March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Free guide on managing invasive plants offered

The USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is distributing free copies of a new guide, “A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests,” that gives homeowners, gardeners, land managers and others information on controll More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Pedal and Play set for March 19   The March 19 Pedal and Play in Paradise bicycle event is features five rides, including a 7-mile mystery tour, a 15-mile and a 30-mile tour. More...

Cancer education classes planned

People with cancer and their loved ones can have their questions answered during a program hosted by Fawcett Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” program. More...

Mini Medical School lecture set for March 9

Some of the area’s leading physicians will be on hand to deliver information and answer questions about health-related topics at Charlotte Regional Medical Center’s 13th Annual Mini Medical School Lecture Series.  More...

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Business News

Still sunny

Tourist tax collections reveal a resilient industry

RECORDS SHOW THAT IN 2007 and early 2008, more people flew into the region and spent more on hotel rooms than ever before. That was before a broken economy cost millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. More...

Sponsors sought for Breakfast with the Twins event

The Minnesota Twins, along with team executives and players’ wives and girlfriends, will host the inaugural Breakfast with the Twins fundraiser Saturday, March 5. Sam Galloway Ford is the main sponsor. More...

Real estate trends for pension fund portfolios

MONEY & INVESTING

If you want to get a good sense of how real estate is faring across the U.S. More...

Art of the Olympians welcomes royalty

Of all the people to jet into town, you might not expect His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The following courses are scheduled at the Renaissance Academy in Punta Gorda.   More...

County commissioners to hold budget workshop

Charlotte County Commissioners will hold a board workshop at 1 p.m. March 7, at the Charlotte County Administration Center, room 119, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. More...

Blood drives planned in Charlotte County

Florida’s Blood Centers is having blood drives throughout Charlotte County during March. For more information, call 625-1874.  March 5: Eagle Point Mobile Home Park, 10303 Burnt Store Rd., Punta Gorda, 9 a.m.- noon.  More...

Ortho topic to be covered at luncheon

Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association will host a free “Lunch and Learn” lecture featuring Dr. Mark Davis, orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Davis’ topic will be “The Signature Knee.” The session runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Volunteers help beautify Peace River Regional

The health care volunteers of the Peace River Regional Medical Center Auxiliary were recently involved in the beautification of the main lobby at Peace River Regional. More...

Real Estate News

Mastermind project

heightens performance of real estate pros

Area real estate professionals are discovering a valuable industry resource in Mastermind meetings organized by Keller Williams Realty Peace River Partners, which are open to real estate professionals regardless of affiliation. More...

Keller Williams moves to prime PGI space

Keller Williams Realty Peace River Partners staff members have been moving into a new office site. The new location is at the corner of West Marion Avenue and Bal Harbor Boulevard in Punta Gorda. More...

ProBuild supports Future Builders

ProBuild in Punta Gorda has made a substantial donation to the Future Builders of America for its leadership camp, set for March 4-6.  ProBuild donated more than $4,000 in materials so FBA members could build a 12-foot gazebo, its largest projec More...

Arts & Entertainment News

All in the (dysfunctional) family

Florida Rep presents prize-winning drama about ‘the worst family in the world’

“FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS. More...

VAC presents Guy LaBree and author Carol Mahler

An exhibit of paintings by Guy LaBree, known as the “Barefoot Artist of the Seminoles,” will open on Saturday, March 5, at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda.  More...

Multipurpose furniture illustrates ingenuity

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

The metamorphic library chair was patented in 1853. What an innovative idea for a chair. The skirt-like part peeking from the back of the chair can be flipped up to make a small set of steps. More...