January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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. More...

Carnegie Foundation recognizes FGCU for civic engagement

Florida Gulf Coast University has been recognized with the 2015 Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. More...

Take a bus tour to see Lakeland’s extraordinary architecture

The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest will conduct a bus tour to Lakeland’s extraordinary educational facilities, designed by “starchitects”: Frank Lloyd Wright (Florida Southern College) and Santiago Calatrava (Flo More...

Ford again Most Popular brand on Edmunds.com

Ford emerged as the most decorated automotive brand when car shopping site Edmunds.com recently announced the winners of the second annual Most Popular on Edmunds.com Awards. More...

Start times finalized for Daytona

The 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race, will start at 1 p.m. (TV – FOX, FOX Deportes; Radio – MRN Radio, SiriusXM). More...

Special Sections

Business News

BOSSES

The 12 types and how to deal with them

There are 12 types of bosses, each with a different management style, says Geoffrey James, author of “Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know.” And every employee needs a field guide to identify which type More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Electric Emu specializes in real estate photo/video

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it,” said the late comedian Jonathan Winters. Electric Emu is John Abbate Jr.’s breaststroke to success, and it’s going swimmingly. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Take a little time to handle a few matters that could generate big returns

Some of the most important things in investing are the least considered, the least planned and the least put into action. But a 10 percent time allocation in these matters can make a 90 percent improvement in your portfolio’s performance. More...

More than 30 million get bird’s eye view of famous Florida couple

Southwest Florida’s most famous couple’s home is perched 60 feet up a slash pine tree overlooking Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 3: The Admirer More...

SAVE THE DATE

New Paradigm Foundation hosts annual fundraiser More...

Scholarship funds up for grabs

Approximately $450,000 in scholarship money is available through scholarships administered by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

TEAM Punta Gorda unveils details of 2015 annual meeting

Details of TEAM Punta Gorda’s annual meeting will be revealed on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. More...

Chaparral giving away jet boat as part of 50th anniversary

As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebration, Chaparral Boats is giving away a 203 VR Vortex jet boat and trailer with a retail value of $34,456. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

13769 Long Lake Lane, Port Charlotte

This custom-built estate home offers one of the best scenic water views in Riverwood with desired southern exposure. More...

Encore Bank completes Port Charlotte branch remodel

Encore Bank at 2120 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte has been remodeled. The building now features a clean, modern, welcoming aesthetic to match the community bank’s five other locations from Sun City Center to Naples. More...

REAL ESTATE COMMENTARY

Could Punta Gorda become Florida’s next college town?

Charlotte County Economic Development may have scored a win in bringing a branch campus of Western Michigan University to Punta Gorda. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Sax Man

Popular singer/musician Les DaCosta’s music flows from the spirit

WHEN FIVE WOMEN DRESSED FOR A NIGHT OUT on the town strutted into D’Vines Wine & Gift Emporium in Port Charlotte, jazz musician Les DaCosta changed his tunes. More...

Introducing ‘The Ladies of Punta Gorda’

With a twinkle in her eye, Libby Schaefer calls herself a “streetwalker.” Not in the traditional sense, of course. More...

LATEST FILMS

‘Blackhat’

What happened to Michael Mann? More...