June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

PGI civic association to install emergency backup generator

The Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association recently announced its plan to install a backup generator that will allow the facility to fulfill a vital role in the community with regard to disaster relief and communications in the aftermath of an emergency More...

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WHEN MONEY TALKS

Commission-based compensation makes some work harder

FRANK BETTS AIMS TO SELL HIS HOME TUCKED into a one-lane, dead-end road way back in east Lee County all by his lonesome, sans professional sales help.  Maybe that won’t be difficult, since the price is low, the big home is high-ceilinged a More...

It’s Your Business … Just business

Abe Vigoda, who played “Fish” in the Barney Miller TV series, also played an underboss in the Corleone Family in the Godfather movies. More...

Retirement issues, strategies and accounts

MONEY & INVESTING

There are several thing patently clear to those who are approaching retirement: the many certainties, at least perceived certainties, upon which retirement plans were formulated in the 1980s and ’90s, are now quite uncertain.  More...

One life’s final notes

In his 84 years, Leonard Lubin led an exemplary life. At the tender age of 19, he was a World War II American military hero who liberated prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. He went on to live a long and full life in St. More...

Summer music camps enlighten amid education cuts

Music can provide catharsis. More...

Mosaic grant supports advancement of Cultural Center of Charlotte County

The Cultural Center of Charlotte County received a $2,500 grant from the Mosaic Company. The grant was divided among three projects: landscaping at the west end of the center complex, the summer culture camp for kids, and the first aid project.  More...

Real Estate News

Sage Homes embodies the wisdom of energy-efficient living

A familiar name is behind the Sage Homes Inc. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Hidden talents discovered in ‘42nd Street’ ensemble

THE OPENING MINUTES OF “42ND STREET” TELL you all you need to know about the Tony- Award winning musical. As the orchestra plays, the curtain rises partway, showing the performers from the knees down, all tap-dancing up a storm. More...

Sarasota Orchestra announces 2011-2012 season

The Sarasota Orchestra has announced its 2011-2012 season schedule, which includes:   Masterworks  More...

Two rants and a rave

Two rants in the news lately have grabbed my attention, though temper tantrum might be a better term for them.  The first took place in Austin, Texas, the city that prizes individuality so much its unofficial motto is: “Keep Austin weird.& More...