January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Soccer tour to stop in Charlotte

Hundreds of athletes are expected to attend a one-day event at North Charlotte Regional Park when the 3v3 Live Soccer Tour comes to town March 19.  More...

Paddles up: War On The Peace coming soon

Dragon boat racing is coming to Punta Gorda in an event to benefit the homeless.  “The War On The Peace” starts at 9 a.m. More...

Program offers military burial for forgotten heroes

Kays-Ponger & Uselton and Lemon Bay Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, along with the Missing In America Veteran’s Recovery Program have partnered to provide dignity, honor and respect to all verified veterans.  Veterans who served More...

Harbour Heights CC plans Funday

Harbour Heights Civic Association is seeking vendors and crafters to participate in the its sixth annual Funday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Wings of Freedom tour flies into Page Field

Flights aboard historic planes are available

Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will have the opportunity to tour or take flight in rare, historic World War II aircraft when the Collings Foundation brings its Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” heavy bomber, Consolidated More...

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Jobbing into the future

The road ahead

Joe Paterno, the executive director of the nonprofit Workforce Development Board in Southwest Florida, is just like his second cousin, the other Joe Paterno. More...

It’s your business — get in the game

“You don’t do this by just using positive thinking or affirmations like ‘I know I can.’ You are not the little engine that could. You are the little engine that DOES!” — Dr. Robert Anthony   More...

Deficit problems reach critical mass

MONEY & INVESTING

The cry of “Wolf!” in the fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” was intended to be an alarm to get the townspeople to prepare and protect themselves from oncoming danger. More...

Vision Airlines connects Punta Gorda to Northwest Florida

On Tuesday Vision Airlines, in what it calls the largest commercial expansion of an airline in more than a decade, is focusing new flight destinations on Florida’s Gulf Coast tourism industry. More...

Students motivated by free flight lesson

The Charlotte Aerospace Institute is a partnership between Charlotte County Public Schools and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, teaching students about STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, Math) through aviation in areas such as maintenance, p More...

Coastal Conservation group to meet

The first Coastal Conservation Association meeting of 2011 will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Charlotte Harbor Events Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. The speaker will be Capt. More...

Boaters clean up Gilchrist beach

Volunteers from the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance spent a day in December cleaning up the beach at Gilchrist Park. More than 50 boaters cleared the scrub that impeded the view of the beach. More...

Warbird Weekend set for Jan. 29-30

Florida Warbirds, EAA Warbird Squadron 24 has announced the second annual Warbird Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29 and 30, at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda. The event will feature a Static Warbird Display and flyovers.  More...

Sail & Power Squadron opens courses to public

The Peace River Sail & Power Squadron is opening several of its premier boating courses to the public.  More...

Civil Air Patrol: going strong at 69

While the Civil Air Patrol was observing its national anniversary, the local Charlotte County Composite Squadron was commemorating its founding in 1949 as the Punta Gorda Squadron. More...

Real Estate News

Keller Williams business model attracts — and maintains — top talent

Keller Williams Realty Peace Rivers Partners will be moving into its new office in Punta Gorda in February.  More...

Foreclosure trolley takes to the road

Realtors Robbie Sifrit and Debra Dees are trying to move an ample supply of foreclosure properties.  So the Sifrit and Dees Team at RE/ MAX Anchor of Marina Park is renting a trolley to give people a tour of foreclosure listings from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Color Queen

Marylyn Dintenfass, the downtown parking garage public artist, exhibits at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery

(New York City/September) — You think you know color. You think you’veve seen color before. More...

Stoll along eight years of Gallery Walk

Punta Gorda’s Gallery Walk is a third Thursday evening celebration of the downtown Punta Gorda lifestyle and its art-filled self.  This month’s event, held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Nav-a-Gator Grill and Marina celebrating 16th anniversary

The Nav-A-Gator continues its 16th anniversary celebration with events during the month of February 2011. To kick off the happenings, The Nav- A-Gator presents its Pre-Super Bowl 45 party from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. More...