November 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

2013 National Philanthropy Day honorees announced   The Association of Fundraising Professionals Charlotte Harbor Chapter will have its inaugural National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Bright outlook

Tourist season has strong tailwinds

COMING OFF RECORD HOTEL-BED TAX COLLECtions, and strong summer and early fall sales, Southwest Florida tourism bureaus and businesses see no reason the trend won’t continue through the winter.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Fantasea has been serving, training local divers for 20 years

More than 100 scuba divers a year have Jim Joseph to thank for their certification.  Mr. Joseph, along with his wife Julie, owns Fantasea Scuba, 3781 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (www.FantaseaScuba.com). More...

States and local governments playing with fiscal fire

Mention the words “fiscal deficit” and the U.S. federal government comes to mind. Whilst the U.S. More...

Homeless problem grows as agencies hold awareness week events

Families with children are the fastest growing group of people who are homeless or on the verge of it, said Southwest Florida agencies that provide food, shelter and services. More...

Vernon Peeples’ monthly column launches Nov. 21

What Vernon Peeples likes most about anything that’s ever been said about him was printed in Charlotte County Florida Weekly’s inaugural “Best Of” edition in 2010. More...

Real Estate News

What $199,900 will buy in town

28442 ALTESSA WAY, UNIT 101   More...

Celebration Cape community opens

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division’s Celebration Cape has opened for sales this week. Homebuyers have the opportunity to preview and purchase in this brand new community featuring a lake and walking/ jogging trail. More...

Neal Communities set for record-breaking year

Neal Communities finished the third quarter of 2013 with strength — breaking last year's record 442 home sales ahead of schedule. The Lakewood Ranch-based homebuilder sold 65 homes in September, making its yearto date total 657.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘spectacular’ opener

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra promises a

WHEN MAESTRO RAFFAELE PONTI PICKS UP HIS BATON at the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s season opener on Nov. 17, it will be his premiere as conductor and music director of the CSO. Mr. Ponti is not, however, a stranger to the CSO. More...

‘Collected Stories’ a sure best-seller for Florida Rep

ARTS COMMENTARY

Imagine being at a dinner party, when suddenly everyone grows quiet, listening to a friend of yours.  You slowly realize with horror she’s recounting a personal story you’d told her in confidence — but she’s telling it as More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 9 P.M. Great Performances Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Okla homa More...