November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Fred Lang Foundation awards $40,000 grant

The Fred Lang Foundation awarded Charlotte Behavioral Health Care a $40,000 grant to be utilized for children, adolescents and family services and programs.   Mrs. More...

YMCA offers new program

A new new program called 50+ Hi- Y’er will be offered at the Franz Ross YMCA on Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte. More...

TEAM Punta Gorda meeting to feature Jaime Correa

Jaime Correa, the lead designer of Punta Gorda’s 2005 Citizens’ Master Plan, will be the guest speaker at TEAM Punta Gorda’s annual summit at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.   More...

Charlotte jail expansion nears completion

The Charlotte County Jail expansion construction is moving toward completion.   “The expansion started Aug. 8 and should be completed in April, 2010,” said Corrections Commander Maj. Tom Rodgers.   More...

Special Sections

Business News

E-mail Overload

When too much is just too much

Todd Katz hovers between two worlds, one where he is e-mail-obsessed, and the other, where he rejects the modern convenience.   More...

SHOP TALK

This is your chance to speak up

It’s easy to sit at your desk and grumble and moan about the woes of Florida. But guess what — it’s almost as easy to actually voice your concerns in person to the people who can address your issues and make a difference.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The four concepts for investing

Readers are trying to formulate a financial and investment view of the world; they are trying to integrate random facts and concepts into some type of whole and, based on that, create an actionable plan for themselves.   More...

Wounded Warriors bring King’s Singers to Charlotte

Those who have served our country — and those who love them — understand the significance of Veterans Day and the week surrounding it. More...

Red Cross offers training

The Charlotte County American Red Cross is offering the following classes: Standard First Aid with CPR/AED – Adult - $60.00 Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. More...

Charlotte conducts flu clinic

Charlotte County Health Department, in partnership with the Punta Gorda Fire Department will be holding its “drive-thru” seasonal influenza and pneumonia clinic for adults on Friday, Nov. 6.   More...

TEAM board expands

TEAM Punta Gorda has added Graciela Nurse to its board of directors.   “We are so fortunate to have Ms. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Antique toys a hot commodity

Although the media is always telling us about the bad economy, there are some bright spots in the antiques world. An important collection of toys is being sold in a series of auctions by Bertoia Auctions of Vineland, N.J. More...

Toastmasters aid local teens

For an hour a week for eight weeks, two professionals from the Port Charlotte Chapter of Toastmasters worked with 16 students in the eighth- grade class at Charlotte Academy. More...

Real Estate News

Slow market forces builders to diversify

The lull in new construction has forced area builders to diversify their services.   Many have been remodeling, while others have been bidding on county and city projects here and in neighboring counties. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

From sand to masterpiece

SANDSCULPTING COMPETITION WILL FEATURE ELITE PERFORMERS

M ICHELANGELO NEVER HAD to create his “David” in a single weekend and watch its erosion begin   More...

BoogieMen set playground benefit

The BoogieMen will be playing at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, to raise money for an adaptive playground for special needs children at Charlotte Harbor centers. More...

‘How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood’

By William J. Mann (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28)

There’s a remarkable story in William J. Mann’s new biography of Elizabeth Taylor. More...