February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

CCSO honors 2010 members of the year

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron recently presented 2010 Members of the Year Awards to:  ¦ Cpl. Emmett Merritt — law enforcement   More...

Marine VHF radio seminar offered by Peace River Sail & Power Squadron

You’re on the water; your boat is in trouble, maybe uncontrollably taking on water. How do you call for help? How can your radio transmit your precise position when you haven’t been paying close enough attention to your charting? More...

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Date change for Worden Farm bread class   “Have your Bread and Eat it Too” will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Worden Farm. More...

Local AAUW branch offers scholarships to women

The Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte branch of American Association of University Women will continue its annual program that awards $500 scholarships to Charlotte County women who have had an interruption in education. More...

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Business News

THE AIRY TALE OF LAUNCHING A SEAPLANE TOUR BUSINESS

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It’s your business — Diffusion meets innovation

The theory of diffusion of innovation was first proposed by French sociologist Gabriel Tarde in 1890. Diffusion of innovation suggests that over time, new ideas and products are adopted by successive groups of consumers.  More...

Private public partnerships: a new normal for Florida

MONEY & INVESTING

There is an oft used expression: “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” In the world of private public partnerships or PPPs, the expression is changed to: “If you’ve seen one private public partnership, you&rs More...

Planning council faces loss of state funding

Mayors, commissioners and public agency heads from six counties meet each month to look ahead, sometimes decades, at the region’s big, long-term issues. More...

Social entrepreneurs: Visionaries of a new generation

At the first Imagine Solutions Conference last year, memorable ideas often came from unexpected sources. In fact, the least known speakers, the social entrepreneurs, were among the best received. More...

County home repair loan funds available

Charlotte County officials want homeowners to know that state money earmarked for home repair is available today. Tomorrow, they say, that may not be the case.  More...

ON THE WATER

Airboat tours glide into Peace River   Airboat rides on the backwaters of the Peace River featuring alligator and shorebird sightings and visits to two active rookerie are now available. Capt. More...

PG city meetings set

Mayor Harvey Goldberg will deliver the annual “State of the City” presentation from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. The presentation is open to the public.  More...

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Real Estate News

Service keeps PGI Homes thriving in Southwest Florida

Retiree Raul Hauser wanted his current home to be the last one he had built. He got exactly what he wanted.  Mr. Hauser, 68, and wife Donna live in a spacious waterfront pool home in Cape Coral. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

art + verse

THE GREEKS called it ekphrasis, when one artist’s work inspires another to reimagine it in a different medium. More...

Water droppers recall ancient art of writing

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Writing by hand took time and skill long ago, before letters were written with pens dipped in ink, with fountain pens or typewriters, or via e-mail on computers. More...

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