January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Wings of Freedom tour set for Jan. 25-27

The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang will be on display at Page Field in Fort Myers from Monday, Jan. 25 to Wednesday, Jan. 27. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Popularity booming for Japanese monster toys

  |align=left|width=250|height=224|link=node]One of the newer collectibles to be found at auctions in Japanese are monster toys made in the 1960s and 1970s. More...

Boat tour benefits cancer society

On Saturday, Jan. 23, Capt. Louie Desguin will conduct a Peace River cruise as a fundraiser for Relay for Life’s Punta Gorda Team. His boat, “The Peggy Jean,” will leave Slip E-2 at Laishley Park Marina at 9:30 a.m. More...

Foreclosure seminar offered

A free seminar on foreclosures and bankruptcy will be presented by the Punta Gorda Chamber and will provide information about the foreclosure process, options to avoid foreclosure, information on tax consequences and foreclosures and an explanation More...

Parks volunteers earn Disney perk

Charlotte County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources has joined forces with the HandsOn Network, a nonprofit community-service organization, to participate in Disney’s Givea Day, Get-a-Disney Day program, during which Disney is giving away More...

Pilates reformer class available

The Franz Ross YMCA located on Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte has announced a new Reformer Pilates program. Pilates is an exercise method that focuses on centering, concentration, control, precision, breath and flow. More...

PGI decorators awarded

The Punta Gorda Civic Associationjudged canal-side holiday decorations in Punta Gorda Isles. Judging of the 67 entries was done from boats. More...

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Business News

Here’s to a Thrilling New Year

Lose the stress, try some adventure travel in our own backyard

Business people and business writers must have a secret thirst for a life of derring-do. The language they use often “invest(s) ordinary events with high adventure,” according to essayist E.B. White.   More...

Happy (freezing Florida) New Year

SHOP TALK

How is 2010 going for you so far? Feeling any different? Still hanging in there with those resolutions? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Slow economic growth poses big problems

Complicated is best understood when it is made “simple.” Here is an attempt at “simple.” More...

Cold weather keeps shelters at the ready

A recent cold snap has Charlotte County emergency officials monitoring freeze warnings on an hourly basis. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 8 P.M. Your Voice — Immokalee…The Challenge. The Hope.   More...

FGCU presents overview of aging series

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Continuing Education and Off Campus Programs presents a variety of classes offering insights into growing older, 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Feb. More...

PG Club to conduct free fitness study

The Punta Gorda Club will be conducting a 36-week fitness research study. One hundred local residents will be selected to have a free fitness membership to demonstrate the benefits of regular exercise.   More...

Weekly trolley/boat tours announced

The Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce’s popular water and land combo trolley tours will begin weekly excursions starting Tuesday, Jan. 12. More...

Sullivan Street Fair coming Jan. 9 - 10

The annual Winter Arts and Craft Fair along Sullivan Street in downtown historic Punta Gorda will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9 and 10. Craftsman from around the country will selling art.   More...

Solid Waste gives tips on Christmas tree disposal

Charlotte County’s Solid Waste Department encourages residents to recycle and reuse many of the common waste items typically found in abundance this time of year.   More...

Mural tours set

Fishermen’s Village has announced a new program in collaboration with Trolley Tours by Jo to offer a Punta Gorda Murals and History Tours program. More...

Commission meeting planned

The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners will hold a board workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Charlotte County Administration Center, 18500 Murdock Circle, Room 119, Port Charlotte. More...

County volunteers sought

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:   ¦ Affordable Housing Advisory Committee is seeking four members to serve. More...

Real Estate News

Warm, comfortable area rugs round out a room

There is much more to uncover about a rug than what meets the eye.   Especially when you are shopping for one.   According to rug retailers and interior design experts, an area rug can make all the difference to a room. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Playwright Michael Hollinger and the music...Opus

A marriage between two people posesses ssl its own unique joys and chalenges. l Now imagine being married to not o ne, but three other people. That’s ws hat it’s like to be a musician in a tring quartet, some say. More...

Amanda Segur takes the stage in an encore performance

Amanda Segur was practically born to perform.   She took her first role at Vineland Elementary School in Port Charlotte at the ripe age of 10 — the leading role in a children’s theater production about P.T. Barnum.   More...

BROADWAY!’ hits Punta Gorda

“He looks and acts like Marlon Brando and sings like Mario Lanza,” said Tony Award-winning director Hal Prince. For those who know shows, that’s high praise, indeed.   More...