January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Farmers feel blessed following freeze

About 10 miles south of historic downtown Punta Gorda sits a quiet farm and stand called the U-We-Pick Farm. Out on the farm itself, you can hardly believe the place has a Tamiami Trail address. More...

Families live and die with the war everyday

Susan huddled in the family car. She couldn’t stay another minute inside the chapel where her husband and members of the 5th Stryker Brigade 2-1 Infantry A Co. were crying. More...

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Business News

saving money ... is costing investors

Safe investments offering meager returns

CDs — certificates of deposit — just aren’t as attractive as they used to be. Interest rates on CDs for one year or less are typically paying at or below 1 percent. More...

Bankers are people, too

SHOP TALK

An interesting trend developed over the past 18 months or so, and that is bashing everyday bankers.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Financial markets 2009: Who bought all the U.S. debt?

2009 was one heck of a year. It was the worst of times and then it became — for investors and traders — the best of times.   More...

A passion for learning at any age

Higher education isn’t just for the young and career driven. Southwest Florida retirees and part-time residents are signing up for classes taught by professors and professionals, in collegiate settings, for the pure pleasure of learning. More...

HAITI AID

Charlotte State Bank to host car wash, accepting donations     Charlotte State Bank will conduct a car wash on Saturday, Jan. 23, to raise funds for Haiti earthquake disaster relief. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Art therapy workshop planned     More...

Turney takes on role as Kiwanis secretary

On Dec. 10, Corrections Watch Commander Lt. Melissa Turney took over the reins as secretary of the 88-year-old Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda.   More...

Real Estate News

Custom closets boost function and value

Closets are typically among the smaller spaces in a home, but these days, they are a bigger part of the household than ever.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Unique bottle holds two liquids

“Gemel” is the name for a special - type of bottle. Two bottles with curved necks are heated and joined together to form one unit for two liquids, such as oil and vinegar. The term “gemel” is related . More...

Spring Awakening

STEVEN SATER’S TONY AWARDWINNING MUSICAL DEALS WITH AWAKENING SEXUALITY IN A REPRESSIVE WORLD

Musicals are often thought of as fluffy, inconsequential things, but when Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik were writing “Spring Awakening,” “We set out to change the world,” Mr. Sater says.   More...

Seeing quadruple: Top Elvis impersonators descend on Charlotte

Four Elvis impersonators will perform at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda Jan. 27 in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Tour.   More...