August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Fabrics depict American heroes, political campaigns

Many different drapery fabrics and bed coverings were decorated with pictures of the famous men of the day. Some were made for political campaigns. More...

Myerlee Pharmacy fills niche for doctors and patients

Compounding pharmacies recently found themselves in the national spotlight when Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil aired shows on the use of bioidentical hormones to treat the symptoms of menopause. More...

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Muscle Car City feeds a need for hot cars and cool engines

Rick Treworgy was reborn as a legal driver at age 16, in the heyday of American hot rods. More...

Some myths and facts about chambers of commerce

Myth No. 1: A chamber of commerce is an arm of the government. Fact: Chambers are private, membership-driven organizations dedicated to the business community. Myth No. More...

Sheriff's department turns heads with programs

They spend their days and nights defending us. A bump in the night? A sheriff's deputy is at the door in moments. A neighborhood feud? They come to our rescue. Child gone missing? More...

Edison State College in Charlotte goes tobacco-free

The Charlotte Campus of Edison State College recently became the first public college or university campus in Florida to go 100 percent tobacco free. Charlotte Campus President Dr. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Congressman Rooney visits Edison State College Congressman Thomas J. Rooney, R-Fla., visited the Charlotte campus of Edison State College on Aug. 19. More...

Real Estate News

Colony at Sabal Trace offers condo option

In an area where condominiums are rare, Colony at Sabal Trace in North Port certainly offers another residential option for home buyers. The gated community off Greenwood Avenue is a Trace Holdings LLC product featuring 188 units. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

How to listen

Different views from experts who work with sound

"H e who has ears to hear, let him hear." — Matthew 11:15 When Rickey Minor was a young man, he was given a copy of the Charles Mingus album "Mingus Mingus Mingus." He listened to it once, and hated it. More...

Take a walk on the wild side: Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary

Discarded lives find solace at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center in Punta Gorda. As the name suggests, abused, sick and neglected wildlife are sent to Octagon to be cared for, some for the first time in their lives. More...

ART BRIEFS

Creative writers invited to gather The August "You Wrote It, You Read It" literary gathering will be held at 7 p m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The event will be hosted by Teresa Evan at 513 Grace Street, Punta Gorda. More...