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PGT sells some glass-processing assets for $28 million

VENICE - PGT Innovations Inc., the hurricane-resistant window and door maker, says it has sold some of the assets it uses to process glass components for $28 million to Cardinal Glass Industries. PGT said that it would "reallocate approximately 160 employees into its window and door assembly operati

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 19:02:44

On the loss of ... Winifred 'Wini' Smart Quackenbush

Winifred "Wini" Smart Quackenbush, a lady who has brush-stroked more of Boca Grande's true heart and soul than almost anyone else, passed peacefully at the age of 85 in Ellsworth, Maine after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family. She graduated from Pt. Pleasant Beach High School, N.J. and

BOCABEACON.COM - 2017-09-22 15:27:58

Reports from the north end, downtown show positive things

BY SUE ERWIN After days of waiting out the storm - and even more days without electricity - businesses in Boca Grande are open again and serving customers. Brian and John Corcoran of Boca Grande Vacations and Scott Peterson, Association Manager at Boca Grande North said the community fared well dur

BOCABEACON.COM - 2017-09-22 15:14:44

Gov. Scott directs FWC to ease regulations, waive fees for South Florida commercial fishing industry following Hurricane Irma

SUBMITTED BY THE OFFICE OF GOV. RICK SCOTT Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to implement several changes to help South Florida's commercial fishermen recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma and get back to work. The elimination of these reg

BOCABEACON.COM - 2017-09-22 14:51:59

Venice celebrates its back-to-normal at beach party

VENICE - Two Saturdays ago the Everman family sat in their hot Honda Pilot, evacuating to Stockbridge, Ga. The car ride was long, 10 hours, and one of the family's two boys, Michael Cornely, 9, was in the backseat next to Gus, who farted the whole way. "Gus is a black lab, and he's 12. He farts when

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 03:09:34

Venice Community Center to open as Disaster Recovery Center tomorrow

VENICE - The Venice Community Center will open tomorrow as a disaster recovery center to help those needing assistance with their Hurricane Irma cases. The center will open Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sept. 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Smal

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 21:49:00

FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 41: Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy, 1950, Boca Grande

Harold Bubil Real estate editor @haroldbubil This is more than just a building I love. It's a building of, and for, love. Boca Grande's Roman Catholic church was built in 1950 through a gift by Mrs. Gertrude Hill Gavin - itself an impressive measure of love. Over the years, it has hosted many expr

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2017-09-23 12:24:00

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

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest to lift spirits with 'power of music'

FORT MYERS, Fla. The fourth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival continued Saturday in Captiva Island, lifting spirits in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The event will take place at the following locations: Island Hopper partnered with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Donations made at t

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 13:03:04

Quiz: What kind of Halloween candy are you?

Let's get real: We're not just buying the candy that's on shelves now to pass out on Halloween night, we're also filling candy dishes at home and at the office, and we're sneaking a piece into our packed lunches, or having one just before bedtime. What type of candy are you? Take our quiz and find o

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-23 13:09:05

Man Freed After 13 Years in Prison for Murder He Didn't Commit

(WKMG) A Maryland man has been freed from prison after spending 13 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Lamar Johnson, 34, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Carlos Sawyer, 31, who was fatally shot in broad daylight in East Baltimore in 2004. An informant identified the

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 18:04:15

Children's Hospital unveils mini-cars for patients to ride to surgery posted

ORLANDO, Fla. (WKMG) A children's hospital in California has unveiled a special feature to put its young patients at ease as they head into the operating room. Children at the Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego can now "drive" themselves to their procedures in luxury mini-cars. The fancy sets of

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 17:50:00

The Latest: Protesters arrested at St. Louis shopping mall

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on protests in St. Louis over acquittal of officer in black man's shooting death (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Police have arrested several people at an upscale St. Louis shopping mall who were protesting the recent acquittal of a white former police officer in the shootin

NBC 2 - 2017-09-23 23:16:00

'Face of evil': Man gets life for killing 8 at hair salon

(Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2014, file photo, Scott Dekraai appears in court in Santa Ana, Calif. Dekraai, a 47-year-old former tugboat operator, faces life in prison when he's sentenced Friday, Sept. 22... (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via

NBC 2 - 2017-09-22 22:35:00

Security barriers put to the test as vehicles become weapons

BRYAN, Texas - Recent vehicle attacks carried out by terrorists across the globe-and even non-terror related incidents involving vehicles-have sparked interest in security bollards. But it's not just for use in preventing terror attacks. Bollards-those usually waist-high pillars that are often made

FOX4NOW.COM - 2017-09-23 16:33:41

Collier woman works on relief efforts for Mexicans affected by quake

NAPLES, Fla. A Collier County grandmother is using her cooking to send relief to her family and other victims after a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico. NAPLES, Fla. A Collier County grandmother is using her cooking to send relief to her family and other victims after a deadly 7.1 magnit

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 16:30:40

Golden Gate senior center reopens after Irma

GOLDEN GATE, Fla. A senior center in Golden Gate reopened its doors Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Irma. GOLDEN GATE, Fla. A senior center in Golden Gate reopened its doors Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Irma.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 16:08:34

Salvation Army prepares for next phase of Irma recovery

FORT MYERS, Fla. The Salvation Army is preparing to help Southwest Florida residents get through the next phase of Hurricane Irma recovery. FORT MYERS, Fla. The Salvation Army is preparing to help Southwest Florida residents get through the next phase of Hurricane Irma recovery.

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 15:58:06

US flies bomber, fighter mission off North Korean coast

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. The Pentagon says B-1B bombers from Guam and F-15 fig

WINKNEWS.COM - 2017-09-23 15:43:48

Some forcibly arrested in St. Louis weren't protesting

ST. LOUIS (AP) - An undercover police officer and an Air Force lieutenant were among the 120 people who were forcibly arrested last weekend when police began clearing downtown St. Louis streets during protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of a black suspect. The arrest

NBC 2 - 2017-09-23 21:06:00