July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Social scene: Summer Ball rounds Charlotte’s season

The Summer Ball, presented by the Fred Lang Foundation in partnership with Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, is a signature fundraiser now in its eighth year. More...

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Business News

Five, alive

Hitting a milestone despite tough times

BUSINESSES THAT TURN FIVE YEARS OLD, A nice milestone, can feel proud about a solid accomplishment that signals making it over a certain hump. But those that celebrate that birthday this year also passed an especially rigorous test.  More...

It’s your business ... It’s my business

As SCORE mentors three years ago, Ed Davis and I set out with a dream of educating small businesses in what it takes to make a business work.  We’ve learned that most folks who start a business have what it takes to deliver the necessary g More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Offbeat thank- you notes keep author true to herself

eah Dieterich writes thank- you notes. Not the flowers and rainbows with curlicue script Hallmark kind. And not the obligatory “Dear Aunt Mildred, thanks for the birthday gift” kind, either. Ms. More...

An artist among us: Barbara Gavel, Cape Haze

Florida Weekly continues its exploration inside the lives, creations and passions of artists working in our community. This week, we honor the work of Barbara Gavel of Cape Haze. What is your medium of choice? More...

Gallery Walk goes to the beach

Beach Blanket Bingo is the them for the Third Thursday Gallery Walk, to be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 21.  More...

Joint partnership bridges gap for Charlotte County’s uninsured

These are the leanest times Americans have experienced in decades. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning experiences to enrich life at any age. The following sessions will be held at the Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

Exploring YMCA’s Outback Safari

The Charlotte County Family YMCA’s Outback Safari Party will take place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Bayfront Center at 750 W. Retta Esplande in Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

Update: Cyclists choose the roads less-traveled to fight cancer

RE/Max Harbor Realty Realtor Nancy Andreae and her daughter Adrienne, are more than halfway through their cross-country bicycle ride.  The mother and daughter are raising money for Livestrong, Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s foun More...

Venetian offers cruise with signing

People who purchase a new grand villa or single-family home at Venetian Golf & River Club in July will receive a seven-day cruise for two along the Italian coast.  Venetian Golf & River Club is a masterplanned WCI Community on 1,039 acre More...

Local FBA members attend building conference

Members of the Future Builders of America Charlotte County chapter are attending the Southeast Building Conference on Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, July 23 in Orlando.  The regional building industry trade show will feature representative More...