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 movie that speaks to its essence: the enduring power of relationships. Full Story
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. Full Story
Dummy boards: Collectibles that keep you company
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. The edges of the board were beveled so they would not be seen from the front. Full Story
THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV
¦ THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 9 P.M.The Biofuel RevolutionA quiet revolution is fomenting, with itsepicenter here in Southwest Florida, wherea handful of entrepreneurial pioneers areon a quest to develop renewable biofuels asalternatives to fossil fuels. It is a revolution Full Story
COMING UP AT THE RENAISSANCE ACADEMY
The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. What is Healthy Eating?
¦ 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 7
¦ Fee: $20 Full Story
‘The Healing Remedies Sourcebook: Over 1000 Natural Remedies to Prevent and Cure Common Ailments’
by C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.(Da Capo, $25.99)
A new book suggests that the next time a cold, stomach pain or sore throat strikes, relief might be found among your kitchen spices rather than the family medicine cabinet. Full Story
Art auction for charity set Full Story
Relishing an awards show worthy of its own award
Asking friends and acquaintances if they watched the Tony Awards the other week has garnered two responses: “Of course!” and “Huh?”
It’s a great litmus test — not to gauge friendship, but others’ passion for theater.
If you missed it, well, I feel sorry for you. Full Story
Recharge, renew, refresh, and refuel your fundraising career
Recharge your attitude. Renew your passion. Refresh your skills. Refuel your energy.
This is what I did at Planet Philanthropy 2012, the annual Florida conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, held in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Resort earlier this month. It is the most valuable professional development tool in my toolbox, and I look forward to it each year. Full Story
¦ CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspect indicates some uncertainty about one of your goals. Use this period of shifting attitudes to reassess what you really want and what you’re ready to do to get it. Full Story
“Brave” features a different kind of princess for a different kind of Disney fairy tale. Full Story
Moonrise Kingdom ... Full Story