Come enjoy the 2017 Belle Soiree next week! Cartoonist Bob Bolling, creator of Little Archie, will be joining us.
The evening event features local artists – from performance art to visual art - on all three floors of the municipal building. The public will enjoy artwork demonstrations, live entertainment, and light refreshments at no cost. The event is organized each year by the members of the North Port Art Advisory Board
After a lengthy investigation, an arrest has been made in the drowning of a 4-month-old North Port boy. Robin Lee Florand(44) of Lakeland has been arrested for negligence surrounding the death of her grandson, Anakin Dylan James Ennis. On November 16th 2016, NPPD and NPFR units responded to a house in the 2700 block of Traverse Ave for an unresponsive child.
Florand negligently left the child in a bathtub unsupervised for nearly 10-minutes. The child was found face down in a few inches of water. A neighbor helped give CPR before he was rushed to the hospital. Anakin later passing away. Methamphetamine was found in the bathroom. Florand, also tested positive for the drug in her system. A warrant was issued and she was arrested in Polk County this past week on charges of Manslaughter Aggravated (Negligence) Death of a Child.
Recently we told you about a Barred owl Officer Casselli and a local family found and got help for. The Wildlife Center of Venice Inc. has been rehabbing the beautiful creature and this weekend it was set free. We thank the Wildlife Center for everything they do for our community. Thank you Stephanie Hydrusko Boor for the work and info.
The North Port Police Department stands with the fallen. Orange County Sheriffs Office Deputy Norman Lewis' funeral held Sunday in Orlando. NPPD Officers William Carter and Christopher Clark in attendance.
Both also attended Master Sgt. Deborah Clayton's funeral yesterday in Orlando. May we all be protected from evil.