July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Punta Gorda Airport, manager Quill pick up awards

Federal Aviation Administration Southern Region Airports Division Manager Winsome Lenfert honored Punta Gorda Airport with the 2015 Air Carrier Airport Safety Award for the Southern Region. More...

Deadline to register to vote in Aug. 30 Florida primary nears

Florida is a closed primary state; and the Aug. 30 primary is a closed primary. That means you must be registered Republican to vote for the Republican candidate or you must be registered Democrat to vote for the Democratic candidate. More...

Childhood obesity begins with parenting choices

We all think ‘chubby’ babies are cute, but obesity continues to increase in the U.S., beginning at early ages. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Make ‘em laugh

Comic/instructor/ Sam Walch on the art of stand-up

DOING STAND-UP IS LIKE DRIVING A motorcycle over the Grand Canyon while juggling chainsaws … without a net. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival’s popular T.G.I.M. starts

T.G.I.M. resumes for a seventh season on Aug. 1 inside the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Continuing on the first Monday of every month through Feb. More...

Money laundering, revenge, romance drive business-savvy novel

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Entangled” by Mark Dossey. CreateSpace. 316 pages. Trade paperback, $14.99; Kindle e-book, $3.99. More...

Florida Weekly earns top honors in state journalism awards

Florida Weekly took home three journalism awards at the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards ceremony held July 9 in Miami. More...

AAA report: 8 million drivers had road rage in the past year

Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Ex-D.C. insider, PG resident pens book on democracy

In an election year filled with scandals and media madness, many voters are feeling apathetic, lost and disenchanted. With Nov. More...

COMMUNITY

Charlotte Idol calling for singers The Charlotte Idol singing competition is back, supported by premier sponsor Sam’s Club. Audition night is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at the Cultural Center Theater, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. More...

Business News

Cheers!

Islamorada Beer Co. expands from Key West to Sarasota

The Florida Keys have long been celebrated for fun family vacations, succulent seafood and pristine waters for sports fishing and local lobsters. More...

SBA opens biz recovery center due to water releases

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the opening of a Business Recovery Center in Martin County Fairgrounds to help businesses impacted by the algae bloom, excessive rain, flooding and the water released from Lake Okeechobee Jan. More...

Outlook seems rosy for Visa, but lower global spending a peril

MONEY & INVESTING

Many analysts and economists dial into the payment processor Visa’s quarterly earnings call, even if they don’t own the stock, for the acute insight into the global consumer’s behavior. More...