How our county was born & raised
THE SINGLE SPAN OF ONE LONG HUMAN lifetime — 89 years and three months, in this case — marks the distance we’ve come since that fateful moment when 859 square miles of the Gulf Coast — 694 of it in land stretching along the north and south flanks of the Peace River — was officially proclaimed Charlotte County. Full Story
Here’s the buzz: Mosquitoes are out in full force
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Incentive programs plagued with cuts, uncertainty
The solar power industry is poised to create jobs and spur economic growth, not to mention reduce carbon emissions. Full Story
Look no further for your plants
The next time you’re driving along Elliot Street in Punta Gorda, make sure you stop to take a little stroll through Powell’s Nursery. Well, it’s not like people just happen to be whizzing by on Elliot Street. You need to make the 10-acre plant oasis a goal. Full Story
Acreage still in demand despite real estate slump
Large acreage has not been immune to the real estate market’s slide.
And though demand might be down, people are still looking at Charlotte County, especially east of Interstate 75 and areas bordering Sarasota and DeSoto counties, to find parcels that are hundreds to thousands of acres. Full Story
Herald Court a draw for tenant prospects
Two letters of intent for the Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda will be considered during the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency meeting in August.
Realtor Terry Yonker of Thomas Ryan Associates in Punta Gorda is the listing agent trying to lease the vacant units of the building completed in 2009. Full Story
The Van Wezel announces its 2010-2011 Broadway season
QUIRKY KNIGHTS, HOPEFUL DANCERS AND ’50S greasers will all visit the Van Wezel stage in Sarasota this coming season as part of its eclectic Broadway season.
“Spamalot,” “A Chorus Line” and
“Grease” are just a few of the Broadway Full Story
Gerro goes full space ahead
Growing up the third from the youngest of eight children, Helen Gerro knows all about sharing space. The fact that six of the kids were girls and the family had one bathroom earns Ms. Gerro a place in the close-quarters hall of fame. Full Story