July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Edison assault a hoax

A woman who caused the Charlotte campus of Edison State College to shut down last Thursday after reporting she was attacked admitted to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office that she fabricated the story. More...

County to offer naturalist program

Charlotte County Extension will be offering a six-week Freshwater Wetlands, Florida Master Naturalist Program beginning October 17 and running every Saturday through November 21. Classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

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Business News

The business of natural healing

Once considered alternative, holistic therapies go mainstream

There's a business at 2101 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte called New Hope Natural Healing Center. More...

Nassau knows customer service

I don't know what they are teaching the folks over in Nassau … or who is doing the teaching … but the Bahamas do seem to have the customer service and tourist relations thing down to an art. More...

In loving memory, a community mourns

Baby Meikah loses hard-fought battle to live

The baby girl who captured the hearts of thousands of Charlotte County residents has died. Baby Meikah Heaton underwent liver transplant surgery on July 14. Her mother, Michaela, was the donor. More...

City prepares for layoffs

In keeping with state budget constrictions, the city of Punta Gorda has proposed phasing out several positions, including that of the assistant city manager, a position currently held by Kathleen Dailey. More...

Edison Collegiate High School earns SACS CASI accreditation

Edison Collegiate High School has earned accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. More...

CORRECTION

Last week the work of entrepreneur and baker Cindi Murphy was attributed to the work of Cindee Murphy, owner of Pies & Plates in Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

Creekside comfort: Quiet community offers sanctuary to many

Even though it's near well-traveled Jones Loop Road, the Creekside community in Punta Gorda may go undetected by passersby. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Soak Up Some Good Reads with the Rays this Summer

O K, IT'S SUMMER. Traditionally, time to hit all those books you've been meaning to read. "War and Peace." "Finnegan's Wake." "Gravity's Rainbow." "Crime and Punishment." Rainbow." "Crime and Yeah, right. Who are you kidding? More...

Sea Grape Gallery announces artists of the month

From Aug. 3 through Oct. 5, Sea Grape Gallery will feature artists Anne Tuttle's colored pencil art and Joan Watmough's gourds and pine needle baskets. More...

BEACH READING

'Singing Was the Easy Part'

By Vic Damone, with David Chanoff (St. Martin's Press, $25.95) Vic Damone's introduction to show business was as an usher at New York City's legendary Paramount Theater. More...