July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Yacht Club to host special day for kids

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club will host 50 children ages 9 to 12 from the Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County. More...

Bank awards bonds to young artists

Charlotte State Bank awarded $50 U.S. Savings Bonds to the three winners of the bank’s Fourth of July Coloring Contest for children. More...

School Carnival donations accepted

Charlotte State Bank is accepting donations of school supplies for Charlotte County students in need of assistance for the upcoming school year. More...

Blood drives planned in Charlotte

Florida’s Blood Centers are striving to register 200 blood donors at a series of local blood drives. Events are set for: ¦ 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital ¦ 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

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Solar solution?

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. More...

Look no further for your plants

SHOP TALK

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. More...

Book suggests using slow summer to build business

Author Tom Hall suggests that summer — a time when most of us loosen our business belts — could actually provide a greenhouse for cultivating and improving corporate focus. More...

Here’s the buzz: Mosquitoes are out in full force

Thinking the record-breaking cold of ng winter might have stemmed the this past number of of Florida because and so are While the freezes might have killed a f pesky mosquitoes? More...

Boys & Girls Club campers to present musical

The children of the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County, in conjunction with the Charlotte Players’ Kids OnStage program, will present the musical “The Ever After” at 7 p.m. More...

Charlotte Behavioral annual fundraiser is July 31

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...

CCSO sergeant brings home the gold

Sgt. Billy Gorman recently brought home 18 medals from two competitions. On June 13-16, he participated in the Ohio Police & Fire Games in Toledo. He then on to the Florida Police & Fire Games June 19-23 in Port St. More...

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Lions Club pitches in for school supplies More...

Real Estate News

Acreage still in demand despite real estate slump

Large acreage has not been immune to the real estate market’s slide. More...

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. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sarasota Broadway

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. More...

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. More...

‘Hellbound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin’

By Hampton Sides (Doubleday, $28.95) More...