April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

The Value of one mom

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...

For local long-distance biker, it’s all about the ride… and then some

Fort Ogden resident Bill Stueber, aka “Jerzey Bill,” is taking to the road this summer. More...

PALM hosts artful evening for therapy program

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County will present “Expressions from Beautiful Minds” — a formal dinner and art auction — on Saturday, April 30, at the Palm Automall Chrysler building in support of the council& More...

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Business News

He's Huuuuuge

In car sales and commercials, Billy Fuccillo’s volume is as big as he claims

IT DOESN’T HAPPEN OFTEN, BUT ONCE in a great while along comes a public personality who is so compellingly obnoxious, so gratingly offensive and so persistently intrusive that despite your better instincts and judgment, you actually grow to lik More...

It’s Your Business — dealing with the baggage

“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark.” — Philippians 3, v. 13- 14 Things change. More...

Bubbles versus bull markets

MONEY & INVESTING

A bull market is not necessarily a bubble.  More...

Passover delivers message of freedom to all

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.” — Morris Joseph Well, it’s that time of the year again when grocery stores are lined with Easter treats and Passover foods.  A More...

Law enforcement trains to distinguish autism from aggression

April is Autism Awareness Month   This is the third in a four- part series presented by Florida Weekly that looks into the different aspects of dealing with autism.   More...

Ripken Baseball carries the torch for fans

The Charlotte Sports Park was the place to be April 7, as Cal Ripken Jr. threw the ceremonial first pitch before the Charlotte Stone Crabs’ game against the Bradenton Marauders.  Prior to that historic moment, Mr. More...

Symphony directors receive fond farewell

Dozens of well-wishers turned out for a surprise party for Chari Stanley-Leitch and Joan Lasley, executive director and board president of the Charlotte Symphony. More...

Real Estate News

Rio Villa Lakes

provides a relaxed lifestyle for those 55 and older

D.R. Horton’s billboard along U.S. 41 North in Punta Gorda directs people to a quiet, yet growing, community of single-family residences.  More...

Developer has diverse residential projects under way

D.R. Horton is building in diverse communities in the area.  Rio Villa Lakes in Punta Gorda and Stillwater in Englewood were existing gated communities when the company started building in them. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Painting America

... one face at a time

ERIC RIEMENSCHNEIDER WAS ONLY 9 OR 10 when he saw the giant faces.  His mother took him to the Akron Art Institute to see an exhibit of Chuck Close paintings and Duane Hanson sculptures.  “It was a Chuck Close portrait of a lady, and More...

Punta Gorda Block Party celebrates 25th anniversary

April 16 marks the silver anniversary of the Punta Gorda Block Party, and the festivities begin at 11 a.m. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 8 P.M.Into the Wild: Edison, Ford &Friends More...