March 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Fifth annual Public Safety Rib Cook-Off aims to curb distracted driving

Stay Alive …. Just Drive! is hosting the fifth annual Public Safety Rib Cook-Off to support the effort to curb distracted driving from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at The Shell Factory in North Fort Myers. More...

Edison announces summer registration

Registration is now open for students interested in taking courses for the Summer 2013 semester. Students interested in summer studies can access information about summer classes at www.edison.edu/academics/schedule/ search. More...

Temple Shalom hosts Holocaust memorial service

Temple Shalom will host a Holocaust memorial service at 3 p.m. More...

The ghost at the keyboard

Naples resident Mary Jane Robinson is a busy writer who makes her living by remaining invisible. She rarely receives any mention in the books she writes for others. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Freshmaintenance

Companies use new technques to solve old problems

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS RIFE WITH COMpanies that offer home improvement services. You won’t have trouble finding one to cut the grass or change the bug screens on your porch. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Many area businesses still eligible for damages from BP

Area businesses may be sitting on thousands — in some cases, millions — of dollars in compensation and not even know it. More...

Chasing short skirts and investment hotties

MONEY & INVESTING

Investor behavior trumps all other reasons for a poor return in a portfolio. Sub-par investor behavior is common and costly.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Fighting to keep the MUSIC ALIVE

Charlotte County Concert Band survives despite financial challenges

THE ONE THING CONDUCTOR DeVere Fader wants people to know is that the Charlotte County Concert Band is not a “big band” — as in one that plays jazz and swing. But it’s a big band — with a large number of members. More...

Synergy strikes a key note for new maestro

On a Sunday afternoon, he sits across the desk from me in Punta Gorda. He’s 1,400 miles from home, but has great stakes in Charlotte County. More...

A cappella Voca People land at the Phil

Who are Voca People?  They’re an octet of a cappella singers and beat boxers from the planet Voca, which is behind the Sun and where all communication is musical. More...

Outward Bound adventurers take on the Ten Thousand Islands

IT’S JANUARY 4, SOMEWHERE OFFSHORE IN THE Ten Thousand Islands near Everglades City. More...

Prior to plastic, handmade wooden dolls ruled toy chests

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Wooden dolls date back centuries. The earliest were crude carved pieces of wood shaped like a human figure. But today it’s rare to find a doll made before the 1600s, when English and German draftsmen skillfully carved wooden lifelike dolls. More...

Sports Memories’ ‘The Great Sculling Race’ mural reflects historic sporting event

The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society’s first Sports Memories panel, “The Great Sculling Race,” was completed in time for the city’s 125th anniversary. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  City Slickers  More...

Cycling unveils the beauty of Charlotte Harbor

When vacationing in Charlotte County, there are many ways to get around. For beachcombing, there’s the barefoot stroll. To discover nature’s bounty among its estuaries, there is kayaking and also paddle boarding. More...

Real Estate News

HOUSE HUNTING:

1066 San Mateo Drive, Punta Gorda

This beautiful home offers five-minute boat access to Charlotte Harbor. The home features 4,032 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, loft and 3½ bathrooms. All bedrooms have California closets.  More...

Largest home in Cape Coral for sale

The crown jewel of Cape Harbour, at 5832 Armada Court, is officially on the market. The home was originally created by Will Stout Jr., developer of the luxury waterfront community. It’s now on the market for $5 million.  More...

Neal Communities breaks records

Neal Communities continued to break sales records in February, with 81 new home sales throughout several communities. More...