August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Local veteran to receive VVA excellence award

Punta Gorda resident Michael Hirsh, who spent more than 40 years in broadcasting and journalism, will receive the Vietnam Veterans of America’s Excellence in the Arts Award on Saturday, Aug. More...

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Business News

Pet sitters aren’t sitting still

Summer is the busy season for animal watchers

Air the consistency of hot wool goes hand in hand with the yearly slowdown in sales experienced by most Southwest Florida businesses. Even many yearround residents take a week or two to vacation in more clement venues. More...

Code name: Tinkerbell – Part 4

SHOP TALK

(Parts 1, 2 and 3 can be found in the March 18, March 25, and Aug. 5 editions of Florida Weekly.) More...

Unemployment: The one figure that really matters

MONEY & INVESTING

Pure and simple: the U.S. equity markets want “good numbers,” as in employment and unemployment statistics. Also, there really is no recovery out of this recession unless employment improves. More...

Charlotte inmates fish for their supper

The sun already seemed full in the clear blue sky at 8:30 a.m. when three men in orange jumpsuits began to lift one full net teeming with catfish after another out of a lake next to the Charlotte County Jail.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Health Department to host helmet-fitting class     More...

Real Estate News

Realtors embrace continuing education opportunities

Area real estate experts certainly are making the most of their educational opportunities.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Diner Guy

Mario Monti loves old-style eateries

Mario Monti’s got a thing for diners. His license plate reads “Diner Guy.” Ditto for his e-mail address.   One of his favorite shirts is black with a colorful pattern of diner signs and clocks. More...

Vicki Glynn: At home with her art

Vicki Glynn has a new place to go to work. It’s called home.   Over the last year, the award-winning artist has been immersed in the process of having a small, private studio built 10 feet away from her house. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, AUG. 12, 8 P.M. The Great American Songbook More...