February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Family Services Center launches virtual offices for nonprofits

The Charlotte County Family Services Center is offering an FSC Affiliate Program to allow small and regionally-based nonprofit organizations to create virtual offices with the Family Services Center.   More...

Household budget management class offered by county

Charlotte County Human Services Department is looking for 15 lowincome, employed county residents to become students in a household budget management class being funded with a stimulus grant to the county from the American Recovery and Reinvestment More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Club hosts golf event, dinner for Komen Foundation     More...

BRIEFS

LLI welcomes sailors for adventure talk     More...

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Business News

Social networking gains credibility with businesses

Parker Bradtmiller sits at an austere glass desk that is bereft of the usual postit notes, comic strips and action figures you might expect at the IT guy’s station. More...

Feathers: an example of varied workforce needs

SHOP TALK

A couple of weeks ago, the new campaign initiated by the Southwest Florida Economic Development Foundation was explained. Its goal is to attract new business to our little corner of paradise. More...

Problems remain with credit default swaps

How to best summarize credit default swaps? Possibly an adaption of the silly theme song of the TV series “Lamb Chop’s Sing Along”: “This is the trade that does not end. Yes, it goes on and on, my friend. More...

Charlotte physicians, aides, make Haiti trek

A group of local doctors — including infectious disease specialist Dr. Mark Asperilla — and area volunteers serving as their assistants left Charlotte County Feb. 7 to attend to the needs of people suffering in Haiti. More...

Census office opens, announces jobs

The Punta Gorda local census office opened Feb. 9 and hosted an open house. More...

Conservation group hosts snook talk

The Coastal Conservation Association, an organization of saltwater anglers who work to conserve, promote and enhance the marine resources, meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The next meeting starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Seminar discusses condo boards

KW Property Management & Consulting, one of Florida’s leading property management firms, presents a free seminar, “Should You Be on Your Condo’s Board of Directors?” at 9 a.m. More...

FGCU department gets accreditation

Florida Gulf Coast University’s department of Counseling and Psychological Services has received accreditation from the International Association of Counseling Services Inc., an Alexandria, Va.- based organization of the United States, Canadia More...

Real Estate News

Cypress Falls activities keep its residents on the go

Many Cypress Falls at the Woodlands residents knew they wanted to live in the North Port community for those 55 and older.   Those who weren’t sure, such as retiree Joe Jones, quickly became persuaded.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Weekend event honors a backyard Olympian

Though he probably never thought of it in these terms, Steve Blackwell met the standards set by ancient Olympians. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 9 P.M. Bill Cosby: The Mark Twain Prize An A-list cast of comedians — including Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock — salutes the 12th recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.   . FRIDAY, FEB. More...

Royal Dux porcelain, a mainstay for 150 years

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

American collectors often nickname companies, so the Duxer Porzellanmanfactur is better known as Royal Dux. The porcelain factory was started by E. Eichler in Dux, Bohemia (now Duchov, Czech Republic), in 1860. More...