February 26, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Charlotte Sports Park, spring home of the Tampa Bay Rays

Rays FAQ ¦ Where can fans get tickets or rent a suite? Fans can buy tickets through Ticketmaster, over the phone (888.FAN.RAYS) or at the box office at the stadium. Prices range from $34 to $12; check for game availability. More...

Know the score and become an Insider

The knowledge required to become a Spring Training Insider doesn’t require an advanced degree. Common sense goes a long way. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Pay attention. Learn to duck. Be polite. Know something about the players and game. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 8 P.M. Reading, Writing and Civil Rights More...

Breast cancer survivors, supporters gather for camaraderie and a cure

They all have stories to share, stories of receiving the diagnosis, of fighting back and recovery. Some, of course, don’t recover. When the participants in the ninth annual Susan G. More...

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. Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. More...

Speakers named for recreational-vehicle summit in Sarasota

RVIA has announced two speakers for the seminar portion of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association’s Annual Meeting, taking place March 10-12 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota. More...

Special Sections

Business News

The Billion-Dollar Art Economy

Surprising findings in new NEA reports on the arts

THREE REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on Gross Domestic Product, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Just Counters & Other Stuff offers cutting-edge counters and cabinets

The enthusiasm of Mark and Kathy Kemeny is infectious when talking about their business, Just Counters & Other Stuff Inc. — JCAOS — 1489 Market Circle #309, Port Charlotte (jcaos.com). More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Personal financial literacy for young and old

The U.S. is 99 percent language literate. We are about 70 percent math proficient and we are estimated at less than 60 percent financially literate. More...

Rays: You’ll need a scorecard this spring

Familiar faces are gone from the Tampa Bay Rays. Gone from the dugout. Gone from the outfield. Gone from the infield. Gone from the pitching staff and from behind the plate. Heck, even from the front office. More...

Kevin Cash: ‘It’s a joy to be back home’

At 37, new Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is only 24 days older than one of his relievers, Grant Balfour. More...

2015 Grapefruit League schedule

All games at 1:05 p.m. unless otherwise noted Schedule subject to change Sunday, March 1 University of Tampa vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Clearwater More...

Guns at colleges, testing in schools and Medicaid expansion on agenda

BEGINNING TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 160 MEN AND WOMEN specially chosen for the arduous task by Sunshine State voters will embark on a voyage through time. More...

Cyclists invited to ride across the state to fight hunger

Pan-Florida Challenge, a nonprofit corporation based in Naples, will host its second annual Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids event, which will challenge 100 committed cyclists to cross Florida from Naples to Palm Beach on bikes. More...

Market Outlook 2015 Conference set for April 3 at FGCU

An economic outlook conference returns to FGCU and Southwest Florida. More...

New Mustang GT fit for ‘The King’ can be yours

Ford Motor Company and Petty’s Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower Mustang GT — a limited edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. More...

Upon further review, MVP truck intercepted by Butler

After consulting Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, Chevrolet presented an all-new Colorado pickup to New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, whose end zone interception preserved the Patriots’ victory in Super Bowl XLIX. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

13285 Irwin Drive, Port Charlotte

Here’s a one-of-a-kind, luxury waterfront estate with a private water view over 84 feet of seawall and gulf access. The residence has five bedrooms and four baths as part of its huge 3,500 square feet of living area. More...

Board of Realtors names 2015 officers

The Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte- North Port Association of Realtors has installed its 2015 officers and directors. The 2015 officers are Jim Quinn, president; Vicky McPhee, president-elect; Peter Rivera, secretary; and Cynthia Logan, treasurer. More...

WCI names top sales performers at Venetian, Sarasota National

WCI Communities, the Bonita Springs-based lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder, has named the top sales performers of January for Venetian Golf & River Club and Sarasota National in Venice. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Beyond seeing

IN THE WORDS OF YOGI BERRA, “WHEN YOU see a fork in the road, take it.” More...

Gulfshore Opera presents ‘The Mikado’ in three Southwest Florida locations

General/artistic director Steffanie Pearce established Gulfshore Opera with a vision of inclusiveness and accessibility. More...

BEACH READING

‘Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances’

By Neil Gaiman (William Morrow, $26.99) “Many of these stories end badly for at least one of the peopleple inthem.”in them.” More...