May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Regional human resource councils set May 20 for Fort Myers meeting

The Charlotte County Society for Human Resource Management, Society for Resource Management Southwest Florida, and Human Resources Collier will host the 15th Annual Tri-County HR Conference on Friday, May 20. More...

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Real Estate News

What $200,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

337 Mendoza St., Punta Gorda There’s more than 2,100 square feet of living space in this three-bedroom, two-bath home in the desirable Punta Gorda neighborhood of Deep Creek. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

2016-17 Season

We take a close look at what is coming soon to theaters near you in SWFL

YOU USUALLY HEAR “RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN the new” around New Year’s, but the sentiment applies this time of year, too, as theaters stage their last shows before summer and announce the upcoming season. More...

Hibiscus Festival brings color to Punta Gorda

Known internationally as the “Hibiscus King,” the late Harry Goulding was as colorful as the flower he helped to make a local icon. It was in 1926 when Mr. More...

‘The Dixie Swim Club’: Southern charm in shallow water

ARTS COMMENTARY

“No men, no kids, no work. Just us girls.” That’s the credo of a group of five friends who get together for a weekend every August at the same cottage on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. More...

Officials consider less-ambitious Florida panther recovery goals

Florida panthers’ favorite foods include white-tailed deer and wild hog, but they’ve also been known to feed on livestock and even pets now and then, including two Chihuahuas this year in a Collier County neighborhood that borders prime p More...

UF: Consumer sentiment reflects widespread concern over future

Consumer sentiment fell 3.5 points in April to 90.6, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. The reading is the lowest since October and lower than the previous 12-month average. More...

Study shows 13.7 percent of SWFL residents struggle with hunger

A new study shows that 13.7 percent of Southwest Floridians are food insecure — 163,840 people, including 54,870 children. More...

Business News

Local farmers find their summer rhythms

FARMERS HAVE A LOT OF SAYINGS, AND ONE of them is this: “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.” More...

How to get free publicity for yourself, your business or organization

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

As I make the transition from columnist into the position of Charlotte County Florida Weekly’s editor, I find it appropriate to use this week’s column on your behalf. More...

Report misses mark on likelihood of disruptive innovations

MONEY & INVESTING

The global consulting company McKinsey & Co. published a provocative research report entitled “Diminishing Returns: Why Investors May Need to Lower Their Expectations” in late April. More...