January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Edison Collegiate High School hosts information session

Edison Collegiate High School will host an information session for its class of 2016 enrollment from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, open to ninth grade students. Another information session is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8.  More...

UF researchers discover ‘green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests

University of Florida researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry .  More...

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Business News

Ripple effect

The cost of fuel could drive up everything else

GAS PRICES ARE ON THE RISE — AGAIN — yet local drivers seem to be taking a wait-and-see attitude before dramatically altering their driving patterns. More...

Publisher to posit on future of newspapers

Pason Gaddis, president and group publisher of Florida Weekly, will present “The Future of Media and Newspapers” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. More...

It’s Your Business … Seller’s block

I’ve often experienced writer’s block when sitting down to write this column. Sometimes it just flows like the wind and sometimes I’ve had to struggle to get it done.  More...

Lavish rum dinner will benefit Children’s Hospital

A superstar in the world of rum making, Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, recently finished a masterpiece. More...

LLI session looks at the lives of Nazi camp liberators

Not much was known about the GIs who liberated Nazi death camps in the final weeks of World War II until Bantam/ Dell released “The Liberators: America’s Witnesses to the Holocaust” in 2010 — written by Punta Gorda author Mich More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

North Port history book available for purchase   History buffs living in and around Charlotte County will be interested to know that the first-ever history of North Port has been released after the city’s 50th year of incorporation. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

891 Boundary Blvd., Rotonda West

This pool home is located on a lot that is third of an acre in deed-restricted Rotonda West White Marsh. The popular Ashley II model by Schroeders was built in 2007 and has 1,822 square feet under air with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Great Bowmanship

VIOLINIST JOSHUA BELL doesn’t stop playing. In fact, he doesn’t stop traveling, either. More...

Spirit of the Gulf presents free concert Jan. 27

The internationally acclaimed Spirit of the Gulf Chorus will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the sanctuary of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church as part of its outreach ministry series. More...

Tea time traditions date back to ancient China

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Tea, it is said, was first drunk by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung about 2737 B.C. Then someone in China invented a device that shredded tea leaves, making it easier to brew tea. More...