February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Charlotte County announces Presidents Day schedule

Charlotte County Government offices and facilities will follow these schedules on Presidents Day:   • All Charlotte County Government business offices, including Murdock Administration Center, will be closed. More...

Pancake day event planned

IHOP is pulling out the stops for its National Pancake Day, celebrated by the chain from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Manatee Club   embraces Valentine’s Day   Valentine’s Day shoppers might be searching for environmentally-friendly gifts, such as “green” manatee gift adoptions from Save the Manatee Club.   More...

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Business News

Tying up the future now ... Succession

To succeed, think about succession early. Ask the hard questions of family members, partners and key personnel before they have to be asked.

Sure you’re busy, but the answer is yes. More...

Answers to readers’ questions about money, relationships

Two weeks ago, this column wrote about money and relationships and made some observations that, while the two are inextricably interwoven, it is seemingly taboo for most relationships to allow open discussion. More...

Excuse my sailing ignorance

SHOP TALK

The whole Charlotte Harbor Regatta event last week was quite the sensation. The inaugural race drew an impressive cadre of more than 200 world-class competitors and 60 boats. More...

Fix up your home for a song at the i CAN Junction

Manager Vince Marcucci keeps a steady stream of inventory flowing in and out of the i CAN Junction Home Improvement Thrift Store in North Fort Myers: cabinets, couches, sinks, screws, dressers, dryers, toilets, washers, and anything home-related. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Edison State College hosts orientation     High school students and parents are invited to spend the day learning the ins and outs of college life at Edison State College’s annual “Go Higher Get Accepted Open House,” to More...

Nothing tops a blooming prickly pear cactus for beauty

Let’s face it: Think Florida plants, and we picture palms; think Florida flowers, and we envision the showy flame vine, oleander and poinsettia (all introduced species). Few of us picture the beautiful native eastern prickly pear cactus. More...

Environmentally friendly water plant upgrades complete

At a Feb. 2 ribbon cutting ceremony, Interim Utilities Director Terri Kesner applauded the community for its concern about water resources and environmental protection.   More...

Real Estate News

Cochran Boulevard commercial construction moves forward

After a long delay, the commercial site at the corner of Cochran Boulevard and U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte is taking shape.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

WINE AND JAZZ FEST SET TO TAKE CHARLOTTE BY STORM

Mindi Abair is a saxophonist, songwriter and singer, producing music on her sax with sensual sway. Her band evokes a sort of classic Rolling Stones undulation that immerses audiences in a sweet soak. More...

Misidentified furniture names are often the norm

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Furniture names often are confusing. A Martha Washington sewing table was made in the 1930s, more than 120 years after Mrs. Washington died, and in a style with no resemblance to the sewing tables of the 18th century. More...

Community Redevelopment Agency endorses Artisan’s Atelier project

The Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency has endorsed the Artisans’ Atelier project to be housed in the Herald Court Centre building. More...