BUTCHER & BUTCHER
CLYDE AND NIKI PHOTO EXHIBIT OPENS AT SWF MUSEUM OF HISTORY/ B4
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN FORT Myers has announced the debut exhibit of husband and wife photographers Clyde and Niki Butcher opening Thursday, Aug. 20. "Historic Florida Architecture and American Landscape" Photography Exhibit by Niki and Clyde Butcher will run through Oct. 31. Full Story
Punta Gorda entrepreneur reclaims "the artist within"
Born in New Orleans, Patricia "Patti" Rogers Presseller learned early to appreciate the comforting surroundings of original arts and crafts created by her parents, Margaret Donovan Rogers and Henry Melvin Rogers. She also enjoyed working with her hands. Full Story
'Zero at the Bone: The Playboy, the Prostitute, and the Murder of Bobby Greenlease'
By John Heidenry (St. Martin's Press, $25.95) On Sept. 28, 1953, Bobby Greenlease Jr., the 6-year-old son of a wealthy Kansas City automobile dealer, was taken from school by Bonnie Heady, a woman who arrived in a cab claiming she was the child's aunt. Full Story
People paved the way to Punta Gorda's progress, recovery
Saturday's Xtreme Makeover celebrates a community's renewal
Triumph over tragedy — it feels like that should be the mantra of a small community in southwest Florida that was ravaged by Mother Nature five years. As the shock of what happened settled in, hordes of helpers came from not just other parts of Charlotte County or Florida but from all over the United States. Full Story
The Taking (and retaking) of Pelham 1 2 3'
Hollywood was green before green was cool, because Hollywood loves to recycle movies. So we have remakes of classics ("3:10 to Yuma," the upcoming "Harvey") as well as American versions of foreign films. (Because you know how Americans hate to watch a movie in a foreign language, even if that language is British. Full Story
Charley and the Charlotte Community Foundation
Like so many other businesses and organizations in our area, the events of Aug. 13, 2004 made significant changes to the Charlotte Community Foundation and its operation. Full Story
¦ LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to be a copycat when dealing with someone who uses unfair or even unkind methods to reach a goal. As always, do the right thing the right way, and you'll win in the end. Full Story
'Julie & Julia'
Cooking 524 recipes in 365 days is difficult by any standard. But Julie Powell (Amy Adams), an overworked and emotionally drained aspiring writer, isn't looking for easy. She's looking for meaning in her life and she thinks cooking through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" is the way to find it. Full Story
Soul Power .. (James Brown, B.B. King, Muhammad Ali) This uneven documentary follows events surrounding the Soul Music Festival in Zaire in 1974, which went on in spite of the cancellation of the George Foreman/Muhammad Ali boxing match it was supposed to accompany. Full Story