April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Mental Health Awareness walk set for May 3 at Gilchrist Park

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, people in the Charlotte County community will be raising awareness of mental health as they walk in the Healthy Minds Healthy Community Mental Health Awareness Walk presented by the Criminal Jus More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, APRIL 17 8 P.M. – 2014 Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida, Part 3 Portraits of women who have impacted Southwest Florida: Sharon Bruckman, Eve Haverfield, Julie Shematz, Kimberly Leach Johnson and Pam Oakes. Produced by WGCU. More...

Moms cruise free Mother’s Day weekend

King Fisher Fleet, headquartered at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, invites moms to cruise during Mother’s Day weekend at no charge. Free cruises for moms are as follows: 7 p.m. Friday, May 9: 1½-hour sunset cruise 9 a.m. More...

Myakka’s magic kingdom

Jurassic Park meets Disney in state park east of Sarasota

There’s a place about 10 miles east of Sarasota where Jurassic Park meets the Magic Kingdom. More...

Toyota says new engines boost gas efficiency at least 10 percent

Toyota will soon introduce vehicles globally with a series of newly-developed, highly efficient gasoline engines that achieve outstanding thermal efficiency and fuel efficiency improvements of at least 10 percent, the company announced. More...

Tips for boaters and cleaner waterways in honor of Earth Day

About 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time. More...

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Business News

The German connection

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND GERMANY — WE GO WAY BACK. The first commercial airline passengers from the country touched down at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 20 years ago this month. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Melissa Lockhart offers Helping Hands to seniors in need

When Melissa Lockhart’s neighbor fell ill, she started taking care of her. Ms. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Lonely investors find community support online

Investing is a neverending process of assessment, reassessment, and related portfolio decisions. For professional and homespun portfolio managers, the weighty task of portfolio management is always in the trenches, hard work. More...

Hank Lytle: Not your stereotypical septuagenarian

Hank Lytle knows the drill by now when people hear he’s a sprinter. A 71-year-old sprinter, a sprinter who hurtles through 50-, 100- and 200- meter dashes in track meets. “At your age?” Mr. More...

COMMENTARY

Our own American tune

Politics in America has always been a parade of spectacle and entertainment. Of gifts or promises that amount to gifts, of principles and principal characters, of brass bands and brass knuckles. More...

REMEMBERING JIM REIF

‘When the weather was at its worst, he was at his best’

When Jim Reif, 61, died April 6 after a bicycle accident in South Fort Myers, he was a few months shy of marrying Jane Hess. They’d waited almost 40 years. More...

Memorial Day Run benefits homeless veterans

Deep Creek Community Church will be hosting a Memorial Day Veterans 10K, 5K and mile Honor Walk on Monday, May 26. The run will benefit the homeless veterans at Stillwater House in Charlotte County. More...

15-foot endangered sawfish netted in Ten Thousand Islands

Many species of sharks come into shallow, protected estuarine bays to give birth to their young. These back bays provide young sharks with plenty of food and protection from potential predators, such as larger sharks. More...

Miles Collier revs up Naples’ newest museum

Miles Collier is once again sharing his passion for the automobile with the world. More...

Cadillac’s ATS is an import fighter

Challenging the top small sedans from Europe is no easy task, but that’s exactly what Cadillac set out to do with the ATS, and in 2013 it was named the North American Car of the Year. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

33431 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda

Nestled on a picturesque setting, this tastefully remodeled home on Prairie Creek is a dream home. More...

Beautiful cabinets with beautiful surprises built in

Whenever visitors tour our new Turnberry model, they always comment positively on the beautiful cabinetry throughout the home. More...

WCI model homes available for viewing at Sarasota National in Venice

Six model homes are showcase Sarasota National, WCI Communities’ newest Southwest Florida community, a 2,400-acre community featuring an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Gordon Lewis. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Closing the deal

Laboratory Theater stages gritty ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

IS IT THE YEAR OF THE SALESMAN AT LABORATORY Theater? More...

Good news: Christian rockers headed to Germain Arena in Estero

The Newsboys might be considered the Van Halen of Christian music. More...

Longtime Broadway Palm Theatre bartender busts into retirement

He’s known as Busty to virtually everybody who’s ever been to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Simply Busty. Or sometimes Busty the Bartender. More...