January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Stephen King to headline Big Read

Poe ‘Big Read’ celebrates with six weeks of activities

The 2010 Big Read, a series of programs and events focusing on the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe, will take place at a variety of locations around Charlotte County between March 20 and April 30. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Stone Crabs Unveil 2010 Promotional Schedule     The C arl tt Stone Crabs aim to lead the Florida State League in attendanc for the second straight season with the help of their 2010 promotional schedule, which features more of their popu More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Wounded Warrior fundraisers planned     Two community fundraisers for the Wounded Warrior Project are planned.   More...

92-year-old Civil Air Patrolman retires

First Lt. John M. Osborn was honored for his commitment and effort over the years at a recent fete conducted by the Local Charlotte County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol.   Lt. More...

Special Sections

Business News

The art of the draw

Art festivals boost local economies

Outdoor art festivals have long provided a plein air experience for the cultural set. Favorite summertime happenings in northern climes, they draw collectors and art aficionados to our part of the world throughout the winter and spring.   More...

Puppy’s needs are more than met by local businesses

SHOP TALK

For you fellow animal lovers out there, you know the multitude of decisions that need to be made when bringing a new puppy into the family. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

How to deal with relationships and money

Money is a big part of most relationships. Money and relationships are like Abbott and Costello, eggs and bacon or Martin & Lewis — you just don’t have one without the other. More...

Millennium group to send physicians, supplies to Haiti

Millennium Physician Group, headquartered in Port Charlotte, plans to send local physicians and medical supplies to Haiti to assist in its recovery efforts. Dr. More...

Free law seminars to be offered

The Punta G Gorda Isles Civic Association and the Farr Law Firm is offering ing a series of five free semin seminars on elder law, federal e estate tax, estate planning, homestead laws and Flori lorida residency and Florida p probate law. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 9 P.M. The Story of India: The Meeting of Two Oceans — Part 5 The story of the coming of Islam to   the Indian subcontinent, culminating in one of the most glamorous ages — the Moghul Empire.   More...

Superintendent Gayler to retire

Superintendent of Schools for Charlotte County Dr. Dave Gayler announced his decision to retire at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Dr. More...

Real Estate News

Wall to wall

Wallpaper regains popularity in homes

With nifty designs and textures, wallpaper has made a comeback.   After losing favor to the whirl of faux paints, glazes and stencils, wallpaper has found its way back in the world of residential decor.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Schuur a thing

Diane Schuur and Bobby Caldwell perform at the Van Wezel

Diane Schuur has a voice so glorious, you want to wrap yourself up in it.   It’s rich and luxurious, layered with emotion.   She can belt, she can growl, she can croon and she can swing. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Ceremonial rattles have symbolism

A recent auction sold a 19th-century carved and painted wooden “raven rattle” made by Northwest Coast Indians. Its shape is very unusual. Ceremonial rattles like this one tell a story and are valued pieces from the past. More...

Punta Gorda hosts national art exhibit

The Visual Arts Center’s seventh Biennial National Art Exhibition opens Feb. 6.   A gala awards ceremony will be held at the center at 7 p.m. Feb. 12. More...