October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Run/walk benefits Cancer Partnership

The first "Free to Breathe" 5K run/ walk is set for Saturday, Oct. 31. Awards will be given to men and women in various categories. The event is sponsored by the National Lung Cancer Partnership. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. More...

Historical marker to be dedicated

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m., the Board of County Commissioners will hold a dedication ceremony and unveil a historical marker at Indian Spring Cemetery. More...

Cancer survivors/ caregivers honored

On Friday, Oct. 9, Charlotte High School will honor cancer survivors and caregivers at a ceremony to take place at the Charlotte High School football game. More...

Fawcett wait times available

Fawcett Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room wait times have gone live on a (southbound) Tamiami Trail billboard just north of Toledo Blade in Port Charlotte. The hospital's wait times to see a physician are posted 24 hours a day. More...

Southwest Florida honors National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

THURSDAY, OCT. 1 >> 3-7 p.m. More...

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Business News

A look at the state

... of commercial real estate

There is no shortage of available commercial real estate in Charlotte County. Signs and banners of all sizes affixed to buildings and stakes advertise space. Single and multiple units, unattached buildings and vacant lots — they mark U.S. More...

Shop Charlotte

There might be an overlooked facet to the "Shop Charlotte" mantra: bridal veils. Let's say your daughter is getting married in two weeks. More...

It doesn't hurt to talk

Now, right now, is a good time to visit with your financial adviser and review your portfolio performance and allocations. Talking costs nothing but it could be helpful to you. More...

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Figamajigs usher in healthy habits

Mel Lefer returned to Florida last week a new man on a new mission. He's demonstrating a product from Sarasota to North Fort Myers that very well might change the way choco-holics view health food. His products, Figamajigs, are good. More...

Local experts offer free economic advice

• Commercial real estate • Estate planning • Investment strategies • Income for life • Local economy • Market dynamics • Residential lending • Retirement income • Reverse mortgages More...

Fawcett radio health topics to air

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Palm Automotive expands

Palm Automotive Group announced that it has added Buick and GMC to its Chevrolet dealership at 1901 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda. That makes 11 franchises and a pre-owned superstore at one location. More...

Press Association comes to Charlotte

From Oct. 7 - 10, top outdoor communicators from throughout the southeastern United States will convene in Charlotte County for the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association annual conference. More...

Real Estate News

Unfinished residential projects cling to life

Residential developments that have been stalled since the market tumbled aren't necessarily doomed, despite inactivity on the properties. Consider them unfinished business. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

becoming The Nerd

How a relatively normal guy like Gary Grossman transforms into a gawky nerd

Generally, in "Before" and "After" photos, the person looks much better in the "After" shot. At least, that's the idea. Not so in Gary Grossman's case. More...

Sea Grape announces artists of the month

Sea Grape Artists' Gallery will feature the vibrant oils of Susan Kapuchinski and the hand-turned wooden vessels of Phil Krym during the month of October. Ms. Kapuchinski has more than 27 years' experience as a decorative fine arts painter. More...

Gallery Walk winners come closer to cruisin'

Every third Thursday, Punta Gorda Gallery Walk participants take in more than great art, fine food and conversation. Gallery Walk hosts are forever scheming to add value to the night out with contest prizes. More...