April 4, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Pedal and Play in Paradise expands weekend offerings

Following last year’s highly successful Pedal and Play in Paradise event, TEAM volunteers are again offering rides of 62, 30, 15 and 10 miles. The ever-popular City Manager’s Tour of Punta Gorda is also available. More...

Survivors train for War on the Peace

Some local breast-cancer survivors have found a physical and emotional way to rehabilitate while doing what Southwest Floridians do best — boating.  More...

HELPING STUDENTS BUILD THEIR FUTURE

3D Initiative Launches First Regional Call to Action

It takes a village — or, in this case, a region — to change the lives of students for the better. More...

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Business News

Money train

College basketball’s blue and green is bringing in the green

IT’S MAD, IT’S INSANE, IT’S CRAZY, BABY. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

‘Stroll through Towles Sale’ puts spotlight on ‘forgotten’ shopping center

There’s more to shopping in Punta Gorda than the stores you find downtown.  That’s the lament of merchants in Towles Plaza, 2705 Tamiami Trail, a quaint and diverse little mall on U.S. More...

The yin-yang of China’s story

MONEY & INVESTING

The yin-yang symbol represents the ancient Chinese perspective of life. The two shapes form a whole and represent life’s “all.” The black shape is yin and represents the dark, cold, contracting and, for some, the negative. More...

Mullet run: A Charlotte County phenomenon

“The mullet are running out of PGI,” my friend’s excited voice rang through the phone. “You might never see anything like it again, you should get over there.” More...

Antique honey pots make a classy decoration

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Honey has a history going back to 2100 B.C. It is mentioned in some Babylonian writings. It was used for sweetening food, for medicine, for religious ceremonies and even as a form of money. More...

TEAM adds new loaner bicycles

Volunteers from TEAM Punta Gorda have put two new loaner bicycles into service at Fishermen’s Village, bringing the total number of yellow loaner bicycles to 30. More...

Specialist answers questions about hormone replacement

Maintaining biological balance as we age beyond midlife can be almost impossible without appropriate intervention, says Dr. Steven Hotze, author of “Hormones, Health and Happiness.”  More...

Here We Go Together in 3D

“IMAGINE A REGION WHERE ALL GRADUATing high school seniors are ignited by dreams of their future — dreams of making a difference in their communities, nation and world. More...

Real Estate News

HOUSE HUNTING:

3105 Mauck Terrace,, Port Charlotte

This beautifully maintained home located along a canal offers quick access to the Myakka River. On a cul-de-sac, the residence of 1,669 square feet under air has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master bath with shower and no tub.  More...

U.S. Marshals lists Crundwell’s Englewood estate

The U.S. Marshals Service has listed the last remaining real property owned by Rita Crundwell, convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill. The property is her vacation home in Englewood. More...

Auction house finds niche in Charlotte County

The auction trend is on the rise, and auction houses handle everything from liquidations to estates to consignments.  When relatives pass away and leave homes filled with decades of acquired goods, auction houses can ensure that things are done More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  The Admirer Martin confirms to his aunt Joan that she suffers from osteoporosis. More...

Running from crazy

Mariel Hemingway talks about her new documentary film and the Hemingway legacy

FOR DECADES, ACTRESS MARIEL HEMINGway has been trying to escape what she thought was her legacy. She was all too aware her family history was riddled with alcoholism, addiction, depression and mental illness. Then there were the suicides. More...

Public radio’s Ira Glass on ‘This American Life’ and the art of storytelling

IRA GLASS PAINTS PICTURES FOR RADIO.  Using words, music, humor, solid journalism, whimsy and unfettered imagination, he and his team of producers and writers weave stories you can see in your mind’s eye.  The result: “This Amer More...