March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Farm Day at ECHO offers hands-on experiences

Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization, or ECHO, hosts its annual Farm Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19. Visitors can spend the day at the 50-acre global farm and tour the 300-plus variety seed bank. More...

FGCU solicits nominations of successful alumni

The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is sending out a call for nominations for FGCU graduates who have made significant contributions to the community.  More...

Agency on Aging seeks awards nominees

The Golden Appreciation Awards were and will also be recognized at the created in 1994 by the Area Agency on Golden Appreciation Awards event. More...

EARS organization under new management

Englewood Animal Rescue Sanctuary — or EARS — has reorganized, with volunteers reconstituting the board and taking over management.  The new board members are Deva Ballantyne, Petra Kurpeski, Bobbi Austin, Susan Reilly and Sarah Katz More...

Spring Swing/Moffitt Sun Safety Tour set

The Spring Swing/wing/Moffitt Sun Safety Tour will be held March 19 at Hamn Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.  The tour, a partnership rtofer of Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and thee Tampa Bay Rays, offers free skin cancer screenings nd at specif More...

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WINDOWS THAT POP

Effective window displays have ‘come hither’ looks

The best window displays can be masterpieces of the imagination. More...

It’s your business — Are you puzzling?

My Mom lives at South Port Square and loves it. More...

Rising gas prices challenge recovery

MONEY & INVESTING

Inflation is here and it is knocking at your door.... the door of your car. It is being announced at every gas station’s marquee. More...

Jet team, aerobatic performers headline Florida International Air Show

Jerry McCart plans to impress fans at this year’s Florida International Air Show. He’s unveiling his Jet Dragster, a car that’s powered by a GE J85-15A, the same type of jet engine strapped to F-5 or T-38 fighter jets. More...

Misapplication of fertilizers degrading water quality

Lawn fertilizer misuse is one of many factors degrading water quality in Florida and summertime fertilizer bans may not be a quick-fix solution, according to an updated report released recently by University of Florida scientists. More...

Native plant uses, ancient cultures explored

Learn more about Florida native plants and their connection to people — past and present — during a celebration of Archaeology Month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Lee County Manatee Park. More...

Officer’s innovation nourishes the needs of veterans

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Cpl. Dan Marbes, 46, is helping veterans at the Douglas Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home, 21281 Grayton Terrace, in Port Charlotte. More...

Florida timeshare group to meet March 27

The next meeting of the Florida Timeshare Owners Group will be held at 1 p.m. More...

Real Estate News

Annual Florida open house weekend set for March 26-27

Expect plenty of blue balloons, flags and open house signs to dot the county landscape Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27.  Indeed, the Florida Realtors 2nd annual Florida Open House Weekend won’t go undetected in the area as much as it More...

Arts & Entertainment News

two artists two views

A look at the two featured artists of the Peace River National Art Festival

MARCUS THOMAS HAD A MASTER PLAN FOR HIS LIFE.  It included a career as an activities director at a vacation resort.  Then, a few months after graduating with a degree in commercial recreation, he broke his neck while skiing.  More...

Charlotte Symphony concert presents more than one rising star

As symphony orchestras, operas and ballet companies everywhere flounder or collapse in these grim economic times, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra continues to buck the trend. More...

Learning tool toy a rare find

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Educational toys are not a new idea. A rare 19th-century “Yankee Schoolmaster” toy was offered in a recent auction. The toy was patented in 1884. More...