April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Ride for the Red event planned

The Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct its third annual Ride for The Red on Saturday, April 17. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Cape Haze Heritage Trail, located on S.R. 771. More...

Sheriff’s office conducts homeless camp cleanup

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s office began cleanup last week at three major homeless camps not far from the Homeless Coalition operation in Port Charlotte. More...

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Business News

Pet pampering industry going strong

The pet service industry is going to the dogs and some local business owners couldn’t be happier. Despite a weak economy, pet spas and bakeries are doing considerably well. More...

So, what’s going on with the banks?

SHOP TALK

The columns that appeared in this space in the past two weeks have generated a lot of comments from near and far. There have also been a few questions. More...

The new investment lingo

MONEY & INVESTING

New vocabulary is born all the time. An event, a disaster or something that never before happened produces a plethora of words and phrases to describe it. This is especially true in the financial world.   How so?   More...

Florida International Air Show to soar into Charlotte

Thirty years and counting. That’s how many air shows in as many years have brightened our skies, bringing spectacle, education and a sense of military pride together in Charlotte Harbor.   More...

Heroes gather for county Red Cross

RED CROSS

The Heroes for the American Red Cross program kicked off in Charlotte County last week. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

March of Dimes seeks grant proposals     The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking proposals for grant projects for community-based programs addressing the health concerns of pregnant women and infants in Florida.   More...

Relay For Life of Punta Gorda announces pre-events

On April 1, Coaches for a Cure presents Charlotte High School coaches in their fight against cancer. Favorite Charlotte High coaches will serve as celebrity bartenders at John Hall’s Goal Post in Port Charlotte from 5 to 9 p.m. More...

Real Estate News

Realtors go real time to seal deals

Real estate agents are becoming more high-tech every day.   They have to in order to best serve their customers.   More...

FL construction backlog may be below national average

Associated Builders and Contractors reports Florida’s construction backlog indicator for January stood at 5.1 months, down from 6.7 months in November 2009. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Magic on the Water

Annual fest is music to the ears of Trop Rock devotees

For seven years now, Jim Morris has been bringing folks from all over the country to Charlotte County to celebrate the magic of music performed in paradise. More...

Charlotte Symphony thrills crowd with classical spice

It’s been at least 10 years since I heard the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra perform in Punta Gorda. That was hundreds of concerts ago and, in my mind, all I remember was that it was a pleasant evening spent listening to a small, but decent orchestra. More...

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