November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Healing center gives to Empty Bowls program

New Hope Natural Healing Center has given a donation to benefit the Charlotte County Empty Bowls program. More...

K of C rallies to support local homeless coalition

On the second Tuesday of each month, Anthony LaVerdi and his friends from the Knights of Columbus St. Charles Borromeo Council No. More...

BBB offers holiday shopping tips

The holidays are a happy time, but they are also a time for fraud. Consumers can fall into any number of traps over the holidays and become victim to identity thieves, hackers and deceptive merchants online. More...

Junior Achievement receives Financial Literacy Award

Junior Achievement was recently honored before 30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., at the Financial Services Roundtable’s annual fall gala. More...

Local students eligible for Simon youth scholarship program

Applications are now being accepted for the Simon Youth Foundation’s Community Scholarship Program for highschool seniors. More...

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Business News

BLACK FRIDAY

Good buys on electronics can be found on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Black Friday looms. Cyber Monday comes just three days later. More...

Watch your budget on Black Friday, counselors warn

Retailers call the day after Thanksgiving “Black Friday” because that day’s holiday spending can move retail balance sheets into the black.   More...

It’s your business: Launch it wisely

Wow, talk about karma! The same week we graduate 20 new businesses from the Punta Gorda Entrepreneurial Academy, the president proclaims it Entrepreneur Week in America. More...

Everyday life gives locals much to be thankful for

We’re all just regular. Though today’s social networks urge us to become superstars in our own minds, we really are just ourselves. We are people of heart and soul, and we regular people have much to be thankful for. More...

PGPD ready for holiday seatbelt campaign

Research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that last year, 55 percent of people killed in U.S. Thanksgiving weekend traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. More...

FGCU serves up Empty Bowls Soup Lunch, pottery sale

The Florida Gulf Coast University Art Program is hosting a pottery sale and Empty Bowls Soup Lunch at the Arts Complex courtyard on campus. The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. The soup lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. More...

Garden Club sets Holly Days Home Tour

The Punta Gorda Garden Club kicks off the holiday season with its 17th annual Holly Days Home Tour, “An Elegant Christmas,” from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, in the Punta Gorda Historic District.   More...

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Major Dan Libby, Sheriff Bill Cameron, Mary Ann Sena, Nick Garcia and Salvation Army representative Rocky Misir display food contributed by the employees of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office More...

Children’s Services Council seeks volunteer

The Children’s Services Council is seeking one volunteer, who must be a resident of Charlotte County and have maintained residency for 24 months. More...

Real Estate News

New Rutenberg model offers amenities aplenty

Arthur Rutenberg Homes recently added another model home to its Charlotte County showcase.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

10 THINGS TO DO OVER THE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

YOUR HOLIDAY FEAST IS OVER, AND WHAT REMAINS ARE leftovers for turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey casserole… Your favorite NFL team won. Or it lost. More...

Whimsical upside-down designs are fun, curious finds

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

“Topsy-turvy” designs, sometimes called “upside-down” or “two-faced portraits,” were a clever idea that found favor in the 1870s and later. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 8 P.M. Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Show More...