March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Chara therapist speaks out

Dr. Kimberly Wilcox is one of six therapists treating clients who live at Chara House. More...

Lee Memorial hit with $15 million bill

More than 14 years after Aaron Edwards was born with cerebral palsy, Florida senators Wednesday passed a bill that would require Lee Memorial Health System to pay $15 million to compensate him for its employees’ negligence.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Leukemia Cup schedule set   The Isles Yacht Club of Punta Gorda is hosting the annual open doubles tennis tournament March 17-18 and 24.  Women will take to the courts Saturday, March 17; men will play Sunday, March 18; and mixed doubles wi More...

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Business News

Taxing times

Accountants emerge stronger after lean years

For local tax professionals, life’s two inevitables — death and taxes — may have been their saving grace during the recession. More...

It’s Your Business … It ain’t all business

I volunteered for Bowls of Hope in North Port. Can’t say no to Wendy Namack of Namack Financial, who is always volunteering her time, talent and treasure. More...

Man, machine, markets have merged

MONEY & INVESTING

The individual investor, unless affluent and exposed to alternative investing approaches, is very deeply entrenched in fundamental analysis as the foundation for his equity and bond investing.  More...

EDO sees blend of aging and technology in Charlotte’s future

You’d think a county moving toward attracting technology businesses would view its overabundance of retirees as something less than an asset. More...

Homeless coalition to fight city’s eviction order

The city of Punta Gorda has issued a notice of violation to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, and to Community Assisted & Support Living, or CASL, ordering that by March 20, they vacate the group home formerly known as Chara House at 509 B More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Take a (free) hike   More...

Hispanic Chamber to host job fair

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its 2012 Spring Job Fair from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Hodges University Fort Myers Campus, 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.  More...

Real Estate News

What $379,000 will buy you in Southwest Florida

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Venetian Golf & River Club offers three villas for quick delivery

The opportunities to enjoy the amenities and lifestyle at Venetian Golf & River Club this winter are dwindling for homebuyers who hesitate. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sanctuary for sanctuaries

Southwest Florida a perfect haven for wildlife in need of a second chance

PATTIE RAGAN is having a tough time getting over the death of her beloved Roger. At only 33 years old, Roger had a lot of good living left in him, Ms. Ragan thought. But a sudden heart attack ended his life recently. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival ready to roll

The red carpet rolls out for the second annual Fort Myers Film Festival March 21-25, with screenings of 77 films and numerous other events taking place at four venues. FMff 2012 starts with a black-tie gala and the U.S. More...

‘The Serial Killer Whisperer: How One Man’s Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World’s Most Terrifying Killers’

BEACH READING

by Pete Earley (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, $24.99)   This is a disturbing book that is so unsettling it will make most readers squirm.  More...