February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Tourney benefits Wounded Warrior Project   The Wounded Warrior Project will host a golf tournament at Twin Isles Country Club Sunday, Feb. 26. The event features a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., special events on and off the golf course and lunch. More...

Dialogues on 2012: Why the world will not end

With just about one year to go before we reach Dec. 21, 2012, the amount of rhetoric is starting to increase and is expected to increase right up to the supposed date that many are claiming will mark the end of the world. More...

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Business News

SEEING THE LIGHT

Rebates, tax credits matter when it comes to going solar

THE SEVEN NAMES ON THE BOARD AT Advance Solar & Spa in Fort Myers represent the typical Southwest Florida solar energy customer: They want to become more environmentally friendly, but they don’t want to pay full price. More...

It’s Your Business… Programming

I’ve read that by the time you reach 6 years of age, you are pretty much programmed as the person you will be for the rest of your life — barring a major change such as personal crisis or acts of God. More...

Thinking about money on Valentine’s Day

MONEY & INVESTING

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Cupid costs money: Can you afford to date?

Cupid’s arrow struck and you’re seeing stars — and dollar signs. That sucker went right through your heart and stabbed your wallet.  Dating is expensive and it’s not taxdeductible. More...

Library presents visual arts series

The Charlotte County Library System will present the Florida Visual Experience, a five-part series celebrating the rich contribution of Florida’s visual arts. The series is free and open to the public. More...

Early childhood education conference planned

More than 600 early childhood educators and others are expected to attend the 17th annual Circles of Care Early Childhood Conference to be held at the Fort Myers campus of Edison State College.  Those who want to learn more about early childhood More...

Blue Angels return for SWFL 2012 air show

The 32nd annual Florida International Air Show will be featuring some very special guests. The Blue Angels will return to Southwest Florida skies on March 24-25 at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

125 White Marsh Lane, Rotonda West

This 2006-construction home has 2,279 square feet under air and offers a beautiful open concept. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Concert Coup

CSO’s Wada makes musical history with Mantovani music

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, Charlotte County residents love T. Francis Wada, the ebullient conductor and music director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  More...

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author to meet fans

Event kicks off Celebration of Reading with the Bush family

Best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney will kick off festivities for the 12th annual Celebration of Reading with an exclusive book signing at Barnes & Noble Coconut Point in Estero from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Sailor’s valentines actually travel souvenirs

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Valentine’s Day has been celebrated for centuries. By the 1790s, romantic cards were being given to that “special” person. More...