March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Readers get in free at Florida Air Show

The Charlotte County Library System and director of air operations and air boss of the Florida International Air Show, Bob Hall, have announced a reading contest for children ages 12 and younger. More...

Relay preevents planned

• Perkins breakfast   Saturday, March 20, 6 a.m. to 12 noon   More...

Florida moves to further protect older population

We’ve all heard the saying, “Every dark cloud has a silver lining.” During these times of economic recession, we’ve seen neighbors reach out to help neighbors. More...

The Red Cross: recall the mission

In March, which is celebrated nationwide as Red Cross Month, a group of local “Heroes” is working hard to help the Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross continue its services in Charlotte County. More...

Special Sections

Business News

loosening some cash?

SBA loans could supercharge the economy — if you can only get one

Naples business owner Fred Sahapoglu got a piece of the pie. By “the pie” we mean that multibillion dollar federal stimulus pie. More...

Code Name: Tinkerbell — Centennial Bank grows in Florida

SHOP TALK

Funny how things happen. Just 18 months ago, I was on the very unpleasant end of an eventual bank failure and was unceremoniously shown the door. When the new door finally opened up, it happened to be at Centennial Bank. More...

All about the stigma of ‘shorting’

MONEY & INVESTING

Is “shorting” unAmerican? Is it akin to Vegas gambling? For many, the answer is yes. Maybe a further explanation will change such perspective. More...

The circle of life: A baby eagle’s life and loss

There’s nothing like a baby to bring out the best in people. They coo, they admire, they eagerly watch for signs of progress and take photos till their memory cards wear thin. More...

Mock Trial Competition celebrates winner

In conjunction with the Charlotte, Lee and Collier county school districts, the Lee County Bar Association recently held its 17th annual 20th Judicial Circuit High School Mock Trial competition at the Lee County Judicial Center. More...

BRIEFS

Easter Bunny breakfast set for March 20     More...

PGFD introduces Operation Medicine Cabinet

A community service program, Operation Medicine Cabinet, has been introduced by the Punta Gorda Fire Department, with the help of the Punta Gorda Police Department and Drug Free Charlotte County. More...

Real Estate News

For today’s work environs, there’s no place like home

With so many people working out of the home these days, home offices are commonplace, but that doesn’t mean they have to be common. More...

St. Andrews Estates opens in Venice

A single-family home section has opened in the St. Andrews East neighborhood of The Plantation Golf & Country Club in Venice. The new St. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Mind-Bending Metal

AND OTHER FINE ART SHINE AT THIS YEAR’S PEACE RIVER ART FEST IN LAISHLEY PARK

H E DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO MAKE A HAIR DIDNT T bun, so he had a frie friend come over and demonstrate it for him. He didn’t know a anything about port de bras, so he b bought a book on Ballanchine ballets. More...

Gallery Walk pays tribute to funky Florida

Every third Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m., Punta Gorda celebrates its creativity with Gallery Walk, where folks can appreciate what the community has to offer in art, shopping, dining and music. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 8 P.M. Great Performances: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden More...