May 15, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Bad credit doesn’t have to crash your new-car dream

It’s possible to buy a new car with bad credit if you know where to look and how to prepare, says Edmunds.com, a leading online resource for car shopping. More...

Two original Mustang owners celebrate the car’s 50th birthday

It was 50 years ago that the Ford Mustang went on sale. More...

1,000 acres of Charlotte to become adventure park

Florida Tracks & Trails, a multithemed adventure park and entertainment destination, will open in its first phase late this year.  The adventure and entertainment complex sits on 1,000 acres of land on Bermont Road in Punta Gorda, with a 53- More...

NFL pick makes good on pink Escalade promise to mom

A luxury vehicle such as a Cadillac Escalade can often be a reward for achievement. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Employee cynicism can kill your company’s culture

Try these strategies to build trust instead

Hipness, snark and cynicism are hallmarks of modern culture. But what about your company’s culture? More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Bisous’ bash marks 15 years of making people beautiful

There are hair salons, and then there’s Bisous, 110 Herald Court, Punta Gorda (www.BissonetteStyle.com), which is celebrating its 15th birthday at a bash from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 17.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Giving a fish, versus teaching to fish, versus gifting a bait shop

Gift giving to both non-family and charitable groups averages 6 percent of the average household budget. More...

Bicycle Center presents Tech Talk Tuesdays

To celebrate National Bike Month, Bicycle Center is hosting free tech nights without the tech talk. The clinics are designed to empower and educate all cyclists.  The Tuesday clinics start at 6 p.m. More...

Ten tips to make boating with children safe, fun

The Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to boating safety and education, offers the following list of 10 tips for boating with kids.   More...

The Honda Pilot is still going strong

The Honda Pilot is a stalwart of the suburban family, and has been for more than 10 years. More...

Correction

The May 1 feature, “Renaissance Academy at FGCU extends reach in Charlotte County,” was incorrectly attributed to Florida Weekly Correspondent Glenn Miller.  The piece was written and photographed by Florida Weekly Staff Writer Evan More...

Recycling Our Community

Changes to Charlotte County’s recycling program made the process easier for residents, causing participation levels to spike. We go behind the scenes.

“Streisand $400 Million Divorce Explodes!”  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Hibiscus Festival returns May 16-18   The Punta Gorda Hibiscus Festival will be held at Punta Gorda’s Gilchrist Park Friday through Sunday, May 16-18.  Events feature a picnic in the park and the festival’s Fabulous Friday Music More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1610 Columbian Drive, Punta Gorda

You might get the feeling you’re vacationing along the Mediterranean as you take in every detail of this extraordinary home accented by a waterfall.  More...

Keller Williams local Realtor helps set up office in South Africa

“It’s one of those opportunities that’s here and gone,” said Realtor Lynn Doty. “You either take it or somebody else will take it.”  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Nancies

IN AN OFF-KILTER LOOK BACK AT THE ARTS SEASON JUST PAST, WE AWARD ...

AS SEASON STUTTERS TO A CLOSE, MY thoughts turn to bestowing The Nancies, my somewhat serious, somewhat tongue-in-cheek annual awards. It’s my off-kilter look at the past few months in the arts, with one-of-a-kind awards. More...

Young people’s concert opens a world of creativity to students

On an early Friday in May, children are already sitting on the lobby floor at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Memorabilia traces early roots of America’s pastime

Baseball may have been first mentioned in the United States in 1791, when city officials in Pittsfield, Mass., banned playing the game near the town meeting house. More...