October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Isles Yacht Club hosts open house

The Isles Yacht Club will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Edison State participates in Day of Caring   More...

Foundation awards grants

Eleven nonprofit organizations serving Charlotte County residents were the recipients of the Charlotte Community Foundation’s 2011 grant awards totaling more than $48,000.  CCF Chairman Brian Presley and Grants Advisory Council Chairman De More...

Women’s night out helps disadvantaged female workers

Dress for Success SW Florida announces Shop for Success, an exclusive one-night shopping extravaganza to be held at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. More...

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Business News

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What the Fed says about SWFL

Every so often, Uncle Sam takes a long, cool look at his progeny — in this case, the 50 state economies — and lays out their progress without puffery.  More...

It’s your business … the hierarchy of human needs

Abraham Maslow outlined a pyramidal process of human growth potential called the Hierarchy of Needs. More...

Dexia’s problems illustrate Europe’s instability

MONEY & INVESTING

Something is rotten in the state of Belgium: Dexia. Surely, it’s not a bank name bandied about in U.S. households but certainly one in northern Europe. It is (or more appropriately “was”) a Belgiumbased mega-bank. More...

Doctors specialize in the ‘side effects’ of serious illness

Florida gets a ‘B’ for palliative care

Dr. Andrew Esch’s job as medical director of palliative care at Lee Memorial Health System is different from what you might expect from a medical doctor. More...

Renaissance Academy Classes

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.   More...

Coastal Conservation group to meet Oct. 25

The Charlotte County Coastal Conservation Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda.  The speaker will be Capt. 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...

Puppy Crawl benefits Animal Welfare League

The Pampered Pet Health Center will host Southwest Florida’s premier “Puppy Crawl,” the official monthly social and networking event for pets and their owners. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. More...

Entrepreneurs SCORE with Edison State College

Edison State College Charlotte Campus and Port Charlotte SCORE have partnered to offer a pair of courses designed to bolster local business.  More...

AARP Charlotte County chapter celebrates 50 years

Chartered in 1961, AARP Chapter 80 is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  More...

Organic farm hosts free workshop

Worden Farm will host a free sustainable nutrient and pest management workshop in Punta Gorda from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. More...

Real Estate News

Builders undergo career renovation

Area builders continue to diversify their talents as the housing market recovers.  Licensed general contractors who founded and developed construction companies are becoming jacks-of-all-trade to maintain a steady work flow.  More...

REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

FBA tracks shifts   Future Builders of America coordinator and consultant Debbie Emmons recently traveled through the state to see how FBA chapters are doing.  She said some groups are moving in different directions, notably going to woodwo More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Embracing the spirit of the AMERICAN FRONTIER

Major national art show calls for artists

WHEN THE SUMMER IS IN THE HEIGHT OF ITS SIZZLE, CHARLOTTE County fine artists can duck into the cool, quiet confines of the Visual Arts Center for comfort, relaxation and work — lots of work. More...

Local teen to open POPS concert

Kendall Calkins is no stranger to the stage. She performed at least 40 times in a variety of venues.  More...

New Play Contest winner scores with opening-night audience

Remember when you were a little kid and would debate: If two equally strong powers, say, Batman and Superman, got into a fight, who would triumph? “Invasion of Privacy,” playing at Theatre Conspiracy through Oct. More...