July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Neighborhood Marine Watch launches in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda Isles residents, in cooperation with the Punta Gorda Police Department, have launched a Neighborhood Marine Watch program, wherein resident volunteers patrol the community's canals and waterways to thwart crime. More...

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Business News

A tale of two chambers

Chamber membership spikes in tough times

The two chambers that serve Charlotte County More...

There's a buzzzzz in the air

There's a certain buzz in the air around here that gets more of its fair share of the business wallet. We're talking mosquitoes. More specifically, the repelling or eradication of said mosquitoes. More...

Ladies and gentlemen… has Elvis left the car?

The folks at Nick's Custom Trim Inc., at 23058 Harbor View Road in Port Charlotte, last week discovered that a 1958 Fleetwood Special Cadillac could once have belonged to the King of rock 'n' roll himself, Elvis Presley. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Town hall meeting planned There will be a town hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on July 30 hosted by the Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club and held at the Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. More...

Real Estate News

Residential real estate climate brightens

Realtors report steady interest in county properties

The Sunshine State's residential real estate climate has gotten a whole lot brighter. Realtors report a growing influx of home seekers and buyers, who are traveling from as far as California to capitalize on Charlotte County's reasonable prices. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Farm-related toys pique collectors

Now that vegetable gardens are in the news — there's one at the White House and cities are encouraging residents to plant them on vacant lots — collectors are looking at farm-related toys with more interest. More...

Deconstructing 'Grace': How Mary Jo Cart turned her book into post card mail art

MARY JO CARTLEDGEHAYES SPENT YEARS CAREfully choosing just the right words in just the right sequence while writing her book, "Grace: A Memoir." As a writer, words are precious to her, and she has a reputation for weaving them together in unexp More...

Xtreme Makeover hits Aug. 15

The Xtreme Makeover event commemorates the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Charley's descent on our community and the five years of overhaul that have made the community better than ever. More...