September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Breast cancer awareness month

Komen keeps donations local   More...

Charlotte breast cancer events

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations around Southwest Florida are planning events dedicated to the fight against breast cancer and the promotion of breast health.  More...

Flatwoods Youth Day coming up Oct. 15

South Florida Flatwoods’ Quail Forever Youth Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Boy Scout Camp located 12 miles east of Punta Gorda at 38751 Bermont Road.  This free event is for young people ages 9-15. More...

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Embracing social media

Facebook and Twitter, once considered time-sucking pastimes, now valuable tools

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE THE SOLE PROVince of loquacious teenagers and young adults with too much time on their hands, social media — Facebook, Twitter and the like — have in the last two years become indispensable tools for businesses in South More...

It’s Your Business … A unique selling proposition

Have you noticed that one of the strongest franchise operations in the world keeps reinventing itself? Why would you want to mess with success? More...

Investing doesn’t have to be a rollercoaster ride

MONEY & INVESTING

Last week saw serious price declines in equities and precious metals.  Some investors felt as if they were hit with a 2-by-4. Some heard “fire” in the movie theater and ran for the exit. More...

Seasonal jobs return to area

Temp jobs don’t always make sense for the unemployed

Local businesses are hiring. Starting this week, for instance, there are 575 seasonal positions available at 41 Publix supermarkets from Marco Island to Port Charlotte. More...

Don Gasgarth fundraiser event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Breast cancer from a gentleman’s perspective

Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in the United States in the course of a lifetime. That’s 12 percent of the nation’s population. More...

Golf Club execs cut the fat with FGCU Lean Sigma training

Two key St. Andrews South Golf Club executives recently completed the training and received their certificates as Lean Sigma Black Belts.  More...

UF study finds modest rise in Florida’s consumer confidence

Florida’s consumer confidence index rose this month to 64, up three points from a revised mark of 61 in August, which was only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Real Estate News

Rio Villa Lakes: a perfect spot for downsizing

Jerry and Virginia Nemecek didn’t have to look far to find their new home.  More...

Local companies make business review’s top 500

A number of Charlotte County and North Port companies were included in the Gulf Coast Business Review’s Gulf Coast 500.  The ranking features the top 500 companies in eight counties based on 2010 revenues, according to the Gulf Coast Busin More...

Arts & Entertainment News

palm maniacs

IF YOU’VE EVER VISITED A FOREIGN COUNTRY AND DIDN’T SPEAK THE language, you’ll feel right at home on a tour through hundreds of homegrown palms cultivated by Punta Gorda friends and neighbors Gordon Bower and Dr. Jeff Joffe. More...

Fashion exposé smacks SWFL’s art button

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents wearable art and art couture as well as live theater at October’s Art Walk. Artist/fashion designers from Southwest Florida will exhibiting spectacular canvas-torunway designs. More...

A pretty place to put your leeches

Antiques sometimes remind us that Grandma’s home remedies are still the best. In 2004 the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of leeches by doctors. Beginning in 200 B.C., medical doctors used leeches to cure a fever. More...