August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Preparation checklist for seniors

Older adults are often among the most vulnerable victims when disasters strike. More...

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Business News

Recession trickles down to repo man

"It's gone down the toilet." — repo man William Glover

Repo men experienced their own bubble in 2008 — in some cases doubling the number of cars they took back for car lots, banks or large corporations that financed them — as more people failed to meet payment deadlines. More...

New consignment store a plus

Laurelee Carr just opened opened a consignment store. And get this, ladies, she opened a "specialized" store called Beautiful Woman Plus Size Consignments for sizes 14 and up! The store is off U.S. More...

Free school and sports physicals being offered locally

As the school year kicks off, Vallacare Family Physiciansm with the largest family medicine facilities in Punta Gorda, has chosen to offer free school and sports physicals on Aug. 26. Vallacare is an established multi-service primary care clinic. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

American Cancer Society offers 'flocking together' program Relay for Life is "Flocking Together for a Cure." Celebrate a survivor, honor a loved one or just get a flock for no reason. Reserve 40 flamingos for a day for a $25 donation. More...

Correction

. Dawn Nolan a teacher at the collegiate high school at Edison State College, was incorrectly identified in last week's Florida Weekly. Mrs. More...

Real Estate News

Punta Gorda Isles a paradise to boaters

BY BARBARA BOXLEITNER Florida Weekly Correspondent

Somehow, home seekers far and near navigate their way to a boater's paradise in Punta Gorda. Even if they are not avid boaters or sailors, both locals and outsiders hear about Punta Gorda Isles and meander over for a look, often to stay. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

A Tribute to: John Denver

Tom Becker brings Rocky Mountain Memories' to Port Charlotte

A fresh mountain breeze will blow into The Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theater on one steamy August night only, when "Rocky Mountain Memories — A Tribute to John Denver" is performed for the very first time. More...

Mom and daughter authors prepare for second book

Healing stories come from Charlotte County 7-year-old

Autumn Sullivan is an intense 7-yearold Port Charlotte girl who goes to a public school and attends programs at the YMCA — much like many girls her age. More...

BEACH READING

'The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe'

By J. Randy Taraborrelli (Grand Central Publishers, $26.99) Since several hundred books have been written about Marilyn Monroe, one might assume that there is nothing new to be revealed about the actress. That assumption would be wrong. More...