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Fair features Cracker traditions
Sat  Feb 13 2016 06:26PM
ENGLEWOOD — As 16-year-old Todd Park cracked his whip, some at the Cracker Fair jumped at first. Park showed his skills as his mother Suzanne, a sixth-generation Florida Cracker and … Find out how to read more online.
The cost of justice
Sat  Feb 13 2016 06:32PM
CHARLOTTE COUNTY — The oft-criticized sheriff’s current budget is up about 3 percent from the last one and more than $60 million for the first time in years. But the … Find out how to read more online.
See how they ‘Shine!’
Sat  Feb 13 2016 04:28PM
Friday evening saw the “Night to Shine” prom, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, at Englewood United Methodist Church. Adults with special needs were invited to the first-time local event. … Find out how to read more online.
State, National and World News
Ex-students say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:28PM
By RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete “isolation boxes” for days or weeks and wouldn’t … read more.

Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn
Sat  Feb 13 2016 03:08PM
By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can … read more.

’Finally’: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — With an exclamation of “Finally,” Pope Francis embraced Patriarch Kirill on Friday in the first meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a brief but historic … read more.

Alabama woman convicted in girl’s running death dies
Fri  Feb 12 2016 10:44PM
By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, … read more.

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Most schools maintain, improve grades
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Department of Education released 2015 school grades Friday, and the majority of schools in Charlotte and Sarasota counties either maintained the grade from 2014 or improved — several by two letter grades. Deep Creek Elementary in Charlotte County … Find out how to read more online.

Manasota Key improvement survey due
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
MANASOTA KEY — Due to Monday’s postal holiday, Manasota residents must speak up by today about what — if any — improvements they want in their neighborhood along Gulf Boulevard. So far, of the 2,005 surveys sent to property owners, … Find out how to read more online.

#Harmony brightens our day
Sat  Feb 13 2016 08:30AM
This barbershop quartet from the Lemon Bay Chord Company — who call themselves #Harmony — stopped in to the Englewood Sun on Friday to serenade the office, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Their gorgeous harmonies came together on “Let … Find out how to read more online.

Lemon Bay Fest Photo Contest final-week winners
Fri  Feb 12 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — The final week of the Lemon Bay Photo Contest, sponsored by Englewood Camera Club, is complete. More than 1,000 images were reviewed by three judges over the past four weeks. All images had to have been taken in … Find out how to read more online.

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