July 7, 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. More...

Coconut contest under way

The Nav-A-Gator is hosting a coconutdecorating contest through the month of July. Guests are invited to bring decorated coconuts to Nav-A-Gator’s Chiki Bar Fridays to Sundays to be entered in the contest.  More...

Historical society working toward youth museum goal

Volunteers around the community are taking the initiative to reestablish a community youth museum, this time on the grounds of History Park in Punta Gorda.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

How to avoid an investment scam

Tips for protecting your financial assets

BRIAN PRESLEY LIKENS THE SELECTION OF someone to manage your finances and your investments to that of selecting a partner for marriage.  Mr. More...

It’s Your Business … Daddy’s Lap

When my daughters were little, my youngest daughter would often jump up on my lap and give me a hug when I was sitting in my overstuffed chair watching TV. She would get a hug in return and we would chat about things. More...

Diversification versus investment betting

MONEY & INVESTING

Most people want to make a lot of money in their investing.  For the average person, how he handles his investing is absolutely critical to his ability to retire and stay retired. More...

Florida Weekly sweeps state newspaper awards

Named top in the state for second year running

For the second consecutive year, Florida Weekly has been named the most outstanding weekly newspaper in the state, racking up 24 journalism awards at the annual Florida Press Association convention in St. Petersburg last week.  More...

Charlotte County woman to Tweet final launch

Port Charlotte resident Jenn Perry has been selected as one of 150 @NASA Twitter followers to attend and Tweet a two-day event marking the final launch of Atlantis before the space shuttle program is retired.  More...

Cultural Center to stage Back-To-School Carnival

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation and the Cultural Center of Charlotte County will offer its Back to School Carnival from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 30, at the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. More...

UF to offer master naturalist program

The University of Florida/IFAS Charlotte County Extension Program will be offering the freshwater wetlands module of the Florida Master Naturalist Program beginning Oct. 8. The sessions run every Saturday through Nov. 12. More...

Real Estate News

Beaumont business spaces fill fast

Location and great service attract occupants

Rob Lopez’s need for space has grown with his business.  The ServiceMaster Clean owner and president started the cleaning company in 2007, originally working out of his house. More...

Maxim fills commercial units

Blue and white Maxim Commercial Real Estate signs are a common sight at commercial venues along Taylor and Acline roads in Punta Gorda.  More...

Spago moves into largest office space at Sunloft Center

Spago Day Spa Salon and Medispa has moved across town into a new and expanded facility within the Sunloft Center in downtown Punta Gorda.  The 6,000-square-foot facility is located on the third floor of the complex above Jack’s Restaurant, More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Films about art

[that are art themselves]

FILMS ABOUT ART ARE QUIRKY LITTLE THINGS. More...

Southwest Florida Symphony members mark 20 years of chamber music

Southwest Florida audiences have heard the two Michaels for two decades.  Just look up at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall stage and you’ll see them performing with the Southwest Florida Symphony.  More...

Antique slot machines attractive to collectors

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

New slot machines and pinball games are designed to look modern and up-todate. They have flashing lights and moving decorations and they make lots of noise. Studies show that all of these features add to the excitement of the game. More...