July 2, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

On a mission for Meikah

On Nov. 10, 2008, Meikah Heaton was born. Soon after birth she was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a disease that requires a liver transplant. The community has bonded together to make that possible for the baby and her family. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Shoes for Kids Project kicks off for Charlotte schools The Shoes for Kids Project, sponsored by the Sunrise Kiwanis Club of Port Charlotte, is collecting shoes for students entering the upcoming school year in Charlotte County. More...

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Business News

Sunloft Center's million-dollar view

New project takes harbor life to new heights

"The new urbanism" promotes the creation and revival of compact, walkable, mixed-use cities and towns, where services, restaurants, galleries, boating, parks, concerts and conventions are just steps away. More...

Shop Talk

Not long ago, a couple out-of-town executives asked how anyone can know for sure that Punta Gorda is going to be an economic force that's worth the investment and a place for businesses to spread roots. More...

Jackson's chimp living the good life in SWFL

Bubbles at Wauchula ape sanctuary

Bubbles, the chimpanzee who was Michael Jackson's constant companion for years, has been living at the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for chimpanzees and orangutans in Wauchula, about 40 miles north of Charlotte County, since 2005. More...

Punta Gorda testimonials

Valerie Alker, host and producer, WGCU FM public radio, 90.1 "We (she and her husband, Coop) can launch our canoe right over the sea wall from Pirate Isles and be into mangrove islands in five minutes. It's very shallow. More...

Collegiate High School to open on ESC's Lee Campus

Edison State College's Charlotte Campus will open its collegiate high school in August. More...

Real Estate News

Providing a home for waterfront living

Charlotte Harbor's Vivante is unique and affordable

Vivante is a luxury condominium community in Punta Gorda, enhanced with natural and architectural beauty, a waterfront lifestyle, countless amenities and numerous activities. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Ceramic figurines captured history before photography

Before there were photographs and television, some of the best likenesses of important people were created by makers of ceramics. More...

The Fabric of Their Lives

SOME PEOPLE TELL STORIES WITH WORDS: IN books, essays and tales told and passed on from one generation to the next. Some people tell stories in painting, sculpting and collage, with messages boldly seated in the work itself. More...

Grammy-winner John Legend plays SWFL

At Mann Hall July 8

The video for John Legend's music video, "Green Light" has a deceptively mellow opening. He's at a party, sitting at the piano, playing his hit song "Ordinary People." But people are milling around, talking, not paying him much attention. More...