PORTRAITS OF A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
YOU CAN’T FLIP A CHRISTMAS switch these days without lighting up 400 years of tradition.
Not that what you get now resembles Germany of the early 17th century, where the decorative tradition of luminous Christmases arguably started with candle-lit trees. Full Story
Holiday hiccups spread cheer into the New Year
Toppled trees, supremely awful — and wonderful — presents, kitchen disasters and wardrobe malfunctions are all part of the season.
Though tinsel has been tangled and
jingles have been jangled, Florida Weekly
Plates of permanence
Secrets of keeping a restaurant alive
For almost four decades, Jo and Terry Mooney have made annual trips from their home in Columbia, S.C., to Sanibel, a favored vacation getaway. And for many of those years, their visits have included long, languid meals at The Mucky Duck, the iconic Captiva Island dining establishment that next month celebrates its 35th anniversary. Full Story
It’s your business – selling
Recently, in a sales training program I was doing, I asked for a show of hands of anybody in the class who was not in sales. One guy in the back of the room raised his hand. I asked him if he was married. Based on his affirmative answer, I asked if his wife was a mailorder bride or was there some selling involved in convincing her to marry him. Full Story
Charlotte program nurtures next generation of workers in the construction industry
Area students interested in construction related careers have a wealth of resources at their fingertips. Full Story
FBA seeks sponsorships for upcoming camp
Sponsorships for the Future Builders of America are down this year.
The organization needs to raise about $15,000 in the next two months to cover the cost of lodging and meals for the March leadership camp, according to Beth Cantin, vice president of Cantin Builders in Port Charlotte. She is chair of the camp and a member of the state FBA board of trustees. Full Story
happy new year
Florida Weekly offers you the how & where to bring in 2011 17 ways to have a happy, artful New Year
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN: WHERE WE TAKE stock of the old year and vow to make the new one better. It’s also a time to drink, party, celebrate, revel, feast, toast, sing and
If you’re looking for a place to do all of
that, we’ve done most of the work for you. Florida