February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Parenting class offered

A free parenting class called “Active Parenting Now” is being offered at 6:30 p.m. More...

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...

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Business News

Seeing red

Tomato prices plummet after bumper crop

EXPECT TO PAY LESS FOR A LOCALLY grown tomato in the coming weeks. Bumper crops in Florida and in Mexico — America’s two major winter producers — are pushing down prices at area supermarkets and farm stands. More...

It’s Your Business... Public Relations

My dad always said that public relations was “doing good and getting credit for it.” These days, hundreds of organizations flaunt the fact that they are attacking any successful business. More...

Salon celebrates with open house

Spa One Day Spa and Salon hosted an open house on Thursday, Feb. 9.  Owner Caroline Thonon has returned to the new spa, as have 24 providers, who offer an array of complete spa services. More...

Bringing once upon a time to life

Tucked into Fishermen’s Village like Key West gold into a Mel Fisher treasure chest lies a last chance, more or less.  That’s not what it’s called, of course. More...

March weekend’s events benefit Semper Fi Fund

The third annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Golf Tournament will be held Friday, March 30.  More...

Historic home tours coming up

The Punta Gorda Historical Society will lead tours of eight historic buildings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Tickets are $10, available March 1 at 118 Sullivan St., Punta Gorda. More...

SWFL Community Foundation hosts grant workshops

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will host grant workshops across its five-county service area in February and March.  The grant workshops are meant to inform nonprofit agencies about the various grant opportunities available through t More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

250 Freeport Court, Punta Gorda

This custom-built home in Punta Gorda Isles has coveted location and beauty. Located on a tip lot, the two-story gem has more than 150 feet on the saltwater canal. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The next great thing

Peace River National Art Festival returns

NOW’S THE TIME TO SAVE THE DATE FOR THE ONLY OUTdoor juried fine arts show in Charlotte County.  More...

Last chance to see ‘Forum’ in Charlotte

What’s widely considered Broadway’s greatest farce of all time, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a light, witty, fast-paced, irreverently hilarious musical.  More...

BEACH READING

‘The Fault in Our Stars’

REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELL   Hazel and Augustus are teens struggling, as all teens do, with the meaning of life and love. More...