September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Family: It wasn’t — then it was — a walk in the park

Linda Wilson’s three daughters, each with two sons, all have grown and moved far away from their Charlotte County roots.  But the family connections, their love for mom and each other is deeper than geography, especially in the wake of the More...

Norman Love waits for news on $10,000 for cancer care

The winner of the Martha Stewart Living Audience Choice Award will be announced online on Monday, Oct. 8. Norman Love has announced that he will donate the $10,000 prize to Partners for Breast Cancer Care if he wins. More...

Breast reconstruction ribbon introduced

The Florida-based nonprofit My Hope Chest has introduced the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Ribbon, the first ribbon to support uninsured and underinsured breast cancer survivors. More...

Charlotte Community Foundation awards more than $57,000 in grants

Eleven nonprofit organizations serving Charlotte County were the recipients of the Charlotte Community Foundation’s 2012 grant awards totaling more than $57,000. More...

New nonprofit will fund opportunities for women

In 2011, several Southwest Florida women formed an exploratory group to discuss and investigate ways they could assist women and girls in achieving independent financial stability, while helping to improve the region’s economic condition. More...

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Fresh local DEALS

SWFL restaurants brace for season with promotions, local fare and big events

For local foodies, summertime and off-season mean dining at discounted prices, often without a reservation. More...

It’s Your Business … Putting the ‘you’ in what you do

I had not had a thing to eat all day, so I breezed into a Taco Bell drive-thru and had a pleasant surprise. At the speaker, I was greeted by the server’s voice.   “ “ i Hey there,” she said. More...

Injecting corporations into the taxation debate

MONEY & INVESTING

“Don’t talk about religion or politics!” used to be the forewarning given by a spouse before a couple entered a party.  More...

New research brings doctors closer to a cure for breast cancer

In the arena. In the ring. On the battlefield. On the front lines. More...

Breast Cancer Bike Ride, Bicycle Center

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Here are some programs and promotions going on regionally as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Bangles, Bubbles & Bling for “The Girls”  3-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 1215 Cape Coral Parkway East   More...

Fighting dirty

Negative political ads pack punch with voters who trust politicians, UF study shows

CONTRARY TO CONVENTIONAL WISDOM, negative political advertisements don’t always work as well as some believe. More...

Start-up releases app for hometown sports enthusiasts

RUA Sports (pronounced R-UA), a developer of mobile software, has launched My Mobile Scoreboard, a free application on Apple’s App Store.  More...

Greener Cleaner hosts bowling benefit for homeless

Greener Cleaner will host a bowling benefit from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Bowland in Port Charlotte, featuring unique auctions, a money tree and contests. All proceeds go to The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition. More...

SWFL shows some employment improvement despite statewide stagnation

Florida’s August jobless rate remained unchanged from July, standing at 8.8 percent as the economy’s jerky recovery continues, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported Friday.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2305 Buckskin Drive, Englewood

This ranch is county living at its best, located on 5.2 fully fenced acres in Englewood Farm Acres, not far from downtown and the beaches. The home offers nearly 2,500 square feet of living space, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

STRIKE UP THE SEASON

Conductors set to raise their batons

IF YOU ARE HEARING A PLEASING YET DISCORdant drone in the background these days, it may be the sound of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony and Gulf Coast Symphony tuning up for their 2012-13 concert seasons. More...

Massive sculpture graces Southwest Florida International Airport

A creation by internationally renowned sculptor Louise Nevelson will be seen by the residents and more than 7 million travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport, the result of a three-way partnership between the Patty & Jay Baker Naples More...

‘Mean Season’

BEACH READING

By Heather Cochran (Red Dress Ink, $6.99)   More...