November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Edison State first provider for new dental hygienist course

Edison State College is the first to offer “Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist,” a continuing education course. Recent legislative changes now allow dental hygienists to be certified to administer anesthesia to patients.  More...

Parrot Heads raise $12,000 for nonprofits

The Charlotte Harbor Parrot Head Club celebrated its fifth year with an extended Labor Day birthday party, raising $12,000 for local charities.  The club subsequently presented $10,000 to the Yah Yah Girls’ Back Pack Kidz program.  T More...

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All lit up

Merchants at Fishermen’s Village prepare for the holidays

More than a million lights strung along the rafters and around wreaths and trees at Fishermen’s Village were turned on Saturday night and will shine 24/7 through Jan. 2.  More...

Bringing transparency to used car sales

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

What do customers want when buying a car? That’s a question Rick Gladwell asks himself as vice president and general manager of Harbor Nissan’s new Auto Marketplace at 4329 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. More...

The process is as important as the information

MONEY & INVESTING

Most recently, I was asked to share the sources I use when formulating my column. More...

From the greatest need springs a city of compassion

This is not like it used to be — so many pitching in without being asked or paid. But is that good or bad?  Maybe it’s good and bad. More...

Edison Collegiate High School earns high rank

This past summer, Edison Collegiate High School, located on the Charlotte Campus of Edison State College, earned an “A” from the Florida Department of Education. More...

Community Briefs

Kids’ Needs collects toys in Englewood   The mission of Kids’ Needs, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization, is to help needy children stay safe and in school. More...

Pearl Harbor remembered

The event “Pearl Harbor: Lest We Forget,” will be held Friday, Dec. 7, at City Marketplace across from River City Grill on Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda. Military vehicles will be on display starting at 4:30 p.m. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting: 11567 SW Dallas Drive S., Lake Suzy

This custom West Coast Builders home is located on two lots in Lake Suzy. The beauty has 2,343 square feet of living space with views of the lake from nearly every room. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘Elf’ versus elf

Take your pick: Sugar and spice or a bit of sauciness

THEATRICAL CHRISTMAS PRODUCTIONS are usually as sweet as sugarplums and candy canes.  But this holiday season, you can have a sweet and sour Christmas, because local stages are offering sugar and spice.  Just pick an elf.  More...

Photographers young and old invited to participate in Photo Expo 2013

The 24th annual Photo Expo will be held at the Visual Arts Center Jan. More...

Lamps evolved as technology changed

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

The shape of a lamp once was determined by its power source. A candle required a holder that kept the candle upright, caught drippings and was not damaged if the candle burned too low. More...