May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Cop Shop for Kids offers canine-inspired clothing and more

Jedi, the best looking, most popular police canine in Southwest Florida, is now available on a T-shirt.  “Return of the Jedi” T-shirts commemorate the rebirth of the Punta Gorda Police Department’s canine unit. More...

Public participates in tarpon research

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory are asking anglers to gather valuable information for the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. More...

Gallery Walk blossoms in the streets of Punta Gorda May 19

Move over, orange blossom. The hibiscus is the bloom of the day for Punta Gorda Gallery Walk members.  The Punta Gorda Gallery Walk happens from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

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Business News

FLORIDA BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.31

A GALLON OF MILK IS ABOUT $3.50.  Gas is a little more than that.  In Florida, minimum wage workers can expect to make an extra $2.40 per 40-hour week starting June 1.  More...

It’s Your Business…git ‘er done!

I’m dealing with several graduates from our Entrepreneurial Academy programs who are ready to go from the start-up phase to the next level. The leap from sole proprietor to employer is a scary move. More...

Leo Wotitzky scholarship recipients announced

In its sixth year, the Leo Wotitzky Scholarship Fund awarded grants to three Charlotte County students.  “The importance of (this) program cannot be overestimated. More...

Outlaws’ Reunion

Former drug smuggler masterminds Everglades City get-together

A couple of weeks back, Tim McBride picked up the telephone and called the booking agent for country music icon Hank Williams Jr.  More...

CSO seeks veterans to sing at Symphonic Fireworks concert

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will again feature a chorus of veterans as part of its July 4 Symphonic Fireworks concert at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center.  Representatives of all six branches of the military — Army, Na More...

GET MOVING

Center offers summer sailing adventures   The Charlotte Harbor Community Sailing Center’s summer schedule begins with a two-week Youth Sailing School of afternoon sessions from 12:30 to 4 p.m. starting June 6 and ending on June 17. More...

17th Peace River Cleanup event set for June 4-5

The annual Peace River Cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4-5 at The Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina.  The Navigator Boat Club will organize the clean-up event Saturday, June 4. More...

Endeavor seeks to unlock dark secrets of the universe

Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six astronauts are in the midst of a 14-day mission to the International Space Station. It is the last flight for Endeavour.  More...

Real Estate News

The road less traveled

Developer’s moves perplex homebuyers, industry

Adams Homes of Northwest Florida representatives would love to see Creekside in Punta Gorda built out.  With just 12 lots in the deed-restricted community, though, Adams Homes likely won’t have the opportunity to spearhead that initiative. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

Pottery studio opens at Herald Court Centre   Owner Lise Lindsay’s Creative Circle Studio & Gallery in the Herald Court Centre opened Tuesday, May 17, and the studio expects to participate in Gallery Walk Thursday, May 19.  The st More...

Arts & Entertainment News

BEYOND BLING

Ringling exhibit examines the influence of hip-hop on art in the 21st century

SOMETHING ABOUT MICKALENE Thomas’s bold, rhinestonestudded paintings of women at Miami’s Art Basel four years ago set off an idea in Matthew McLendon’s brain.  More...

Theatrical bunny tour hops into Charlotte one night only

Max & Ruby are coming to town for a quick visit. This pair is not to be confused with anyone’s larger-than-life Aunt Ruby and her beleaguered husband Max. More...

This week on WGCU TV

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