October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Tiny post office hopes to make a big difference by going pink

The Ochopee Post Office has gone pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Postmaster Nanette Watson wants to sell more Breast Cancer Research stamps than any other U.S Post Office during the month of October.  The pink transformation took pla More...

NONPROFIT NEWS

C.A.R.E. benefits from Enterprise and rotary   The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies Inc. More...

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Business News

Scary sells

Halloween second only to Christmas for retailers

Was it a nightmare or merely the suggestion of one?  More...

It’s your business: Jumping through hoops

I don’t know about you, but I hate having to jump through bureaucratic hoops to get to the real business of my business.  I understand that we want to be assured of quality when we purchase a product or service, but it doesn’t take a More...

Do I hear $3 million for a Chinese vase?

MONEY & INVESTING

With the rapid expansion of the number of Chinese millionaires and billionaires, an entirely new alternative investment asset class began emerging by 2005. This asset class has grown to be valued at more than $1 billion as of 2011 year end.  More...

National police dog trials coming to Charlotte County

For a K-9, it’s anything but the proverbial dog’s life.  Police dogs — a designation for those trained specifically to assist police and other law enforcement personnel in their work — require a state-mandated 400 hours o More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

These local and regional programs and promotions are part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dillard’s donation event Through Saturday, Oct. 13 More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

City announces 2013 Citizens’ Academy   The City of Punta Gorda is accepting applications for the winter session of its 2013 Citizens’ Academy.  More...

TEAM Punta Gorda annual meeting focuses on economic development

The 2012 TEAM Punta Gorda annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

95 N. Marion Court, # 232, Punta Gorda

This unit is located in the upscale Solamar Condos, which features beautiful views of Charlotte Harbor.  Built in 2006, the condo of 2,153 square feet under air has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THEATRICAL TRANSFORMATION

The Broadway Palm Theatre evolves over 20 years

THE BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE IS NO MORE. More...

Visual Arts Center prepares for month-long Fine Arts Festival

His artwork defined the art genre of French Impressionism. More...

A divided soul drives a heady, gruesome mystery tale

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Upside to Murder” by Marshall Frank. Aberdeen Bay. 266 pages. $16.95.   More...