May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MAY 22, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 6 Nobody Likes Me Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.   More...

Don’t let holiday boating turn into water-horror weekend

Boating is a year-round pleasure here in Southwest Florida, but up north, after the brutal winter, there’s a mad rush for boaters to get back on the water for the summer boating season’s annual kickoff: Memorial Day weekend. More...

Jimmie Johnson appearance part of July 5 Daytona package

A popular ticket package for the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Saturday, July 5, at Daytona International Speedway has returned.  Jimmie Johnson, six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and the two-time Daytona 500 winner, will t More...

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Business News

A sharing economy

The fast growth of sites like Airbnb has given consumers options like never before but has also raised concerns about safety and fairness in the online marketplace

As an MBA student at Florida Gulf Coast University, Greg Knezevich is on a tight budget. So recently, he decided to sublet his house in a Naples neighborhood called Lake Park, on a website called Airbnb. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Keith Tracy turns Charlotte County into ‘The Other West Coast’ for films

When you think of theatrical movies, Hollywood comes to mind. For advertising and promotional films, you probably think of New York agencies. More...

FirstLight HomeCare established in Southwest Florida

FirstLight HomeCare, a provider of quality, affordable, non-medical inhome care for adults, is now open in Southwest Florida.  More...

Experts make the case for more services during Mental Health Awareness Month

Here is some unsettling news: One out of two Americans will become mentally ill at some point in their lives. More...

The chromosome X dilemma

Women.  And I say that as a man.  The fact is, women really aren’t from Venus, and men really aren’t from Mars, as John Gray suggested in his best-selling 1992 book, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.”  H More...

Port Charlotte Goodwill location opens May 22

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is celebrating the May 22 grand opening of a new Goodwill Retail & Donation Center at 24051 Peachland Blvd., Port Charlotte.  More...

Fewer car buyers want to haggle, report says

Only about 20 percent of car shoppers consider themselves “extreme price grinders” who will take as much time as they can to get the lowest possible price on a new or used car, according to a new report by Edmunds.com, a leading destinati More...

Cadillac builds a luxury hybrid coupe

The hunkered-down, Stealthbomber wedge shape of the Cadillac ELR sets it apart from the crowd of lookalike coupes and sedans. Ditto for the electric drive system and the range-extending gasoline engine that recharges the batteries. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

6707 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda

This custom-designed country home has four bedrooms and 2½ baths in its 2,602-square-foot layout, built in a parklike setting of 2.85 acres of manicured grounds just minutes from historic downtown Punta Gorda and public boat ramps.  More...

High Point market findings presented at free design seminar

Interiors by SandStar will present the free design seminar Bringing High Point Home at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Designer Olena Turkalo will present the newest ideas and products presented during her trip to the High Point, N.C. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

YOUNG COUNTRY

A HEADLINER AT 22, HUNTER HAYES REFLECTS ON A LIFETIME LOVE OF MUSIC

Plenty of artists say their whole world revolves around their music. With Hunter Hayes, it doesn’t sound like an exaggeration.  More...

18th annual Charlie Awards honor achievement in the arts and humanities

The Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County will celebrate its 18th annual Charlie Awards formal reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St., Port Charlotte.  More...

Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final comes to Sarasota Florida Rep Theatre Conservatory students rehearse ‘Urinetown: the Musical’

The road to Olympic greatness crosses directly through Sarasota next month, and tickets are now available.  Area spectators can watch and cheer for some of the world’s most complete athletes right here in our own backyard when the 2014 Mod More...