October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

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Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The 5 Excellencies: Our Body/MindConnection10-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. More...

Antarctic ozone hole remains

Satellite launching this week will study phenomenon

The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12. It stretched to 10.05 million square miles, the ninth largest ozone hole on record. More...

TEAM PG focuses on economic development at annual meeting

TEAM Punta Gorda’s annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Local bankers woo the fee-weary

SWFL financial institutions welcome disgruntled customers

WHILE BIG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS ROLL out new monthly fees for standard debit card service, regional and smaller banks in Southwest Florida say they will not follow suit.  More...

It’s your business … Follow Up!

I told our Punta Gorda Entrepreneurial Academy class that of the hundreds of events I have attended at local chambers of commerce and the thousands of people I have met, only two times has anybody bothered to follow up with me.  More...

Internet advice and glossy brochures can steer you wrong

MONEY & INVESTING

The Internet has changed the way we go about our daily living, our business, our social connecting, communicating and education.  It has also changed how we go about post–academic learning. Have a question? Want an answer? More...

Q&A with Sid Kitson

Here are Mr. Kitson’s responses to eight questions posed in a conversation last week with Florida Weekly:  1. Are the engineering plans finished?   More...

Thanks for the memories, John Wayne Gacy

DONNIE RUSH FALKNOR’S VOICE IS A GORGEOUS REMINIScence, a forgotten record album pulled from a dusty shelf. He looked dapper, singing an old country lament at the Elks Lodge in Cape Coral, in an empty-looking banquet hall last summer. More...

Local artist wins national art show

Visual Arts Center instructor Alberto Cruz picked up the “Best in Show” award at the National Art Celebration, an important event sponsored by the Art League of Fort Myers in cooperation with the Susan G. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

St. Vincent issues appeal for donations   Used furniture, children’s clothes and linens are in short supply at St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, in Punta Gorda. More...

Blue Chip Award ceremony features Charlotte finalists

Author and motivational speaker Joan Brock has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 17th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award luncheon Thursday, Nov. 3, at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. More...

Journalist’s work earns spot in publication

CURE magazine, a publication of CURE Media Group, recently announced an essay written by Punta Gorda journalist and photographer Ruth Spies has been selected as one of the top 40 essays received in the publication’s “Extraordinary Healers More...

Real Estate News

What $250,000 can buy here

Located in the gated community of Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club, this single family home has 1,738 square feet of living space. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THE WRITE STUFF

SANIBEL ISLAND WRITERS CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS JOHN SAYLES

JOHN SAYLES HAS ALWAYS DONE THINGS HIS OWN WAY WAY. So it’s not surprising that in a world of shortened attention spans, abbreviated text messaging and no-longer-than-140- character Tweets, he’s written a 955-page novel. More...

Maestro’s third season to end with final bow

Maestro Toshimassa Francis Wada has announced his retirement from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra following the close of its 2011-2012 concert season.  “Over the past several months, Francis and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra have been More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 8 P.M.Antiques RoadshowAtlantic City – Hour 2A collection of Enrico Caruso memorabilia and a pair of heirloom boxwoodand ivory figurines possibly by sculptorSimon Troger.. FRIDAY, OCT. More...