November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Relay for Life events planned

• Port Charlotte’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life teams will conduct a “shop ‘til you drop” fundraiser featuring goods from Silpada Jewelry, Classic Carryalls, Tupperware, Partylite candles, Stampin’ Up, Ta More...

The ‘cloggiest day of the year’

The day after Thanksgiving is the single busiest day of the year for Roto- Rooter’s residential plumbers, the company proclaims.   More...

Renaissance Academy seeks faculty, course suggestions

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU is the university’s premier life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees.   More...

Edison to produce biofuels in Hendry

Edison State College and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received a grant of nearly $1 million to produce biofuels in Hendry County.   More...

Red Cross launches new campaign

This holiday season, when economic conditions are tough and people really want their gifts to matter, the Charlotte County American Red Cross is kicking off a new holiday campaign that offers a way to give a gift with impact.   More...

Homeless Coalition needs food

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition in Collaboration with The Club Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Natural Foods is conducting a major food drive.   More...

Special Sections

Business News

Is America prepared to retire?

Two-thirds have no financial plan

Sixty-four percent of Americans have no financial strategy at all. That’s right, no plan whatsoever to build wealth or keep it. More...

Business without borders

Smartphones are one of the fastinggrowing fields of mobile technology. They’re relatively inexpensive, pocketsized, and have the computing power and storage capacity to perform a variety of small business operations from anywhere.   More...

A true story of unemployment: Part 1

As we enter the holiday season while continuing to deal with varying degrees of economic turmoil, it is important to understand that unemployment and its consequences happens on all rungs of the workforce ladder. More...

Tobacco-free Edison celebrates Smokeout

The American Cancer Society’s 34th annual Great American Smokeout was celebrated locally at the Charlotte campus of Edison State College. Murdock Family Medicine sponsored the event. More...

King Fisher taking holiday lights reservations

The King Fisher Fleet is now taking reservations for December 2009 Christmas Canal Cruises. The popular cruises begin Dec. 4 and run nightly through December 31. More...

YMCA group plans bowling event

The newly-formed Franz Ross YMCA 50+ Hi-Y’ers will offer a “Bowl-n-Lunch” social event at Bowland on Harbor Blvd. in Port Charlotte on Dec. 1.   More...

Outsmarting a scam

These tips can help you outsmart scammers who prey on victims more often during the season of giving.   . Look-alike charities – Watch out for charities with similar names to wellknown organizations. More...

New gallery/shop opens at Laishley

Breeze, a new gift, home décor and art boutique will celebrate its grand opening with an open house Saturday, Nov. 28. The new shop is located at Laishley Park, below Laishley Crab House. More...

News-Press group publisher moving on at Gannett

Carol Hudler, publisher of The News-Press in Fort Myers, will take over the reins of another Gannett Co. Inc. property, The Tennessean in Nashville. President and publisher of The News-Press since 2000, she succeeds Ellen Leifeld, presid More...

Red Cross offers training programs

. Standard First Aid with CPR/AED – Adult 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 $60 . CPR/AED – Adult: 1-year certification (available online) 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 8:30 a.m. More...

Real Estate News

Reverse mortgage borrowers need to know facts first

For older people who have equity in their home and need income, the reverse mortgage may be the answer.   But borrower beware, experts say.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Innovations in tables provided space when needed

The problem of making a table that takes up a small space but provides a large tabletop has been solved in many ways. More...

Harbor Lights

Lighted Boat parades celebrate the season brilliantly

Southwest Florida’s tropical holiday season is punctuated by something only a tropical zone affords: holiday boat parades, with bejeweled sea vessels taking to the waters around the community, decked out in illuminated holiday cheer. More...

BEACH READING

‘New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City with Images from the Museum of the City of New York’

Text edited by John Thorn (Running Press, $40) More...