October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

‘Walking the talk’ together

TEAM’s annual meeting presents organization’s progress and future

What would our community look like today if after Hurricane Charley left its mark, we just sat back and waited? What if we said it’s not our job to get involved? How would our community would look and feel?  More...

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Business News

Mac men

Niche repair businesses boom

JAMES CONWAY HAS ALWAYS EXHIBITED that little touch of genius the rest of us could only wonder about — that unusual ability to understand how things work, and how they work together. Things like computers.  More...

It’s Your Business … Gregg’s Automotive

My parents moved from Bethesda, Md., to Punta Gorda more than 30 years ago. When we came down to visit with two young kids, it was easier to drive. But the long drive took its toll on our car. More...

Who can change America?

MONEY & INVESTING

Most voters understand that we are at a financial “tipping point” and they are trying to figure out what is needed for America to change for the better. More...

Cheney Brothers builds a road to new jobs

The West Palm Beach-based food distribution giant Cheney Brothers is moving forward with plans to build a vast, hightech warehouse near the Punta Gorda Airport. More...

Florida unemployment down slightly

Florida’s jobless rate in September dipped slightly to 8.7 percent, a drop that lagged behind a national downtick in the number of people out of work, according to state figures released Friday.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

300 Klispie Drive, Punta Gorda

This riverfront beauty is on a 204-foot tip lot in the Paradise Isles subdivision of greater Punta Gorda. The custom old Florida-style home boasts 5,324 square feet heated over two stories. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

SANIBEL ISLAND Writers conference

Bestselling author Susan Orlean on writing ‘Rin Tin Tin’

SUSAN ORLEAN HAS A SIXTH SENSE FOR RECognizing stories others often overlook. She writes about people who are passionate — some might say obsessed — about unusual things; she’s been said to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. More...

Liz Hutchinson-Sperry: tending life’s gardens

The life of Liz Hutchinson-Sperry is like a garden — each experience a flowering plant contributing to the beauty of its whole.  More...

Insect decorations don’t always have to be creepy

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Halloween decorations today include jack-o-lanterns, black cats, spiders, bats, ghosts, vampires, witches and other spooky, scary things. But in past years, many of these creatures were not threatening. More...