April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ to benefit Operation Open Arms

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host its Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Multiple-year Scholarships Becoming the New Norm

SCHOLARSHIPS AND POST-SECONDARY EDUcation have the power to change lives for high school seniors and the growing numbers of nontraditional students returning to the classroom to finish degree or certification requirements or completely change careers More...

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Business News

Home Watchers

AH, THE DAYS OF “SEASON” HAVE FLOWN. So, too, have many of our beloved snowbirds, those part- time Florida residents who boost Florida’ s economy exponentially in our winter months. More...

There’s a change in credit reporting that will likely affect your score

MONEY & INVESTING

If you are like me, you don’t think about your credit score very often. To be honest, I don’t even know what mine is right now. More...

National Small Business Week cosponsors hosting training webinars/webcast

The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon, announced yesterday that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from April 30-May 6. More...

‘Wild’ party kicks off center’s capital campaign

A Punta Gorda institution for more than 30 years, the Peace River Wildlife Center is getting a new home, and everyone is invited to celebrate. The party kicks off a $1.5-million capital campaign to fund the redesign of the center More...

Amy Court new media director for Spiro & Associates advertising

Amy Court has joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Brand Architecture in Fort Myers as a media director, announced CEO Christopher T. Spiro. More...

Where are they now?

Catching up with former scholarship recipients who are changing the world

I T’S HUMAN NATURE TO WONDER WHAT FORMER classmates and colleagues, friends and first loves are doing these days. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

2550 Pebble Creek Place, Port Charlotte

This is a beautifully appointed, custom built waterfront home with harbor and gulf boating access in the gated community of Pebble Creek. The open floor plan can be arranged to suit your lifestyle. More...

REIS hears update on Babcock Ranch development

Development plans and market strategy for Southwest Florida’s new town, Babcock Ranch, will be presented at the Real Estate Investment Society’s luncheon meeting on May 9.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

DANCING IN THE STREETS

The Punta Gorda Block Party returns to rock and rule

TODAY, THE DOWNTOWN AREA IS the bustling, quaint and clean heart of Punta Gorda. But it wasn’t always that way. In 1987, as the city was celebrating its first centennial, the infrastructure wasn’t cooperating. More...

Rock the Fort

Phil Collen ready to create some ‘hysteria’

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen isn’t just getting older, he says he’s getting better. More...

Characters bedeviled by trauma and loss in complex psychological thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Red Hunter” by Lisa Unger. Touchstone. 368 pages. Hardcover, $25.99. More...