January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Scamalot: BBB releases top 10 scams

The Better Business Bureau’s new Scam Source is a comprehensive repository of investigations from Better Business Bureau agencies around the country, with tips from the BBB, law enforcement and other officials. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Business networking

The art and agony of the meet and greet

WALKING INTO A CROWDED ROOM FACED with the potential of not knowing anyone can be as awkward as a blind date. More...

Tips for successful networking

• Know Your Target Audience: It makes no sense to stick with an organization if, after a few events, its members have no need for your services. More...

It’s Your Business... strapped to the mast

In the “Odyssey,” Odysseus, upon reaching the island of the Sirens, has himself tied to the mast of his ship and uses beeswax to plug the ears of his sailors to protect them from the siren’s song. More...

Holiday sales bolster optimism among merchants

As the last bits of confetti drifted down from New Year’s bashes last week, Mario’s Meat Market & Deli was still crunching holiday season sales figures. More...

Hands Across the Harbor benefits environments center

The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency, the Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency and Waste Management of Charlotte County invite the community to join the healthy living movement by participating in the fourth annual Hands Across t More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting: 1511 Casey Key Drive, Punta Gorda

This pool home overlooking a canal is on the desirable northern leg of Casey Key Drive in Punta Gorda Isles. Its 2,467 square feet of living includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Feeding the artful eye

JUST STEP OUTSIDE THESE DAYS AND YOU MIGHT AGREE THAT IT’S the most wonderful time of the year. More...

Local author addresses historic journey

Punta Gorda author Michael Hirsh will be talking about the GIs who liberated Nazi death camps in the final weeks of World War II at Edison State College at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Mr. More...

‘Cold-painted bronze’ popular Art Deco era metal treatment

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

What is “cold-painted bronze?” The term is used online to describe colorful bronze or spelter figures, but almost no one explains what it means. More...