March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Edison State gets fitness award

Edison State College was recently honored with a Fit Friendly Gold Level Award from The American Heart Association. More...

Scott appoints Chapman, reappoints Perry, as Edison State College trustees

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Tristan “Tris” Chapman and reappointed Julia Perry to serve on Edison State College’s board of trustees. Both appointments are effective immediately and continue through May 22, 2016. More...

Columbus ships Pinta and Nina to dock in Punta Gorda

Replicas of the Columbus ships Pinta and Nina will be in Punta Gorda for public viewing Friday, March 29.  The ships will be docked at Fishermen’s Village Marina, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, until their departure Thursday, April 4.  More...

TEAM Punta Gorda seeks volunteers

TEAM Punta Gorda is looking for volunteers who would like to fill the following positions: ¦ Spokes and Trails committee member The TEAM Spokes and Trails Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with creating pedestrian- and bicyclefriendly initiat More...

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Business News

Casual, creative workplace

Some businesses are telling their employees: Relax. Balance your productivity with your rejuvenation. You’ll get more done when you feel less stress.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Nextwave Computers: small storefront, large customer base

You wouldn’t expect a tiny storefront computer store to have 15,000 customers. But that’s the tally, says Ray Banville, owner/manager/network engineer of Nextwave Computers, 2401 Tamiami Trail, Unit D, Port Charlotte.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Accelerating past our financial comfort zones

I am 60 and I just bought my first car.  I define “buying my first car” thusly: it requires engaging in a process of test driving multiple cars at multiple dealerships; speaking to various sources who are seasoned in car buying appro More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 8 P.M. Rick Steve’s Europe Travel Skills More...

Town Center mall hosts breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Children and their parents are invited to Port Charlotte Town Center food court for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 16.  Reservations are requested. The event is free. Call 624-4833. ¦   More...

County hosts community Easter breakfast

Charlotte County Community Services is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Tringali Community Center, Unit #1, 3460 N. Access Rd., Englewood. More...

Cracking the dolphin code

THEY CLICK AND THEY WHISTLE WHEN they speak. They apparently have names for each other. Thus is the parlance of Atlantic spotted dolphins. More...

University receives national recognition for community service

For the second consecutive year, Florida Gulf Coast University has been named to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Honor Roll with Distinction for its work in strong institutional commitment to service, developing campus comm More...

Evening of entertainment supports organ donation

The sixth annual Night for Life fundraiser will be held from 5-9 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers. The event is sponsored by the Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc. More...

Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Golf Tournament on tap

The fourth annual Boca Royale Semper Fi Fund Charity Golf tournament will be held on Friday, March 22. The Tournament will consist of lunch, a round of golf, gourmet dinner and auction.  The guest speaker will be Gen. James F. More...

Southwest Florida $25,000 award available to local nonprofits

Myers, Brettholtz & Company a CPA company based in Fort Myers, recently announced a new $25,000 award for local nonprofits in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties.  During meeting of 130 nonprofit leaders, board members and st More...

Protect personal devices from unwanted invasions

THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU   More...

National poll reveals clutter causes more household fights than finances

Finances tend to be a common cause of marital squabbles, but an untidy home can also trigger a tiff. According to a new poll from ShopSmart, almost 40 percent of couples confessed to fighting about messes more than money. More...

Real Estate News

What $729,000 will buy in SWFL

18971 KNOLL LANDING DRIVE, FORT MYERS   This Keevan-built estate is on an oversized lot along a cul-de-sac in the Oak Knoll subdivision of Shadow Wood Preserve.  The home offers 3,637 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms, a More...

YMCA acquires Punta Gorda Club

The Punta Gorda Club has become part of the Charlotte County Family YMCA.  The addition of the Punta Gorda Club will add to the robust set of services and facilities offered by the Charlotte County Family YMCA.  More...

Local McDonald’s manager receives corporate honor

McDonald’s Corp. More...