May 2, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Fawcett Memorial hosts heart health event

Fawcett Memorial Hospital will host an “Innovations in Cardiology” event, focused on heart health, from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda.  More...

Fuel for thought: Gas engines have staying power

Gasoline-powered engines aren’t going anywhere soon and, in fact, they’re expected to remain the dominant force in the automotive market for decades to come, reports Edmunds.com, a leading resource for car shopping and automotive informat More...

Ford, GM again shift gears to collaborate

Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. More...

Motor shows, meets

Here are upcoming boat, RV and car shows you might be interested in. BOAT SHOWS, EVENTS n Regatta Pointe Marina Nautical Expo, May 4-5, Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto. More...

Audi’s A8 gets a supercharged V- 6

Audi’s flagship A8 has big shoes to fill because it is the embodiment of the company’s soul and a symbol of design, performance and technology.  “It stands for everything we are capable of at Audi,” said Rupert Stadler, c More...

Special Sections

Business News

Vaping’s misty future

As e-cigarrettes catch on, more regulation may follow

There are five things to know right off the bat about the business of vaping.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

For 17 years, Charlotte Shuttles has offered ritzy transport service

Ray Lamatrice was supplementing his career as a musician in 1996 by driving passengers to and from airports for Charlotte Shuttles and Transportation (www.CharlotteShuttles.com) — a business founded by his nephew.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Make the most of credit card miles and rewards

A dizzying array of credit cards offer widely varying rewards programs. It is difficult for the average consumer to face off against a credit card world offering non-standardized rewards and credit terms.  More...

Parrot Outreach Society provides safe haven for homeless birds

Dahli is 35 years old but has the mind of a toddler. He often repeats himself — one of his favorite mantras being, “I got it! More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Seat styles evolve throughout the ages

A chair has four legs, a seat, a back and perhaps arms — or at least that was the rule for hundreds of years. Do you ever stop to think about chairs? More...

Special river cruises offered for moms, military

The Nav-A-Gator is offering special Wilderness River Cruises for special occasions.  ¦ The Sunday, May 12, Mother’s Day cruise is a 1½-hour fully narrated eco-tour along the Peace River. More...

Jump on tarpon season before it passes

Tarpon season has started. Welcome to the first of May. But really, the silver kings — these magnificent, roll-on-thesurface, jump-in-the-air, angler-humbling fish — came in during late April.  More...

NASCAR THIS WEEK

JJ is the toast of Tallahassee

A gracious twotime Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson recently made an appearance at the Florida House of Representatives, which honored the NASCAR star with a proclamation for his racing achievements, including his most recent triumph in “The More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

113 PECKHAM ST. SOUTHEAST, PORT CHARLOTTE

This home is located along a deep saltwater canal on a dead-end street. It has direct sailboat access to the gulf and is five minutes to Charlotte Harbor, the second largest estuary in Florida. More...

Ruby Tuesday contributes to area Future Builders of America

On select dates in 2013, Ruby Tuesday restaurants will support the Future Builders of America through the restaurant’s GiveBack Program. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MAY 2, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Better the Devil  More...

Celtic Woman

Irish eyes are smiling at the BB Mann Hall as Celtic Woman play two concerts May 5

CELTIC WOMAN DOESN’T HAVE A NEW CD or DVD to tour behind this year. So what will the Irish-rooted vocal group have to offer? Essentially, nothing but their best.  More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Sue Krasny: Painter ¦ What is your medium of choice? I use oil, acrylic and collage. If I had to pick one, it would be oil with palette knife. ¦ Tell us about your background. More...