December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Cooking with the cops

Move over Rachael Ray, the Charlotte County Sheriff Office’s cookbook, “Book ’em & Cook ’em” will be available for purchase soon. More...

Local athletes win bodybuilding awards

Three local athletes are feeling pumped after earning wins in a bodybuilding competition. More...

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Business News

In the diamond business, romance still selling

Engagement, wedding jewelry sales remain strong

Since the phrase “A Diamond is Forever” first appeared in advertisements in the late 1940s, the retail diamond industry has maintained a long, happy partnership with fairy-tale romance. More...

A true story of unemployment: part II

(Having found herself an abruptl y — and, thankfully, short-lived — part of the nationwide unemplo yment statistics, Teri Ashley shares her e xperiences and survival techniques.) More...

Fawcett’s cancer program accredited

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted its three-year accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. Fawcett is the only hospital in Charlotte County to bear this distinction. More...

A look inside Christmas past

The men and women of the Punta Gorda Historical Society have been preserving historic buildings for more than 20 years. More...

Fundraiser helps recovering troops

The American Legion is renewing its fundraising efforts for the holiday season to purchase comfort items for troops recovering in U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units around the world through its Operation Comfort Warriors campaign. More...

New health curriculum coming to Edison

Since the recession hit Southwest Florida nearly three years ago, one of the only areas of growth has been in the health care industry. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Blanket collection under way     First Alliance Church and Charlotte State Bank are collecting blankets for the area’s homeless. More...

Real Estate News

Lane Home tour returns to Port Charlotte

For the second consecutive year, Port Charlotte is on the Lane Home Furnishings Entertainment Tour itinerary.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Gothic furniture making quite a comeback

A chair can be simple, with plain lines, or it can be a “conversation piece,” with exuberant carvings and colorful upholstery. More...

BEACH READING

Local author’s book gets world attention

When the world’s third-largest retailer takes your book you know you’re on to something. More...

ARTIZ every where

With a new gallery opening in Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte’s brand new Rose Gallery will bridge the gap across Charlotte Harbor, bringing established artists to exhibit work in Port Charlotte. More...