February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Seminar to examine condo boards

KW Property Management & Consulting will present a free seminar, “Should You Be on Your Condo’s Board of Directors?” at 9 a.m. Friday, March 5, at the Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. More...

Charlotte County to help low-income residents with electric bills

The Charlotte County Human Services Department provides assistance with electric bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, sponsored by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. More...

ECHS students reap awards at regional science fair

Eight Edison Collegiate High School Charlotte Campus students earned awards at the 53rd Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday in Fort Myers.   Michael E. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Vallacare hosts drive for March of Dimes     As part of its Pursuit of Healthiness awarness program, Vallacare Family Physicians is conducting a “Mile of Dimes Drive” in conjunction with the March of Dimes. More...

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Business News

Turning chocolate to dollars

It’s impossible to read anything about chocolate without the accompanying magniloquence: The Aztec “food of the gods,” so exquisite, so heavenly, chocolate melds with our taste buds, arousing our passions and granting divine satiat More...

Random business information to ponder

SHOP TALK

There is a nifty little e-mail that is delivered to my inbox on a daily basis called Banc Investment Daily. Some days, there is time to leisurely study the contents. More...

Venture capital: A solution for local jobs in the ‘new economy’

MONEY & INVESTING

The returns on venture capital investments in the past 20 years have been gargantuan.   But the payoff has not just been to the benefit of the investors; the benefit has also been to the national economy as 20 percent of the current U.S. More...

Snake guide may come in handy

As spring arrives, Floridians become more active outdoors — and so do snakes. More...

Farmland workshop set for March 4

Experts will address the needs of the growing number of Floridians who own farmland in Midwestern agricultural states. Many of these non-operating landowners inherited land or have purchased farmland as an investment.   More...

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In recognition of “Wear Red” heart healthy month, River Commons threw an International Tea Party attended by more than 50 people. More...

Pilot recycling program streamlines process

Franchise hauler Waste Management recently began a recycling pilot program for all of residential Charlotte County, including Punta Gorda.   More...

Setting up for solar power

Considering going solar?   Here are a few considerations to determine what kind of solar power set up you’ll need to power your entire home.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

CAP squadron helps air shows     More...

Real Estate News

Builders keep model homes current, fresh

Model homes allow residential builders to make a memorable first impression.   So these showcases need to have the right décor, current and fresh. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Renese King sings gospel, backed by Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Renese King doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t sing.   To her, it comes as naturally as breathing.   “I’ve always sung, since I was very little,” she said. “It’s a natural thing. More...

Mirrors: From luxury to accessory

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Mirrors have been used since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans used polished metal disks. It was not until the 16th century in Venice that someone came up with the idea of using a thin piece of glass backed by a reflecting piece of metal. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 10 p.m. Mike Douglas: Moments and Memories A nostalgic look back at the Emmywinning “The Mike Douglas Show” and the man who became America’s bestloved daytime talk show host.   More...