June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Subtle clues identify coveted Chinese porcelain

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Chinese porcelains of past centuries are selling for very high prices today. There are many types. More...

PGD airport receives award from Allegiant Air

Punta Gorda Airport has been named the winner of Allegiant Air’s 2012 Low Cost Destination Airport Award. The award was presented during Allegiant’s fifth annual Airports Conference.  More...

St. Vincent de Paul receives grants to buy generator

St. Vincent de Paul-Sacred Heart Conference in Punta Gorda serves more than 400 Charlotte County people a week and is one of the largest providers of food to needy families. A prolonged power outage would render much of that food useless.  More...

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Business News

Employment rising

Labor report shows increase while health care now leading SWF jobs

SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS BROUGHT HOME MORE money last year than they did in 2010 but still fell well short of the national average, according to data recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

It’s Your Business… There’s such a thing as too much

At the Entrepreneurial Academy, we try to instill in our students that developing a business is not just working in it, it’s marketing — shamelessly.  Having run trade and professional associations for many years, I know the value of More...

Extend and pretend is not a solution for the EU or the investor

MONEY & INVESTING

The situation in Europe is critical and requires an immediate resolution. But such is not in the cards.  However, you might need an immediate solution for your portfolio.  More...

Stone Crabs’ GM knows there’s no business like baseball

Jim Pfander is the new General Manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a Class- A advanced affiliate farm team for the Tampa Bay Rays. Mr. More...

July 28 Back to School Festival seeks donors

The fifth annual Back to School Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at the Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. More...

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New inmate job skill training launches at Charlotte County Jail

Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron announced the launch of a unique vocational training program, developed and taught by its commissary provider, ARAMARK Correctional Services.  More...

Real Estate News

What $450,000 will buy in SWFL

9500 CYPRESS HAMMOCK CIRCLE, UNIT 201, BONITA SPRINGS   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Nancies

Florida Weekly arts writer finally gets her due with newly named annual awards

IT’S JUNE, AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDIANS ARE MELTING QUICKER than the Wicked Witch of the West in this evil heat and humidity.  Which means it’s summer, and I get to take a look back at yet another season and dole out my mostly tongue-inc More...

Gang of Outlaws tour teams up unlikely musicians

It would appear that one word Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top has learned when it comes to work on the long-awaited new CD by the band is patience.  The project has been under way for several years now, and plenty of fans are eager to hear what the &ldq More...

Symphony elects Lasley president again, names four new board members

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra board has voted in five new members, including a former president and board member who once again was named as the organization’s president. The moves expand the organization’s board of directors.  More...