October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Waste Management rolls out new recycling carts

Waste Management is in the process of staging 84,000 yellow-lidded recycling carts for delivery to Charlotte County residents starting Nov. 4. The carts are designed to work with Waste Management automated trucks.  More...

Flood insurance surges in price

Floridians have already paid $16.1 billion into the National Flood Insurance Program, more than four times what they’ve gotten back in claim reimbursements.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Alliance opens high-quality printing to area businesses, large and small

Since 1994, Alliance Performance Systems Inc., co-founded by Debra Myers, has provided sales training, business literacy, business acumen training and consulting services in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, as well as financial services and m More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Blanco on Blanco

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco, keynote speaker at the 2013 Sanibel Island Writers Conference

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A POEM MAKES.   When President Barack Obama commissioned Richard Blanco to write a poem for the second inauguration earlier this year, Mr. More...

New Stone Crabs GM prepares for a big year of double duty

The bellow of the home plate umpire shouting, “play ball,” the crack of the bat and roar of the crowd are months away at Charlotte Sports Park.  That doesn’t mean the place is quiet or that tumbleweeds are blowing through the s More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Sh*T Happens  Dr. Martin makes his on-air debut at Radio Portwenn, the local radio station. Meanwhile, a nasty stomach bug is sweeping through Portwenn. More...

Punta Gorda voted one of the prettiest cities: ‘We know we’re pretty’

Punta Gorda residents should be feeling some hometown pride, like small-town beauty queens who made it to the big time, as their city was a finalist in the running for Rand McNally’s 2013 Best of the Road contest to be named “most beautif More...

Real Estate News

House haunting

Five perfect properties for intrepid buyers

It’s the season of ghosts, goblins and witches — a time when we celebrate the things that go bump in the night. More...

House Hunting:

150 Cousley Drive Southeast, Port Charlotte

This beautiful custom home built by Fero Construction offers fantastic canal views and quick sailboat access to Charlotte Harbor. The meticulously maintained home of 1,835 square feet under air has two master bedrooms, a den and two bathrooms. More...

Harnessing the power of our Mid-Florida MLS

Being immersed in the business, I like to take a step back and put myself in the shoes of the consumer once in a while. I am sure that you wonder why there are so many real estate agents. We all seem to know a dozen or so. More...