You don’t need a hi- fi or transistor radio to groove to the music of these artists today
“THEY DON’T MAKE MUSIC LIKE THEY USED TO.”
Guess again. Full Story
A pirate’s delight: Entertaining at Pirate Fest, Fishermen’s Village
“In the off-season, people are looking for something fun to do,” says Capt. Bloody Spike Pierce, one of about 100 pirates and wenches from Pirates of the Treasure Coast who will invade Fishermen’s Village during Pirate Fest, which runs Friday to Sunday, July 27-29.
And if it’s fun the people want, Fishermen’s Village will provide. Full Story
THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 9 P.M.Queen & CountryThe Queen’s Possessions – Part 3Find out which possessions constitute “peculiars of the crown.” Full Story
Famous-maker antiques are highly prized
Collectors prize furniture that is created by a famous maker, but antique furniture is often not identified with a label. Experts can “attribute” a piece to a maker by comparing it to other known furniture that has a label or a history of ownership. 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. Full Story
FGCU’s Renaissance Academy seeks topics and lecturers
The Renaissance Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University seeks new topics and instructors for its fall and winter lifelong learning program at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. Full Story
Renaissance man partners with Sudzz
Local models receive international exposure
The last half-decade’s economy has created a renaissance for workers who have had to redefine themselves because of lost jobs, job dissatisfaction, cuts in pay, imposed furloughs and a host of other workforce woes. Full Story
‘Grease’ sticks to the middle of the road
If only “Grease,” playing at the Broadway Plam Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers, was as satisfying as the meal that preceded the show. Full Story
Volunteers: The more things change… you know the rest
At virtually every fundraising meeting I attend or at which I am privileged to speak, sooner or later the conversation returns to these common themes:
¦ I need more major donors for my next capital campaign.
¦ I need more effective and dedicated board members.
¦ I need more great volunteers. Full Story
¦ CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship problem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. Full Story
‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’
Ten years ago, when the first “Ice Age” was released, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary were B+ stars who deserved above-the-title billing. Now the fourth film in the franchise is the only way their names can get anywhere near a title. Hollywood can be a cruel, cruel place. Full Story
To Rome With Love ...
(Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page) Writer/director Woody Allen’s latest comedy follows different love stories in Rome, some with happier endings than others. It’s not consistently funny, but the story, which is pure fantasy, is creative and engaging. Rated R. The Amazing Spider-Man ..½ Full Story