June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Joanie Award winners announced

The “Joanie Award” was established by a group of Joan Reinhard’s friends and associates in the memory of this past Port Charlotte resident who was dedicated to serving her community and helping others. Joan died in May 2011. More...

Volunteer for Relay For Life Rally

Learn how you can join the fight against cancer and help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by joining the American Cancer Society for a Relay for Life rally Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m., at the Association of Realtor’s Building, 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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Biking paradise

Sales in town are rolling

A SEGMENT OF BICYCLE SHOP CUSTOMERS DISAPPEARED IN the last five years along with many jobs. More...

It’s Your Business…Shameless networking

The first rule of attending a networking event is that you need to be prepared to network. More...

Making sense of gold’s place in the financial world

MONEY & INVESTING

Gold is an important investment topic because fiat currencies are being challenged and China clearly wants to end the U.S. dollar’s reign as the world’s sole reserve currency.  More...

Mote could bring science ed, aquarium to Charlotte

There is “potential,” not certainty, that a giant aquarium and research facility could be built in downtown Punta Gorda, stress those involved. More...

Skidmore receives Presidential Advocate Award

Charlotte County Commissioner Robert Skidmore has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Advocate Award from the Florida Association of Counties. More...

Fishermen’s Village earns TripAdvisor award

Fishermen’s Village, featuring waterfront shopping, dining, a resort and marina, has received a TripAdvisor certificate of excellence award. More...

Party on the Roof July 4

The Military Heritage Museum is holding its second annual Party on the Roof on Wednesday, July 4, at the top of the Herald Court Parking Garage in downtown Punta Gorda.  More...

Anthony’s on the Blvd holding a fundraiser

Anthony’s on the Blvd in Cape Coral is holding a fundraiser for the Save the ta-tas Foundation on Saturday, June 23. More...

Independence Day trash collection changes

The government offices of the City of Punta Gorda will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. The Charlotte County Landfill will also be closed. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

25225 RAMPART BLVD., UNIT 1907, PUNTA GORDA

This second-floor condo is located in the Lakeshore subdivision of the deed-restricted Deep Creek community. The unit of 876 square feet under air has two bedrooms in a split plan and two bathrooms. More...

U.S. housing market shows signs of turnaround

Housing markets are showing signs of reviving, according to The State of the Nation’s Housing report, released last week by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

James W. Hall looks at what makes a bestseller

WHAT MAKES A NOVEL A BESTSELLER?  What makes millions of people buy one book and not another?  Writers, literary agents and publishers have grappled with these questions for decades, often mystified by the titles that succeed.  Even th More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra sets Symphonic Fireworks concert for July 4

It will be another Fourth of July pops concert and fireworks spectacular for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  More...

BEACH READING

‘Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake’

By Anna Quindlen (Random House, $26)   More...