April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Second annual Fred Lang Foundation luncheon set for April 12

Charlotte Behavioral Health Care’s second annual luncheon to benefit the Fred Lang Foundation takes place starting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12. The event is sponsored by the Laishley Crab House and Smugglers Enterprise Inc.  More...

Young professionals invite community to build cardboard boats for upcoming race

The Charlotte County Young Professionals will present its seventh annual CCYP Cardboard Boat Races at noon Saturday, April 28, during the Punta Gorda Redfish Festival. The festival will be held at Laishley Park, 100 E. More...

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Business News

Landlord’s market

More folks are renting... Investors are cashing in

Renting instead of buying a home might be the preferred — or only — option for some, the credit-worthy included. More...

It’s Your Business…what you didn’t know you didn’t know

I just listened to a great seminar on CD about how secret societies work. They are all about mastermind groups that Napoleon Hill talked about in his book “Think and Grow Rich.”  More...

Trying to make sense of financial bedlam

MONEY & INVESTING

For all those who think that the recent years’ economic news is discordant and incomprehensible, do not be discouraged. You are not alone in your thinking.  More...

Passover: Fine-tuning freedom

In a week that celebrates freedom both for individuals and for the Jewish people — Passover, known as the festival of freedom — arguably no ancient holiday resonates with more contemporary relevance.  More...

Punta Gorda Relay coming up April 14

The Punta Gorda Relay for Life takes place Saturday, April 14, on the track of Charlotte High School. The event’s Survivor Lap takes place at 6 p.m.  On March 28, survivors and their caregivers were feted at First United Methodist Church. More...

Real Estate News

Port Charlotte waterfront

298 Fry Southeast Terrace, Port Charlotte

This custom-built waterfront residence offers gorgeous views inside and out. Located on a lot of more than a quarter acre on a cul-de-sac, the twostory home features 3,802 square feet of living under air, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.  More...

Venetian Golf & River Club introduces Capello carriage home neighborhood

WCI Communities has introduced three-bedroom carriage homes at Venetian Golf & River Club, its 1,039-acre master planned community located along the Myakka River in Venice.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Diverse & deep

Sarasota Film Festival opens with “Robot and Frank”

Diversity. Quality. Depth and breadth.  These are the hallmarks of the Sarasota Film Festival, now celebrating its 14th year and recognized as one of the largest regional film festivals in the United States. More...

Punta Gorda Block Party celebrates 26th year

The 26th annual Punta Gorda Block Party will be held Saturday, April 21, featuring the soulful Chuck Negron, formerly of the band Three Dog Night.  Gates at the area’s biggest street festival open at 9 a.m. More...

Transforming tables, chairs and other curiosities draw interest

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Dual-purpose furniture has been made for centuries. By the 1700s, there were chairs with large, round backs that flipped down on the top of the arms to make a table. There also were chairs that could be flipped over to be used as library steps.  More...