November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Correa addresses rebuilding, TEAM Punta Gorda meeting

Urban planner Jaime Correa paid a return visit recently to Punta Gorda to assess the status of implementation of the Citizens’ Master Plan developed in 2004 in the wake of Hurricane Charley. Mr. More...

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PHOTO BY ROGER DICKINSON Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary will be the recipient of new directional signs created by Punta Gorda artist Jane Dickinson. Mrs. More...

Advisor sought

The Northwest Port Charlotte Street and Drainage Advisory Committee is seeking one member to serve on the committee for a three-year term. More...

Swine flu hotline opens

The Charlotte County Health Department has opened a local H1N1 (Swine) Flu vaccination information hotline.   More...

Charlotte sheriff’s manager earns state accreditation

CCSO accreditation manager Christine Goracke is one of the first in the state of Florida to become a Florida Certified Accreditation Professional. The certification was presented on Oct. 29 in Ponte Vedra, Florida. More...

Nav-A-Gator, Parrot Heads, donates to needy

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the Nav-AGator Grill in Lake Suzy and the Charlotte Harbor Parrot Head Club presented a $1,500 check to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch. More...

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Hueys: Fascinating flying machines

Owner did his research before launching business devoted to Huey helicopters

Before embarking on a career, Mike Turner conducted thorough research. Hoping that his life’s work would tie into a love for travel, he thought he might delve into something export-related. More...

Dealing with business blabber-mouths

Did you know Bob was the actual brain behind the invention of the wheel back in 8,000 B.C.? No, it wasn’t Chuck, as everyone previously thought. More...

Punta Gorda Police announce holiday patrols

As the 2009 holiday season approaches, and during a time of particularly difficult economic conditions, the Punta Gorda Police Department is implementing measures to provide and promote a safe environment for the community with high profile, proacti More...

Area Zonta Clubs and Peace Corps helping to save lives in Guatemala

Since 2007, six Zonta Clubs in Southwest Florida have assembled 6,000 birthing kits for use by midwives to ensure safer, more hygienic births in Guatemala, a country with one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world. More...

Sallade enters Florida Emergency Management Hall of Fame

Veteran Charlotte County Emergency Management Director Wayne Sallade has been inducted into the Florida Emergency Management Hall of Fame. More...

CCSO APB: adoptable dog

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office has released an all-points bulletin for   the community. Clutch, an American bulldog mix who has been in training with the CCSO’s Cell Dog program, is up for adoption. 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...

P.E.O. awards $2,000 nursing scholarship

The P.E.O. Chapter of Port Charlotte, a philanthropic educational organization, has presented a $2,000 grant to Jennifer Nash of Punta Gorda, who will use it toward education in health care at Edison State College in Punta Gorda.   More...

Mistletoe Ball set for Dec. 5

The second Mistletoe Ball will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda on Saturday, Dec. 5. Proceeds from the event benefit the Safe House Shelter and Hot Meals Program. More...

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Custom glass etchings enrich interiors

People looking for some splash in their bathrooms don’t have to go overboard. More...

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KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

The evolution of the cookstove

The 20th-century inventions of microwave and convection ovens and prepackaged foods have made it possible to make a 30-minute dinner. But 18thcentury American family meals required hours to prepare. More...

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. THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 8 P.M. Three Tenors Christmas   Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and the Vienna Symphony perform holiday songs . FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Wellness   More...

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