September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

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Sailing through the recession

Local marinas still attract boats for work and pleasure

Laishley Park Municipal Marina, one of Charlotte County's newest marinas, is attracting its share of local leisure boaters, as well as people like charter-fishing boat Capt. Lewis MacDonald. For 22 years, Capt. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The great debate: Inflation or deflation?

What debate? The debate in every money manager's mind. The debate in most boardrooms. The debate at the coffee shops in rural towns with small manufacturing businesses. The debate at your kitchen table. The debate within my own mind. More...

It's the wedding business season

Let's talk about the wedding business. Many people remember every detail of their grand day while others seem to recollect only a blur of white and some random shade of pastel. Others just get the memories of their several weddings confused. ( More...

Protecting the dog: PGPD's Jedi receives bulletproof vest

The Punta Gorda Police Department has received a new bulletproof vest for the department's new police canine, officer Jedi. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Celluloid toys are popular collectibles

Twentieth-century iron toys and tin toys have been collected for generations. Many books and articles have been written about the toys, and their makers. More...

Real Estate News

Riverwood has residents raring to go

Visit the gated community of Riverwood in northwest Port Charlotte in the early morning and it's full of life. Walkers, cyclists, golfers and tennis players are well into their routines. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Watercolor World

Art from the Florida Watercolor Society arrives in Southwest Florida

A WARD-WINNING WATERCOLOR ARTIST, teacher and president of the Florida Watercolor Society, Kathyrn Bostwick, has immersed herself every day over the last three years, planning the 2009 exhibition of the Florida Watercolor Society. More...

Sullivan Street Fair scheduled Sept. 12-13

Next weekend, Sullivan Street in downtown Punta Gorda will again be transformed into a craft lover's paradise when the Punta Gorda Chamber's Sullivan Street Craft Fair graces the city. More...

ART NEWS

Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival makes Top 20 List Charlotte Harbor will be the backdrop for the fifth annual Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival which was recently named one of the STS Top 20 Events in the southeastern United States for Winter 2010 More...