March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

TEAM Punta Gorda’s ninth annual golf tournament is March 15

The all-volunteer community organization TEAM Punta Gorda will hold its ninth annual golf tournament Saturday, March 15, at St. Andrews Country Club.  More...

Fish Earth Day set for April 5

In celebration of Earth Day, the Anglers for Conservation is coordinating a Fish Earth Day in partnership with other organizations and the Hook Kids on Fishing Program. The event’s sign-up is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. More...

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...

PEEPLES SPEAKS

Frederick Delius, Florida composer

When the first Europeans arrived in Florida, they were greeted with music and dance performed by the natives. More...

Race cars yield to bikes for Daytona Supercross

Immediately following the 56th annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Feb. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Hard to hire

Proposed laws try to make it easier for workers with bad credit, criminal histories

TWO OF THE MORE THAN 2,000 BILLS expected to be considered by the 2014 Florida Legislature could impact the way businesses hire employees.  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Counselor Jim Fry uses Christian worldview to counsel patients

Jim Fry has been a licensed Christian mental health counselor and therapist for 30 years.  He is one of four owners of Cove Counseling, 3400 Tamiami Trail, Suite 204, Port Charlotte. Three male and three female counselors comprise the practice. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Federal government (and tax bills) keep on growing

A common complaint is that the size and scope of federal government agencies and departments are far too large — both bloated, on paths of unrestrained growth, and too large to be properly managed. Is this true?  More...

The high cost of ‘Enterprise’

It’s probably too late for those who have entered late-middle age to drop their spoons and pick up a five-gallon bucket.  But their children still have time.  That way, they can ladle much more than their full share of soup from the t More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 8 P.M. Under the Streetlamp Let the Good Times Roll This modern “Rat Pack” show brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level and includes classics from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.   More...

Teach a Man to Fish event coming up March 22

The New Paradigm Foundation will host its third annual fundraising gala, Teach a Man to Fish, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Donor stewardship: Appreciating those who care

Did you know that keeping a donor interested in your program is much less expensive than cultivating new ones? Think about it.  A trained and loyal employee saves you time and money. For donors and volunteers, the same applies. More...

HEALTHY READING

‘The Heart Health Bible: The 5-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease’

By John M. Kennedy, M.D. (Da Capo, $15.99 softbound)   It’s no secret that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States, claiming nearly 1 million lives each year. More...

‘Need for Speed’ Mustang GT in charity auction

A custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT starring in the new movie “Need for Speed” will be auctioned off for charity by Ford Motor Co. at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction on April 12.  More...

Grand Cherokee diesel excels at fuel economy

What’s the one knock against big SUVs? Fuel economy.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

474 S. McCall Road, Englewood

This beautiful custom-designed home is on more than half an acre overlooking Lemon Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. With 2,006 square feet of living space, the home offers panoramic water views from most rooms. More...

CDBIA to host second annual Sporting Clays Classic

The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association will host its second Sporting Clays Classic on Sunday, March 16, at Sarasota Trap & Skeet Gun Club in Nokomis.  More...

Open houses, ads and the MLS

As the market continues to improve, the conversations on the street begin to shift from the best way to buy to the best way to sell and capitalize on these increased prices. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The soul of a horse

Tony Award-winning ‘War Horse’ comes to the BB Mann

THEATER IS KNOWN FOR RISK-TAKING, BUT THE DECISION TO transform the novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo into a play seemed especially audacious.  After all, the lead character is a horse named Joey who’s sold to the cavalry a More...

Yee haw! The rodeo’s in town

Arcadia is only 25 miles from Punta Gorda, but some distances cannot be calculated by the odometer. With each passing mile, the landscape opens wider and the years seem to fall away. More...

A horse is a horse — unless it’s three actors working as a team

When “War Horse” opened in London’s West End, there was a buzz about it among actors.  “There were whispers of a really cool show over in Britain that was very interesting, and using puppets,” says actor Joel Reuben More...