April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Oyster-eating competition promotes prodigious crustacean consumption

Local oyster-eating teams are preparing to help the Shell Museum celebrate the grand opening of a new interactive exhibit, “MMM . . . More...

Journaling workshop being offered

There are just a few more days to register for the “Self-Discovery Through   y Journaling” Workshop led by   nk. renowned author Joyce Schenk. More...

County seeks volunteers

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:   .. Deep Creek Street & Drainage Unit Advisory Committee is seeking one volunteer to finish an unexpired term. This term expires Jan. 31, 2011.   More...

Fishermen’s Village hosts young child week event

The Early Learning Coalition of Florida’s Heartland Inc. More...

Punta Gorda celebrates Earth Day April 22

The Yoga Sanctuary, in conjunction with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, is hosting Punta Gorda’s third annual Earth Day celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Laishley Park. More...

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The business of baseball

They aren’t just the boys of summer, because they work like dogs in the winter, too. More...

Thinking about trains

SHOP TALK

Confession: The only times I had thought about trains recently was when I see people with a death-wish actually stop on the tracks for a red light, or when I looked longingly up the tracks and think it would be great to hop on a train headed to Disn More...

Apple soars while Google plays catch up

MONEY & INVESTING

Yogi Berra once said “Toots Shore’s restaurant is so crowded nobody goes there anymore.”   A parallel to that statement in the investment world might be, “No one is buying Apple stock because it is too hot.” If we More...

Relay For Life saves lives through cancer research

Each day, scientists supported by the American Cancer Society work to find breakthroughs that will take us one step closer to a cure. More...

Earth Day cause to celebrate, clean up and explore

Southwest Florida has a lot to celebrate this Earth Day. During the past 12 months, solar power fields have sprung up from Desoto County to the FGCU campus. More...

New human service degree to train students in mental health fields

Addiction services, crisis intervention nee ds more of these es, interment planning and treatment requires the delicate, determined   te, yet deterghly   trained care of highly professionals. More...

Florida appliance rebates offered

mail-in rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with Energy Star qualified appliances. The program is scheduled to begin April 16 and will last 10 days. More...

Edison Collegiate to host climate change summit

The inaugural class of Edison Collegiate High School will host a Climate Change Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 13 in the Edison State College Charlotte Campus auditorium.   More...

King Fisher hosts photo contest

King Fisher Fleet, headquartered at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, is having a photo contest for photographs taken aboard their vessels. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Fawcett cancer program honored     More...

Real Estate News

Moving trucks can be a DRIVING FORCE for realtors

An advertising avenue for Realtors has become a driving force for community members.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Cool as Cab

WITH A BIG NOD TO AN UNSUNG JAZZ HERO, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY CASTS A SPELL

B IG BAD VOODOO DADDY IS, HANDS down, one of the coolest bands on the planet. Check out their sharp suits, their fedoras. These guys are definitely   hep cats. More...

How did Big Bad Voodoo Daddy get their name, anyway?

When Scotty Morris, lead singer/guitarist and founder of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, was a kid, he saw blues legend Albert Collins in concert. Afterward, the blues guitarist signed a poster for him, writing: “To Scotty, big bad voodoo daddy. More...

Take the Florida Weekly Fiction Challenge

Here at Florida Weekly, we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. Some of our stories are about bravery and triumph; others about frustration or ennui. More...