August 1, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Library services survey available   The Charlotte County Library System is looking for input on its library services. Residents and patrons are asked to take the library survey and provide input.  More...

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Business News

Working with their hands

Leroy Abrams, Diane Shelly, Dave McLaughlin and Ken Martin all have one thing in common — and it’s not where they grew up, in Florida, Massachusetts or Pennsylvania. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

From beekeeper to bee killer: Earl Russell zaps stinging insects

Earl Russell’s job is one most of us would want to avoid. For about 10 years, he has owned Russell’s Bee & Hornet Removal Service in Port Charlotte. Before that, he spent 14 years as a commercial beekeeper.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Diversify and shop around for your advisors

Many financial advisors feel that it is necessary to have only one financial adviser. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Brand New Plays

ATTENDING A NEW PLAY FESTIVAL IS like getting a backstage pass to a playwright’s mind. More...

Jansen unveils long-unseen early work

UNIT A Contemporary Art Space in downtown Fort Myers will give visitors throughout August the opportunity to view Marcus Jansen’s oldest unseen works. More...

Make it a better excursion by exercising boat ramp etiquette

Impolite, self-centered behavior could well describe a kindergarten sandbox at recess, but it also fits the description of the mayhem that some boat launch ramps experience on a busy summer weekend.  More...

Florida Weekly rakes in awards for excellence

Named top weekly newspaper for fourth year running

For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, the Florida Press Association has named Florida Weekly the best weekly newspaper in the state. The paper racked up 27 journalism awards at the 2013 Southeastern Press Convention in Orlando.  More...

When good words rise to the top

Tom DeMarchi is an instructor in the Department of Language & Literature at Florida Gulf Coast University and the director of the Sanibel Island Writers Conference. He answered some questions via e-mail about language in popular culture. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5412 Montego Lane, Port Charlotte

This attractive home, built in 2008, is located on a double lot that is just under half an acre. More...

Neal Communities celebrates 9,000th home milestone

Lakewood Ranch-based, new home builder Neal Communities is celebrating building 9,000 homes over a 40-year history in Southwest Florida.  “The milestones are coming more frequently, as we celebrate not only this 9,000th home, but also a re More...

Lennar NextGen home program expands to 11 communities

Lennar Homes plans to roll out its innovative NextGen “home within a home” program for multi-generational families in 11 Southwest Florida communities.  NextGen homes are designed to accommodate multi-generational families.  More...