December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Take Stock in Children new class announced

The Charlotte Local Education Foundation announced the new class of Take Stock in Children scholars: L.A. Ainger Middle School:Samantha AlbinoMaite Olaez Murdock Middle School:Mykelli Taylor More...

Smart shipping helps avoid headaches

The postal service offers these helpful (and a few pretty obvious) tips for shipping this holiday season. ¦ Choose your container for shipping with care, making sure it is sturdy enough to handle its contents. More...

UF survey: Florida real estate market slips once again

Florida real estate experts and investors were pessimistic for a second consecutive quarter, despite encouraging signs in the rise of occupancy rates and prices in the rental apartment market, a new University of Florida survey finds. More...

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Business News

Executives unwind

Hard-working people tend to play hard, too

BY DAY, SOME SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSIness executives and professionals might present a guise similar to Clark Kent or Diana Prince. Mild-mannered, suited up and taking on the corporate and nonprofit world. More...

It’s Your Business … now what?

OK, you borrowed the money from family and friends and put up your “shingle” and you are now the boss. Let me first say God bless you, because you are the future of this country. More...

Getting a grip on the Euro crisis

MONEY & INVESTING

The average citizen is easily confused by recent news of a multi-country plan to provide more liquidity to international banks, particularly to European banks struggling to stay solvent. More...

Snagging Cheney: Charlotte is ‘open for business’

Two of Charlotte County’s biggest planned developments, which spurred hopes of job creation and economic diversity, are held in limbo by a weakened economy: new-urban style communities at Murdock Village and Babcock Ranch. More...

North Port seeks Citizen of the Year

The city of North Port is currently accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year recognition. More...

New fund will create more charter schools

The Florida Charter School Growth Fund and the Florida Department of Education recently announced a $30 million fund to support the expansion of high-performing, high-quality public charter schools in the state’s highest need communities. More...

Religious leaders are just like the rest of us — almost

¦ “Chazzonos,” by Lyle Rockler iUniverse. 276 pages. $17.95. More...

HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Thursday, Dec. 8 The Port Charlotte High School wind Orchestra performs from 5 - 7 p.m. at Fishermen’s Village. Saturday, Dec. 10 More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

107 Graham St. SE, Port Charlotte

Stunning inside and out More...

Arts & Entertainment News

SCULPTING SOUND

Ringling visitors see and hear Swiss artist Zimoun’s creations

IF YOU COULD VISUALIZE SOUND, THIS is what it might look like: Zimoun’s kinetic sculptures that writhe and rattle and vibrate and quiver. More...

Local book festival offers multiple options this holiday season

Santa’s elves are hard at work publishing books and creating works of art for the Authors & Artists Christmas Bazaar, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Picture frames are works of art in and of themselves

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Picture frames were very elaborate during Victorian times. The rectangular frame for an oil painting could be 3 or 4 inches deep with several different types of carving on the borders. And the frame often was covered with gold leaf. More...