March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Relay For Life funds advocacy efforts

Lawmakers on the federal, state and local levels help determine the fate of cancer research, prevention and control. That is why, in recent years, the American Cancer Society has made advocacy a national priority.   More...

Punta Gorda Police canine team wins awards in state competition

The Punta Gorda Police Department’s canine team of Master Police Officer Katie Mendel and Canine Officer Jedi recently won two awards at the United States Police Canine Association Region One Field Trials hosted by the Lady Lake Police Departm More...

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Business News

Growing for-profit colleges enrich Southwest Florida

Back in the day — the baby boomer’s day, let’s say, or the Greatest Generation’s day — people thought they had all the options in the world when it came to higher education. More...

Code name: Tinkerbell — Part 2

SHOP TALK

Having been on the “inside” of the top-secret receiving end of a very positive bank acquisition, the most recent of a slew of Florida bank failures, it was easy to empathize with the staff members of the failed, but now saved, bank. More...

Keeping investing simple is hard to do

MONEY & INVESTING

KISS is a principle that has eluded most of Wall Street in recent years. More...

Old as ice: owners of ancient air conditioners get free replacements

There are some Charlotte County grandparents younger than the 41-year-old air conditioners that were declared the oldest in Charlotte County by Four Seasons Air Conditioning Inc. Having that designation gave their owners a shiver of excitement. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

On Course for the Cure raises $16,000 for Susan G. Komen     More...

RELAY FOR LIFE NEWS

Ceremony honors survivors, those lost     A luminaria ceremony to be held during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Punta Gorda to remember those lost to cancer and honor those who have survived. More...

Brain cancer awareness fundraiser set for April 24

On April 24, the community will gather for a fundraiser for brain cancer research and to celebrate the life and loss of Punta Gorda resident Susan Armstrong. More...

Tai chi experience set for April 24

World Tai chi Day is celebrated globally each year on the last Saturday of April. Punta Gorda will once again participate in this event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 24 at Gilchrist Park. More...

Real Estate News

Herald Court negotiations progress

Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda may have tenants in the near future. More...

Low industrial rates hit all-appealing high

People looking for industrial space in the area will find plenty of affordable properties.   Realtors report lease prices similar to those of pre-Hurricane Charley days, about $5 to $6 per square foot, though some are less. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Quilters’

UNITES COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN LEGACY Quilters’

HE CHARLOTTE PLAYERS place great emphasis on the production values of its performances. Top actors and singers are cast for each show, lighting and sound are, well, sound, and sets, props and costumes are key to staging a first rate production. More...

Golden Gloves hits Charlotte March 26-27

Some of the best amateur boxers in Florida will compete for bragging rights when the Golden Gloves Florida Divisional Regional Championships comes to town.   More...

This week on WGCU TV

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