August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

9/11 TRIBUTES

Sarasota Orchestra pays tribute to 10th Anniversary of 9/11   “Summon the Heroes: a 9/11 Remembrance” is the title of a concert to be performed twice at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. More...

Too sick to be good

Some of the saddest e-mails I get are from people who are punishing or even contemplating ending the lives of formerly well-mannered pets with new behavior problems. More...

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Business News

Turning businesses ON

Why FPL’s energy incentive could juice the economy

If any single entity in the Sunshine State can “power up” the business economy, luring new industry and encouraging expansion, it ought to be Florida Power and Light.  Now — thanks to support from state government and Florida&r More...

It’s Your Business … Vote!

My business partner Ed Davis and I are easy touches when it comes to good causes. We volunteer our time, talent, and treasure (and donuts) for things that we believe help folks out. More...

Investors and traders can learn from each other

MONEY & INVESTING

Many people think that investing and trading have little in common. Actually they have a lot in common.  They might be traveling down different roads but traders and investors want to get to basically the same place. More...

Charlotte County Homeless Coalition letter

>> Angela Hogan, director of the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, sent a letter to commissioners imploring them not to cut funding for the Coalition. It reads, in part:   More...

Hot, wet and waiting: Farmers stay busy in the summer

Vegetation explodes during Southwest Florida summers. Lawns spring back from a mow in days; passion vines bloom psychedelically. More...

AAUW branch awards scholarships, installs officers

At the annual meeting of the Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte branch of the American Association of University Women, the organization installed new officers and awarded three scholarships of $500 each to Charlotte County women who have had an interruption More...

‘It wasn’t easy’

Looking back on the the life of Carlie Barwick Earnest

“It wasn’t easy,” iis an answer Carlieli Barwick Earnest gives often when thinking back to her past. She has lived 95 years in Southwest Florida. Little about Miss Carlie’s life has been easy. More...

Real Estate News

From parks to pets

Englewood’s New Panel Homes projects are out of the ordinary

Englewood-based New Panel Homes has been busy with unusual projects.  The Englewood-based company, which uses green-certified building products, has been building mostly in the Sarasota area and north, said Brian Bishop, New Panel Homes’ f More...

New Panel Homes selected for wildlife building project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has selected New Panel Homes to provide a eco-friendly building for its new crew quarters at the National Wildlife Refuge on Wassaw Island, Ga.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

ART TO LAST A CENTURY

SANIBEL ARTIST’S WORK ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

TAKING A BREAK FROM ENGRAVING NAMES ON THE GRANITE wall of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., Lucas Century flew to Miami in 1983, intending to kick back for a week in the Keys. He didn’t get very far. More...

Self-taught Edison pianist earns applause

Take a stroll through the halls at the Edison State College Charlotte campus and you’ll hear the soothing sounds of Edison’s own piano man.  More...

Briefs

Concert will benefit homeless   More...