July 4, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

Ford brand blossoms with top market growth

Ford’s market share is growing at a faster rate than its competitors in the United States, gaining almost a full percentage point through May, largely in the hotly contested small utility vehicle and midsize sedan segments. More...

Infiniti’s luxury SUV is plush and comfortable

The Infiniti QX56 always leaves me with contradictory feelings. More...

Kick Started

Crowd funding supports local projects, often personal ones

CREATORS OF THINGS, MEET THE GENERAL public. The public has money and it’s willing to pledge it toward projects it believes in.  More...

Activists work to curb candy-flavored tobacco use

Adults may never have heard of candyflavored tobacco products, but their kids or grandkids have.  “They’re kind of invisible except to kids,” said Dr. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

449 RICOLD TERRACE, PORT CHARLOTTE

THIS COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME IS in the deed restricted Woodlands community, which has a recreation center and pool. The home of 1,038 square feet features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master bathroom with tub and shower. More...

TEAM Punta Gorda seeks beautification award nominees

TEAM Punta Gorda is asking members of the Punta Gorda community to recommend nominees for the “TEAM Punta Gorda Beautification Award.” This honor is bestowed upon businesses whose property appearances reflect the character of the greater More...

City’s holiday closure won’t affect trash pickup

The government offices of the City of Punta Gorda will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.  For residents, there will be no change in pickup of recycling and household and yard waste.  Commercial customers with More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Shrek Seriously

Musical playing at Broadway Palm has messages about diversity and acceptance

YOU COULDN’T ASK FOR A MORE DIVERSE CAST. Typically, choruses in musicals all dress the same and look the same, says director Paul Bernier. More...

Play it safe during the year’s busiest boating weekend

The Boat Owners Association of The United States says this July 4 holiday weekend will be a doozie for America’s recreational boaters.  More...

NASCAR THIS WEEK

‘Grown Ups 2’ stars featured at Daytona

Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Shaquille O’Neal, the stars of the upcoming comedy “Grown Ups 2,” in theaters July 12, will serve as grand marshals for the 55th annual Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday night at D More...