June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Charlotte County youth facility fights closure

A Charlotte County youth facility is escalating its battle with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, which doesn’t plan to renew its contract after 33 years. More...

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Business News

Businesses get twittery

WITH ABOUT 140 JOYFULLY IRREVERENT CHARACTERS, AMY PADILLA PUT HER beloved Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra on the not-so-crowded map of Symphonic Slapstick last month, with this comic but well-versed Tweet: “Faster than a Rimsky-Korsikov piece! More...

It’s Your Business… Live

I just listened to a TED video of Steve Jobs giving a commencement address at Stanford University titled “How to Live Before You Die.” (Find it at www.ted.com.)  Mr. More...

Yankee Candle new Port Charlotte Town Center merchant

The first Yankee Candle Company store in the Port Charlotte market opened recently at Port Charlotte Town Center mall.  More...

Charlotte’s real ‘Steel Magnolias’ are forever in bloom

Editor’s note: Inspired by the June 27 opening of the play “Steel Magnolias” at the Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood, Florida Weekly went on a quest for its own cast of steel magnolias in and around Charlotte County. More...

Donations needed for Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project

For the past seven years, the Sunrise Kiwanis Club has partnered with businesses, churches and various organizations in Charlotte County to fill a basic need for school children in the Charlotte County Public School System through the Shoes for Kids More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

313 Australian Drive, Rotonda West

This pool home is located in quiet Rotonda Lakes, where residents are treated to wide-open spaces and greenbelts. Built in 2006, the residence has 1,628 square feet under air. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Steel Magnolias

Lemon Bay’s production hones in on the power of relationships

DIRECTOR WIL HORTON HAS A vision for “Steel Magnolias” that is far removed from the lights and star power of stage and screen.  In the small, intimate setting of the Lemon Bay Theater, he is crafting a version of the popular play and More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra sets Symphonic Fireworks concert for July 4

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Fourth of July pops concert prior to the fireworks presented by Fourth Fest. The CSO will present its traditional patriotic concert at 6 p.m.  More...

Dummy boards: Collectibles that keep you company

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

A “dummy board” is a decoration first used in the 16th century, probably in Holland, then England. It is a figure made from a flat piece of wood carved to make a tall flat “person” to stand in a corner of an empty room. More...