July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, JULY 3, 10 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot X Murder on the Orient Express On his way to Istanbul, Poirot is called back to London for a case, and finds transport via the Orient Express train. More...

Hurricane Charley photos sought

It’s nearly 10 years since Hurricane Charley roared through our community. If you or your friends have photos of Charley’s wrath, we’d like you to share them with us. More...

Make July 4 holiday go well on the water

A long day on the water exposed to the elements combined with crowded waterways and alcohol consumption could be a recreational boater’s ultimate undoing this July 4th holiday weekend.  More...

Put your best foot forth on Fourth at Daytona

During the Coke Zero 400 weekend at Daytona Beach, the best way to get up close and personal with the drivers is literally on the track. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Still on the clock

A working life is both a desirable goal and a necessity for many people in their 60s and beyond

Quitting work at 65 for some kind of permanent vacation, roaming golf courses and beaches and the world, among other retirement tropes, is not for everyone — it’s not even for most people these days.  Even as those things remain desi More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

For the love of dog: Groomer shares success story

Let me start by saying that Kim Combs is not your run-of-the-mill, onesize fits-all dog groomer. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Understanding the lingo of finance

Finance and investing is sufficiently complex but made even more so by the abbreviations and acronyms woven into the fabric of financial columns and cable discussions. More...

Stick A Fork in Cancer event personal for local restaurateurs

Words on the Chick-fil-A sign in Port Charlotte provide the basic information about an American Cancer Society fundraiser.  Motorists zipping by or customers popping in can read that the Stick a Fork in Cancer fundraiser will be held July 8 and More...

Topo map, Independence Day

In the hilly topography of American life, history hardly lends itself to the chatter of jingoists — the love-is-blind fatherland flag wavers and chest thumpers.  More...

Specials benefit Southwest Florida Honor Flight

The Neat Repeats Boutique, at 2826 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, will donate 10 percent of store sales Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6, to Southwest Florida Honor Flight.  Honor Flight’s mission is to transport veterans of World War II to W More...

Volunteers still needed for harbor restoration project

Earlier this year, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Office, The Nature Conservancy and the city of Punta Gorda launched a collaborative effort to restore oyster habitat in the Peace River, adjacent to the Gas More...

Vehicle check keeps dream vacation from becoming road nightmare

Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip car check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster. More...

Real Estate News

What $220,000 will buy in SWFL

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Neal Signature Homes unveils new model at The Concession

Neal Signature Homes’ newest model, The Dominica II, is located at The Concession, an exclusive, gated golf-course community located between Sarasota and Manatee counties.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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‘Standing on Ceremony’ celebrates same-sex marriage

On a recent Wednesday evening, on the very day the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Utah cannot ban gay marriage — Utah! Can you believe it? More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

The Naples Players ‘bump it with a trumpet’

If you want to be a striptease artist, you “gotta get a gimmick.”  Or, as Mazeppa, the horn-playing Roman gladiator stripper puts it: “If you wanna bump, bump it with a trumpet.”  More...

KOVEL : ANTIQUES

Patriotic themes popular with collectors

Flags, eagles, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam and other patriotic symbols are very popular with collectors. The image gives a simple message of patriotism to Americans. More...