September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

County seeks volunteers for advisory groups

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments. Submit resume to the Charlotte County Commission office, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL 33948; call 743-1300; fax 743-1310.   More...

FGCU programs receive accreditation

Florida Gulf Coast University’s U.A. More...

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Business News

Foreigners buying Florida

Almost 25 percent of foreign buyers seek homes in the Sunshine State

A perfect economic storm — spawned by a strong Euro, a weak dollar and a depressed American housing market — has made Southwest Florida an enticing location for foreign investors interested in purchasing real estate.   More...

Florida’s consumer confidence entrenched at a low level

With no clear signs the nation is either on the road to economic recovery or entering another recession, Florida’s consumer confidence remained stagnant, inching up only one point to 67 in August, according to a new University of Florida surve More...

Exploring ‘The Laws of Success’

More than 40 years ago, I was first introduced to Napoleon Hill’s classic book, “Think and Grow Rich.” I’ve reread it several times since then and the information is timeless. More...

Commissioner supports fix and release program

Despite the best efforts, county animal shelters are often forced to euthanize many animals. They don’t have space for thousands of strays, including . the feral cats they take in every year. More...

Edison State releases Reflections magazine

Reflections, Edison State College Charlotte Campus’ literary magazine, released its third edition, a collection of 36 works by 20 students, including narratives, fiction, poetry and artwork. More...

Property lien relief program announced

Charlotte County has announced the start of the Code Enforcement Lien Relief Program. The program runs through Aug. 31, 2011 and is open to owners of real property in Charlotte County currently encumbered with a code enforcement lien. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Beautiful Rooms for Beautiful Music

Faculty, students sing praises of new home for FGCU’s Bower School of Music

STEPPING ONSTAGE IN THE RECITAL HALL IN THE brand new home of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University is like entering a sacred space. You just intuitively know in your soul that beautiful music will be created here. More...

Gallery Walk theme honors the sea

This month’s Gallery Walk in Punta Gorda carries the theme, “Sea you in September,” celebrating lives well lived on the waterfront.   More...

Making a masterpiece of your arts career

ARTS COMMENTARY

Some people think “starving artist” is redundant. Caroll Michels would like it to become an oxymoron. More...