December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

‘Many-tongued mimic’ is Florida’s state bird

I’m sure you’ve heard Florida’s state bird, the northern mockingbird, sing even if you don’t know it. More...

Toastmasters reward young essayist with a new bike

At a 2009 Port Charlotte Chapter of Toastmaster’s meeting, during the “Table Topics” segment, the question was posed, “If you could give anyone a Christmas gift what would you give and why?”   From that exchange, More...

Sweetbay supports police canine program

Recently, the Punta Gorda Police Department and the Punta Gorda Sweetbay Supermarket established a partnership in support of the police canine program. More...

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HOW WOULD YOU FIX TIGER’S IMAGE?

Florida Weekly asked Southwest Florida public relations pros ...

Now that Tiger Woods has driven himself out-ofbounds with a series of alleged extramarital affairs and alleged links to a Canadian doctor under investigation, Florida Weekly asked local marketing and public relations professionals to weigh in on how More...

A true story of unemployment: The Finale

SHOP TALK

(Having — thankfully, for a short time — found herself included in the nationwide unemployment statistics, Teri Ashley shares her e xperiences and survi val More...

MONEY & INVESTING

What a difference a Dubai makes!

Any way you cut it, Dubai is an interesting story. Beyond that, it speaks volumes about the current international investment scene. More...

Southwest Florida aims for a switch to solar hot water

Representatives of six county governments and 16 cities have all agreed on a single, long-term project that could affect virtually every homeowner in Southwest Florida.   More...

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‘D’ makes the grade in flu fight

Several studies and articles published this year show that vitamin D plays an important role in the prevention of respiratory infections such as the cold and flu. A study by vitamin D expert Dr. More...

18.5 million flock to Florida in Q-3

Visit Florida, the official tourism marketing corporation for the state of Florida, estimated 18.5 million people visited the Sunshine State between July and September 2009   More...

Komen online registration opens

Online registration for individuals and teams is now open for the 2010 Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida Race for the Cure. The event will be held at Coconut Point Mall in Estero March 13.   More...

Real Estate News

Residential exteriors aglow with decorations

Despite the chilly economy, homeowners aren’t being scrooges about holiday decorations on their properties. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

What sparks demand for fad items often a mystery

Quirky fads or unexpected favorites sometimes appear in the world of collecting. Prices go up based on supply and demand, but what creates the demand can be a mystery. More...

Happy New Year 01.01.10

>>THE HOW & WHERE TO BRING IN 2010

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN: WHERE WE TAKE STOCK of the old year and vow to make the new one better. It’s also a time to drink, party, celebrate, revel, feast, toast, sing and dance. More...

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>> SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S STAGES ARE SET FOR AN ARTFUL NEW YEAR’S EVE

People seem to fall into one of two categories on New Year’s Eve: homebodies and those who go out on the town. More...