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Atlanta Braves' Plan To Relocate Spring Training to North Port Gets Final Approval

NORTH PORT - The plan for the Atlanta Braves to relocate their spring training home to the North Port area has passed its final hurdle with the stadium complex ready for Grapefruit League action in 2019. The North Port City Commission approved the final development agreement Tuesday. The team will p

PATCH - 2017-09-21 00:22:15

Venice fishing pier needs deck, railing

Inspectors are determining if any part of the pier can be safely reopened before repairs are made VENICE - Inspectors will revisit the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier today to see if any part of the structure can be reopened for public use. The 700-foot pier was closed after Hurricane Irma. On Wednesd

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 20:12:09

Top 10 Weekend Events, Sept. 22-24

Fun things to do in Southwest Florida 10. Old School Bar is throwing a four-year anniversary bash. 9. Blues-rocker J.P. Soars and the Red Hots are at the Blue Rooster. 8. Watch "The Godfather" at Sarasota Opera House. 7. The Ringling -- including its Circus Museum -- is free for Museum Day Live! 6.

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 13:30:00

Thieves fight residents, steal car from Punta Gorda home

Punta Gorda police released this photo of a Jaguar stolen from a home on the 1500 block of San Marino Drive. PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Two people stole went inside a home, fought with its residents and stole the car parked in the garage, Punta Gorda police said. The suspects took off from the home on the 15

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 16:32:52

Broken stoplight, crash cause miles-long delay on I-75

Clouds from a thunderstorm loom Monday afternoon over Interstate 75 near North Port. (Photo via Kathy StClair / Facebook) NORTH NAPLES, Fla. A crash and a broken stoplight caused a delay five miles long Wednesday morning on Interstate 75, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The broken stoplight is at I

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 09:07:31

City Council moves to ban medical marijuana dispensaries

VENICE - The city of Venice will ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, because current state statutes do not allow any form of local regulation above those placed on pharmacies. The City Council voted, 6-0 Wednesday - with Council Member Deborah Anderson absent on vacation - to dire

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:13:33

Let's Eat, Englewood returns

Delayed because of Hurricane Irma, Englewood's annual two weeks of dining deals starts Friday and will feature prix fixe menus for two-course lunches ($12) and three-course dinners ($23). More than 20 restaurants will participate including Beyond the Sea, Ephesus Mediterranean Grill, Leverock's, Man

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 01:26:54

Family events this weekend, Sept. 22-24

Here's our list of family-friendly events happening in Southwest Florida this weekend, Sept. 22-24. FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 Child Passenger Safety Event - 9 a.m.-noon. Florida Department of Health, Charlotte County, 1100 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. Have a certified technician check your child's care se

NEWS-PRESS - 2017-09-21 00:17:50

Broadway Boys return to Venice

The Broadway Boys, a group of Broadway performers who fill in the gaps between shows by performing concerts of theater and pop hits around the country, return to the area Saturday night for what has turned into a special concert to open the new Venice Performing Arts Center season. The program has b

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:20

Boil water notice rescinded for Manasota Key

MANASOTA KEY, Fla. A boil water notice was lifted for Manasota Key Tuesday morning, the Englewood Water District said. The notice was for all of Manasota Key, including Sandpiper Key condominiums, according to water officials. The water main was restored and tests determined the water was safe for h

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:16:28

Venice sends 2017 comprehensive plan to state for review

The update simplifies the 2010 growth plan VENICE - After more than two years of deliberations and hearings, the city sent its 2017 revision of the Venice Comprehensive Plan to Tallahassee for review on a 5-1 vote by the Venice City Council Tuesday. The draft plan, as amended during the transmittal

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:30:59

David Lenes copyrights his style of mind-bending art

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. So opens "Jabberwocky," the classic section of verse from Lewis Carroll's 1871 sequel to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." One of the reasons the poem has endured for gen

FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM - 2017-09-21 02:00:09

Facebook group pulls Englewood together before and after Irma

Once the hurricane began to threaten, Jean Joyce's project changed course. Vicki Dean @vdeanfla ENGLEWOOD - When Jean Joyce started a Facebook group for the Englewood area last year, she envisioned it as a place where people could get news on music, events, activities and nonprofits. Joyce based th

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 17:41:33

Storm debris pickup begins Thursday in Punta Gorda

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Storm debris collection within city limits will begin Thursday. Contractors from CrowderGulf will pick up the waste at residential curbsides, the city said. Debris should be set apart from regular household garbage and should not be placed in bags, cans or other containers, the cit

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:12:40

Venice budget passes first reading

VENICE - The Venice City Council held to the proposed property tax rate of 3.6 mills Wednesday, as it approved the first reading of its 2017-18 fiscal year budget. After deciding to defer a planned fire assessment fee, the city officials rolled the entire operating cost of the Venice Fire Department

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 23:58:43

'You Can't Take It With You' at Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre opens its new mainstage season with one of the great classic American comedies, the 1936 George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play "You Can't Take It With You," which won a Pulitzer Prize and was made into a Best Picture-winning film by Frank Capra. The comedy centers on the eccentric Sycamore

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 03:09:21

Cops Corner: Sarasota 9.21.17

12:15 p.m. - 1500 block of Main Street Theft: A business owner was running a generator and had two full cans of gas by his rear door in the alley. During the day, somebody stole the cans of gas. There were no witnesses or suspects to the incident.Sept. 18 A BLACK MARK 7:30 a.m. - 0 block of Central

LONGBOAT OBSERVER - 2017-09-21 09:50:00

Play! Parks recovering from Irma

Myakka River State Park remains closed, more than a week after Hurricane Irma, but Oscar Scherer State Park is open to the public. I talked to Tony Clements, the manager at Oscar Scherer, just after the Osprey park got power back on Monday. "We've been busting our butts out here," Clements said. "We

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:30:00

Sarasota man accused of downloading more child pornography

The 28-year-old was on probation from a 2010 case. SARASOTA COUNTY -- A man on probation for possessing child pornography has been arrested and accused of downloading more illegal files. According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, investigators determined that nearly 15,000 files containing c

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-21 18:33:50

Venice Fishing Pier closes after damage from Irma, pending inspection

VENICE, FLA. - The beloved Venice Municipal Fishing Pier has been closed by the city until it has been more thoroughly inspected for damage after Hurricane Irma. "At the far end, there was a point where - when you step anywhere - it kind of moved, like it dropped maybe a fraction of an inch, and th

10NEWS - 2017-09-21 01:35:50