45,000 Quilt Project comes to Punta Gorda

45,000!  It’s a huge number to contemplate.  On an average day in 2019, some 45,000 detainees were held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. How do you visualize that? How do you memorialize each one of those individuals? Glen Ring, a member of the Human Rights Group of the Kent Street Coalition…

Charlotte County Director of Development discusses charm vs. growth with DWC

Do you have questions about Sunseeker Resort and other development plans and issues for Charlotte County? Join the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Charlotte County on Monday, April 12 at 4:00 pm for a Zoom meeting, featuring guest speaker Dave Gammon, the Director of Economic Development for Charlotte County. This is an opportunity to learn…

Water Quality Trends of Charlotte County Beaches will be addressed by Dr. Richard Whitman at the April 6th Environmental Caucus Meeting

Dr. Richard Whitman will review the status and trends of recreational water quality of Charlotte County beaches at the next monthly meeting of the Environmental Caucus on Tuesday, April 6th at 1:30 pm. – His presentation will point out specific concerns, the need for pollution source identification, more timely notification, increased advisory reliability, and examples…

Englewood Democratic Club meets on Wednesday March 24th at 5:30 pm

Do you live in northwest Charlotte County, such as Rotonda, Placida and Englewood?  Then please consider attending the next monthly meeting  of the  Englewood Democratic Club, which serves voters in both Charlotte and Sarasota County. The meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24th at 5:30 pm. Please register in advance at https://www.mobilize.us/sarasotacountydec/event/378001/…

Learn about the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition at the March 8th DWC meeting

Joanna Pohopin, the Director of Development for the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, March 8th  Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meeting held at 4:00 pm via Zoom.  She will discuss the program with a special emphasis on the effects of the pandemic.  A brief business meeting will…

Top-ranking FL Democrat, Commissioner Nikki Fried, will speak to us on Monday, Mar 1st at 6 PM

Nikki Fried, Florida’s 12th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services and our top-ranking Florida Democrat will address the Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee (CCDEC) at its monthly meeting held via Zoom on Monday, March 1st promptly at 6 PM. Register for this event here. She is holding conversations with all stakeholders in our Party, to…

Three days are not enough

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte Dems writer America formally honors our veterans with two national holidays during the year: Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. In recognition of Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, Charlotte County Democrats will host a third, local day of opportunity to pay tribute to fallen and returning veterans who served our country.…

Who are those people waving on Tamiami Trail?

By Linda Porterfield, Charlotte County Dems writer You may have seen us on Saturday mornings or Tuesday afternoons standing by the north side of Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. We’re wearing blue or sometimes crazy apparel, holding Biden-Harris, David Jones or Allen Ellison signs (occasionally all three!) and rigorously waving. Frequently we receive an appreciative…