July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Car wash benefits baby Meikah

On July 25, there will be a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon at Suburban Water Technology South, 25191 East Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. The car wash is a fundraiser for baby Meikah Heaton's liver transplant and after-care. More...

Early Learning Coalition releases funding program

The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland has launched a community sponsorship program intended to support community organizations within its service area for events that highlight the importance of the first five years of life. More...

Kidstar leads drive for shoes, food

Sun Flea Market and Kidstar, at 18505 Paulson Drive in Port Charlotte, is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site is a drop-off location for sneakers for kids, being sponsored by the Kiwanis. More...

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Business News

So you think you want to be a nurse

Indeed the program is expanding which indicates that there's a continuing need for registered nurses.

In these days of uncertainty, there's one guarantee: people still need health care. Today, almost as many displaced workers as high school graduates are entering the field of nursing. More...

Shop Talk

Naming a business is critical to its success. It ranks right up there with what name to assign your kids for the rest of their lives. More...

Florida Weekly writers, designers win top honors

Newspaper earns 11 awards from Florida Press Association

Florida Weekly took home 11 awards Saturday at the Florida Press Association's 2008 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards ceremony in Palm Beach. More...

Update on Meikah and Michaela

Baby Meikah received a life-saving operation and a portion of her mother, Michaela's, liver. Though Meikah's surgery was covered by Medicaid, Michaela's donor surgery was not. The community raised nearly $100,000 to cover the operation. More...

Paver sales aid beautification projects

Team Punta Gorda is selling personalized pavers for $100 each, three for $250 or five for $400. Each paver allows three lines, 14 characters per line. The 4-by-8- inch pavers will be placed in highly visible spaces in the city. More...

Fund, event raise money for Punta Gorda detective's injured daughter

The 14-year-old daughter of a Punta Gorda Police detective was critically injured June 7 in a boating accident in Stump Pass. More...

Rescue group seeks assistance with golden retrievers whose owners were murdered

Rescue organizations routinely save animals from strange, tragic and unhappy situations. More...

Real Estate News

Laishley retailer and restaurant quite the catch

Marina Park group boosts downtown growth with new locale

Capt. Louie Desguin reserved his spot at Laishley Park Municipal Marina when he heard about plans for development at the waterside venue. He's among the locals who joined the party early. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Discover Punta Gorda's art hear t at ... GALLERY WALK is the place to be every third Thursday

O N THE THIRD Thursday of every month, Punta Gorda celebrates its creative self with Gallery Walk, a free community event that honors the arts and gives people an excuse to get out, dine out, get a little fresh air and exercise and see great art, More...

Sea Grape Gallery scholar takes creativity to next level

Emily Baniak is a fine artist, and a young one at that. She graduated from Charlotte High School this year with an impressive GPA. Her solid work and impressive talent earned her the Bright Futures Scholarship. More...

Audiences are getting hooked on 'Peter Pan'

The story of Peter Pan is a boy's fantasy of a "perfect world": non-stop adventures with no spaces inbetween, no rules, no responsibilities, just do what you want and hang out with your buddies. More...