May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Mike Riley to be celebrated at June 13 ‘roast’ The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County will host its 2014 Champion of Youth event in honor of Michael Riley, Charlotte Schools’ manager of adult education and community liaison More...

Newest inductees named to NASCAR Hall of Fame

The 2015 class of inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame recently was elected and announced in Charlotte, N.C., and two of the inductees are Daytona 500 champion drivers.  Included in the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class:  More...

Trend: The newest Winnebago comes around the bend

Get ready for a new, full-featured motorhome experience.  Built on the new Ram ProMaster chassis, the 2014 Winnebago Trend delivers pep, fuel-efficiency and comfortable living space for up to four people.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Beyond the barricade

Florida company’s barriers found on roadways nationwide

Bob’s Barricades Inc. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Kia Ward knows how to carve some Really Nice Tikis

When he was still a child, Kia Ward, owner of Really Nice Tikis (www.ReallyNiceTikis.com) would dream about carving tikis — those iconic wood or stone images of (usually) Polynesian gods or supernatural forces. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Hire a professional to help you navigate the Social Security labyrinth

Aging creates physical, emotional and financial challenges. Layer on top of those challenges the additional burden of understanding the various possibilities for benefits under Social Security and having to make decisions on how to best proceed. More...

Lawmakers open path to college for undocumented students

Faviola Vargas grew up in Naples, went to Golden Gate High School and, along with many of her peers, made plans to go to college in Florida. More...

The ascending nation

It’s not our Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s not this religion or that one, this language or another, this book or a different book that touches all of us.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, MAY 29, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 6 Hazardous Exposure Martin’s mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news. More...

Boaters shouldn’t be lax with light hurricane forecast

Sea Tow Services International, one of the nation’s leading on-water marine assistance providers, urges boaters not to let the official 2014 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1-Nov. 30) forecast lull them into complacency.  More...

BMW’s spirited M235i puts a smile on your face

BMW’s M235i is the spiritual cousin to the 1600/2002 from the late 1960s and early 1970s. I bought a white 1600 in 1969 because I couldn’t afford the more powerful 2002, and I loved it. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3498 Melissa Court, Port Charlotte

This huge six bedroom, eight bath home encompasses 8,230 square feet with an extraordinary pool area.  Brick pavers abound, and a beautiful foyer welcomes visitors. A specious kitchen and family room are complemented by a sun room. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Where are they now?

IN SOME WAYS ARTISTS ARE LIKE SHARKS: They have to keep moving in order to keep stay alive. They keep moving creatively, keep pushing themselves, keep advancing. More...

Rolling with the Bike Medic Program

Imagine yourself perched on a barstool at Harpoon Harry’s after finishing your first Freedom Swim across Charlotte Harbor. Hordes of people surround you and spill out into every nook and cranny of Fishermen’s Village. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Yes, there is life on TV after ‘Downton Abbey’

Dear Julie,   It was so good to hear from you!  It’s always a bright spot in my day to get a letter from you.  You mentioned that you and Gary had just finished a “Downton Abbey” marathon. More...