March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

University wins national recognition for community service

In 15 years, Florida Gulf Coast University students have devoted more than 1 million hours to community organizations as part of the university’s service-learning program. More...

Casino hosts hot air balloon festival

Seminole Casino Immokalee will bring family-friendly entertainment to Southwest Florida with its inaugural Balloons Over Paradise Festival at Immokalee Regional Airport on April 14-15, starting at 6 a.m. daily. More...

Spring antics at the preserve

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Special to Florida Weekly

A couple visiting the Alligator Creek Preserve recently wanted to know what the blue lipped, gulping mouths belong to. It’s tilapia fish. The African tilapia gang appears to be gulping air at the surface. More...

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Business News

Making music pay

Musicians cash in during season

MOST OF THEM HAVE HEARD “FREE BIRD” SHOUTED FROM A packed bar crowd, rocked a corporate event or just melted into the background as ambient music for a private dinner party or gala.  More...

It’s Your Business …Kauffman Study

According to the Kauffman Foundation, more than 500,000 new businesses get started each month in the United States, a trend that has been going on for more than a decade and a half. More...

To Roth or not to Roth, that is the question

MONEY & INVESTING

‘Tis tax time and, for most, not a season to be jolly.  But investors can choose to make the most of this unpleasant time of year. Investors might want to rethink certain strategies for their IRA retirement assets.  More...

Shell Factory celebrates 75 years

“A SURVIVOR FROM FLORIDA’S ROADSIDEATTRACTION ERA,” SAYS Fodor’s travel guide, the Shell Factory & Nature Park on U.S. 41 is 75 years old this year. More...

FGCU competes as finalist in climate competition

Florida Gulf Coast University is a finalist in the Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of “Most Innovative Climate Leader.”  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Town Hall meeting set for March 29   More...

Students to show off projects for Community Engagement Day

More than 500 students will showcase their community service-learning projects at the 2012 Community Engagement Day event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

25545 Heritage Lake Blvd., # 21, Punta Gorda

This upscale carriage home is located in a desirable gated community of Heritage Lake Park, where other lakefront villas like it have just been completed in the first phase of construction.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Wrapped in Talent

Here Come the Mummies and diverse live talent play eight hours of nonstop music at Funkfest3

FUNKFEST 3, THE BRAINCHILD OF FATHER and son producers Matt and Nick Nemec, owners of Big Crush Distribution, will make its music heard through the streets of Punta Gorda Saturday March 31. More...

Edison State hosts ‘Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction’ series

The Peace River Center for Writers at Edison State College is providing area history enthusiasts a trip back in time with its series, “Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction.”  More...

Classic jokes immortalized as collectibles

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

April Fools’ Day is the a for jokes, but so are many other days. Our ancestors enjoyed jokes any day of the year. More...