July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Treasury reports direct deposit on upswing in hurricane-prone states

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it will go completely electronic and retire paper checks for federal benefit payments by March 1, 2013. More...

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Business News

Big box bids for boat biz

Marine services next target for Best Buy

FOR the boater, service has never been better. And perhaps it’s never been as good. And perhaps it’s never been as good. Competition is the engine driving that reality. More...

Nine graduate Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise project

While area residents continue to struggle with a double-digit unemployment rate, nine Southwest Floridians, recent graduates of the Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise project, are set to become their own bosses.  The Southwest Florida MicroEnterp More...

U.S. economy between a rock and a hard place

MONEY & INVESTING

Greece was in the center stage for the past several weeks. But after passage of the famed Greek “austerity plan” all eyes turned back to the U.S. More...

Residents resist proposal to add campsites to Florida state parks

For the second time in just months, Gov. More...

Charlotte sergeant selected for brotherhood bike ride

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Training Sgt. Billy Gorman has been selected as one of 42 firefighters and police officers nationally to be involved in the 1,600 mile “Brotherhood Ride” from Naples to New York City. More...

Real Estate News

Looking up:

construction company continues to defy the odds in a brutal economy

Boyette & Miller Construction and Development Inc. More...

Local women present tips for selling success

Realtor Lynn Ludecke of RE/Max Alliance Group will be a guest presenter at Shell Point Retirement Community presentation at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, in the Board of Realtors Building, 3590 S. Tuttle Ave., in Sarasota.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THE YELLOWBOOK

{THAT’S NOT REALLY A BOOK}

WHAT’S THE BOOK EVERYONE USES BUT NO ONE READS?  The phone book.  Ammon Shea calls it a “non-book book.”  He has a passion for reading books that lack narratives — atlases, almanacs, catalogs, etc. More...

Newest section of Harborwalk opened

Another section of Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk is now open and available for use by the public. More...

The summer is for stories

Florida Weekly’s writing challenge returns

Here at Florida Weekly we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how.  More...