December 6, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Charters chart big-growth course

Charter schools — tuition-free schools funded by taxpayers, reviewed for quality by a nonprofit oversight board and often managed by a for-profit business or a public agency — have exploded with growth in Southwest Florida.  More...

The healthiest cupcakes you can put In Your Face

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

When the owner of a café specializing in absolutely decadent cupcakes told me she was a certified nutritionist, Body Combat instructor and fitness competitor, I told her she was going to hell.  Turns out, though, Bree Dillow uses only healthy in More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Nav-A-Gator launches new tour boat   Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina introduces its new 32-passenger tour boat, available for groups, clubs, business gatherings, private parties, family reunions and classroom educational boat tours of the beautif More...

Charlotte bridges provide scenic places for exercise

Their primary functions are as ribbons of commerce and transportation, stitching together Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.  Every day thousands of vehicles rumble and hum, rattle and clatter over the Gilchrist and Barron Collier bridges. More...

Do your homework before donating this holiday season

During the holidays, we are often asked to make a contribution or donation to a charity. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3424 Sounding Drive, Punta Gorda

This home is located on an ideal sailboat canal lot in Harbour Heights with direct access to Charlotte Harbor. Built in 2008, the home boasts 2,596 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. More...

Realtors host real estate and economic forecast event

The real estate market plays a vital role in Florida’s economy, and figuring out what may lie ahead in 2013 is a key question for policymakers, residents and Realtors alike.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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Some not-so-typical holiday shows are coming to town

SOME FOLKS LIKE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTmas in traditional ways. They’re the ones who went to see the Miami City Ballet dance “The Nutcracker” at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples. More...

Holiday Magic Concert set for Dec. 9

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual “Tiz the Season” Holiday Magic Concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center in Punta Gorda. More...

You’ll fall in love with romantic, comedic ‘Talley’s Folly’

ARTS COMMENTARY

There are things that separate us, that differentiate us, that divide us.  And there are things that unite us, that draw us together.  Sally and Matt have both in spades.  He’s in love with her and wants to marry her.  More...