October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Edison State earns accreditation

The elementary education program at Edison State College has earned formal accreditation by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More...

BREAST CANCER EVENTS

Southwest Florida celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: THROUGH NOV. More...

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Business News

Antiques

add value to the Charlotte lifestyle

In a robust search for its most gentle definition, Webster's defines "antique" as "having special value because of age." So, can the business of selling antiques have special value for Charlotte County residents and its economy? More...

Entering the real world

There is really no telling how, when or where someone will enter the real business world. Or how many times. You might as well just spin a roulette wheel. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

One year later

Twelve months ago, our world More...

Punta Gorda brings home four state awards

The Florida Main Street Annual Conference was held in Melbourne last month, where Secretary of State Curt Browning presented the 2009 Secretary of State Awards and more than 50 Florida Main Street communities, including Main Street Punta Gorda, vie More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Porcelain bed pillows once common in Asia

Do you like hard pillows or soft pillows? It might depend on where you grew up. Homemade pillows were used in ancient Egypt, medieval Europe and early America. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 8 P.M. This Old House Hour .. In honor of its 30th anniversary, producers of the Emmy-winning series have selected two projects in the Boston area for the season premiere. . FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 8:30 P.M. More...

Charlotte physician inducted into Caring Institute Hall of Fame

When Gen. Colin Powell goes on stage to receive an award for being one of the "Most Caring People in America," he'll be joined by another winner familiar to Southwest Floridians: Dr. Mark O. Asperilla. Dr. Asperilla, Gen. More...

Real Estate News

National rankings bring focus to Charlotte

Due to our size, it's nice to have national recognition. It does bring awareness." — Jennifer Huber, Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau tourism public relations manager

Money magazine's September designation of Port Charlotte as the top place in the country to retire is among the latest of national props bestowed on the area. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

toulouse- lautrec

Visual Arts Center presents a journey inspired by a legend

In October, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda will bring a decidedly French twist to Charlotte County. The center's sixth annual Fine Arts Festival, "Ooh La La More...

Between raindrops, an Octagon mural is born

On Tuesday, an enormous mural was completed at the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda. The materials, time and talent were donated, as are most things with Octagon. More...

BEACH READING

'Barbie All Dolled Up: Celebrating 50 Years of Barbie'

By Jennie D'Amato (Running Press, $29.95) Escorting readers down Barbie's pink-brick memory lane More...