December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

CAP essay contest winners announced at Nav-A-Gator

In early November, Dennis and Nancy Kirk, owners of the Nav-A-Gator Grill and Marina, challenged Civil Air Patrol cadets to write an essay as a program fundraiser. More...

Hands Across the Harbor accepting registrations

Registration for the fourth annual Hands Across the Harbor Event, set for Saturday, Jan. 28, is now being accepted.  Registration is $15, and each person can run, walk or ride a bicycle while enjoying the beauty of Charlotte Harbor.   More...

HOLIDAY CALENDAR

Friday, Dec. 23   The Downtown Merchants Association will lead an old-time Christmas caroling event from 6-7:30 p.m. More...

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ provides inspiration for student writing contest

|align=left|width=172|height=250|link=node]Volunteer USA Foundation and bestselling children’s author Jeff Kinney have partnered for an entertaining writing contest open to students throughout Southwest Florida. Mr. More...

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Business News

Canary rising

IT’S BEEN THAT KIND OF A YEAR, AND THIS has been that kind of an economic coal mine: If the canary wasn’t dead to begin with, then it was pretty near comatose as 2011 got under way. More...

It’s Your Business… In the elevator

I asked Jamie Lovern of Lola Blue Living to join me for an interview with Erick Phelps on WENG radio the other day. More...

The big tug of war

MONEY & INVESTING

There ain’t no bigger tug of war in the financial markets these days than the opposing forces of inflation and deflation.  More...

Parkside homeowner sees neighborhood improving

The new houses were painted in pretty pastel colors such as pink, mint green and baby blue, and the neighborhood looked uniformly neat and well-kept when Susan Swanson was growing up and visiting her grandparents at their home in Port Charlotte. More...

Young authors compose letters to Santa

During the Authors and Artists’ Christmas bazaar at FGCU Saturday, children were encouraged to write Santa. They posted their letters in a mailbox graciously supplied by Deep Creek Elementary School teacher Nicole Smith. More...

Warbird weekend set for Feb. 25-26

Florida Warbirds, EAA Warbird Squadron 24 has announced its third annual Warbird Weekend, set for Feb. 25-26. More...

Columbus ships available for boarding in Punta Gorda

Replicas of Pinta and Niña entertain, educate

Replicas of Columbus’ ships the Pinta and the Niña have opened in Punta Gorda. The ships will be docked at Fisherman’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, through Sunday, Jan. More...

Community foundation scholarship application process begins now

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s scholarship application process for the 2012 school year will begin on Thursday, Dec. 22. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Have an artful New Year’s Eve

If you love the arts, there’s no better way to usher out the old year and welcome in the new than attending a show.  Some venues close for the end-ofyear holiday, but plenty remain open, so you can celebrate New Year’s Eve with every More...

Five cool things about the ‘Mid-Century Modern’ exhibit

“All of a sudden, they broke all the rules of traditional architecture,” is how architect Joyce Owens explains the Mid- Century Modern style, or, as she calls it, “McMo.”  More...

Beauties mark the march of time

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Mystery clocks have been popular since the 18th century. The clock seems to have no mechanism, yet keeps time. More...