June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament seeks sponsors

A summer Frisbee tournament at North Charlotte Regional Park is being planned, a fundraiser for the development of a new dog park to be built at Franz-Ross Park next to the football field.  Sponsors for the event are being sought, as are vendors More...

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Digital beauty

Local team takes industry online

RICK BISSONETTE’S MOTHER NATALIE GREETED me when I walked into Bisous, his salon in Punta Gorda. He was doing Anna Hess’ hair, and in the process of adding color. After a while he came over and I told him I was watching him work. More...

It’s your business … FoF and FoP

Two of the biggest things that hold people back from building a successful business are Fear of Failure (FoF) and Fear of People (FoP). More...

Your partner’s attitudes shape future generations

MONEY & INVESTING

It is critical to be able to talk about money in any relationship and certainly in marriage or one which might turn out to be a marriage. More...

Index shows recovery is for the affluent

The road to economic recovery has been a vastly different trek for American households earning less than $50,000 per year than it has been for more affluent consumers, according to two years’ worth of data from the Consumer Reports Index.  More...

PG police watchful for ‘distraction burglaries’

Punta Gorda Police detectives are investigating four reported “distraction burglaries” that have taken place in the community since December.  The latest burglary occurred this month. More...

Police Athletic League students awarded CCSO scholarships

Two $1,000 scholarships were presented recently to Police Athletic League college-bound teens by Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron.  The scholarships were awarded to Lemon Bay High School graduates Alexis Lytle, 17, and 18-year-old Ben Edwar More...

Real Estate News

WCI develops 1,000-acre master community in Venice

Venetian Golf & River Club residents and guests have come to know the quality of residences in the WCI Communities community.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Reading a book by its cover

Blogger rewrites titles to tell the whole story

EVELYN WOOD MAY HAVE INVENTED a nifty system of speed reading — better known in many circles as skimming — and CliffsNotes reduce books to their basic plot for students too lazy or too busy partying to read.  But Dan Wilbur has them More...

This year’s Symphonic Fireworks leaves plenty of time for red, white and boom

“It’s not your grandma’s symphony,” proclaim the directors of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. More...

‘The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars’

BEACH READING

By Paul Collins (Crown, $26)   It isn’t easy to blow the dust off a century-old murder and keep it as exciting, engaging and relevant as when the crime first occurred. More...