July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Riley Award goes to Bill Klossner

Rev. Bill Klossner, senior chaplain at Congregational United Church of Christ in Punta Gorda, was named the recipient of the fourth annual Riley Award. More...

commercial’s SLOW RISE

Growing residential market should drive business properties

OLDIE-BUT-GOODY NEWS: THE MARKET IN RESIDENTIAL real estate is waxing on the Southwest coast, like a new moon.  Oldie-but-goody wisdom: Since the residential market drives the commercial market, it should be coming back, too, right?  The sh More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

It’s better to give than receive at MS Rascal’s Loony Bin

I can’t decide if MS Rascal’s Loony Bin Bar, at 1182 Tamiami Trail, Unit F, Port Charlotte, is a business or a charity. Perhaps it’s a little of both.  More...

Port Charlotte septic advocates again resist county sewer mandate

A plan by Charlotte County officials to hook thousands of aging properties up to a central sewer system has run into sometimes “passionate, emotional” resistance from homeowners, said Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3343 BROOKLYN AVE., PORT CHARLOTTE

This home is on an oversized, professionally landscaped lot on the Niagara Waterway in the New York section. The home, which has a barrel tile roof, offers 1,946 square feet of space under air. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Subaru’s all-new Forester is a notable improvement

The original Subaru Forester, essentially a tall station wagon with all-wheel drive, was a crossover utility vehicle before the term was even invented. More...

Tips for making road travel less traumatic

Author Carolyn Daitch, Ph.D., offers these tips to help ease the stress and anxiety that can plague people as they plan and venture out on a road trip.  More...

Improv groups make it up as they go... Making 'em laugh

SOMETHING STRANGE WAS GOING ON IN JIM GRISWOLD’S LIVing room in Cape Coral last Thursday. For starters, the television was off. Grown-ups were standing around, reading aloud, making things up, playing nonsense make-believe. On this night, Mr. More...