November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Peeples collection forms cornerstone of history center

Sadly, much of the record of Punta Gorda’s past has already been lost to hurricanes, flood, destruction or neglect. More...

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Gulf Coast Venture Forum vets then bets on Florida’s brightest prospects

WANT TO MEASURE THE REGION’S ECONOMIC recovery or look in a crystal ball to see the future?  Just have a quick glance at the Gulf Coast Venture Forum.  More...

North Port Entrepreneurial Academy starts Nov. 10

In 2010, more than 2,600 new businesses launched in Sarasota County. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than 50 percent of new startups are not around in five years. More...

The real reasons behind growing income inequality

MONEY & INVESTING

The types of jobs created in the recovery (2009 to present) offer some critical reasons for heightened inequality between the wealthy and the middle class. More...

A football fan’s simple guide for voting on amendments

We’re in the middle of the football season, which may or may not be fitting when Florida voters take a gander at their ballots for the upcoming election.  There are 11 — count ‘em – 11! More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Valentina’s celebrates first anniversary   Valentina’s celebrates its first anniversary in its new location with a customer appreciation tea from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

First CONTENDER

Maestro Roderick MacDonald, one of three vying for top baton, inaugurates an inspirational CSO season

RODERICK MACDONALD’S international musical journey includes stops at places many Americans can’t pronounce or spell. Mr. MacDonald, one of three candidates hoping to replace T. More...

Shawn Colvin, Heart and others put their stories in writing

Maybe they should call it the Memoir Tour.  When Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Shawn Colvin opens for Heart at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers on Friday, Nov. More...

Vintage plant stands worth some serious ‘green’

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Starting in about 1885, plants were among the decorations in a house because central heating kept homes — and plants — warm in the winter, and glass windows let light into most homes. More...