June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Wearing pants

“They put on their pants just like everybody else.”  Remember that old saw?  Maybe you heard it from your parents or your teacher or your coach or your mentor. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

National Marina Day to be celebrated at Fishermen’s Village Fishermen’s Village will celebrate National Marina Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14. More...

Site helps kids understand hurricane safety

The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding all Floridians to include children and teens in their hurricane preparedness planning. More...

Full speed ahead for $36.7 billion boating industry

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that the recreational boating industry saw healthy growth in 2013, generating $36.7 billion in retail expenditures (new and pre-owned boats and engines, trailers, accessories and services) &mdas More...

Black Widow Harley has Women’s Garage Party on June 14

Black Widow Harley-Davidson is having a Women’s Garage Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 14. More...

Wilma plus nine years — and a region asleep

The 2014 hurricane season is upon us, and experts continue to tell us that a building El Niño in the Pacific should result in fewer storms in the Atlantic basin during the six months ahead. More...

Clever gadgets help keep life cool when storms heat up

It’s that time of the year when the weather folks start making appearances on the TV channels with a bit more frequency. More...

The costliest storms in U.S. history

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The difference between a good season and a bad season is one storm

A decade after Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida and here we go again. —  Will we get hit this year? Will it be an active season? More...

Storm action timeline

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2014 STORM NAMES

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Business News

Welcome to the real world

Businessman/ dad has advice for new grads

YOU’VE FRETTED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S future from kindergarten on. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

For Jesse Shows, upholstery is art

“It’s more of an art than a trade,” said Jesse Shows, owner (with his wife, Shauna) of Charlotte Harbor Custom Upholstery, 23250 Harper Ave., Unit 2, Port Charlotte.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Adopt the personality traits of the rich

Many aspire to be wealthy. Such aspiration begs the self-directed question: “How can I become wealthy?”  More...

EPA reports on climate change’s affect on health, environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released the third edition of a report, “Climate Change Indicators in the United States.” The report pulls together observed data on key measures of the environment, including U.S. More...

Parrot Heads: Birds of a feather ‘phlock’ together for ‘phun,’ philanthropy

Around the country, devotees of a man born on Christmas Day gather regularly to perform acts of charity and to share a common communion marked by celebratory music and special beverages. More...

Peace River Cleanup sails into its 20th year

The Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina will again sponsor the annual Peace River Cleanup — now in its 20th year.  The cleanup takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8. More...

Perfectionism: Creating a cycle of anxiety and self doubt

The janitor stuck his head in N ancy’s office after noticing her light was still on. “Good evening, Ms. Jones. I’m locking up. See you tomorrow.” Nancy looked at her watch. 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...

Ford turns wheels of progress with adaptive steering”

Ford Motor Co. is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and in tight spaces. More...

Daytona Supercross slated for next March 7

The Daytona Supercross, the longest continuous Supercross event in America, will be held Saturday night, March 7, 2015, at Daytona International Speedway.  The prestigious and physically demanding event will once again be the only stop in Florid More...

The Hyundai Equus challenges premium brands

It’s a big step for an automaker to challenge stalwarts of the premium luxury class such as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Lexus LS 460, Jaguar XJ and the Audi A8, but Hyundai is doing just that with the flagship Equus that costs thou More...

Pet family members need a plan, too

When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets.  After so many animals were abandoned following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Charley in Southwest Florida, disaster preparednes More...

Floridians suffering from hurricane amnesia

Dearth of storms, and tropical tenderfoots, worry first responders and emergency managers, who say we aren’t prepared for season

Kieran Bhatia first felt an affinity for meteorology as a sixth-grade student in Maryland, when he realized how much the colors he would see on a radar screen affected his sports schedule. More...

Insuring your home from a hurricane Expect the best, prepare for the worst

With names like Charley, Wilma or Katrina, hurricanes are Southwest Florida’s most unwanted houseguests. More...

Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

Numbers Important Phone

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Real Estate News

What $600,000 will buy in SWFL

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Neal’s sales hit milestone in April

Neal Communities is celebrating its best April on record, with 88 new home sales, up 22 percent from April 2013, its previously most successful month.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

International THEATER festival returns to Venice

IN THE WORDS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, “All the world’s a stage.” While that may be true,ue Venice is where the world of communitycom theater will be onstage comecom June 16 when the curtain risesri More...

Take your treasures to WGCU Public Media appraisal fair

It’s a fantasy fueled by episodes of “Antiques Roadshow”: That knick-knack you dusted off from Grandma’s attic is worth thousands. More...

A master class with Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen is one of those rare individuals who actually warrants the title “legend.”  More...