October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

Tenth annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ program benefits kids in need

It’s not even Halloween yet, but you may have noticed that Christmas decorations are starting to show up in stores. It is definitely the time to start preparing for the holiday season. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

¦ Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 Tanger Factory Outlets, Fort Myers More...

Chevrolet joins breast cancer fight a fourth year

Car brand has helped raise more than $3 million since 2011

For the fourth consecutive October, Chevrolet and General Motors employees, dealers and customers are uniting to battle breast cancer. More...

Scout Days returns Jan. 9-11 for the Roar Before The Rolex 24

Scout Days, a unique event that mixes the high-speed action of sports cars with two nights of camping and scouting activities, will return to The Roar Before The Rolex 24 on Jan. More...

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Business News

Where to eat?

There are now more options than ever

Early fall is a popular time to open a restaurant here, time to get the gears running smoothly before people come back from the North en masse. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Senior centered: Golden Years offers therapy in a gym-like setting

Some seniors want to work out to stay in shape. Others need to work out in order to overcome injuries or muscle problems. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Internationally speaking, U.S. housing prices are relatively reasonable

The recovery of the U.S. housing market has been strong for several years, and now there is debate whether it will falter. Others think that the most recent fade in activity is really a fake–out and the real estate bull has far to go. More...

Drink and save lives: Brew Ha-Ha set for Oct. 18

As an event, this sounds so much like heaven that the suspicious among us might wonder if they’ve stopped breathing and started living eternally. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 16, 9 P.M. Doc Martin More...

Tourney benefits FSW Collegiate High School Charlotte scholarships

Golfers are invited to participate in Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Charlotte’s third annual golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Kingsway Country Club. More...

Komen offers local grants for breast cancer nonprofits

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida is offering grants of up to $125,000 for projects in the area of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and education, including both survivorship and outreach programs. More...

Jet Ski Ultra model puts luxury in personal watercraft

The 2015 Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310LX personal watercraft gives experienced enthusiasts exactly what they want: the ultimate combination of class-leading power, precise handling and superior luxury. More...

Fall Cycle Scene takes over Daytona Oct. 16-19

Daytona International Speedway is a must-see stop for motorcycle enthusiasts the weekend of Oct. 16-19 for the annual Fall Cycle Scene. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5200 Conner Terrace, Port Charlotte

THIS SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH, WATERFRONT POOL HOME with gulf access is in the desirable community of Gulf Cove and convenient to beaches, shopping and dining. More...

Moody River Estates offers move-in specials

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division has announced move-in specials from the low $200s at North Fort Myers’ Moody River Estates. Moody River Estates is ideal for commuters and boaters alike. Some properties have direct water access. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

capturing LYLE

A photographer’s iconic images of the indefinably striking musician

Michael Wilson is in love with music. He’s also in love with the ineffable qualities of shadow and light, the way they complement each other in the same way as lyrics and melody. As a result, Mr. More...

Halloween happenings howl on the harbor

Christ Community Fall Festival More...

Singers and readers needed for ‘Sing for the Cure’

“Sing for the Cure, a Proclamation of Hope,” is a musical/dramatic work edited by Pamela Martin and published by Shawnee Press. More...