November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

Promotional items awash in international trade issues

LOOKING AT THE FIVE-DECADE-OLD CLAYmation Gumby that symbolizes her business, Promotional Incentives, you wouldn’t think Lucy Costa and her husband, Jack, the co-owner, are international traders anchored to the global economy. More...

Negative interest rates and the cashless future

MONEY & INVESTING

Moving to negative interest rates and a cashless society are ideas that were recently considered by the world’s central bankers and economists at the Nov. 8 International Monetary Fund’s Research Conference. More...

North Port Yoga Center opens

“North Port Yoga Center is more than a yoga studio. It is a community,” says the business’s owner Natalie DiMauro. More...

From hurt to healing

FGCU program helps domestic-abuse victims piece battered lives back together

Even as she walked down the aisle, a beautiful teen-aged bride, Christy knew she was making a mistake marrying Ben, the man she’d dated for two years. “There had been warning signs, but I always made excuses,” she says now. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Sheriff says buckle up this holiday season   The Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office wants to remind everyone to remember to buckle seat belts when traveling across country or across town.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

4211 Eagle Nest Court, Port Charlotte

This beautiful estate home is on a spacious waterfront lot in a gated cul-de-sac community. More...

Is Florida still the Wild West for foreign real estate buyers?

In this age of hyper connectivity, with instant webpage translations and multilingual media transmitted around the globe, it is hard to realize how large cultural and language barriers still loom, especially when it comes to real estate investment.&n More...

Arts & Entertainment News

It’s holiday SHOW SEASON

Nutcrackers, Christmas Carols, church ladies and a snarky elf pop up in Southwest Florida this year

WHAT FOLLOWS TURKEY DAY?  Leftovers, serious shopping and, of course, holiday shows.  This season’s traditional and decidedly non-traditional Christmas shows include Nutcrackers and Christmas Carols as well as folksy Midwestern church More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra promises a ‘Glorious’ holiday concert

Maestro Raffaele Ponti’s Nov. 17 debut performance as music director and conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra left no doubt that the right man had been chosen for the job. During the pre-concert talk, led by cellist Charlie Noble, Mr. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 8:30 P.M. Farm Story with Jerry Apps A portrait of farm life through the eyes of a boy growing up in rural America in the 1930s and ’40s. FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 8 P.M. Great Performances More...