March 7, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

House GOP balks at Medicaid expansion

Refusing to go along with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and angering Democrats, a House select committee Monday opposed a major expansion of the Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act.   More...

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Business News

Business by the busload

William Cooper drove a busload full of travelers through the South Florida countryside last week, wending his way toward Fort Myers. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Customer referrals keep Tom Joyce Automotive busy year ’round

Sequestered about halfway around the arc that is Paulson Drive in Port Charlotte is the most honest mechanic I’ve met since I left New Jersey. More...

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MONEY & INVESTING

Need investment income? Consider the Value Forum website.  There are many challenges that professional and self-styled investors face in a prolonged zero interest rate environment. More...

Legislature poised to take baby steps to ban texting while driving

Florida remains one of six states with no ban against texting while driving. More...

Illinois studio carries on Higgins fused glass tradition

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Frances and Michael Higgins both went to art school, taught art and created art before they met at the Chicago Institute of Design. They were married in 1948. More...

Real Estate News

Four models open at Neal Communities’ Grand Palm

Neal Communities has unveiled four models at Grand Palm in Venice.  Two models will be from the new homebuilder’s cottage series and two are from the villa series.  The four new models bring the total model count to 10 at the largest More...

Kay Green Design chosen for Agostino model Venetian Golf & River Club

WCI Communities has selected Kay Green Design of Winter Park, Fla., to create the interior design for the Agostino, a three-bedroom single-family model home in Venetian Golf & River Club.  More...

HOUSE HUNTING:

2527 Silver Palm Road, North Port

Built by Fero Construction, this Bobcat floor plan home is on a lot with premium lake and golf course views in gated Bobcat Trail. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 8 P.M.  Unleash the Power of the Female  Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen  More...

Artisan’s Atelier workshop/gallery space: A catalyst for creativity

On the outside, it looks like just another storefront cobbled into Punta Gorda’s Herald Court parking garage. But on the inside, it’s magic. Worlds are created, nature is captured in all its splendor,and life is given meaning. More...

QUEEN OF THE LOWCOUNTRY: Dorothea Benton Frank

BY NANCY STETSON  nstetson@floridaweekly.com   TALK ABOUT TRUTH IN ADVERtising.  Dorothea Benton Frank’s most recent novel, “Porch Lights,” is, just like its title, a warm beacon in the dark, offering solace, comfort More...