November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

America’s Secret Warin Southeast Asia10-11:30 a.m.Monday, Nov. More...

The food, the crowd, the governor

From the red, white and blue tablecloths to the gourmet cupcakes, Barbara Laishley made sure everything was ready for Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s visit to her family’s home last Wednesday.  More...

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Business News

Required reading

Business leaders share books that have made an impact

IT’S NOT JUST MBA CANDIDATES WHO BENEFIT from the written wisdom of seasoned and successful business executives. More...

It’s Your Business… Moving out

At some point, if your home-based business is going to grow, you will need to move out of your garage or spare bedroom and set up shop in a separate business environment. More...

Specific suggestions to address Occupy Wall Street’s broad complaints

MONEY & INVESTING

Occupy Wall Street occupies our minds, news coverage and conversations.  For some, it is an unorganized effort with an amorphous agenda that has an ultimate socialist aim to redistribute rightfully earned wealth.  More...

48 years later: Local historian presents JFK assassination theories

I remember sitting in Mr. Donaldson’s science class at Thomas W. Pyle Junior High School on Nov. 22, 1963, when the vice principle, Mr. Najecko, announced on the school PA system that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. More...

Q&A with Superintendent Dr. Douglas Whittaker, Charlotte County Public Schools

What’s the number one thing Florida legislators can do to help the Charlotte County Public Schools K-12?  The number one thing they can do is to increase their level of funding. More...

Holiday launch

Punta Gorda resident Frank Kavanaugh submitted this Halloween night photo, asking, “What amazing little town has fireworks on Halloween?” We know the answer. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting: 1610 Columbian Drive, Punta Gorda

“House Hunting” is a new Florida Weekly feature that focuses on one listing in the local marketplace.

One of the most distinctive, historical residences in Punta Gorda, this home has quite a storied background. It was designed by renowned architect Martin Fishback and built in 1977. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Dying to do Letterman’

Film chronicles comedian’s quest to fulfill his dream

THE BUSIEST DAY OF EVERYONE’S LIFE IS SOMEDAY, says comedian Steve Mazan, because that’s the day everyone schedules things for — Someday.  More...

FW WRITING CHALLENGE

Writing Challenge names a winner

Wendy Nichols Clark has won the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge with her short story “To Keep Your Balance,” inspired by a photograph of a bicycle. She will attend the Sanibel Writers Conference taking place Friday through Sunday, Nov. More...

Football toys date back to early days of NFL

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

During football season, fans shop for T-shirts, banners, nodding heads, glasses and other souvenirs of the game. Through the years, many football toys also have been made. A 1930s iron mechanical place-kicker toy actually could kick a tiny football. More...