June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Charlotte State Bank branches to accept donations for animals

Throughout the month of June, Charlotte State Bank and the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County are accepting donations for the animal shelter’s wish list. More...

‘Pandamania’ Vacation Bible School nears

Burnt Store Presbyterian Church is offering “Pandamania” Vacation Bible School June 20-24. Children can enjoy amazing crafts, wild games, lip-smacking snacks, wild Bible adventures and make new friends. More...

Brettholtz named to Jewish Federation board

Steve Brettholtz has been appointed a director at large for the board of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte counties. More...

Volunteers needed for county positions

The Board of Charlotte County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:  More...

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Business News

Race to the Moon

Reflections on ambition and perseverance 50 years later

IT WAS A BOLD MOVE ON THAT LATE SPRING day half a century ago, when President John F. Kennedy, only four days shy of his 44th birthday, looked to the skies to define our future. More...

It’s Your Business … Service with a smile

A few weeks ago, I discussed customer service and the training programs of the Ritz-Carlton Hotels.  The key point of this column was that whoever on staff hears about a problem owns it. More...

YAH YAH GIRLS DONATION

Charlotte State Bank Punta Gorda Branch Manager Julie Joseph, center, holds a check for $150 she recently presented to Ursula Beauregard, left, and Jolene Mowry of the Yah Yah Girls. More...

Author studies German slain for targeting Hitler

The “dizzying complexities” of World War II were made simpler for Dietrich Bonhoeffer by a single maxim: following the will of God. More...

Golf event raises scholarship money

The public is invited to participate in the fourth Annual American Business Woman’s Association, Punta Gorda Chapter’s golf tournament at St. Andrews Golf Club on Saturday, June 4. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. More...

Goodwill raises $8,000 with first golf tournament

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s first golf fundraiser raised $8,000 for the agency’s programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages.  More...

Agency recognizes elder abuse awareness day

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc. has invited the financial community of Charlotte County to a complimentary lunch to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  More...

Minor League Baseball, KRAFT Singles team up to provide free baseball tickets

Minor League Baseball is once again partnering with KRAFT Singles on the popular “Tuesday Night Tickets” deal. From now through Sept. More...

Real Estate News

Wind inspections can reveal home deficiencies

With hurricane season here, now is the time for homeowners to make sure they have a wind inspection on their residences.  People whose residences are up to code are eligible for a discount on their insurance, said John Davis, owner of HomeTeam I More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘The Book of Mormon’ is expected to run away with this year’s Tony Awards

THE 2010-2011 SEASON ON BROADWAY did not go as expected.  More...

A delightful inventory of the Gulf Coast’s natural delights

“The Living Gulf Coast: A Nature Guide to Southwest Florida,” by Charles Sobczak. Indigo Press. 512 pages. $26.95.   More...

Trolleys tell tale of long-lost decanting tradition

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

A trolley, according to an American dictionary, is a cart or wagon of several types that moves on a track or wire. But in England and other parts of Europe, the definition can include a wine trolley, a cart that was used to serve wine. More...