LAND EXPERTS SEE GROWTH IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES. COULD CHARLOTTE BE NEXT?
That welcome news comes almost six years after the recession started like a smoldering coal in a tinder box of inflated prices, weak loans, cheap refinancing and greedy ambition. The numbers of new home-building permits issued by many local governments are up. Full Story
Eight years after Charley, TEAM PG moves forward with purpose
On Aug. 14, 2004, residents of greater Punta Gorda saw piles of debris where its quaint waterside community once stood.
The compact Category 4 hurricane — at the time the second most costly in U.S. history — decimated the tranquil community and redefined life in Charlotte County. Full Story
NASA lands car-sized rover on Mars
NASA’s most advanced Mars Curiosity, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.
The rover will investigate whether the region ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life. Full Story
Kids eat free at Jason’s Deli
Going back to school can be stressful for parents and their children. To ease the transition, Jason’s deli is offering a week of free meals for children at four locations in Southwest Florida through Sunday, Aug. 12. For every adult entrée and drink purchased, families will receive up to two complimentary kids’ meals. Full Story
Edison State College nationally ranked
Edison State College ranked in the Top 100 across several categories for Community College Week’s annual Top 100 Associate Degree and Certificate Producers. The results cover the 2010-2011 academic year. Full Story
Charlotte schools present new foundation board members
The Charlotte Local Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of the Charlotte County public school system, connects children, classrooms and community for student success.
New foundation board members are: Full Story
RMHC calls for donated vehicles
Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWFL will use the funds generated from donated cars, boats, RVs and farm equipment to support its cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Myers. One donated vehicle can cover the cost of one week of housing for a family at Ronald McDonald House, officials said. Full Story