January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

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COMING UP AT THE RENAISSANCE ACADEMY

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.   More...

Film industry’s soul on the silver screen at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival and Cheryl McCormick are creatures of the same stripe — the independent stripe.  While Ms. More...

Florida boat show season reaching its peak

If you missed the Charlotte County Boat Show two weeks ago, don’t fret: Florida is just heading into the height of the boat-show season. Next up is another local show — Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

Motorsports Hall of Fame plans to park in Daytona

Two of the greatest names in racing soon will share the same address. More...

THE IT CROWD

Information technology jobs increasing as online security concerns deepen

Every weekday, George Taylor drives about an hour to and from the Immokalee Technical Institute, where he is completing coursework and certifications in computer systems and cyber security.  The commute from Clewiston is worth it for the job opp More...

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Business News

MONEY & INVESTING

Are things really going to be different with equities this time?

The S&P 500 ended 2013 up almost 30 percent coming on the heels of big gains in each of the preceding four years.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Aptly named Florida Furniture has been around for 35 years

Roger Ray has been in the furniture business for a long time, first in West Virginia. Then he moved to Florida and opened Florida Furniture in 1979 at 2185 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

JUNK connoisseurs

Quirky mixed-media work among ArtFest 2014 offerings

ARTIST LISA VETTER AND HER HUSBAND, FELLOW artist Paul Siesert, are junk experts. Where others see trash, they see art.  “We comb estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores, looking for stuff, good junk,” she says. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Lovely, dark and deep: ‘Into the Woods’

You probably read fairy tales when you were young, but stopped when you grew up. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Dry powder stored in clever, collectible tins

Hunting for treasures seems to be an inborn trait. Perhaps it’s from the need of the caveman to search, find food and store some for later use. More...

Writing memoir ‘inevitable’ for columnist

Artis Henderson survived the unthinkable.  Two decades after she nearly died in a plane crash that killed her father, her husband died in a helicopter crash in Iraq.  She wept, she mourned, and she began to heal.  More...

COMMENTARY

Someday in the Americas

They’re at it again just down my road — migrants harvesting citrus, as clean an example of our confusing relationship with the Americas as you can get.  For nearly a year the big grove sits silent, first in fragrant, snowy blooms, th More...

PEEPLES SPEAKS

A great-grandmother’s spirit lives on

Every child should have the experience of having a great-grandmother live in his home during his youth. More...

Building a bicycle-friendly community

You’ve probably seen cheery yellow bikes all over Punta Gorda. The yellow bike program is a joint venture of TEAM Punta Gorda and the city of Punta Gorda.  More...

Join the pony express

Ford Mustang enthusiasts invited to join national caravan for sports car’s 50th anniversary

Ford Mustang enthusiasts are invited to cross the United States in the largest caravan of Mustangs in history and join the official 50th anniversary festivities that will celebrate Mustang past, present and future, including the all-new Mustang set t More...

Range Rover Sport unveils a V-6, aluminum chassis

In a quest to improve performance as well as fuel economy, Land Rover has introduced an all-new Range Rover Sport that is as much as 700 pounds lighter than its predecessor and available with a supercharged V-6.  The Sport is one model below the More...

Taste of Boca Grande coming up Feb. 3

The Taste of Boca Grande is just around the corner with The Steve Chapin Band headlining a night of music and food benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the Boca Bay Pass Club, located at 898 Gulf Blvd. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

423 Waterside St., Port Charlotte

This pristine home with significant upgrades offers 1,693 square feet of living space. The home features three bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and two bathrooms — including a master bathroom with a shower only. More...

Five Star Realty Recognizes top agents for fourth quarter 2013

Five Star Realtyy has announced the names of topp past roducing agents and teams in for the fourth quarter of 2013. • The Helgemo Team was top producer in sales and top lister for last quarter. More...