September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Power fishing

Anglers lure $5 billion a year to Florida

STATE OFFICIALS THIS MONTH APPROVED A measure aimed at maintaining the population of tarpon, an inedible sportfish prized in part for the business and fame it has brought the region.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

New studio uses Eastern arts to help students transform themselves

Tonya Blewett and Marsha Sipes are in the business of helping people transform themselves.  The trick is: “You have to transform from the inside out,” Ms. Blewett said. “Otherwise it doesn’t last.”  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Oil pipelines at the heart of the Syria problem

What is the real story behind Syria? The different twists to the Syrian crisis are widely known throughout Europe, thanks to the newspaper reporting of Great Britian’s The Mail and Globe and The Telegraph. More...

FEMA coincidentally redraws flood maps as Lake O. teeters on edge of disaster

At the watery end of the rainiest summer in years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, has come calling on South Florida with plans for new flood-risk maps.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Gregg’s Auto supports autism awareness with campaign   Gregg’s Automotive will run its annual “Put The Brakes on Autism” program in October, giving free brakes to customers who need them. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

284 Rotonda Blvd. E., Rotonda West

This beautiful pool home is located on a manicured lot in a community of other dwellings — many of which were model homes. At one end of the street is a park with a tennis courts, a walking/jogging trail and a playground. More...

UF symposium helps homeowners become backyard gardeners

A one-day gardening symposium sponsored by UF/IFAS Charlotte County Extension’s Master Gardeners, will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Charlotte County Environmental Campus. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Theatre Conspiracy celebrates

BILL TAYLOR’S BEEN DOING SOME reminiscing lately as Theatre Conspiracy, the company he founded and directs, prepares to celebrate its 20th season. More...

The Gatorama experience — or, ‘Are You My Mother?’

I do not consider myself an envious person, but around this time last year, a friend sent me an e-mail with a picture of her holding a little baby alligator and a note that read, “This was so much fun. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Autumn inspires art throughout the ages

The first day of autumn this year is Sept. 22. It is the day of the autumnal equinox, a term based on the journey of Earth around the sun. On that day, day and night are each almost 12 hours long. More...