November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Festival of Lights kicks off holiday season     Fishermen’s Village will begin the holiday season with a spectacular Lighting of the Village as the beginning of the annual Festival of Lights that runs from Nov. 20 to Dec. 31.   More...

Web Conference on home care for Alzheimer’s patients

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly 11 million Americans are providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia without assistance.   More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Applebee’s offers meal on Veterans Day   In honor of veterans and active duty military, Applebee’s will provide a free meal to them on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.   More...

This week at Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU is offering these lifelong learning classes at 117 Herald Court in Punta Gorda.   .. Charlotte County History (HC0105) 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4   More...

CCSO raising funds for ‘Shop with a Cop’ event

................The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual “Shop with a Cop” program for kids at Wal-Mart stores in Charlotte County. The event will go from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Adult reading comp class offered

A free reading comprehension class for adults will be offered at New Operation Cooper Street Inc. from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 10. More...

Special Sections

Business News

When flat is the new thriving

With the autumn economy behaving like a dried-out drunk — sober, subdued and struggling after years of high living and then tanking — recent unemployment numbers continued to hover in the double digits, reflecting hard daily realities fo More...

When somethin’ is really nothin’

MONEY & INVESTING

Conventional wisdom says something is better than nothing. The maxim is not true when the “something” hides the reality that “the cup is half empty” it masks the problem from being seen and being properly addressed. More...

Blue Chip Award recognizes Southwest Florida small-business owners

Five small-businesses who have succeeded in the face of adversity will be honored at a luncheon Thursday, Nov. 4. One nominee will win the 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. More...

Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s on path to Punta Gorda

Hundreds of walkers, including teams and individual volunteers, have gathered in different cities on weekend mornings this year to participate in The Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk. More...

Popular boat parade sets sail the Saturday before Christmas

Deck the hulls for the 10th annual Saturday Night Before Christmas Eve Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 18. More...

New schools superintendent takes helm in Charlotte County

Dr. Doug Whittaker was sworn in as the 14th superintendent of Charlotte County Public Schools at the Oct. 26 school board meeting.   More...

Octagon offers free admission for military, veterans

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary, located in Punta Gorda for more than 32 years, is offering free admission to all active and veteran military, policeman, firemen and EMS personnel and their immediate families for the month of November. More...

Port Charlotte Relay breakfast planned

Tickets are being sold now for a buffet breakfast at Applebee’s Restaurant in Murdock to be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. More...

Punta Gorda Relay For Life Rally set for Nov. 11

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Punta Gorda Team Rally starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The event will be held in the fourth floor conference room of Charlotte Regional Medical Center’s Medical Office Building at 713 E. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

100 Voices

Charlotte Symphony presents ‘Carmina Burana’ with more than 100 local voices

At a recent chorus rehearsal, the energetic sound of well-trained voices invaded the ears with sophistication and thrill. More...

Dressing up the Rockettes

Precision fitting, constant repairs and upkeep are an important part of the routine

If you ever need someone to sew your shadow back on, a la Wendy in “Peter Pan,” Stephanie Pocock’s your woman. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 9 P.M. Pioneers of Television: Variety Funny stars take us behind the scenes of popular variety shows, from Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town to Laugh-in, more. Kelsey Grammer narrates.   More...