March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Authentic Holocaust artifact on display Edison State

An authentic German boxcar used during r - the Holocaust will be on display thiss week at Edison State College Charlottee Campus, thanks to the Holocaust Museum en of Southwest Florida. More...

JAPAN DISASTER RELIEF

United Way collection financial donations for Japan   More...

Boys & Girls Clubs to host 3rd annual BaseBALL

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County will host the third annual Base- BALL Dinner Auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center. More...

Wildlife sanctuary offers free open house celebration

The Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary - is celebrating its 33rd anniversary ry, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 27, with admission beingg free for all. More...

FGCU’s Renaissance Academy is a community collaboration

At the Florida Gulf Coast University Herald Court Centre, community and university have become one. More...

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Business News

It’s your business — Are you up to speed?

Have you seen those new Quick Response — or QR — codes that are starting to show up all over the place? They are those square barcode things that you can hold up your smart phone to take you to a website on your phone. More...

Fast-changing markets call for new portfolio management techniques

MONEY & INVESTING

The traditional portfolio approach of buy and hold and the traditional portfolio composition of equities and bonds might not be the best solution in fast-changing markets with numerous geopolitical challenges.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

FMff latest entry in growing film fest scene

EVERY YEAR, WATCHING THE OSCARS never fails to raise the same question: Where is it possible to see some of these movies — particularly, the animated and live action shorts and documentaries?  More...

Play looks at beginnings, endings and new beginnings

At a certain level of maturity, most people embrace this wisdom: “It’s never too late to revise your dreams.” As mystically uplifting as the thought seems at first read, it’s a hard lesson to learn — fraught with persona More...

Actor/professor portrays Twain at event center

Ned Johnson has loved the writing of Mark Twain (or Samuel Clemens) since he was 4 years old, when his mother read him “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”  More...

Most retailers wise to minors in Charlotte

Selling alcohol or tobacco to people who are under 21 and 18, respectively, comes fraught with stiff fines and possible jail time, and could effectively shut down a liquor store or bar if they become repeat offenders. More...

Air Show preview set for Thursday

In anticipation of the Florida Air Show, the Downtown Take Off will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 24 and 25, in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

Local author’s book details liberation of Nazi concentration camps

In the final months of World War II, U.S. soldiers would discover — and liberate — concentration camps from Germany to Austria. More...

Better Business Bureau cautions about Japan scams

As we learn more daily about the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan — and its subsequent environmental issues — the Better Business Bureau urges givers to make sure donations go to legitimate and reputable charities and relief effo More...

The value of one donor

The “Value of One” campaign was initiated by the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition last fall to generate awareness about the value of each person involved in the plight of the homeless. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Dinner benefits Homeless Coalition   The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the New Day Christian Church, 20212 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte.  More...

New Stone Crabs booster club works to make a difference

In its charter season, the Charlotte Stone Crabs Baseball Booster Club is looking to sign on new members.  The focus of the club is to supportt Stone Crabs members to make their stayy in Charlotte County as comfortable ass possible.  Baseba More...

Real Estate News

Future Builders of America have high expectations

Charlotte County’s counselors and students made their presence known during the Future Builders of America Leadership Camp at the Future Farmers of America in Haines City, Fla.  Attending students rated the Future Builders of America Leade More...

Tenants seek space at Sunloft

The Sunloft Center in downtown Punta Gorda has another tenant.  The Payroll Source was introduced during a March 17 press conference as the sixth tenant in the mixed-use building overlooking West Marion Avenue.  The Sunloft Center online si More...