May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Commissioner Skidmore to teach local government program at Edison State

Charlotte County Commissioner Robert Skidmore is lending his expertise on local government to Edison State College Charlotte Campus this summer for an eight-week certificate program. More...

County self-sufficiency program aims to help low-income families

A new Charlotte County program aims to help low-income residents who want to improve their lives.  More...

UF/Charlotte extension offers master naturalist program

The University of Florida/IFAS Charlotte County Extension Program will be teaching the coastal systems module of the Florida Master Naturalist Program from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings and 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. More...

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Business News

Now What?

[advice for the 2011 grads — and the rest of us]

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS. But as countless graduates from colleges and universities will discover as they graduate this spring, getting their first taste of success can be difficult — especially in these trying economic times. More...

Florida Weekly wins 23 state awards for writing, design

Building on last year’s designation as the state’s best weekly newspaper by the Florida Press Association, Florida Weekly picked up 23 writing and design awards for work published in 2010. More...

Exploring high yielding mortgage REITS

MONEY & INVESTING

Long gone are the days of the 4 percent two-year CD or treasury bills. As such, the investor who is hungry for safe and healthy yields has largely gone unsatisfied. More...

Back in charge: James Billie wins Seminole Tribe chairmanship

James Billie, the controversial former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who pioneered the Indian gaming industry in the United States, has hit the jackpot.  More...

Enhancing and entertaining your brain

The snowbirds are on their way back up north and traffic on 41 gets a little easier to negotiate. Every winter, our ranks in Southwest Florida grow by about 20 percent then summer hits and things slow down a bit for local businesses. More...

FGCU Naples offers summer foreign films

The Renaissance Academy in Naples will feature a series of Sunday afternoon foreign films, with introduction by moderator John Guerra and discussion following. Show time is 1 p.m. Cost $5 per person. Here’s what’s coming:  More...

Edison honor society donates 986 pounds in books

Travis Baker, a 44-year-old electrical engineering major has been active in a number ofgroups at Edison State College’s Charlotte campus, and was recently elected president of the Phi Theta Kappa national honor society.  More...

Real Estate News

Million-dollar RE pros honored by association

The list of honorees isn’t as long as it was during the real estate peak years.  But a good number of real estate professionals were honored as million dollar award winners by the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Association of Realto More...

Arts & Entertainment News

OUT IN AMERICA

PBS documents progress, but shows there’s still a long way to go

CONNIE KURTZ FRIES LATKES IN A PAN, flipping the cakes of grated potato and onion in sputtering oil until they are evenly browned. More...

Arts take center stage at Charlotte summer camps

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching and more than a few parents are racing to find the best summer camps and programs for their children. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Susan Green photographer, Port Charlotte

What is your medium of choice? Photography.Where can we see your work? More...