August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Health care crisis

A conversation with Jay Glynn, CEO, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care

Budget cuts handed down from the Florida legislature hit home in Charlotte County last week, forcing the elimination of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s Mobile Crisis Unit for people in psychiatric distress. More...

Red Cross Boo Ball set to scare up a good time

The American Red Cross in Charlotte County will host its annual gala, the Halloween Boo Ball, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Taking it slow and easy

Long-term rentals a resilient niche   More...

It’s Your Business…BHAG

I just finished listening to two of Jim Collins’ books on CD in my rolling library — my car.  One volume dealt with companies that had reached the brink of failure and were able to turn operations around.  More...

Volatility by the numbers

MONEY & INVESTING

Of particular importance last week to the investor with a traditional bond/ equity buy and hold portfolio was the volatility in the U.S. equity market. More...

Wetland mitigation methods may not protect enough

Southwest Florida generally gets high marks for its efforts to protect its wetlands, but a recently completed study indicates that the long-term outlook might not be as favorable as we have been led to believe.  More...

Host families needed now for international high school students

Foreign high school students are are looking forward to fulfilling their life-long dreams of an academic semester or year of study in the United States.  The sponsoring organization, the nonprofit Pacific Intercultural Exchange, needs a few more More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

WCI Communities offers discounted golf for food   With a little more than a month left to support All Faiths Food Bank and United Way through an exclusive golf promotion with WCI Communities, supporters who donate $100 to the food bank through t More...

Real Estate News

Your Home strives to stand out among builders

The Scires found builder Your Home of Charlotte LLC the way many others do: Word of mouth.  The Charlotte County builder’s reputation has home seekers such as Dave and Janet Scire following the lead of those they know and trust.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

HANDS UP

FOR LISA CONGDON’S COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS

THE DISEMBODIED HANDS RANGE IN COLOR from albino white to pink and beige to a warm mocha brown. Some grasp baby bottles, while others are curled into defiant fists. More...

Kids theater program launches at FGCU Charlotte

A new program that places young people at center stage is shaping up at FGCU’s Herald Court Campus. The Herald Court Theatre Kids program, which started in August, offers children a chance to learn about the stage and build character. More...

A new moment

GIVING

Isn’t today’s technology amazing? Years ago, we had to physically visit our loved ones to see them. More...