June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

PEEPLES SPEAKS

The other seasons of Southwest Florida

“To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3)  No one could disagree with Ecclesiastes on this point. More...

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 l More...

Riverside celebrates 30 years

Riverside Behavioral Center at Bayfront Health Punta Gorda celebrated its 30th anniversary on May 21 with a staff commemoration. The 52-bed inpatient psychiatric facility opened with three patients on May 21, 1984. More...

2015 Corvette Z06 rated at 650 horsepower

Supercharged LT4 V-8 engine most powerful ever from Chevrolet

The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.  The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine More...

Boaters need proper insurance, too

The Memorial Day weekend is not far behind us and Fourth of July festivities are just ahead, meaning boating season has officially started throughout the U.S. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Reality TV kings

Local production house looks to make stars out of business owners

They’re ad men, these guys Chuck and Frank, last names Ardezzone and Monti. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Havana Tranquility is the place to experience fine cigar culture

If there’s one word to describe Havana Tranquility Fine Cigars and VIP Club, it would be “ambience.” Everything — from the lighting to the décor to the high-end men’s products (including a handmade, limited edition, $5,0 More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Most paths to wealth require hard work and sacrifice

Many in the U.S. and around the world strive to achieve wealth. They ponder how to best create affluence. More...

Wheels and Wings: The ‘other’ great bike adventure in July

When the Peace River Riders Bicycle Club launched in 2009, its founding members decided they needed to start a signature bike race event that was unique to their organization.  “There was virtually no bicycle event in July in Florida,&rdqu More...

Tories and troublemakers

For a long time, people in the United States have been protesting — this, that or the other thing.  So for a long time, we’ve elevated the venerable traditions of whining, complaining and troublemaking to the status of moral virtues. More...

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Edison enrollment now open for future students

Edison Collegiate High School Charlotte honored 84 graduates this year. Of them, 52 had already earned their associates in arts degrees through the college. This is the second graduating class of the charter high school that opened in 2009.  More...

Honda has off-road Pioneer spirit for 2015

With the addition of the all-new 2015 Pioneer 500, Honda adds a heavy dose of fun to its line of side-by-sides. More...

Diesel is delightful in Audi’s luxury A7

The Audi A7 quattro, from its sloping roof, low-tail silhouette to the huge hatchback that opens up station-wagontype cargo space when the seats are folded, is quite unlike any other car in the luxury segment. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

218 USEPPA ISLAND

Check out this spacious waterfront home with beautiful views from the east shore of Useppa to the south end of Pine Island Sound.  More...

High Point market findings presented at free design seminar

Interiors by Sand- Star will present the free design seminar Bringing High Point Homeat5pm.Thursday, June 12. More...

Home theater: There’s a perfect BDI solution for every room

The home theater has become an important part of everyday life. It’s where many hours are spent as family and friends come together for entertainment and relaxation.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Brian Regan Stand-up comic

brings his observational humor to the BB Mann

MIX THE OBSERVATIONAL HUMOR OF JERRY Seinfeld with the goofiness of Jim Carrey and the clean language of a Boy Scout, and you have the stand-up comedy of Brian Regan. Mr. Regan will perform at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 7 p.m. More...

The Turtles happy to still be together

When the Turtles recorded “Happy Together,” it looked like it might be the group’s last hurrah.  More...

Playing Potter

They may be muggles, but they are wizards when it comes to quidditch

The first time Florida Gulf Coast University junior Ebli De La Rosa Jr. saw students playing quidditch, the sport from the wildly successful Harry Potter series, he made fun of them.  More...