December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Edison State offers new course at Charlotte Technical Center

Music History and Appreciation has been added to the list of Edison State College courses available at the Charlotte Technical Center beginning with the spring 2011 schedule. More...

Edison Collegiate HS and Habitat break ground on new partnership

As part of Edison Collegiate High School’s pledge to build character, staff and students have joined forces with Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity.   More...

Edison State introduces middle grades bachelor’s degree

The state of Florida predicts it will need to hire more than 3,000 middle school teachers in the next several years. More...

Full-scale DUI checkpoint planned

The Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office will be conducting a full scale DUI checkpoint sometime between Thursday, Dec. 16 and Saturday, Dec. 18. Deputies will stop traffic and conduct various test procedures looking for impaired drivers.   More...

Giving kids the gift of reading

With the holidays fast approaching, many Americans are in search of the latest and greatest children’s gifts to place under the tree. More...

Charlotte County fire/EMS personnel to brighten holidays at nursing facilities

This holiday season, Charlotte County Fire/EMS continues to expand its effort to serve the community.   More...

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Business News

Bedbug business is brisk

Companies catching up with a growing problem

The phrase “blood sucking” alone is pretty nasty. Maybe that’s why bedbugs have a bad rap, even though they aren’t known to carry diseases and generally cause less damage to homes than, say, termites. More...

It’s your business: Focus

A couple of weeks ago, wrote about the formula for success: focus x faith x effort = success. I’ve been amazed at the feedback that I’ve gotten from friends. More...

Denial: An investment strategy that doesn’t work

MONEY & INVESTING

John Mauldin is one of my favorite investment writers, and his weekly newsletter, Outside The Box, is available for free and online. It is my supposition that good investment/ financial thinkers are constantly reading the work of others. More...

Travel with increased security expected to go smoothly

The anticipated snafu of full-body scanners at airports over the Thanksgiving holiday never came to pass. Things went pretty much as normal, reports say, accompanied by all the inclement weather and crowded check-ins one expects over the holidays. More...

New book brings SWFL World War II history to life

Nearly 70 years ago, the skies over Southwest Florida were filled with warplanes swooping and diving above the gulf waters. America was at war and one of its most critical bases was headquartered in the wet scrublands east of Fort Myers. More...

Peace River Center for Writers awarded humanities grant

The Peace River Center for Writers at Edison State College Charlotte Campus has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Florida Humanities Council.   More...

Healthy Hearts Dining Program launches in Punta Gorda restaurants

Charlotte Regional Medical Center has partnered with area restaurants to offer heart-healthy food items and heart-healthy alternatives on their menus as part of Charlotte Regional’s new Healthy Hearts Dining Program.   More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Bank contributes more than $1,000 for Alzheimer’s     Charlotte State Bank collected $1,152 for the Nov. 13 Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk held Nov. 13 in Punta Gorda. More...

Government academy teaches participants about local government

Charlotte County is accepting applications for the upcoming session of the Charlotte County Government Academy. The application deadline is Dec. 21. More...

Real Estate News

Adams Homes dominates in Creekside

Adams Homes of Northwest Florida remains one of the more active builders in Charlotte County and North Port.   Now that KB Home has suspended building in the Punta Gorda community of Creekside, Adams is the primary builder there. More...

Five tenants sign on with Sunloft Center

Coldwell Banker commercial agents Bill Dryburgh and Lindsay Harrington will make a public announcement Dec. 16 to introduce new tenants of the Sunloft Center in downtown Punta Gorda.   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sometimes Santa delivers chills

“I don’t know what’s scarier — clowns or Santa.” — online comment He’s presented as a jolly old elf, an altruistic, kindly old man who supernaturally distributes gifts More...

Gallery Walk salutes the military Dec. 16

Punta Gorda’s Third Thursday Gallery Walk will honor the military with “Holidays for our Heroes.” Gallery Walk takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. More...

Phantoms hosts wine draw event for orchestra

The Phantoms of the Orchestra are planning a luncheon and unique wine drawing fundraiser to benefit the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Twin Isles County Club, 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda. More...