June 9, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. Mimosa and a Movie: A foreign film series More...

Home Instead offers hurricane checklist for seniors

Older adults may be among the most vulnerable victims when hurricanes strike. Home Instead Senior Care has issued this disaster safety preparation checklist to help prepare seniors for the possibility of weather emergencies. More...

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition seeks food donations

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is in need of supplies for the Hot Meal program for the area’s homeless. The coalition is seeking donations of basic staples such as coffee, margarine, canned goods, spaghetti sauce, cheese and more. More...

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Business News

A chat with Ross Johnson

The barbarian in our midst:

Twenty years ago, F. Ross Johnson was a household name.  The former RJR Nabisco chief’s $15 billion bid to take the company private led to a bidding war with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. More...

It’s Your Business … Be a lion tamer

This is a true story. I was given a request for SCORE counseling by an individual who asked for help to start a business. More...

Some hurt by Madoff look to local case to solve puzzle

VICTIMS OF BERNARD MADOFF AND R. ALLEN STANFORD — men who separately masterminded schemes that authorities say swindled investors out of more than $70 billion — face daunting challenges in attempting to recoup their losses. More...

How to prevent and handle a lost-child situation

A lost child is a parent’s worst nightmare. And as families plan to spend more time outdoors, on vacation and in busy public places this summer, it is important to be prepared.  More...

Florida consumer confidence is level for first time in months

Consumer confidence among Floridians remained steady in May, ending three consecutive months of decline, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Octagon suffers operational losses in structure fire

A May 24 electrical fire at the Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary in Punta Gorda destroyed its animal rehab, medical storage facilities and adjoining structures.  More...

Free ‘Pandamania’ Vacation Bible School coming up

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

Real Estate News

Ride of a lifetime

Real estate leader and daughter to pedal cross-country against cancer

RE/Max Harbor Realty Realtor Nancy Andreae is about to begin a bike trek across the country for a cause.  A listing and marketing specialist, Ms. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY 2011’

Naples museum presents a fresh variety of work by Sunshine State artists

FLORIDA IS A BIG CHUNK OF REAL ESTATE TO NAVIGATE.  It can seem even bigger if you’re in search of contemporary art.  More...

First Peace River Film Festival to debut in September

‘Batman’ producer Michael Uslan to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Arts Center is presenting an exciting new cultural adventure for Charlotte County: the First Peace River Film Festival.  The festival will open at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

Theatre Conspiracy’s mess of vicars not quite wickedly funny

Bodies on the floor.  Bodies in the closet.  And vicars galore, running about in their black suits and white collars… or in various states of undress.  Theatre Conspiracy’s “See How They Run!” has all that, as More...