July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Update on baby Meikah

The fundraising effort to pay for liver transplant surgery for baby Meikah Heaton has reached $92,000. Meikah's mother, Michaela, was confirmed as a suitable donor and surgery is scheduled for July 14. More...

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Florida Vacation Auction has the ticket to affordable getaways

It started back in the '90s, when the Internet became public domain and electronic marketing was just emerging. In 1996, a marketing program caught the eye of veteran hospitality marketer Sal Dickinson. More...

In a down economy, do a 'glimmer search'

When people ask how much longer until the current economic woes begin to turn around for our county, the usual answer seems to be "another six to nine months." The bad news is this has been the usual answer for at least the last 20 months. More...

Bats vital to a healthy environment

"We fear what we don't understand." For some, this fear takes in dark, winged denizens of the night alleged to fly into our hair, land on our necks and suck our blood. More...

Gateff honored as Lifetime Director

In recognition of more than 20 years of service, Ann K. Gateff has been elected to become Charlotte County's first Hhonorary lifetime director of the Edison State College Foundation Board of Directors. Ms. More...

correction

Last week's article "Collegiate High School to open on ESC's Lee Campus" misidentified two sources. Dr. Steve Atkins is the vice president of student and academic services for Edison State College's Lee Campus in Fort Myers. More...

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Herald Court building taking center shape

The Herald Court Centre isn't even complete, but already the Punta Gorda community is thrilled by it. The $12.4-million mixed-use facility features retail space on the ground level and parking space on two upper floors. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

an allegorical & acrobatic journey

Cirque Du Soleil brings its jumping, acrobatic city to Germain Arena A STOUNDED. Stupified. Amazed. Happy. That's how you'll feel when watching "Saltimbanco," one of Cirque Du Soleil's traveling shows. It'll make you feel like a kid again. More...

Happy birthday… to you!

BoogieMen celebrate 20 years of jammin'

Mike Riley is Charlotte schools' public information officer. If that doesn't make him enough of a household name in this part of the world, he's also the leader of the local rhythm and blues band the BoogieMen. More...

"Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy"

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By David O. Stewart (Simon & Schuster, $27) The impeachment of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 was one of the most turbulent events in American history. Mr. More...