July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Gulf prepares for a Cuban disaster

AMERICAN PROTESTS NOTWITHSTANDING, Cuba and partner Venezuela may begin drilling for oil from a Chinese-made deepwater rig late this summer within 120 miles of Key West, officials say.  More...

Gamechangers: deflation followed by hyperinflation

MONEY & INVESTING

The U.S. GDP is barely growing. Press and analyst reports suggest that the U.S. might soon face a deflation and hint that hyperinflation could follow. More...

It’s Your Business … Down on the farm

My mom grew up on a farm. My dad grew up in a family where affluence was customary. Talk about a mismatch. Married for more than 60 years, they honestly loved each other. Dad passed away at age 89 and mom at 92.  More...

Ghostly flowers are appearing in trees

Every year, in proximity to the rainy season, a rare, leafless root system that grows on trees in Southwest Florida sloughs produces white flowers. More...

Groups file suit against corps over river

Frustrated over a lack of progress at the negotiating table, environmentalists filed suit Monday in federal court to force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clean up the Caloosahatchee River by letting the river flow.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

8154 Little Gasparilla Island, Placida

This upgraded private retreat on Little Gasparilla Island, one of Florida’s best beaches, is an island paradise.  More...

Riley Award presented to Garnette Scholl

Like a scream in the night, a single searing thought raced through Garnette Mullins’ mind, awakening the 11-year-old girl.  More...

Bayshore Wine and Beer Fest seeks vendors

The Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with Charlotte County Community Services, is sponsoring the third annual Bayshore Wine and Beer Fest from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

GET YOUR PHIL

Philharmonic Center for the Arts announces its 2012 - 2013 season

ANYONE WHO’S STROLLED DOWN FIFTH AVEnue South in Naples knows that facelifts are not uncommon in this town.  And now the Philharmonic Center for the Arts annual catalog has one too.  Designed in-house, the publication has a fresh, upd More...

Florida Weekly writing challenge returns

Here at Florida Weekly, we enjoy telling stories. We love to find people and situations that speak to us. When we write, we strive to capture the essence of life in Southwest Florida as honestly as we know how.  More...

Book signing hits on eighth anniversary of Charley

Punta Gorda author Mike Hirsh will host a book signing for his first novel, “Fly on the Wall,” at Dean’s South of the Border from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13.  More...