October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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...

COMMUNITY NEWS

CARE luncheon scheduled   The CARE Auxiliary Society Fall Luncheon is set for noon Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Port Charlotte. Tickets are $20. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Growing wealthy gracefully

‘Aging’ entrepreneurs likely to grow wealthy in a decade

Enough already! Enough of the young and the restless, the married with kids, the married without kids, the “youth” culture and all it implies — the 20-somethings, 30-somethings or 40-somethings.  More...

It’s Your Business … Mom

My mom passed away last week. Today we celebrate her love and life.  My mother served in the army during World War II as a second lieutenant and nurse. That’s where she met my dad. More...

Operation Twist leads to instability among equities

MONEY & INVESTING

Possibly the first thing you are thinking is that this column’s title is woefully wrong and that the rockin’ and rollin’ in equities has been caused by factors far beyond Operation Twist, the most recent of the Federal Reserve&rsquo More...

Sellers turn to the Internet to unload gravesites

Harold Graviss is not big on sentiment, and perhaps that helps to explain why he is seeking to unload cemetery plots he purchased 20 years ago in Naples Memorial Gardens. More...

Nav-A-Gator hosts Relay For Life poker run

Nav-A-Gator will be one stop along the third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life Poker Run on Sunday, Oct. 23. The destination’s stop is expected at about 1 p.m.  More...

‘Ostomates’ convene for networking, learning

Local ostomy concerns are coming together for informative sessions set for Tuesday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 15.  The Oct. 11 meeting features the area’s ostomy support group. The Oct. More...

Real Estate News

Construction companies flock to Green Futures Expo

Those dedicated to green living gathered Oct. 1 for the Green Futures Expo in Punta Gorda.  The third-year event featured nearly 50 companies with indoor or outdoor booths at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center. More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

¦ WCI Communities is nearing completion of the two single-family model homes in the Classic Series at the master-planned community of Venetian Golf & River Club, along the Myakka River in Venice.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New, fresh, adventurous

An expanded Ringling International Arts Festival comes to SWFL

An expanded Ringling International Arts Festival comes to SWFL T HE RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL IS, hands down, the hippest, edgiest, most innovative festival in Southwest Florida. More...

‘Peter VS the Wolf’ brings Charlotte performers together

While their fellow thespians are involved in a competition, five lucky actors at Port Charlotte High School will be acting in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s production of “Peter VS the Wolf” Oct. More...

It is certain, fortune tellers attract devout fans

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Zoltar the Fortune Teller is the coinoperated machine in the movie “Big” that changed Tom Hanks’s character into a grownup. More...