April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

March for Babies kicks off April 30 in SWFL

On April 30, hundreds of families and business leaders will come together for the March of Dimes’ annual March for Babies — the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies who need help to survive and thrive. More...

Edison State celebrates education at scholarship luncheon

Since Edison State College Charlotte Campus opened its doors in 1997, more than 800 students have benefited from $1.2 million in private scholarships. More...

Millennium Physician Group and Family Home Health partner to help Haiti orphans

Many of Millennium Physician Group’s employees in Charlotte and Collier counties extended themselves to assist Family Home Health’s Charis Foundation by gathering supplies for an upcoming trip to Port-au-Prince. More...

TEAM thanks volunteers at event

TEAM Punta Gorda held its volunteer recognition reception at the historic Punta Gorda Train Depot on April 14. Nancy Prake, TEAM CEO, presented service awards to retiring TEAM board members Bill Hughes, Roger Peterson and George Guttschalk. More...

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Business News

Relaxation 101

FGCU’s resort and hospitality program fuels a multibilliondollar industry

Sheri Brezina had another good year. The fact is, she’s had good years right through the bad years and out the other side — which is good not only for her and her students at Florida Gulf Coast University, but for the regional economy. More...

It’s Your Business… IN or ON

I’m a great fan of Michael Gerber and his e-myth books. He talks about working on your business as opposed to working in your business. Yes, I know, you know how to do what you do and you know how better than anybody else. More...

Fear of a wilting dollar warranted

MONEY & INVESTING

As the dollar continues to fall, the front and center discussion in international economics is whether the U.S. will lose its status as the world’s reserve currency. The U.S. More...

Medical team members invite public to visit Haiti

Wilson Gedeon surprised attendees at a March fundraiser for Haiti earthquake relief with a challenge: Come and see for yourself. More...

Parents cannot assume a legal say once child turns 18

April is Autism Awareness Month More...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and people in the Charlotte community will be raising awareness about psychiatric illnesses and mental health effort as they walk in “Live Happily…Walk for Healthy Minds,” presented by Criminal More...

CAP honors the memory of ‘Mr. Volunteer’

For five years, John M. Osborn was a volunteer with the Charlotte County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. He joined the CAP volunteer ranks at the age of 87. Earlier in his life, Sgt. Osborn served in World War II with the U.S. More...

Leadership Charlotte class of 2011 explores the media

Leadership Charlotte class of 2011 recently held its annual Media Day Tuesday, April 12. More...

Real Estate News

Home Instead

gets new home in Punta Gorda

Home Instead Senior Care will be the new occupant of a home in Punta Gorda. More...

Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside earns Hotel of the Year award

Starwood Hotels recently named Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside “Starwood North America 2010 Four Points Hotel of the Year.” It is the company’s most prestigeous award. More...

Keller Williams prepares for grand opening

Realtors at Keller Williams Peace River Partners Realty are busy preparing for the grand opening of their Punta Gorda office. The grand opening is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the office, 1675 W. Marion Ave. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Van Wezel on Broadway

New season lineup offers some pretty huge hitters

THE VAN WEZEL PERFORMING Hall’s 2011-2012 Broadway season has been announced, featuring 10 noteworthy Broadway shows, and five Van Wezel “Broadway Specials.”  In exchange for a 40-minute drive north, Charlotte County residents More...

Exotic Life Fest flies into Charlotte

Lisa Denver, Jason Kaster and Bonnie Grafton all own businesses in the 2600 block of Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte. onSaturday, the business owners will host the Exotic Life Festival, a celebration with a twist. More...

Gulfshore Playhouse revels in the spirit of Noel Coward

When it comes to witty, sophisticated banter, no one can top Noel Coward. He’s penned gems such as: “It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” More...