July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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E-mail etiquette

The ins and outs of electronic communication

JOHN WRIGHT HAS MADE HIS PEACE with smiley faces. Granted, they may add volume to his e-mail, but when someone replies with one of those eyeballed parenthesis, he knows they got the message. And to him, that’s now businessacceptable.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

The best of the wurst: An artist whose medium is meat

There are butchers, and then there’s Manfred Kallnischkies, owner of Kallis German Butcher Shop, 2420 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (KallisGermanButcher.vpweb.com). He works from dawn to dusk six days a week, cutting meat and making sausages. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Will we see high drama in bonds?

One factor that makes TV soap operas so fascinating to millions of dedicated viewers is the consistent level of unpredictable drama played out by so many of the TV series’ stars. More...

Floridians face same-sex marriage conundrums

If equal rights were a Florida fire, once upon a time that fire was so distant for marriage-minded members of the same sex that they couldn’t even see the smoke.  Now, at least, they can, although they continue to struggle with a complicat More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Disaster planning guides available   The 2013 Charlotte County Disaster Planning Guide, with new fold-out evacuation zone map, is available to residents at all public libraries, many government offices, the Cultural Center of Charlotte County an More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

60 MEDALIST COURT, ROTONDA WEST

This beautiful home is the flagship Picasa model by Newport Homes, known for its high-end products. The builder’s most popular model, this home borders the wooded area of a golf course. More...

Local Realtor continues to battle leukemia

Lisa LaFlamme, a Realtor with Five Star Realty, recently received the news that her cancer had returned. Ms. LaFlamme received a bone marrow transplant in April to help treat acute leukemia after a round of chemotherapy.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Ponce - the pitchman

Book explores adventurer’s mythic persona

Somehow, someway, it's all there in one slim volume: Florida's spring fed myths and fables, history and geology, hucksterism and development, vintage photos and posters, loving and baleful looks at the past and worrisome glances into the future. More...

New Ram pickup is for those who want luxury

I was talking about trucks with my barber, and he made an interesting observation. More...

Famed Artist Romero Britto to design Lauren’s Kids specialty license plate

Internationally recognized artist Romero Britto will design the newly-approved Lauren’s Kids specialty license plate in support of the foundation’s efforts to prevent child sexual abuse through education and awareness.  More...