March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Freeland announces candidacy for Punta Gorda City Council

Punta Gorda resident Carolyn Freeland, Ph.D., recently announced her candidacy for Punta Gorda City Council, District 3. She and her husband, Tom, moved to Punta Gorda within District 3 in 1997.  More...

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Business News

MANSCAPING

More and more men are spending more for high-tech grooming

AMERICAN MEN ARE NOT GOING TO BE PINNED LIKE BUTTERFLIES TO the old stereotypes.  No clearer proof of that notion exists than the increasingly robust business of manscaping up and down the Southwest coast — a term of art that embraces any More...

It’s Your Business — taking care of the staff

A friend who owns a business told me the other day she was ready just to sell the business and go to work for herself. More...

Oil price surge exacerbates uncertainty

MONEY & INVESTING

Through mid-February, the U.S. equity market had risen, unabated, some 25 percent from August 2010’s lows. It felt like a free lunch.  More...

Local man asks community to take a stand against lung cancer

Thomas Cappiello is a respected Punta Gorda financial advisor with a nationally recognized firm.  He’s a dedicated husband and father of three daughters.  His personal demeanor is that of the consummate professional in the prime of hi More...

PUNTA GORDA POLICE NEWS

Kirdy celebrates 20 years   Sgt. Jim Kirdy recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with the Punta Gorda Police Department.   More...

Program aims to thwart med mix-ups

Improperly using medications can be extremely dangerous, and the statistics are alarming. According to recent reports, medication errors account for at least 7,000 deaths in the United States each year.  More...

Real Estate News

THIS SHIP

won’t sail when the disadvantaged become distressed

Area Realtors are discouraged by their inability to help lower-income clients in distressed situations.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Man with the Golden Horn

Make room for Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti

WHEN CHRIS BOTTI PUTS HIS 1939 Martin Committee Handcraft trumpet to his lips, it’s like a siren singing: compelling, haunting, beautiful and moody — impossible not to listen to.  It uncovers the loneliness within your heart and spea More...

Historic guests become permanent fixtures in latest PG mural

Seven famous people will be immortalized in Punta Gorda this year. Each of the illustrious guests has arrived separately but will forever convene over the site of what was the original Punta Gorda Hotel, where they sojourned in the early 1900s.  More...

Glass-ensconced labels loved by collectors

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Bottles can be labeled with paper labels, painted (pyro) labels, embossed lettering or, most unusual of all, labels under glass. More...