September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Free College Knowledge Session set

Edison State College Charlotte Campus will host a free College Knowledge Session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, for high school underclassmen and their parents. College Knowledge will be conducted in room O-117.  More...

Community expansion results in employment fair

Due to the planning and construction of The Springs at Shell Point, a new assisted living facility at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, more than 50 jobs will be created. More...

TROPICAL NEWS

Fundraiser set to benefit musician John Frinzi   The Nav-A-Gator Grill and Marina, in conjunction with Trop Rock musician Jack Mosley, will host a fundraiser/benefit for fellow Trop Rock musician Rick Rhenberg. More...

Moving to preserve history one inch at a time

When thinking about measurements in yards and feet, most people think of things that are big — such as football fields, ships or the depth of water.  On the other hand, when people think about inches, they tend to think of things that are More...

When singing mice choose a mate

... a skillful song gets the gal

Like rock stars of the rodent world, the flashiest performers of a Central American mouse species get the most attention from the ladies, a University of Florida study shows.  More...

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Business News

Hello, Cuba

Flights directly to the island are now allowed from SWFL

FLYING DIRECTLY FROM FLORIDA TO CUBA has gotten easier for certain travelers the past few months, thanks to federal initiatives announced in January that loosen up some restrictions and expand to 15 the number of U.S. More...

It’s your business … Getting past the gatekeeper

There is a little part of your brain known as your Reticular Activating System, or RAS, that acts as the gatekeeper of the mind. It filters what your mind accepts as fact or fiction or worthy of focus or distraction. More...

The other national defense: A call for consumer commitment

MONEY & INVESTING

The words “defending the U.S.A.” are reflexively associated with armament, military forces and bases, strategies and wars.  But there is another form of defense, which is critical to the U.S. More...

USPS looks at sweeping changes

Changing times have made delivering letters less profitable, and the United States Postal Service is giving itself a top-to-bottom, inside-out examination.  More...

EDISON STATE NEWS

The Gould Family Trust has donated $100,000 to Edison State College Charlotte Campus. Trust executor Alvin R. Gould announced the donation in honor of his parents, Alvin A. Gould and Norma L. Gould. More...

Collegiate teacher honored by business

Edison Collegiate High School teacher Dawn Nolan was selected for Gulfshore Business’ annual “40 Under Forty” feature that highlights prominent individuals throughout Southwest Florida.  More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. Be a Better Digital Photographer HC019010 a.m. More...

NASA unveils new space exploration system

NASA is ready to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System — an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. More...

Real Estate News

Recession-proof list puts PG in top 25

Punta Gorda made the Zillow/Forbes list of the top 25 recession-resistant cities in the United States.  Zillow is a home and real estate marketplace for both the real estate professional and layperson. More...

Statistics show North Port market on the upswing

Area Realtors paint a more promising picture of North Port than the Sarasota County’s profile that appeared in this month’s Brookings Institution’s MetroMonitor.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

All or nothing

When Twinkle sings, she gives up everthing she’s got

IF YOU’VE NEVER HEARD TWINKLE sing, you could be forgiven for making some incorrect assumptions. You might think she performs children’s songs. More...

Sea Grape Gallery honors October resident artists

Sea Grape Gallery in downtown Punta Gorda will feature the work of two of its artists, Susan Krasny, acrylics and oils, and Robert Bayliss, stained glass. The artists will be at the gallery from Saturday, Oct. 10, through Monday, Nov. 7.  More...

Symphony performance of ‘Peter VS the Wolf’ returns to Charlotte

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Toshimasa Francis Wada, will present “Peter VS the Wolf.”  More...