April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Lending a helping hand on a long, hard road

Dr. Skip Benz, who retired as a pediatric dentist in Virginia and moved to Florida only because he had to fight cancer (he won), is talking about his day, and one of his favorite people, 14-year-old Michael. 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. Digital Camera Basics 101 9-11 a.m. Monday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 More...

FPL offers tips to businesses as storm season approaches

Florida Power & Light has created a plan that urges business owners to prepare for storms so that employees can get back to business as safely and as quickly as possible. More...

Peace River Sail & Power Squadron sets May 16 for boating safety

Have you ever fired a flare gun, lighted a hand-held flare, used orange smoke signals, tossed a ring buoy to a person tossed overboard or used a fire extinguisher to actually put out a fire? More...

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Team building

Warfare, walls and wind building your business team

Remember when a trusting volunteer would blindly fall backward into the waiting arms of co-workers? Or employees worked together to build a better mousetrap? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Golf and the new money columnist

Imagine that you are on the first hole of your favorite golf course about to tee off, when Rory Mcllroy suddenly walks up behind you and asks if he can join you for a round. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

2014 PlayLab winner closes season at Florida Repertory Theatre

THIS IS THE JOURNEY OF A PLAY. First of all, there’s the spark of inspiration, the idea. More...

LaBelle abuzz with excitement over mural

Very large bees, ones big enough to star in science fiction movies, are popping out on the side of a building in LaBelle. They look about the size of golden retrievers but these bees don’t bark and they don’t flit about or pollinate. More...

Florida Repertory Theatre’s second annual PlayLab Festival

Just call it a smorgasbord of theater. More...

New arena creates new opportunities at FSW

Florida SouthWestern State College President Jeff Allbritten was standing in Parking Lot 9 of his school’s Fort Myers campus last Thursday evening. A clump of dirt with shovels sticking out of it was several steps away. More...

Saved by the system: Salvador Olmos’ story

For 13 years, Suzanne McCormick has been a Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocate — for many kids, recently including a young man named Salvador Olmos. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 10 P.M. Father Brown The mysterious disappearance of an old friend sends Father Brown and Sid on a quest to find the mythical Lannington Rosary. But can an old adversary, back from the dead, be trusted? FRIDAY, MAY 1, 9 P.M. More...

Survivors Walk Lap kicks off May 8 Relay

Relay For Life of Punta Gorda will kick off with a special Survivors Lap, a moving experience honoring those who have defeated cancer. Survivors will join together to walk the opening lap at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Charlotte High School. More...

2015 Tesla leads annual AAA Green Car Guide

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D earned the top score in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide, the motor club announced. The Palo Altobased automaker’s car is featured with more than 80 other green vehicles in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide. More...

Showers no match for Buick’s new Cascada convertible

How does Buick ensure the 2016 Cascada convertible will stay dry when showers come calling? By making it rain on the assembly line, assuring cloudbursts will be no match for Cascada when it hits dealerships in early 2016. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1140 Eagles Flight Way, North Port

This four-bedroom home is on an oversized golf course front lot in prestigious Heron Creek Golf and Country Club. Directly behind the No. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

New owners bring new look, philosophy and name to Achieve Fitness

A local gym is getting a “Second Chance” — which will be its new name come July, thanks to its new owners, Mel and Melissa Chancey. More...