December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

CCMI exec to speak about lessons learned

Sarah Owen, CEO of Community Cooperative Ministries, will be the guest speaker at the December meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida chapter. Ms. More...

Bloodmobile locations set

• Sunday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 McCall Road, Port Charlotte   • Monday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Charlotte Technical Center, 18150 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte   More...

Huge garage sale on tap at Charlotte Sports Park

Charlotte County Community Services will host The Great Garage Sale at the Charlotte Sports Park from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4. Admission and parking are free. More...

Coffee planned at Freeman House

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce will welcome the beginning of the holiday season at the historic Freeman House from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3. More...

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Business News

Offices that inspire

There’s nothing generic about these workspaces

The setting for a paper company in the popular sit-com “The Office” is a ubiquitous one. It features lots of fluorescent lighting and generic interior design. More...

Fiberglass firm wins Blue Chip for reinventing itself

JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, a 35-year-old company that reinvented itself when the economic downturn threatened its existence, won the 16th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award this year.  More...

Wall Street’s new debt product

MONEY & INVESTING

There is a new debt product being offered by Wall Street firms. It is called “Yield Optimization Notes With Contingent Protection.” Beware. Read the fine print. More...

Giving gifts that are ‘outside the box’

Yes, it’s already time — the time of joy and stress. Hanukkah is here this week, and right behind it looms the behemoth of Christmas. More...

Seminar to focus on city government

A free seminar will introduce residents to the many facets of city government. “Working with Your City” will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 14, at Punta Gorda city council chambers. More...

Officers eye construction zones for speeders

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Traffic Safety Team deputies issued 112 traffic citations in a three-day period to drivers speeding through the Burnt Store Road construction south of Punta Gorda. More...

Master Gardener plant sale planned

The Charlotte County Master Gardeners will hold its 11th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 4. More...

Music Meet Market set for Dec. 10-12

The Music Meet Market will be held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds Dec. 10-12, and has priced vendors’ and admission fees for musicians and businesses to get the most from the event.   More...

Real Estate News

Green homebuilder’s custom care earns evergreen loyalty

Butch and Vici Boyer know the customer care Cantin Builders provides. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Vince & Amy

couple sings holiday favorites

BING CROSBY. JOHNNY MATHIS. THE RAY Conniff Singers. Some performers you just naturally associate with Christmas because their songs are classics. Add husband-and-wife superstars Vince Gill and Amy Grant to the list. More...

Holiday ships set to sail into Charlotte Harbor

The Lighted Boat Parade on Charlotte Harbor is now in its 21st year. A project of the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, the annual happening features prominently in the lineup of holiday happenings around Charlotte Harbor.   More...

Q&A with Terry Kovel

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Q: I bought an album of Victorian calling cards at a flea market. I would like to know more about the history and tradition of calling cards.   More...