August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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a diamond by any other name

Shoppers weigh synthetic versus natural stones

THROUGH A COMPLEX PROCESS INVOLVING heat and pressure, Gemesis, a company based in Sarasota, produces diamonds in a laboratory. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Back on the Rack thrives even in off-season

Debbie Ugo said she wasn’t fond of most consignment stores, where things smelled old and were disorganized. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The runaway cost of educating a nation

Few U.S. citizens are aware that federal liabilities currently total close to $17 trillion. Some $12 trillion is issued debt or government bonds. More...

Plans to pep up downtown gain momentum

Florida downtowns on U.S. 41 thrived a century ago, but became ghosts of their former selves as people were drawn away by suburban developments along the I-75 and U.S. 41 corridors. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Parents and teens help Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County with supply needs   This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Staples are teaming up with teen actor Jake T. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5496 Sea Edge Drive, Punta Gorda

This custom executive home is in the gated waterfront community of Seaman’s Point. The residence offers expansive waterfront and nature views on beautiful Alligator Creek and is minutes to Charlotte Harbor. More...

Will home prices rise again? Hopefully not too soon

Spend any time at the local gathering places and it usually doesn’t take long for the subject to turn to real estate. The frequency of this particular subject is one of the benefits of living in Florida among over 360,000 licensed Realtors. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Chill with a book this summer

INSTRUCTIONS FOR READING THIS ARTICLE: 1. Put entire Florida Weekly A&E section in a plastic bag. 2. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to up to an hour. 3. Remove bag from freezer, and take section from bag. Read. More...

Sea Grape Gallery presents the work of two new members

Sea Grape Gallery has welcomed two new members to its family of artists: Beverly Yankwitt, mixed media artist, and James Ellsworth, wood turner.  More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Fun furniture mash-ups make for modern-age collectibles

About 20 years ago, two antiques experts wrote a book titled “Fantasy Furniture.” It spawned a new style based on past ones. More...