May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU Great Decisions series offers global insight

The victory over Osama bin Laden brings back vivid memories of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

ECHS to host spring art exhibition

Edison Collegiate High School Charlotte Campus will host a free spring art exhibition free to the public from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Nav-A-Gator plans summer camp

The Nav-A-Gator will conduct a Nautical Summer Camp for young people ages 11 to 16. The camp is designed to qualify students for the Florida Safe Boater I.D. More...

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Business News

Measuring wellness

“If people are feeling good about the way things look and the way they are feeling about themselves, they are more likely to ... expand their business.”

GALLUP, THE POLLING ORGANIZATION, HAS COME OUT with a survey that purports to measure well-being in the United States, and while Southwest Florida doesn’t exactly emerge as a hotbed of euphoria, Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties seem to be do More...

It’s Your Business….Entrepreneur or ‘jobbie?’

Does starting your own business make you an entrepreneur? More...

Examining the commodities correction

MONEY & INVESTING

A variety of the commodities markets had a serious correction in the past week. Silver was slaughtered.  More...

Barrier island gets a checkup from Dr. Beach

Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman walked barefoot toward the low waves breaking gently on a barrier island in Charlotte County. More...

Museum offers slice of Navy SEALs’ history

On May 2, a team of Navy SEALs descended upon Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, shot him, collected his body and brought to an end the longest and costliest manhunt in history.  More...

Edison graduates nurses

The 2011 spring class of Edison State College Charlotte Campus Nursing students poses for a picture with program benefactor Regina “JJ” Jones before the pinning ceremony on May 3 in the Edison auditorium. More...

Local CAP squadron scores high honors

At the recent Civil Air Patrol Florida Wing Conference in Orlando, the Charlotte County Composite Squadron received numerous honors at the conference’s awards banquet.  Charlotte County again took away the Composite Squadron of the Year ti More...

Real Estate News

Building a community

Some educational courses aren’t all about textbooks.  That’s what high school students who are dual enrolled in building construction and drafting at Charlotte Technical Center learn.  More...

Foreclosure prevention workshop set for May 17

The Neighborhood Community Foundation is sponsoring a second Save Your Home: Foreclosure Prevention workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the YMCA, 19333 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Broadening the Boundaries of Country

Darius Rucker, Crystal Bowersox to play at Lakeside Country Bash

COUNTRY MUSIC USED TO MEAN cowboy hats or rhinestones, and definitely lots of twang.  But musical borders have grown fuzzy, and country encompasses much more than it used to.  More...

Darius Rucker: From Hootie to Howdy

It seems that anything Darius Rucker touches musically turns into gold — or platinum.  As the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish, he was wildly successful. More...

The Crystal-Clear Talent of Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox’s music lives in that intersection where rock, blues, soul and country all meet.  At 25 years old, with beads and feathers intertwined into her blonde dreadlocks, she looks like a 21st-century hippie. More...