September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Remembering 9/11

Ten years later, Charlotte County remembers 9/11. As we approach the 10th anniversary of the tragedies that forever etched Sept. 11 in our minds, Charlotte County will gather to honor those who fought and those who were lost. Thursday, Sept. 8 More...

NASA shuttle tile on display at Edison State

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has cast a historical footprint on the world like few others, and now a piece of that legacy is on display at Edison State College Charlotte Campus.  More...

YMCA to present genealogical session

The YMCA 50+ Hi-Y-er Club will host “Family Tree Investigations” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Free sunset cruise offered with new library card in September

During the month of September, the Charlotte County Library System will present a certificate good for a free sunset cruise to anyone who signs up for a new library card. The cruise will be aboard King Fisher Fleet at Fishermen’s Village. More...

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Business News

First Loves

Business leaders reveal their complicated affairs with their first computers

DAN CREIGHTON REMEMBERS TWO COMputer geniuses standing over him as they provided step-by-step instructions for using the new-fangled machine on his desk. More...

It’s your business ... War!

I happened across a website by a management consultant named Steve Blank (www.steveblank.com) and there is a section on start-up companies and business plans. According to Mr. More...

With health insurance help over, jobless hit again

A federal health insurance subsidy that protected unemployed people and their families since 2009, aimed especially at those with serious medical conditions, sunset in August.  People for whom the subsidy ended now go back to paying the full rat More...

CCSO sergeant cyclist pedals toward 9/11 goal

Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office Training Sgt. Billy Gorman was selected to be one of 42 of the country’s firefighters and police officers to take the 1,600- mile “Brotherhood Ride” from Naples to New York City. More...

State joins national vigilance campaign

Gov. More...

Youth Activity Museum moves forward

The Punta Gorda Historical Society is in the process of saving another historic structure and relocating it to History Park at 501 Shreve St., Punta Gorda.  Once at the property is renovated, the historical society will establish an active youth More...

Kids Day America comes to Charlotte Sept. 17

The fifth annual Kids’ Day America will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Sallie Jones Elementary in Punta Gorda.  Punta Gorda Club and Spinal Health & Rehab owner Dr. More...

New park, old prices

Red Sox unveil spring training ticket plans

It won’t cost baseball fans more money to sit in the sparkling new JetBlue stadium during the Boston Red Sox’s 2012 spring training season. More...

Real Estate News

Building on

Creating a dream home still feasible in Southwest Florida

The August analysis by 24/7 Wall St. of home building in the United States listed the top 10 states where homes were not being built.  More...

Realtors offer home sales tips

Local Realtor Brian Helgemo of Five Star Realty and Mary Moore, moving resources manager for Shell Point Retirement Community, will offer the seminar “Successful Selling in the New Real Estate Market.” The presentation focuses on tips for More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Art of the Craft

Sullivan Street Festival set for Sept. 10-11

SULLIVAN STREET IN DOWNTOWN PUNTA Gorda will once again be transformed into an outdoor craft showcase with the unique and original work of the south’s top crafters.  More...

FW WRITING CHALLENGE

Writing Challenge round three starts with a limerick

One talented winner of Florida Weekly’s Writing Challenge will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-6, at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Island Public Library. More...

Renaissance Academy launches writing program

FGCU’s Charlotte campus has launched a writing program, enlisting the talent of book publisher James Abraham. Mr. Abraham’s book publishing office is located at the Punta Gorda Artisans’ Atelier. Mr. More...