December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Chat with the champ part of Daytona package

Daytona International Speedway has teamed up with six-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and two-time defending Daytona 500 champion Jimmie Johnson for a special ticket package — “The 48 Family Experience” — for More...

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Business News

THE YEAR IN BUSINESS

Hertz Corp. will likely be etched in the annals of history as the hero of Southwest Florida’s business environment in 2013.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Visani owner’s taste for success really is a laughing matter

“I built the place to make up for what we didn’t have in this town,” said Mark Asciutto, owner of Visani Restaurant, 2400 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte (www.visani.net).  And we didn’t have a comedy club.  More...

GIVING

A new day, a new way

There’s something refreshing about opening a new calendar and beginning a new year, and the Charlotte Community Foundation has many exciting things coming up in 2014.  More...

Nation’s retirees eye Punta Gorda — literally

Where to Retire magazine has selected Punta Gorda as a top retirement destination for its January/February 2014 issue. The magazine is available nationwide by subscription and on newsstands.  More...

PEEPLES SPEAKS

Mockingbird

There are problems with emblems of Florida’s heritage.  There are complaints about Florida’s state song, “Old Folks at Home.”  Others have facetiously said that the title is appropriate with different words to reflec More...

Ford’s storied history to be shared online in 2014

Ford Motor Co. is taking pieces from its storied past and moving them into the future.  The Henry Ford museum and Ford Motor Co. have teamed up to help share key materials on www.TheHenryFord.org beginning in 2014.  More...

Cadillac’s 2014 CTS challenges the best from Europe

Cadillac is on a roll. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

25259 Lahore Lane, Punta Gorda

This impeccably maintained home is situated on a cul-de-sac in Deep Creek.  The residence of 2,266 square feet of living space offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master bathroom with dual vanities, hydro massage tub and separat More...

Local CRAs: A catalyst for area growth?

The Community Redevelopment Act was established by the state in 1969 and focuses on initiatives to improve blighted areas. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

frenzy

ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE HOLIday season is spending time with family and enjoying the spirit of giving and togetherness the time of year brings. More...

Gale Bennett retrospective honors local artist

The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers will present “GALE BENNETT 75,” a retrospective covering the years 1969 to 2007 in honor of the 75th anniversary of Gale Bennett’s birth in 1939. More...

Auditions set for Florida Rep’s 2014 Theatre Conservatory

Florida Repertory Theatre’s Education Department is in the fourth season of its Conservatory Program. More...