March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Model plane aerobatic event set

The Charlotte Sports Modelers Society hosts the 2012 Southwest Florida Aerobatic Challenge from 8:30 a.m. to sunset Saturday, March 10 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11. More...

Charlotte State Bank offers estate planning workshops

A series of free advanced estate planning workshops is being held at four Charlotte State Bank & Trust offices on Wednesdays, March 14 to April 4. More...

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Tourism shows uptick after several lackluster years

AFTER A FEW LACKLUSTER YEARS, TOURists are returning to Southwest Florida, where they’re spending more money, staying longer and overall contributing to the recovery of one of the area’s largest industries.  More...

It’s Your Business …Fail

I’m just going to say it and get it over with: You have not failed until you give up and quit.  Henry Ford said, “Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.”  More...

S&P marks three-year bull run

MONEY & INVESTING

This week marks an equity market three-year anniversary; it has been three years since the bear decline of 2008-2009 ended and an equity market and economic recovery began.  More...

Coup d’état: Punta Gorda man’s exoneration affects one state’s law

Ted Goodwin’s father was his best friend: A man he grew up learning from and loving. They raised beagles and because of that experience, Mr. More...

Gift benefits children’s unit at Charlotte Behavioral

The Children’s Unit of Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is designed to provide help to children and adolescents ages 5-17 and their families involved in crisis situations.  More...

Boys & Girls Clubs to host fourth annual BaseBALL

The Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County is gearing up to host the fourth annual BaseBALL Dinner Auction at 6:30 p.m. More...

Goal Post fundraiser for Military Heritage Museum features Super Bowl star Anthony Hargrove

Port Charlotte resident Tony Hargrove, who played with the New Orleans Saints during Super Bowl XLIV, will be the guest bartender, assisted by Jomo Brown, at John Hall’s Goal Post Grill and Sports Bar. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

12807 Southwest Pembroke S. Circle, Lake Suzy

This attractive lakefront home is in a quiet, deed-restricted golfing community where fine homes and one-quarter acre lots are the norm. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Seeing Red

Florida Rep brings Mark Rothko and his paintings to the stage

THOSE WHO WORK IN THEATER WILL TELL YOU: Each play they produce contains its own set of challenges. More...

Asolo explores the world of Mark Rothko in ‘Red’

Audiences at the Asolo Repertory Theatre are seeing “Red.”  John Logan’s fictionalized account of a relationship between artist Mark Rothko and a protégé is a straight drama, and a bit of a departure for a theater known for pro More...

St. Patty’s day decorations growing in popularity

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a thousand years. The modern celebration on March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland, with church in the morning, then a parade and dancing, eating and drinking later in the day. More...