May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

L.A. Ainger teachers receive grants

Florida Power & Light Co. has announced the award recipients of its 2010 Renewable Energy Teacher Grants, which are providing $40,500 to fund renewable energy classroom projects created by teachers in FPL’s service territory.   More...

PGI association lecture is June 1

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association is having a free lecture, “Adventures in Germany,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.   More...

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Business News

Commercial real estate discounts abound

If unforgiving capitalism’s Great Recession could be viewed partly as a metaphorical wildfire — clearing out the underbrush of inflated appraisals or, sadly, failed businesses, and making room for new growth — then Kirk DeVries is More...

Association of Fundraising Professionals establishes Charlotte Harbor Chapter

The formation of a Charlotte Harbor chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals was approved at the group’s international conference in Baltimore on April 11.   More...

The can is kicked down the street

MONEY & INVESTING

What can be learned from the recent panic and monetary authority fix? Within less than seven days, there have been serious worldwide stock market declines, a mini U.S. More...

Gift of life shared between two Charlotte County nurses

It started with a conversation between two nurses working at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. The two women had become friends, sharing their lives, hopes and dreams. The dream of one woman had been realized twofold, with the birth of her two children. More...

Relay For Life of Port Charlotte scores high

The Port Charlotte Relay For Life team set its fundraising goal at a hefty $136,000. With the help of more than 500 people, the Port Charlotte team exceeded that goal by 8 percent, raising $147,000.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

First brain cancer fundraiser nets $4,500     On April 24, the first Charlotte County fundraiser held specifically for brain cancer research netted more than $4,500. The money was donated to the American Cancer Society. More...

Real Estate News

Landscaping improves a home’s face value

The lush spreads that once decorated area residential landscapes have become more restrained, but the simplified design hasn’t compromised curb appeal.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Curious Savage

Players stage thought-provoking comedy

WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT: people or money? If you ask Mrs. More...

Turner named A&H Artist of the month

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County has named mixedmedia artist Patricia Anderson Turner Artist of the Month for May. Ms. Turner was honored with a proclamation by the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners on May 11. More...

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