July 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Green Futures Expo takes place at event center

Charlotte County Building Construction Services, in conjunction with the Economic Development Office, will host the second annual Southwest Florida Green Futures Expo and Energy Options Conference for a Brighter Southwest Florida Nov. More...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

• The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments. Resumes can be submitted to the Charlotte County Commission office, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. More...

Goodwill has has a deal for thrifty shoppers

Did you furnish your first apartment with one stop at a Goodwill Superstore? Can you feed 24 on a set of matching china pieced together over years of eagle-eyed bargain hunting?   More...

RED CROSS BRIEFS

Red Cross classes on tap in Charlotte     The Charlotte County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering classes, training and workshops. For more information, call 629-4345 or visit www.flwestcoastredcross. org. More...

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Business News

The business world’s tiny giants

Microenterprises can be crucial to reviving the country’s economy

What’s in a hot dog? If you ask Joe D’Acunto, who sells the Sabrett brand from his shiny vending cart in Fort Myers, he might tell you about the casing, which seals in the natural juices. More...

Optimum office temperatures are a work of science

SHOP TALK

It’s that glorious time of the season. And ironically, one aspect pertaining to these dog days of summer can actually be matched during the depths of winter: those office temperature dilemmas. More...

Brazilian economy enjoying a carnival of its own

MONEY & INVESTING

Brazil is hot. The fact is that Brazil has always been viewed as “hot.” Prior to 2005, the “hot” was the Rio de Janeiro beaches and, more specifically, the scantily clad ladies (and men) parading on the beach. More...

Charlotte jail expansion complete

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Board of County Commissioners held a ribbon-cutting Friday morning for the new $44 million jail expansion that increased the facility’s capacity from 528 beds to nearly 1,000.   More...

Local youth program wins Carl D. Perkins Grant

AMIkids Crossroads, in partnership with Charlotte County Schools, has been awarded a $72,456 Carl D. Perkins Grant for Career and Technical Education for the 2010-2011 funding period, one of only seven juvenile justice awards in the state.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Fawcett, Stone Crabs team up to fight against heart disease   and the Stone Crabs will team up to raise awareness about heart disease. More...

Exhibit explores Frankenstein story and modern implications

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature, an exhibition developed by the National Library of Medicine and the American Library Association, is on display at the Northwest Regional Library in Cape Coral through Aug. 22. More...

Real Estate News

Taylor Road area popular with businesses

Office, retails and service businesses drawn to site

Business activity starts to wane south along U.S. 41 toward the Lee County line.   But commercial and retail centers along Taylor Road, not far from Tuckers Grade, have been attracting business.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Salad days

Who wants the heat in the kitchen? Summer’s a great time for salads

Whether you’re determined to turn heads by the pool or at that class reunion, or you just can’t stomach the thought of turning up the heat in the kitchen, summer is a great time to dig into cold, fresh salads.   More...

Corkscrew’s ‘Super Ghost’ explodes with multiple blooms

A rare ghost orchid has exploded with 14 buds, marking its second bloom this year and its fourth consecutive year on an ancient bald cypress tree at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples. The orchid should be in flower through July. More...

‘Eat, Pray, Love’

BEACH READING

By Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin, $24.95) More...