November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Energy customers to absorb nuclear costs

State regulators recently approved allowing Florida Power & Light and Progress Energy Florida to collect nearly $300 million from customers next year to help upgrade decades-old nuclear plants and to take steps toward building new reactors.  More...

BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers tips for holiday donations

The occasion of Giving Tuesday, “a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season,” was honored this week. The day was started by several major charities. More...

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Business News

On their own

Self publishing has never been easier. Making it pay is still hard work.

IF YOU HAVE A BOOK IN YOU, PROVE IT — TO A READER, NOT AN agent.  That challenge, harnessed to new technologies that have spawned a protestant reformation of sorts, allowing authors to publish their own books and reach readers directly, is More...

Maggiore’s vision for eye care now a reality

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Dr. More...

Savvy moves can help you save on travel

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors are always seeking new ideas for generating returns. They are also positively disposed toward practices that save them money. More...

Harnessing the holiday spirit for the dog days ahead

Now that the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has finished distributing 12,000 turkeys and “a whole bunch of potatoes” to some of the more than 160 nonprofit agencies it supplies, said Executive Director Al Brislain, it’l More...

Charlotte voices make a difference in community living

In a recent conversation, a Lee County resident remarked that we are fortunate here in Charlotte County that our residents join together, raise our voices, and help make our community a better place to live, work, play and visit. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

St. Vincent Christmas rummage sale benefits needy   St. Vincent de Paul, Sacred Heart Conference, in Punta Gorda will hold a Christmas rummage sale on Saturday, December 1, from 9 a.m. More...

40-ton gator spotted in Punta Gorda

The alligator rambled through our streets as if it belonged there. Don’t they all?  But let’s be grateful that not every gator — or a portion thereof — weighs several tons.  More...

Real Estate News

What $625,000 will buy in SWFL

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Miromar Design Center toasts the holiday season

Holiday style is about enhancing your home and enjoying it with family and friends.  The key to holiday entertaining is to make it look effortless. A little planning can prevent last-minute panic when friends call.  More...

Commercial real estate vacancies slowly decline, rents rise

Most of the major commercial real estate sectors show gradually improving fundamentals and are easily absorbing the relatively small amount of new space that is coming online, with a full recovery already in the multi-family market, according to the More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Holly Days

Garden club holiday tour in full bloom

RICHARD WILCOX DID NOT WANT TO BUY the “fixer-upper” at 721 W. Virginia Ave. No way. The house was built in the late 1940s and need of a major overhaul. More...

Holly Days behind the scenes

Months before the Punta Gorda Garden club hosts its Holly Days Home Tour, club leaders are busy assigning committees and planning décor themes and workshops for one church and four historic homes. More...

A Santa Claus Christmas at History Park benefits Historical Society

Enter the Price House at History Park in Punta Gorda any time of year and it’s like stepping back in time. Enter the Price House at this time of year and it’s like stepping onto the movie set of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” More...