October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Wag more, bark less

A bark from a dog can provide home security or serve as a friendly hello and invitation to play. More...

Kiwanis Tourney seeks players

The Sunrise Kiwanis Club will host its annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 24 at Kingsway Country Club. The club is looking for players and sponsors for this event that raises funds for its many projects, including the Shoes for Kids program. More...

Wine-tasting event to benefit Autism

Caroline and Brad Nurkin will be hosting a wine-tasting event at Bin 82 Tasting Room, 258 West Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Admission is $35 and donations to Autism Speaks will be accepted at the event. More...

Memory Walk to be held Nov. 7

Teams are being registered for the Charlotte and DeSoto counties' Memory Walk. The walk will take place at Fishermen's Village Nov. 7. Alzheimer's is an escalating health epidemic. More...

Sun Flea Market hosts food drive

Sun Flea Market & Kidstar, located at 18505 Paulson Drive in Port Charlotte, is conducting a food drive for people and pets every Friday through Sunday until Nov. 29 to benefit St. Vincent De Paul and the Animal Welfare League. More...

Help for Charlotte veterans

Charlotte County veterans and active duty personnel of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and their families can receive free services through Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. More...

Free foreclosure workshops scheduled

Free public foreclosure and bankruptcy workshops presented by The Lee County Bar Association, which encompasses Charlotte County in its jurisdiction, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Harbor Imaging rolls out new breast health technology

The Harbor Imaging Women's Health Center offers women clinical care and support for women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Glass parlor fountains are interesting, rare finds

Some antiques are so rare and strange that they are classed as "what's its" by collectors. Sometimes they are also so interesting they can sell for high prices. This year two different auction houses offered "Victorian glass parlor fountains" More...

Special Sections

Business News

The main event

Event and conference center a venue for community, economic growth

It became a Charlotte household name long before its official grand opening in January, when local greats the Boogie- Men, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Jim Morris performed, dignitaries grinned and kids bounced in inflated houses on what's More...

It's Leadership Charlotte season

Just when you think you know everything there is to know about our fair community, you get sucked into a whole new eye-opening experience. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The glitter of gold

The eyes of investors round the world are on gold. The price of gold, that is the "spot" price for an ounce of gold, recently surpassed $1,000. More...

Where to find today's least — and most — expensive homes

It may come as no surprise that Port Charlotte ranks as the nation's ninth most affordable market and the most affordable market in the country. More...

Sesame Street teaches flu prevention

Sesame Street Workshop's fun and informative series of "Flu PSAs with Elmo and Gordon" are designed to teach kids how to avoid spreading the H1N1 virus. This broadcast-quality file is very large, at 923MB. More...

Free amplified phone available to Charlotte County seniors and others

Florida Telecommunications Relay Inc., the nonprofit distributor of specialized telecommunications equipment for people with hearing loss and speech disabilities, is offering a new amplified telephone developed by Clarity, a division of Plantronics More...

TEAM funds shade for interactive fountain

The interactive fountain at Laishley Park is getting much-needed shade trees. More...

Modern Woodmen program helps beautify community

Local Modern Woodmen of America members recently worked together to erect fences to protect planting areas at the Port Charlotte Middle School. More...

Free aging in place seminar to be presented Oct. 22

All About Aging in Place is a free seminar to be presented at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte. More...

Wounded Warriors upcoming events

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization formed to provide tangible support for severely wounded service members — both physically and emotionally — returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq. More...

BREAST CANCER EVENTS

Southwest Florida celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: SATURDAY, OCT. 17 "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer": A 5K walk begins at 8:15 a.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers and crosses the Edison Bridge. More...

Race for the Cure gears up

Charlotte County businesses and residents are involved in the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. More...

Real Estate News

Commercial, residential projects reserve space for libraries

Years ago, commercial and residential real estate developments didn't book the library to be a worthwhile amenity. But now they do. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Boyz II Men

BRING SOME NEW JACK SWING TO VAN WEZEL

Get ready for another baby boom. Boyz II Men is coming to town. They're performing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Oct. 30, and their smooth harmonizing always seems to encourage togetherness. More...

Melodious mix defines Edison State College fundraiser

The gates will open at the Edison State College campus in Punta Gorda for "Let the Good Times Roll," this year's pops concert, At 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. More...

Oct. 17 fishing education program needs volunteers

The second annual Hook Kids on Fishing Program to be held Saturday, Oct. 17, and is in need of volunteers. The Anglers For Conservation will conduct its second annual Punta Gorda's Hook Kids on Fishing Program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...