March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Conquistadors celebrate Florida’s discovery March 3

The Royal Order of Ponce de Leon Conquistadors will commemorate the 499th anniversary of the discovery of Florida with a festival and reenactment of the discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de Leon in April of 1513 and of Charlotte Harbor in May of 151 More...

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Business News

Governing grouper grabs

Fishermen say new state regs favor northern counties

A change in the recreational gag grouper fishing season — for a second consecutive year — could impact business this winter for local charter captains, already paying higher fuel costs to shuttle eager anglers. More...

It’s Your Business …Walk Away

Until you can walk away from your business and know it is still running, you don’t own it, it owns you. You need to have systems in place and a mindset to replace yourself to be a real entrepreneur. More...

Gold is melting up

MONEY & INVESTING

“Melting up” is new market jargon for a market strongly moving upward and gold has certainly been doing that since Dec. 29 intraday low of $1,523 an ounce. As of the Feb. More...

Community gardens: Growing phenomenon hits Charlotte County

To better understand the popularity of community gardens, look at the beaming face of local gardener Marie Pecorella as she displays her harvest of turnips. Pointing to the vegetables, she asks happily, “Don’t these look terrific?” More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mini air show set for March 10-11 The SWFL Aerobatic Challenge event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to sunset Saturday, March 10, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the CSMS flying field on Kings Highway in Port Charlotte. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

102 Australian Drive, Rotonda West

It’s not every day you come across a striking home like this at such an appealing list price of $227,000. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Dancing with the Stars

Charlotte stars showcase talent to benefit Arts & Humanities Council

If you’ve never been to the “Dancing with the Charlotte Stars” fundraiser for the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, we have one word for you: Go. More...

Remembering Peg Longstreth

Jan. 16, 1939 – Feb. 17, 2012

Peg Goldberg Longstreth had a passion for music and art and wrote about them both with a keen eye. She had strong opinions, both on and off the page. A classically trained pianist, she knew what to listen for when reviewing concerts. More...

COMING UP AT THE RENAISSANCE ACADEMY

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda: More...