May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Ecoventure trips on tap at Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserves More...

Race to help veterans highlights Memorial Day events

Punta Gorda will host its third annual 10K and 5K race along the waterfront on Memorial Day — and, as it has the last two years — the 500 participant slots have once again sold out. More...

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Real Estate News

House Hunting:

19200 Isadora St., Venice

With a beautiful water view and proximity to the Islandwalk clubhouse, this Gray Myst home has an abundance of upgrades and luxury design options. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Nancies

We know you’ve been waiting for our entertainment writer’s awards.

Friendly frogs, naked retirees and urinating statues — it’s been quite a colorful and unusual year in the arts. More...

Kids take center stage at summer theater/music camps

What kids learn at theater camp is quite different, but no less valuable, than what they learn in more traditional camp settings. More...

King Solomon’s frailties threaten to doom his kingdom

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Judgment” by D.J. Niko. Medallion Press. 292 pages. Trade paperback, $14.99. More...

Lottery sales hit all-time high for April — $513 million spent in search of jackpot

Lots of Bucks. Money Tree. $10,000,000 Fortune. Money Bags. More...

FWC hosts public webinars to discuss bear management

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is hosting three public webinars to discuss the FWC’s black bear management program and answer questions about the program. More...

Local stamp collector designs military museum postmark

In celebration of Armed Forces Day, local philatelist Richard Porcelli designed and received approval from the U.S. Postal Service for a commemorative postmark to honor the Military Heritage Museum. More...

Business News

Skipping the immigration line

EB-5 program is expensive, and it’s not as easy as it looks.

IT’S A GOOD IDEA, ON PAPER. AND FOR many it’s a good idea on the ground, one devised more than 25 years ago to bring billions of dollars of foreign money into the U.S. More...

New auto repair business offers dealership service at ‘small-shop’ prices

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Jonathan Silvia said he was once hosed on auto repairs — by the very dealership he was working for. More...

Why Wal-Mart is beating Target in retail sales revenue

MONEY & INVESTING

Despite my wife’s sincere efforts to turn the tide single-handedly, the U.S. consumer is simply not shopping in traditional retail stores like they used to. In the past couple of weeks, companies from Macy’s to Gap to Nordstrom to J.C. More...