April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Kids can bowl free all summer long

Bowland Centers, including the location in Port Charlotte, will give children free bowling games all summer long. Parents can go online to register their children for the program that begins on May 15 and continues through Aug. 31. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Plant and garden expo is in June     The second annual Full Bloom Plant and Garden Expo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

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Business News

FGCU program takes pros to the top

Michael Zeto answers his cell phone from Las Vegas. He’s in motion on his way to a meeting with potential investors. More...

It’s time to ‘love your locals’

SHOP TALK

OK, let’s admit it. We have mixed emotions every year at the end of our busy winter season. We love the visitors, their business and the stimulus to the economy. They, indeed, Shop Charlotte, albeit temporarily. More...

The world according to the Oracle of Omaha

On Saturday, May 1, about 35,000 people will converge on Omaha, Neb., to attend the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and view the people behind it: Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. More...

Florida Weekly wins state awards for writing, design

Florida Weekly received more awards than any other newspaper in the Florida Press Association’s 2009 Better Weekly Newspaper Contest. Contest organizers announced the winners last week. More...

Merchants’ Association presents big wins for Big Read

The Downtown Merchants’ Associa- ton of Punta Gorda conducted a drawing in celebration of Charlotte County’s Big Read, which featured a kick-off by author Stephen King in honor of Edgar Allan Poe. Three winners took home Mr. More...

Real Estate News

Mirrors, mirrors on the wall...

can often reflect the beauty of what lies within

Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . are you the fairest one of all?   In residential décor, it can be.   Homeowners looking to accessorize might want to consider the decorative and functional value of mirrors. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘The Big Bang’

PITCHING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES ...

If you thought “Phantom of the Opera” was big, with its candle-lit lagoons and plummeting chandelier, or “Miss Saigon,” with its huge helicopter… well, you ain’t seen nothing yet. More...

SWFL Fashion Week events hit Punta Gorda April 29-May 2

Joanne Cetrangelo is originally from Long Island and has been the owner of Gianna’s, a full-service hair salon in Port Charlotte for more than six years. She’s lived in Charlotte County for 20 years and been a hair stylist for 34.   More...

Hand-painted art pottery highly valued

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Art pottery was first made in the United States by a group of women in Cincinnati who had seen the pottery exhibits at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. More...