December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Poll reveals what people do with lousy gifts

One in five adults admitted to having been the recipient of at least one lousy holiday gift last year, according to a new Consumer Reports poll. More...

Homeless Coalition campaign kicks off with Derby event

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition will have a kick-off party for its second annual Derby fundraising campaign. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Kingsway Country Club.  More...

New Year’s resolutions: In one year and out the other, Vol. 3

First, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and healthful holiday season.  It is hard to believe, but 2011 is coming to an end. More...

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Business News

Nonprofit to provide training and jobs for disabled veterans

Disabled U.S. veterans will find new opportunities for training and employment with the announcement of a new nonprofit organization in the insurance industry. More...

Honest Tax Tips

Beat the clock to keep some green in your pocket in 2012

THE CLOCK ISN’T JUST TICKING DOWN THE hours to a new year. For local businesses, there’s just a matter of days to make those last-minute big-ticket purchases and major gifts to reap the benefits on tax day. More...

It’s Your Business… It Ain’t Easy

Over the years, I’ve chatted with hundreds of small business founders. I don’t recall meeting anybody who founded a business who didn’t have a struggle in the process. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Decorative figurines depicted cultural icons

Figurines were the “photographs” of the 18th and 19th centuries. Well-known politicians, royalty, sports figures, actors, writers, religious subjects and newsworthy criminals, places and events were the inspiration for the figurines. More...

Treasury says ‘buy-buy’ as it pays tribute to paper bonds

The U.S. Department of the Treasury says that paper U.S. Savings Bonds are going electronic after Dec. 31, a move that will save taxpayers $120 million over five years. More...

Edison State graduates 28 nurses

Edison State College Charlotte Campus celebrated the graduation of 28 nurses with its annual Fall Pinning Ceremony Dec. 8. More...

Civil Air Patrol celebrates 70 years of service

The formal papers establishing the Civil Air Patrol were signed by New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia as director of the federal Office of Civilian Defense on Dec. 1, 1941.  More...

Real Estate News

House hunting:

1013 Boundary Blvd., Rotonda West

This Halvorson-built home is located on a street known for stately homes on oversized lots. Located on nearly twothirds of an acre in a bird sanctuary, the home was built in 2001 and features 2,224 square feet under air.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 8 P.M. Priceless Antiques Roadshow – Part 7  More...

God of Carnage

Florida Rep, Asolo mount productions of award-winning show

ISN’T IT ALWAYS THE WAY? EVERYTHING IS POLITE AND CIVIL… UNTIL it isn’t.  In “God of Carnage,” two couples whose 11-year-old sons had a fight with each other meet to discuss the incident.  More...

Coming to the Cultural Center Theater

¦ Cultural Center Dinner Theater presents Brian Roman  5:15-6:45 p.m. Dinner; 7 p.m. show  Wednesday, Jan. 4  Dinner and show: $23; $25 (non-members)  Show Only: $8; $9 (non-members)  More...