February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Worden Farm to present Vicki Chelf culinary workshops

Registration is open for a series of three culinary workshops being offered at Worden Farm and presented by Vicki Chelf, who has been writing vegetarian and vegan cookbooks for close to 30 years. More...

Residents can help name town one of the 50 best in the world

Sail magazine named Charlotte Harbor as one of its “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States.”  Now Punta Gorda is in the running for being one of Yachting magazine’s 50 Best Towns in the World, but the publication needs More...

Edison State to host open house

Edison State College Charlotte Campus invites high school seniors and their families to participate in the Go Higher-Get Accepted open house festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

State leads nation in AP placement participation

As reported in the seventh annual AP Report to the Nation by The College Board, Florida ranks first in the nation for the percentage of 2010 seniors taking Advanced Placement exams in high school. More...

Bank teaches money lessons to Brownie troop

Charlotte State Bank Vice President Alyson Burch, right, welcomes Brownie Troop #433 and Troop Leader Pam Myers to the bank’s Murdock office on Jan. 29. Ms. More...

Respected black scientist helped discover Alzheimer’s disease

In celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize the brilliant achievements of a remarkable African American scientist, Dr. More...

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GETTING FAST

COPPER, FIBER OPTICS, WIRELESS... SWFL IS AT A TECHNOLOGICAL CROSSROADS

I N THE WORLD OF TELECOMMUNICAtions, the $64,000 question has gone the way of rotary phones and “dial-up connections” — remember them?  They’re dinosaurs, objects of the past, even if a few can still be seen lumbering alo More...

Professional designations represent dizzying degrees of accomplishments

MONEY & INVESTING

If only investing or financial planning were simple. If only picking the right professional with whom to work were simple. More...

PALM opens new used superstore

The PALM Automall in Punta Gorda announced the grand opening of its new 6,000-square-foot superstore of used vehicles at 1724 Tamiami Trail.  PALM owners for more than 50 years, the Helphenstine family committed to using all local companies to e More...

Artistic expression meets its limits

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, around 6 p.m., a 12-foot-wide by 15-foot-tall work of art was hung in a prominent location in the east wing of the Southwest Florida International Airport. The two-sided piece was constructed using more than 300 vinyl records. More...

Actor’s hotrod mission comes from the heart

Paul Le Mat is forever young in the 1973 film “American Graffiti.” He played John Milner, a drag-racing greaser on his high school graduation night in 1962.  Talking on the phone from Sacramento last week, where he was attending the More...

Fundraiser benefits homeless animals of Charlotte County

“Golden Memories,” a fundraiser for the Animal Welfare League, takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 11. The event will be held at the Charlotte Harbor Event And Conference Center, 75 Taylor St.  More...

Borrowers beware: school grant tips from the Better Business Bureau

Millions of people depend on grants and scholarships to pay for college. More...

CHS students win regional science fair

A pair of Edison Collegiate High School students earned college scholarships for placing first at the 54th annual Thomas Alva Edison Kiwanis Science and Engineering Fair.  More...

Two members join cultural center board

Two new members have joined the board of the Cultural Center of Charlotte County’s Board of Trustees. More...

Peace River named top U.S. squadron

Forthesecond time in four years, Charlotte County’s Peace River Sail & Power Squadron has been recognized as the top squadron in the nation in terms of civic service given to its community.  More...

Local surgeon mentors international practitioners

In his quiet and comfortable suite in Punta Gorda, Dr. Michael Stampar is at ease with his practice and his work. Beneath his calm exterior pulses a need to move forward and to perfect. More...

Real Estate News

Staging the right home sale

Home staging is popular in metropolitan areas, but Southwest Florida homeowners and Realtors still are warming to the concept.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

'And the Oscar goes to...'

Five film aficionados make their predictions

IT’S OSCAR SEASON, THE TIME OF YEAR we endure — or embrace — the exhilarating, exasperating, glittery, glamorous marathon that is the Academy Awards.  More...

Wine & Jazz Fest is a must-attend for SWFL music lovers

Charlotte music lovers will be swept away by world-class jazz music, fine foods and fabulous wines offered this weekend at the Punta Gorda Chamber’s Wine & Jazz Fest at Laishley Park.  More...

Artist and tribute artist share similar life journeys

Many people search their entire lives to be happy and to enjoy what they do to earn a living.  More...