October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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GIVING

We are all in this together

Every day is an adventure, and the possibility of the adventure of life exists in every day. Every moment. Some days we take advantage of the opportunities. And some days, we let them pass. That’s what I experience. More...

Blastoff

Florida’s newest water attraction takes off

WHEN HE TURNED 35, FRIENDS BOUGHT Dennis Rehm a water propelled jetpack flight. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Mechanics are a priority at Acme Bicycle Shop

Question: When is a bike shop not a bike shop?  Answer: When it’s being used as a classroom.  That’s what happened when I walked in one Wednesday evening to Acme Bicycle Shop (www.AcmeBicycleShop.com), which has locations in Cr More...

An after school program gets back on its feet

A Charlotte County after school program that serves kindergarten through high school kids, including at risk and lowincome students, is struggling. More...

Panama Canal cruising into its 100th anniversary

Bill Murphy, 91, looks out on the blinking crimson lights of the channel markers as the cruise ship ms Amsterdam passes skeletal-like cranes that pierce the opalescent dawn.  “I’ve been on 23 cruises, but this is the one I always wan More...

Real Estate News

What $900,000 will buy in town

This immaculate pool home is on five acres in the Briarcliff subdivision. Completely remodeled, the home shows like a model with its five bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms. Dual sinks, a large tub and separate shower outfit the spacious master bathroom. More...

D.R. Horton presents Magnolia Landing development

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division has announced the development of the Magnolia Landing community.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sexual Power Play

David Ives’ ‘Venus in Fur’ leaves most to the imagination in exploring a risqué relationship

FORGET ABOUT “FIFTY SHADES OF Grey.” This is the real thing. The Tony-nominated play “Venus in Fur” is an intelligent look at sadomasochism, the dynamics of relationships and sexual power struggles. More...

Success Camp builds good writers through mentoring

Success Camp for Writers, a program led by Charlotte County’s book-broker James Abraham, is coming around again.  The class, which has been hosted by FGCU, Books-A-Million and the Mystic See Bookstore in Englewood, is a combination of trad More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Product premiums are collectible oddities

Look in your grandmother’s china cabinet for unusual glass and china. You may find some special pieces originally given away as product premiums during the early 20th century. More...