August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

YMCA youth leagues starting

Indoor soccer   More...

Instructors needed at Cultural Center

Do you have a hobby you are passionate about? Do you have a skill you would like to share? Do you have a degree you would like to utilize? Come share your passion and earn some money. More...

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Business News

Maximum occupancy

Hotels filling up during the traditionally slow season

AS BRITISH PETROLEUM’S DEEPWATER Horizon platform hemorrhaged oil for almost 100 days into the northern Gulf of Mexico beginning on April 20, 2010, a world-class column of smoke filled the broad expanse of sky above.  More...

It’s Your Business…Just do it, now

According to Michael Gerber, author and founder of a business skills training company, in a recent E-Myth e-mail, there are seven reasons that we procrastinate:  1. You are feeling overwhelmed by a particular task.  2. More...

Debt deals and a dearth of leadership

MONEY & INVESTING

A lot of people outside the U.S. thought the debt ceiling crisis has been beyond insanity. More...

FWC to remove 16 species from threatened list

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently approved a new Threatened Species Management System. More...

Snowbird Classic generated nearly $4 million

The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau said the economic impact data for the third annual Snowbird Baseball Classic, held Feb. More...

Craving companionship

Almost every family has a favorite recipe that has stood the test of time — a popular dish with a story of its own that draws rave reviews from the generations.  The local Home Instead Senior Care office is encouraging family caregivers t More...

Real Estate News

Lower impact fee helps builders

Area real estate and construction professionals are glad the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners has approved an ordinance suspending impact fees for residential and commercial construction.  The commissioners deemed the ordinance nec More...

Charlotte groups attend builders conference

Charlotte County had a number of representatives at the Southeast Building Conference in Orlando in late July. More...

SandStar named Builder of the Year

Jim Sanders and Larry Sandles of Sand- Star Homes LLC, Arthur Rutenberg Homes Charlotte County franchisees, have been named the 2011 Builder of the Year at the Rutenberg annual Pride in Partnership Conference in St. Petersburg. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Arts for Act

More shelter clients, less government funding makes annual Arts for ACT auction more important than ever

THE ANNUAL ARTS FOR ACT AUCTION IS A CELEBRAtion of the arts, a social event and a way to help save lives by buying art. After taking place in Bonita Springs for the past few years, the auction returns to Fort Myers this year. More...

Wine & Jazz Festival wins major travel award

For the second time in three years, the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Wine & Jazz Festival has won a major travel award from the Southeast Tourism Society. More...

FW WRITING CHALLENGE

Florida Weekly seeks submissions

Florida Weekly is asking readers to submit an original work of fiction based on the photograph seen on the adjoining page. More...