December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Decorating ‘green’ for the holidays

The holidays give ample reason to go “green” with home decorating.   • Consider purchasing a potted Christmas tree. You won’t have to cope with brown needles dropping and you’ll cut down on fire hazard. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 8 P.M.   The Big Band Years   This swinging retrospective features the songs that brought the country through the 1930s and World War II, and kick-started the baby boom. Peter Marshall hosts.   More...

Charlotte County history available online

Charlotte County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources has made available the Charlotte County History Collections, an online database chronicling the rich and colorful history of Charlotte County through photographs, postcards and genealogical rec More...

Lighted Boat Parade rescheduled

Following the cancellation of the Lighted Boat Parade last Saturday due to bad weather, the Punta Gorda Chamber confirmed that the parade has been postponed to its rain date, Dec. 12.   More...

Yoga benefit helps Voices for Kids

At 5 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13, The Yoga Sanctuary will host a benefit for Guardian Ad Litem, the voice for Florida’s abused and neglected children. More...

Relay lunch set

At noon on Tuesday, Dec. 15, a luncheon at Outback Steakhouse will benefit the Port Charlotte Relay For Life team. Tickets are $10 each. Contact Pat Gurney, team fundraising chairman at 255-9358, 916-5239 or e-mail faith920@ embarq mail.com. ¦ More...

Special Sections

Business News

MONEY & INVESTING

Making a fortune – large or small

Millionaires are richer than 90 percent of U.S. households and earn, on average, $350,000 annually. But who are they? How did they make their fortune? For those who aspire to create great wealth, are there insights to be garnered? More...

To market, to market

Commerce meets local flavor at area farmers markets

Jeff “Rusty” Troop waves a plastic baggie inches from an inquisitive man’s nose. A burst of clean, pure vanilla wafts head on. Mr. More...

A true story of unemployment: part III

Having found her self abruptly (and, thankfully, short-lived) part of the nationwide unemplo yment statistics, Teri Ashley shares her experiences and survival techniques. More...

Charlotte captains offer year-round boating adventures

Charlotte Harbor, the second-largest harbor in the state of Florida, is a boat lover’s paradise. This fact continues to lure water lovers to the community from across the globe.   More...

Local cyclist ‘Rides 2 Recovery’

Deep Creek resident and cyclist Scott Buchanan will participate in the Ride 2 Recovery. The disabled veteran has used this event as a goal during his recovery from spinal surgery performed in June. The ride marks a significant milestone for Mr. More...

Elaborate dreidels ring in the Hanukkah celebration

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25 each year, but the eight-day Jewish holiday of erar, Hanukkah falls on dates determined by the lunar, not the solar, ifve calendar — so the dates are different every year. More...

Safe holidays are happy holidays

The holidays are upon us with plans of family gatherings, traveling, decorations, shopping, and entertaining. More...

Punta Gorda TV offers quicker download option

Punta Gorda TV has created a non- HD video option that speeds downloads of its chapters exploring the people and places of the community. More...

Menorah lightings scheduled

The public is invited to attend the lighting of the Menorahat 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in front of the first building at Fishermen’s Village. More...

Lifeguard training planned for break

Charlotte County Parks and Recreation will be offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certification courses during the winter school break. More...

Real Estate News

KB Home building again in Creekside

KB Home has returned to a familiar site in Punta Gorda.   The company is resuming building in Creekside, a deed-restricted development near Jones Loop. Adams Homes of Northwest Florida Inc. More...

Suits grow against KB Home

At a time when KB Home is again breaking ground in Creekside, a lawsuit against the builder continues to gain ground.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Dial T for thrilling

ARTS COMMENTARY

I won’t tell you how “Dial M for Murder” ends, but I can tell you this: The butler didn’t do it. The husband did. More...

Rep-work a dream for Asolo actors

T O PARAPHRASE YOGI BERRA, DECEMBER at Sarasota’s Asolo Repertory Theatre is déjà vu all over again. Because for three consecutive Fridays this month, they’ll celebrate opening night. On Dec. More...

Art of the Olympians receives support from D.C. Delegation

The first phase of the Art of the Olympians Al Oerter Center of Excellence will open its doors to the public   at the end of January, once remodeling is complete at the City Pier Building in Fort Myers, and with the contributions of several lo More...