November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

University joins cyber security consortium

Hodges University and Professor Wil Mirville have been accepted into the CyberWatch consortium of higher ducation institutions. More...

Electrical charge

FPL may collect from electric customers for upgrades to nuclear plants, regulators say

Pointing to a law encouraging more nuclear power, state regulators agreed to allow Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy Florida to collect about $282 million from customers next year for nuclear projects.  More...

Americans making risky health care tradeoffs

As a result of the flagging economy, Americans are making risky tradeoffs that could be dangerous to their health, according to Consumer Reports’ annual prescription drug poll. More...

Jeff Kottkamp chosen to lead VR Laboratories

VR Laboratories has appointed Jeff Kottkamp to the position of chief executive officer. Mr. More...

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Business News

Cybersecure

Why every business needs a cyber security plan

CONSIDER THIS: THE SECOND YOU LOG ONTO the Internet, your business becomes a potential target for a cybercriminal. More...

It’s your business … differentiation

I just read a great article by Joe Wollenweber, a senior coach with Michael Gerber’s E-Myth team. included this quote by Scott Ginsberg: “There aren’t any cover bands in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”  More...

The new science behind the games of baseball and investing

MONEY & INVESTING

Besides being a great baseball movie, the newly released “Moneyball” allows analogies to investing. More...

Piecing together a free medical clinic

Patients at the fledgling medical clinic, located in an aging avocado-green office building in Lehigh Acres, aren’t asked to pay. More...

NASA seeks hosts to connect students with Space Station crew

NASA is seeking proposals from educators who are looking for a unique way to inspire the next generation of explorers. More...

Edison courses announced

¦ Registration for Edison State College spring courses offered at the Charlotte Technical Center is now open.  The four courses — composition, economics, psychology and biological science — are fully accredited through Edison State C More...

Homeless coalition reports empty food pantry as holidays approach

As the holidays approach, the need for food for the hungry in Charlotte County is growing.  The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition is asking community members to make a donation toward needy families’ holiday celebrations at the coalition More...

North Port ranks at top for digital cities

The city of North Port placed in the top 10 list of Digital Cities, receiving a third place ranking in the 2011 Digital Cities Survey. More...

Local anti-drug coalition earns top national honor

Drug Free Charlotte County has been named a “Coalition of Excellence” by Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and will receive the “Coalition of the Year” award. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

565 Coral Creek Drive, Placida

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

Arts & Entertainment News

Shrek the Musical

OGRES ARE BIG BEASTS, UNCOUTH AND EXtremely anti-social. So when given the opportunity to write a musical about one, David Lindsay-Abaire grabbed it. “I love to say yes to things I’ve never done before,” he explains. More...

Chorale invites community to sing along

Singers are welcome to join a “Grand Sing Along” with the Charlotte Chorale at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at First Presbyterian Church, Hariet St., Port Charlotte. More...

‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’

BEACH READING

“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling (Crown Archetype, $25)   Emmy-nominated writer, actress and producer Mindy Kaling, who plays self-absorbed customerservice rep Kelly Kapoor on the hit TV show “The More...