November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Fullington selected for Harvard Club honor

Coinciding with the celebration of the 375th anniversary of Harvard University, Peace River Harvard Club president Col. More...

Grey Matters event set for Nov. 12

The Grey Matters Round-Up for the Cattle Baron’s Ball will be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, atop the Punta Gorda Parking Garage. This is a casual precursor to the upcoming 17th annual Cattle Baron’s Ball.  More...

HOLIDAY VIEW

We haven’t even begun to think Thanksgiving — well, yes we have (see our Cuisine page, B23) — but the folks at Spago Day Spa’s reception desk captured this image of the new do More...

Reign football tryouts begin Nov. 18

The new Charlotte County Reign minor-league football team is looking for men ages 18 and older interested in being a part of its 2011-2012 season. More...

Florida 511 app now features traffic cams

For travelers who want to see what traffic looks like before getting on the highway, the Florida Department of Transportation has an app for that. More...

WCI unveils four new grand villa floor plans at Venetian Golf & River Club

WCI Communities has introduced four new detached grand villa floor plans at Venetian Golf & River Club, the 1,039-acre master-planned community located along the Myakka River in Venice.  More...

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Business News

Local deals abound this BLACK FRIDAY

THERE’S A GOOD REASON FOR CALLING IT BLACK Friday, the single biggest shopping day in the galaxy: Merchants can pull themselves right out of their recessionary red and plop themselves right back into the good-times black.  If they can lure More...

It’s Your Business…Fumbling forward

Joe Baker was chairman of the board of an association I ran as president and CEO in Washington, D.C., and was famous for using this quote: “You are never a complete failure. You can always serve as a bad example.”  More...

The connection between crude and food

MONEY & INVESTING

Energy is a huge component of the U.S. economy and of any industrialized economy. More...

SWFL food pantry shelves nearly empty

Area food pantries are running low on supplies and are struggling to keep pace with an increasing number of families who need nourishment.  More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCUoffers lifelong learning classes to enrichlife experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at the Herald Court Centre in downtown PuntaGorda.Writecraft1-2:30 p.m. More...

City council declares Helen Wrobbel day

On Oct. 19, Helen Wrobbel, age 93, was honored by the Punta Gorda City Council with a proclamation naming it Helen Wrobbel Day. More...

Stone Crabs announces season

GET GOING

The Charlotte Stone Crabs has announced its 2012 regular season schedule. More...

Balancing act

Examining the elusive work/life balance: Is it a myth?

IN A PERFECT WORLD, “WORK” AND  “HOME” would balance out neatly.  More...

Salon beats Guinness World Record

On Sunday, Nov. 6, Cre8 Salon & Spa on Pine Island Road in Cape Coral made history as its stylists broke the Guinness World Record for the highest number of consecutive haircuts given by a team in 8 hours. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3704 Ulman Ave., North Port

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

Arts & Entertainment News

Opening night success

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra performs classic Mozart and Beeethoven flawlessly

LAST SEASON, THE CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY Orchestra’s spectacular performance of Carl Orff’s masterpiece “Carmina Burana” proved that it — and voices amassed from several choral groups — could hold its own among any Flor More...

Jazz group ready for second season at the Phil

“I THINK PEOPLE HERE ARE STARVED FOR some good jazz,” says saxophonist Lew Del Gatto.  Occasionally, a high-caliber jazz musician will play in the area — Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall, for example, have both been here — More...

Crude pest control devices sought by collectors

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Ants have been sneaking inside warm houses for centuries. Our ancestors did not use poison, but they had a way to keep the ants away from their food. More...