018 05:32PM
It’s structure versus spirit in the ongoing debate to let musicians and fans park on the grass at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, Guitar Army … Find out how to read more online.
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Council to discuss renaming Trabue Woods
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — Walking through the renowned Blanchard House Museum and examining a prized exhibit of Punta Gorda’s past, a community elder paused, struggling to define exactly what Trabue Woods is. “No, it didn’t exist. I live in Punta Gorda,” … Find out how to read more online.

Leukemia Cup sails back to Isles Yacht Club
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
PUNTA GORDA — In the 14-year history of the Leukemia Cup Series, the Isles Yacht Club has expanded the annual regatta to include a host of other events. “We’re reaching more markets rather than just boaters. We’ve had to be … Find out how to read more online.

Charlotte social workers provide support in Parkland
Tue  Mar 20 2018 08:30AM
When the Marjory Stoneman Douglas students returned to class two weeks after the mass shooting, crisis teams from around the state were there to help. They included three social workers from Charlotte County Public Schools. When the request for support … Find out how to read more online.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mon  Mar 19 2018 08:30AM
“What do you want to do when you grow up?” — a broad and standard question that seems as vague as the response it could conjure. It is generally understood that students are encouraged to home in on realistic career … Find out how to read more online.

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Another blast rocks Austin, but unrelated to other bombings
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Emergency teams rushed Tuesday night to another reported explosion in Austin — this one at a Goodwill store — but police and federal authorities said the blast wasn’t related to recent bombings that have killed and injured … read more.

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
PHILADELPHIA — Spring? What’s that? Yet another powerful storm bore down on the Northeast on Tuesday, with wind-whipped snow falling in parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey as people grumbled and complained about a first day of spring that looked … read more.

Zuckerberg asked to testify; data firm’s CEO suspended
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
LONDON — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s … read more.

Trump tariffs set off industry scramble for exemptions
Wed  Mar 21 2018 01:19AM
WASHINGTON — When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held up a can of Campbell’s soup in a CNBC interview to make the case that the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs were “no big deal,” the canning industry begged to disagree … read more.

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