March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Mental Health Awareness walk set for May 3   More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 6 The Tameness of a Wolf Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an unwanted mystery admirer. More...

Former cigarette industry scientist presents nicotine hazards, addiction April 3

The Lung Cancer Research Council, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Health in Charlotte County and Fawcett Memorial Hospital, will host an evening with Dr. Victor J. More...

Junior law academy gears up for June sessions

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will hold its second annual Junior Law Academy for middle school students beginning in June.  More...

The 2014 Winnebago Travato: Say hello to value

Introducing the 2014 Winnebago Travato, the newest Class B motorhome to join the Winnebago Touring Coach lineup. More...

Bentley’s life in luxury’s fast lane means 200 mph

Some cars seem bigger than life, and the Bentley Continental GT Speed is one. More...

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The McKenzie Center

‘Experience The Excellence’

Tell us a little about the history of your business.  After completing my residency, I returned to my hometown, Fort Myers, where I joined my father’s practice for a period of time. More...

Air Trek Inc.

‘Dedicated Compassionate Aviators’

Tell us a little about the history of your business. More...

Adams Homes

‘The Good Life Deserves a Great Home’

Tell us a little about the history of your business.  In 1991, Adams Homes of NW Florida started building homes in the Florida Panhandle. We have grown to be the largest “private” builder in the nation. More...

Shell Factory digs up adventure for students, visitors

The nearly 80-year-old Shell Factory in North Fort Myers is considered by many locals to be one of the area’s iconic venues to visit. More...

Readings from the mailbag

It’s spring. So let’s toast them all: the critics, the celebrators, the people who speak freely. Here are a few of the letters Mr. Williams has received of late.   Hi Roger:  More...

CCSO warns about scams

Scammers have come up with many ways to trick people. Here are some scams reported to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office:  More...

Document shredding event on tap

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County presents a shred-a-thon from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Family Services Center, 21450 Gibralter Dr., Port Charlotte. Donations of $6 per box or bag will be accepted to shred onsite. More...

Punta Gorda Airport traffic up 167 percent

The Charlotte County Airport Authority announced today that there was a 167 percent increase in passenger traffic for the month of February 2014 compared to February 2013. The February 2014 total is the single biggest month in airport history.  More...

Harley gives the Sportster lineup a SuperLow look

Harley-Davidson has introduced a new member to the Sportster lineup — the allnew SuperLow 1200T.  More...

Ford EcoBoost powers stunning Sebring win

Ford’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost® V6 engine powered a Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Riley Prototype to victory earlier this month at Sebring International Raceway. More...

Art-filled model home event set for April 2

An evening of art, wine, cheese and music will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the Arthur Rutenberg model home located at 3456 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

631 Woodstork Lane, Punta Gorda

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SPECTACULAR riverfront home with a view, this is it. This custom designed Key West-style home is located on more than an acre in the Peace River Club, and offers 115 feet of river frontage.  More...

City Market Place: A preview of things to come?

As you may have noticed these past couple of weeks, the big void in the center of Punta Gorda, which is usually full of weeds and cracked pavement, has been bustling with activity. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Grimm songs of hope

Tim Grimm composes and performs sad, hopeful songs for ‘The Grapes of Wrath’

TIM GRIMM LOVES SAD SONGS.  “I love their ability to move people,” he says. More...

Fifth Pedal and Play in Paradise coming up April 5

Punta Gorda prides itself as being a bicycle-friendly town. The trails of Punta Gorda Pathways make biking around town a breeze. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

OK, so this white couple decides to move …

In his poem “Harlem,” Langston Hughes famously asked what happens to a dream deferred.  “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun … or does it explode?” he wondered.  More...