August 5, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

More than 20 Charlotte locations to display work by local artists in August

The Arts & Humanities Council’s Art in Public Places committee has selected locations around the county that will have local artists’ work on display. More...

Worden Farm earns Florida Innovative Farmer Award

Husband and wife team Chris Worden, Ph.D. and Eva Worden, Ph.D. More...

Free Microsoft training available

Workforce Florida Inc. is encouraging Floridians to take advantage of the nearly 14,000 free Microsoft vouchers, good for online technology training and certifications. The vouchers are still available through the Microsoft Elevate America program. More...

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In with the old

Antiques business holds steady in hard times

Joe Fink pauses in mid-sentence to welcome customers into his Pearl’s Place antique shop in Arcadia. Sitting behind a glass case displaying antique baubles and assorted glassware and trinkets, Mr. More...

Code name: Tinkerbell – Part 3

When Centennial Bank was first awarded bank acquisitions from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in March, the first one was in Orlando. More...

Savings abound for savvy deal-seekers

MONEY & INVESTING

Since the onset of the Great Recession (the name given to the current, prolonged malaise), thrifty behavior has become very much “in vogue.” Shopping for values and asking for discounts have always been behaviors largely characteristic of More...

Charlotte High School once again an icon of progress

Six years and six schools later, Charlotte High School’s revitalization was celebrated on Aug. 2 by more than 300 city and county officials, school district employees, students, alumni and people who care about education. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

County offers local government learning academy Charlotte County is accepting applications for the upcoming session of the Charlotte County Government Academy. The application deadline is Aug. 16. More...

BRIEFS

Sheriff gives keys to cruiser to Edison security turned over keys to a 2001 used cruiser to Edison State College President Dr. Patricia Land and Sgt. Kevin Brooks of campus security. Sgt. More...

SW Florida young farmers and ranchers host potluck

Leaders of the Southwest Florida Young Farmers and Ranchers will be hosting a potluck dinner on Thursday, Aug. 5. More...

Real Estate News

New panelized homes attract the energy-conscious

Panelized homes and buildings continue to gain popularity as the green movement sweeps across the country. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

WEBSITE BILLED AS ‘THE STRONGEST BIRTH CONTROL ON THE INTERNET’

HAVING CHILDREN IS SOMEWHAT AKIN to creating your own personal demolition team. Because kids are just naturals at wrecking stuff. They’ll destroy any organization or punctuality you possess. More...

VAC: Re-creating ‘The Creation’ and other great works

Using house paint, artist Suzanne Bowles worked to re-create Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda. More...

‘When the Game Was Ours’

BEACH READING

By Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Jackie MacMullan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26) In the wake of yet another memorable NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s a good time to revisit one of More...