April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes. Here’s what’s coming up.  ¦ The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War  Tuesday, April 12, 2-4 p.m.  More...

County issues request for volunteers

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments.  More...

Animal refuge invites visitors to experience a wild time

Lions, Tigers & Bears, a lifetimee care refuge for exotic animals inn Arcadia, will hold its annual openn house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridayy and Saturday, April 22-23. More...

April is water conservation month

April in Florida is an ideal time to enjoy a little fun in the sun and to remind Charlotte County residents about the importance of water conservation. More...

Three from Charlotte advance skills in Civil Air Patrol

Three members of the Charlotte County Composite Squadron were reintroduced to the classroom environment in two seven-hour sessions.  Capt. Earle Bretz, Capt. William Dobbins and First Lt. More...

Edison State College introduces Center for Workforce and Innovation

The Edison State College, Hendry/ Glades Center has opened its Edison State College Center for Workforce and Innovation in LaBelle. The new center, adjacent to the college, will house several new career-related partnerships and services. More...

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Keeping up with snowbirds’ homes proves lucrative for some

“HEY, WILL YOU KEEP AN EYE ON THE PLACE while we’re gone?” More...

It’s Your Business — Making customer service outstanding

According to Customer Service magazine, providing outstanding customer service for your products and services give you the following:  • Increased customer satisfaction  • Increased revenues  • Increased repeat and refer More...

Punta Gorda to host Guy Harvey shark tournament

The Guy Harvey Ultimate Shark Challenge Tournament and Festival returns to Southwest Florida, making its Punta Gorda debut May 13-15 at Laishley Park. More...

Nutrition plays essential role for children with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month Florida Weekly will feature an article on different aspects of dealing with autism during the month.   More...

Military Heritage Museum seeks nominations

The Military Heritage Museum is seeking nominations for its 2011 inductee to the museum’s Wall of Warriors. More...

PGPD recognizes year’s top performers

The Punta Gorda Police Department held its annual awards banquet March 26 at Benedetto’s in Punta Gorda.  • Cpl. Chris Owensby was named Officer of the Year. The award is based on outstanding performance and dedication. Sgt. More...

Sterling resident realizes biker dream

Riding a motorcycle is something Mary Frances Decker always wanted to do. More...

Higher Ground event raises money for Woman’s Club

Kathleen Candales, founder and artistic director of Higher Ground Performing Arts, presented a check for $1514.03 to Helen Wrobbel and Donna Sanford of the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club. More...

BPW offers scholarships to adult learners

The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice is accepting applications through May 6 for three continuing education scholarships of $1,000 each.  More...

Real Estate News

PUTTING THEIR HEADS TOGETHER

Real estate couples offer the best of both worlds

The husband-wife real estate team can be a two-for-one deal for customers. Not all married real estate professionals choose to work with each other as a team, but those who do see advantages for their clients. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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Dinner theater takes a chance in hopes of attracting younger crowd

IT’S HARD TO TELL WHO’S MORE SURprised that “Rent” is coming to the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre — the venue itself or its audience. More...

Charlotte Symphony unveils world premiere as tribute to Japan

When you think about it, there’s a connection between New Orleans, Punta Gorda and the ongoing horrors in Japan. More...

This week on WGCU TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 7 . 8 p.m. – The Civil War War is Hell/ The Better Angels of Our Nature (1865) – Parts 8-9 More...