October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Gregg’s annual pumpkin weigh-in begins   More...

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Business News

Power driven

FPL competes to get the best vehicle fuel savings

There’s a little friendly competition going on within the ranks of Florida Power & Light. Workers are competing to see who can best maximize their fuel economy. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

DB Sound keeps area productions looking and sounding professional

When Donnie Brown and his brother Ronnie first opened their business in 1974 in California, it was to build stage monitors for Jackson Browne and other big-name acts.  Since 1989, DB Sound, 3120 Sulstone Drive, Punta Gorda (dbsoundsystems.doodle More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The tax man cometh, and cometh, and cometh

The final filing deadline for taxes was on Oct. 1, but for many high-income filers, there is no rest for the tax weary. Taxes remain very much on their minds and, after reading this column, might be elevated to the top priority concern.  More...

Under the domes

South of Marco Island, sinking sentinels are housing new life

It is a spectacle. The sort that makes you rub your eyes and look again.  Jutting from the water, a hundred feet off an isolated strip of beach, a cluster of white domes rise absurdly from the Gulf of Mexico a few miles south of Marco Island. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Prafke invites city residents to coffee and conversation   The Nancy Prafke for Punta Gorda City Council campaign committee welcomes city residents, especially those from District 5, to have coffee with candidate Prafke at 10 a.m. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

7092 Tuxedo St., Englewood

THIS PRIDE-OF-OWNERSHIP HOME HAS been refurbished inside and outside by the original family that built it in 1982. More...

Good news: Stoneybrook loses its top 10 U.S. ranking

Stoneybrook at Venice, the premier Lennar community located off North River and Center roads, a mile west of I-75 in Venice, will soon lose its ranking as one of the Top 10 best-selling communities in the United States.  But that’s a good More...

Phishing scam targets real estate professionals

Real estate offices and agents are being warned of a phishing scam that targets them. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Get Your Game On

Game Nation holds inaugural immersive video game celebration in downtown Fort Myers

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO WALK THROUGH THE screen of your video game and step right into the action?  Daniel Ruke, who goes by just his last name, knows how you feel. More...

Charlotte Chorale announces artistic director

Dr. William Dederer has been named artistic director and conductor of the Charlotte Chorale. His first 2013-14 season concert will be the chorale’s annual holiday concert, “A Christmas Odyssey,” to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

GIVING

Nonprofits must cultivate media relationships, too

Getting our message to the community is a challenge for most nonprofits since our tight budgets are focused mostly on our programs and an making impact.  If we do good work, we will be noticed, right? More...