April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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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Business News

Vegetables may arrive late at better prices

The year began on a low note for farmers whose harvests were stalled by nearly two full weeks of frosty January nights, a cold spell not seen in Southwest Florida for decades. More...

Call a local plumber or just do it yourself

SHOP TALK

While there are many wonderful businesses, small and large, to assist with just about any household task imaginable, it is quite possible to sometimes just do it yourself. Case in point, a bathtub drain that… won’t. More...

The battle cry for China to revalue its currency

MONEY & INVESTING

A current and important international and U.S. national issue is currency manipulation. The focus is not on just any currency being manipulated; it is largely on the Chinese Yuan or Rimini. More...

Cyclists pressure officials to commit to bike safety

City Councilman Don McCormick met with the Peace River Riders last week to get them up to speed on the design of Punta Gorda’s Ring-Around-The-City project. But the local cycling club says it's more concerned with safety than aesthetics. More...

Punta Gorda Chamber to host boot sale April 24

It has nothing to do with selling boots or shoes or flip-flops, for that matter — regardless of their condition. The PG chamber will be bringing a little British culture to the city as they present Punta Gorda’s first Car Boot Sale. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Worden to host cheese making workshop More...

Real Estate News

Young agents find reason to rally

Realtors said Facebook and Twitter have become tools to market properties, and bring in contacts and leads

Today’s real estate market isn’t keeping people from joining the industry ranks. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The wonderful world of Wada

Folks may not know that the Charlotte Symphony’s popular maestro can fix motorcycles, execute a bonsai design and once appeared on ‘To Tell the Truth.’

So much has changed since March 1, 2009, the first time Maestro T. Francis Wada lifted his baton before a Charlotte County audience. That first time, he was here by invitation to be a guest conductor for songstress Valerie Sneade. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 9 P.M. American Experience Eyes on the Prize Mississippi: Is This America? 1963-1964/Bridge to Freedom More...

Explaining the intricacies of the samover

A samovar, a tall metal container that heats water to make tea, is well known in Russia but often is confusing to browsing customers at an antique show. The anatomy of the samovar, first made in Russia in about 1780, is clever. More...