PRICES FALL CREATING TREPEDATION

ON THE HEELS OF A REPORT THAT EXISTING HOME SALES NATIONWIDE WERE DOWN 27% IN JULY, FIGURES WERE RELEASED FOR THE SOUTHWEST PLEX AND THEY SHOWED SIMILAR ALARMING TRENDS.  ACCORDING TO THE GROUP METROSTUDY, JULY’S MEDIAN PRICE FOR EXISTING HOME SALES WAS OFF 12% TO $157,700 IN THE SARASOTA/BRADENTON MARKET, WHICH INCLUDES THE CITY OF […]

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COMMISSIONERS TO TALK ABOUT WINCHESTER

CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL CONSIDER ADDING THE WINCHESTER BOULEVARD EXTENSION TO ITS LIST OF CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR 2011, BUT THERE COULD BE A ROADBLOCK.  THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SAYS THEY HAVE ALLOCATED FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012, AND IF THE COUNTY CHOOSES TO MOVE AHEAD IN ’11 THEY COULD LOSE THEIR […]

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ELECTION DAY IN THE SOUTHWEST PLEX

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND VOTERS HAVE MANY ISSUES TO DECIDE, SO LONG AS YOU ARE AFFILIATED WITH A PARTY.  THE POLLS WILL BE OPENED UNTIL 7PM, AND YOU NEED TO BRING A PHOTO IDENTIFICATION CARD WITH YOU, SUCH AS A DRIVER’S LICENSE, PASSPORT, MILITARY OR STUDENT I D, OR […]

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PIZZERIA OWNER HELD UP AT GUNPOINT

THE OWNER OF BELLA NAPOLI PIZZERIA ON PEACHLAND BOULEVARD IN PORT CHARLOTTE WAS HELD UP AT GUNPOINT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.  CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY WERE CALLED JUST BEFORE 12:30AM TO THE CLOSED RESTAURANT.  THE VICTIM SAID HE ANSWERED A KNOCK AT THE REAR DOOR AND ENCOUNTERED TWO BLACK MEN WEARING BLACK HOODIES, ONE OF […]

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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SARASOTA COUNTY

TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SARASOTA COUNTY, AND SHERIFF TOM KNIGHT REMINDS MOTORISTS TO USE EXTRA CAUTION AND OBEY SPEED LIMITS, PARTICULARLY IN SCHOOL ZONES, OR YOU WILL PAY.  DRIVERS SHOULD BE VIGILANT AND NEVER ALLOW DISTRACTIONS TO TAKE THEIR EYES OFF THE ROAD AS MANY STUDENTS WALK OR RIDE BICYCLES TO […]

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