May 16, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

On a wing and a permit

WHEN ROGER SITKINS DESCENDED OUT OF the night from Little Rock and touched down in a Boeing 727 at 1:40 a.m. on the morning of May 14, 1983, several things happened in quick succession.  More...

FGCU: 16 going on 40

SWEET 16, INDEED.  More...

H.O.G. invites motorcyclists to take World Ride in June

The Harley Owners Group invites Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders from around the world to join its members in celebrating the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Motor Company — and the 30th anniversary of H.O.G. More...

For total water adventures, get personal

Wondering how you can take advantage of our spectacular local waterways and be one of the people out there enjoying the boating lifestyle? More...

MOTOR SHOWS, MEETS

Here are upcoming boat, RV and car shows you might be interested in.  BOAT SHOWS, EVENTS   ¦ South Florida Boat Show, May 31-June 2, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach.   ¦ Tampa Boat Show, Sept. More...

Turbo puts the muscle into Hyundai's Veloster

The Veloster is a good example of Hyundai’s willingness to take a risk by building a sport coupe with bold and unique styling, but the base 138-horsepower engine is underwhelming. More...

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Business News

The Down Payment Debate

What’s the right amount to prevent another housing crisis?

ADAMS HOMES SALES MANAGER BILL Panebianco sees, reads and hears discussions about new mortgage rules for home buyers and it troubles him. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Working hard for the community with a Big Easy party

In Charlotte County, Mardi Gras is arriving about three months late. But what a party it promises to be.  More...

Inflation or deflation revisited

MONEY & INVESTING

“The great debate: Inflation or deflation.”  This exact title appeared in the Money and Investing column on Aug. 6, 2009, close to four years ago.  More...

Lovebugs: The bugs we love to hate

First things first: Florida lovebugs are not genetically engineered — the result of a University of Florida experiment gone freakishly, Frankensteinally wrong.  “Maybe we can finally dispel that myth,” said lovebug expert James More...

RSW AT 30: THE MAKING OF

1927:  Page Field (FMY) opens  Aug. 4, 1937:  First passenger flights from Page Field start. National begins regular stops in Fort Myers to Miami, fare $7.50  Dec. More...

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

May 14, 1993:   More...

Drug Court honors National Drug Court Month with Adopt-A-Road and Keep Charlotte Beautiful

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Charlotte County Drug Court is taking community involvement to a new level by adopting a road through Keep Charlotte Beautiful. More...

Best rides for moms who hate minivans

Many women look forward to the day that they’ll become a mother, but some might not be quite as excited about trading in their hot wheels for a more family friendly minivan.  More...

NASCAR THIS WEEK

Kurt doesn’t beat around Busch in IndyCar run

Last week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch got the opportunity of a lifetime — the chance to drive an IndyCar Series car for Andretti Autosport in a test session at Indianapolis.  And it wasn’t just any car, but the car tha More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

25570 HERITAGE LAKE BLVD., PUNTA GORDA

This one-story villa built in 2005 is located in the guarded gated community of Heritage Lake Park. The immaculately maintained home, with 1,368 square feet of living space, is move-in ready. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Beyond bluegrass with Steve & Edie

Tour kicks off in Fort Myers

JUST CALL THEM THE STEVE and Edie of the bluegrass crowd... More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Camp Set for June 3-14 in Port Charlotte

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will hold its seventh annual, two-week summer music camp in June at Liberty Elementary School in Port Charlotte for students from kindergarten through middle school.  More...

French urns adorn rooms with 18th-century style

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

What sells at antique shops and shows is determined by customers who might like traditional, modern, eclectic, country, art deco, arts and crafts, victorian, Western or many other styles. More...