Edison Observatory and the final frontier
WHEN DAVID HANSON WAS 8 YEARS OLD, HIS
aunt gave him an astr
astronomy book for
Christmas. Even thoug
though it turned out
to be his all-time favor
favorite gift, not one
of his family members
then would have
guessed he’d make a career of study
studying the stars. Full Story
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. In 2007 and 2008, the lives of nine Charlotte County pedestrians and two cyclists were claimed by roadside accidents. Full Story
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. In the last three months, plants normally loaded with various types of tomatoes, peppers and eggplants — a group of vegetables similarly affected, experts say — were held back by the cold. Full Story
Call a local plumber or just do it yourself
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. Full Story
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.
Membership in the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realtors has increased 10 percent in each of the past two years, said Bob Gray, a Realtor at Sun Realty LCC, and association president. Member inductions in January and March totaled 38, he said. Full Story
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. In a rapid succession of events, Mr. Wada accepted an offer to serve as music director and conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. Full Story
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