August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Estate planners available for free consultation

Charlotte State Bank will present Legal Document Review Week, offering residents a chance to have estate planning documents examined by an attorney free of charge. The event will take place Aug. More...

UF researchers identifying, developing noninvasive plant varieties

Plants from around the world beautify America’s yards, and to minimize the chance that exotic species will grow where they shouldn’t, University of Florida researchers are identifying and developing varieties with a low risk of running w More...

K9 corporal honored for bravery

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron announced that K9 Cpl. Emmett Merritt Jr. was named by the Florida Sheriff’s Association as runner-up for 2010 Deputy Sheriff of the Year.   More...

Hope Healthcare offers program for frail elderly

Like many people throughout the country, Charlotte County’s frail elderly residents worry about the future of quality health care, and being able to afford it. More...

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The Business of Your Vote

How this year’s primaries will impact local commerce

Records show that the vast majority of people reading these words don’t give three tugs of the voting lever about the primary election. That’s despite the fact that during midterm elections, some races for local offices are decided. More...

Go out in a blaze of glory or learn how to properly quit your job

SHOP TALK

How to properly quit your job? Not by pulling an inflatable escape hatch and sliding off the job into the sunset with a couple of brewskies, that’s how. More...

Considerations for starting a new business

As one of the founders and an instructor for the Entrepreneurial Academy in North Port and Punta Gorda, and a SCORE counselor, I’m often asked if now is a good time to start a new business.   More...

Florida residents believe in global warming, survey says

Florida residents — 81 percent of them — believe the Earth has been getting warmer gradually over the last 100 years. More...

UPS drivers help local youth

In the last few weeks, 17 drivers from UPS worked side by side with students at AMIkids Crossroads to rebuild the program’s outdoor volleyball court as a part of the United Way of Charlotte County’s Days of Caring effort.   More...

Citizens graduate CCSO Police Academy

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office recently held a graduation ceremony for its 36th Citizens Police Academy class at CCSO Headquarters in Punta Gorda. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

County offers tax ordinance info online     Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Ordinance information is now available online at www.CharlotteCountyFL. com. Information includes frequently asked questions, a flyer and a video. More...

Volunteers needed for county committees

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments. Volunteers must reside within the boundaries of the MSBU if applicable. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Last writes

AUTHOR LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE ART OF LONGHAND

A convenience store was holding a sale on the type of pens I like to use, so I went in to buy as many as I could. But they were completely out of stock. I asked for a rain check. No problem. More...

Can you read the writing on the page?

Handwriting has become a dying art, according to Kitty Burns Florey. With so much use of technology — e-mailing, texting —we just don’t write as much as we used to. More...

Get ready, get set, write! for our next fiction challenge

Here at Florida Weekly, we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how.   More...