January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Vernon Peeples to hold book signing at Charlotte State Bank

Famed historian Vernon Peeples will return to the Punta Gorda office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust for a book signing on Thursday, Jan. 30. The signing will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 2331 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda.  More...

Author Rabbi Harold Kushner to speak at Temple Beth El

Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of the best-selling book “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” will lead a public lecture on “Knowing Your Life has Made a Difference” on Jan. 12 in Fort Myers. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Where the jobs are

Just released preliminary county unemployment rates show more local workers were back on the job in November than a year ago. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Dr. Laura Korman uses nutrition, holistic treatments to relieve pain

“I love improving someone’s quality of life,” said Dr. Laura Korman, owner of Korman Relief and Wellness Center, 16954 Toledo Blade Blvd., Port Charlotte (www.KormanReliefAndWellness.com).  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Plan ahead for a successful filing of last year’s taxes

Many think that tax planning for 2013 is not a possibility since the new year has begun. But that is far from the truth. Much work needs to be done in 2014 for accurate filing for 2013. More...

Action Jackson retires, but the pursuit of truth (and rare birds) continues

Action Jackson is the most vivid name for the man — and not an inaccurate one. More...

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Six ways to keep your fitness resolution

You say you’ve got a resolution to improve your health? Getting fit and keeping New Year’s resolutions doesn’t get any easier than getting outdoors and exercising your right to recreation. More...

Brian Presley

Senior Partner Presley Beane Financial Services ‘Smart, frank, determined’

This is an impressive, interesting guy. Brian Presley believes he’s the youngest person ever to legally have an NYSE account. Got hooked on pottery. Check out his workweek and all that time he donates to the community. Ranches on weekends. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

29345 Taralane Drive, Punta Gorda

This beautiful custom waterfront estate on 3.7 acres offers panoramic views of Shell Creek and the preserve beyond. More...

Finances a big goal for Floridians making New Year’s resolutions

More than half the Floridians surveyed by a financial advisors group said they will make New Year’s resolutions.  And 29 percent said they would make a vow to change something about their personal finances.  More...

UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December

Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

CSO’s ‘Exhilarating’ concert blends orchestral music with fine art

As its title indicates, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s Jan. 12 concert promises to be “exhilarating,” as it celebrates the relationship between symphonic music and other art forms.  More...

BEACH READING

‘Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait’

By Kendra Bean (Running Press, $30)   More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Search high and low for collectible weathervanes

If you can’t afford a rooster or running deer weathervane, or any other 19thcentury weathervane made by an important company, you might be able to find homemade example. More...