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Thousands of acres of seagrass lost in Lemon Bay and Charlotte Harbor

By Phyllis Wojcik, Charlotte County Environmental Caucus, June 14, 2021 Betty Staugler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Harmful Algae Bloom liaison, Florida Sea Grant University of Florida and Nicole Iadevaia, Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP) presented “Seagrass Trends in Charlotte Harbor: Current Findings and Ongoing Efforts” to the Charlotte County Commissioners at

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Events

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Caribbean American Cultural Connections (CACC, Inc) invites local residents to join the celebration of National Caribbean American Heritage Month/Father’s Day,  co-sponsored by Charlotte County Community Services.  Since 2006, June has been designated as National Caribbean American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation. We are pleased to showcase our music, food, culture, achievements, and heritage as Caribbean

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Florida Legislation

Attacking the voting rights of soldiers, seniors and working parents

Editor’s Note:  Read an excellent OpEd on this topic by Carl Hiaasen, Miami Herald columnist,  here.  On February 19th,  Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Senate President Wilton Simpson had  issued the following joint statement on Governor DeSantis’ election integrity proposal:  “We join the Governor in his efforts to continue to make Florida the national

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Charlotte County Democrats

Creating new holiday traditions

By Teresa Jenkins, Chair, Charlotte County Democratic Executive Committee December is full of family traditions. We think about those things that made the holiday season special when we were growing up including spending time with our family and friends, shopping at the local mall decorated with trees, lights and garland, holiday concerts, white elephant exchanges,

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Democratic Women's Club

Dr. Pepe briefs DWC on COVID-19 and county health services

  Dr. Joseph Pepe, the administrator at the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County, spoke at the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) meeting on September 14, 2020. He introduced himself as a native Floridian, who grew up as a child of modest means, raised by his mother and grandmother. His childhood experiences led to his

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC names 2020 Scholarship Recipients

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”23866″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Submitted by: Kay Blue on 6/3/2020 The Democratic Women’s Club of Charlotte County is excited to announce the winners of its annual Betty Gissendanner Scholarship awards. This year’s $1000 recipient is Annamaria Belevitch of Port Charlotte High School. Annamaria was the president of her school’s Model United Nations Team and plans to attend

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Democratic Women's Club

DWC Program Focuses on Homeless Children in Charlotte County

Right now there are 320 K-12 identified homeless children in Charlotte County spread over 21 schools. Renee Rebhan, the Homeless Education and Foster Care Liaison to the Charlotte County Public Schools, shared her program’s efforts and challenges in ensuring every child’s right to an education at the February 10 meeting of the Democratic Women’s Club.

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Deceptive Republican Campaign Mailings Arrive in Charlotte County

Official-looking forms mimic Census Questionnaire   The Republican Party is mailing campaign literature that looks like US census forms to voters across the country including here in Charlotte County. The mailings are titled “2020 Congressional District Census” and instruct the recipients to “answer all questions to the best of your ability.” The mailing asks respondents

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“Living The Dream On A Planet That’s Green” theme for Englewood Dem Club parade float

by Karn Cummingham, Englewood Democratic Club The Englewood Democratic Club had planned to march in the Englewood Pioneer Days Parade, originally scheduled for last Labor Day. Those plans and the parade were blown away when Hurricane Dorian threatened our area. Pioneer Day organizers vowed to continue the 63-year-old tradition and have rescheduled festivities and the

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Invitation to Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan Workshops

The Charlotte County Community Development Department will host visioning workshops to solicit citizen’s input on the update of Charlotte County’s Comprehensive Plan, Charlotte 2050.  Dates and locations of upcoming workshops are listed below. All workshops are held from 6-8pm. October 16.  East Port Environmental Campus. 25550 Harborview Road, Punta Gorda October 23. Cultural Center. 2280

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Charlotte Co. Democrats prominent in Climate Strike

Alexis Loukota is the vice president of the Youth Democratic Committee for Charlotte County. Asked why people might object to climate change policies, she said, “It’s nice to live in ignorant bliss.” “You don’t know how heartening it was to me to see all the young kids out here,” said Nancy Razvoza, president of the

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Dire times motivate visitors to Charlotte Dems

What motivated three visitors to attend a recent Charlotte Dems general meeting? They are appalled about where the US is heading and they want to make a change. “I’m not an ‘in-your-face’ kind of guy, but I know the difference between right and wrong”, said John Sauceba. Accompanying John was his wife, Linda. “We have

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Local Action

Charlotte Co. Democratic Club hosts Labor Day Picnic

Date: Mon, Sept 2, 2019  Time: 1:00 – 4:00  Where: Democratic Club HQ  Sunnydell Plaza 3596 Tamiami, Port Charlotte  CCDC‘s Annual Labor Day picnic  Cost: $15….$10 if you‘re under 18 Food: Grilled Hamburgers & Brats, Salad,  Beverages & More Live Music: Rita Beach So come on out! Bring family & friends and celebrate America‘s Working class

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Local Action

HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED?

  There is much to do at all levels as we try to thwart the Republican agenda and turn Florida blue. The Charlotte County Democratic Party needs your help to get Democrats elected at all levels of office in 2020. Volunteering is an excellent way to gain new knowledge, sharpen your skills, and even have

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