June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Edison’s peer tutoring program receives three-year recertification

The peer tutoring program at Edison State College Charlotte Campus has been recertified by the College Reading and Learning Association for another three years. More...

Local women named semifinalists in Energizer hall of fame

In March, baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. More...

Asperilla receives high honor from DAR

One of the premier patriotic societies in the United States has honored local physician Dr. Mark Asperilla with one of its highest honors.   More...

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Business News

In the {mortgage} hole?

A new program will help those burdened by foreclosure

F OR MORE THAN A FEW WHOSE Recession has morphed into a hybrid Great Depression, this may be the best news in years.   It could be pretty good news for bankers or other lenders holding delinquent notes on homes, too.   More...

What would we do without Charlotte Behavioral Health Care?

SHOP TALK

I don’t want to know what we would do without Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. This is a quiet-yet-mighty private 501(c)(3) organization that handles more business than most businesses. More...

Reinventing self: One thing leads to another

When Ed Barry, 52, found himself unemployed in Charlotte County, he did what he’s done his whole life: He reinvented himself.   Fresh out of high school in Somerville, N.J., he became a musician. More...

Seafood sellers promote safe, fresh fish

Using the slogan, “It’s Safe… It’s Plentiful… It’s Available,” Charles H. Bronson, Florida's agriculture commissioner, is trying to quell some of misconceptions about Florida seafood.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

WCR donates $500 to Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity     More...

Palm Auto collecting letters for troops

The “Letters for Lyrics” program, a partnership between the Ram Truck brand and Zac Brown Band, aims to collect one million letters to send to U.S. troops deployed around the world. More...

Charlotte Behavioral annual fundraiser on the horizon

The Fred Lang Foundation’s Summer Ball benefits children, adolescents, and families of Charlotte County who are in urgent need of crisis counseling, mental health counseling and/or addiction treatment at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. More...

Real Estate News

North Port’s Turnberry under new management

Development of the Villas of Turnberry Trace in North Port did not pan out as expected several years ago, but the project is not without some life. More...

Be sure of coverage before a storm strikes

Homeowners should have current insurance for their residences now that hurricane season is here.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New York, New York

Actress Debi Guthery recounts her big leap from Southwest Florida to The Big Apple

Debi Guthery went to New York to pursue her dream. After acting locally and around the state of Florida, she wanted to see what the city might hold for her. More...

BoogieMen play to benefit back-to-school carnival

Sometimes a band is so great that you just can’t sit still. That’s why the upcoming BoogieMen concert is appropriately titled “Dancin’ in the Aisles.”   More...

Picture clocks surprise and delight admirers

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

One of the more unusual clock styles made in the 19th century is the “picture clock.” It is a clever novelty, and a few modern versions are being made by Swiss clock companies. More...