July 10, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU TV

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 1, Going Bodmin As Martin moves in and meets the locals, he realizes that adjusting to village life is not going to be smooth sailing. 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...

Fisher-Price picks up ultimate power wheels: F-150

Ford and Fisher-Price are taking the F-150 in a whole new dimension, unveiling the Fisher-Price Power Wheels F-150.  The ride-on toy, which retails starting at $349.99 beginning in September, was inspired by the 2015 F-150. More...

GM reunites owner with stolen ’Vette

George Talley and his prized ’79 Chevrolet Corvette were reunited at General Motors’ world headquarters recently, just three miles from where the car was stolen from him 33 years ago.  More...

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SUMMER HERE IS THE SWINGING OPEN OF OVEN DOORS — your nostrils and throat suddenly full of wetheavy heat. The punctual afternoon thunderstorms, as June slips into July and August, seem to only bring steam. The heat even lingers at midnight. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Entrepreneur fills niche with economical airport shuttle service

While Gene Trombley was living and working in Utah, he took notice of an economical airport shuttle service that operated with a unique business model. More...

Reports indicate baseball brings big bucks to Charlotte County

Many Charlotte County residents may not be aware they were even here earlier this year. That would be the Delta Devils and Bonnies, the Jackrabbits and the Hoyas, the Student Princes, Blue Streaks and Gorloks. More...

Little Free Library lends literary definition to ‘give-and-take’

A worldwide phenomenon recently popped into Charlotte County, putting this corner of the world in a club with places as diverse and far-flung as Haiti, Ghana and Australia. More...

Capt. Robert Scott’s last letter

In the century or so since British Navy Capt. Robert Falcon Scott ran out of juice on his return from the South Pole and wrote his final letters home while freezing to death in his tent, plenty has been made of him.  More...

Kiwanis Shoes for Kids project launches

The Sunrise Kiwanis Shoes for Kids project is in its 10th year of providing new tennis shoes for students in the Charlotte County Public School System. More...

PEEPLES SPEAKS

History: the events of yesterday and the prolog of tomorrow

Local history is often thought to be insignificant because it is often extolled by old people who seek to enlarge the role of their ancestors and bask in their reflected glory. Out of context, local history is of little value. More...

Pier One Yacht Sales takes in Paradigm of Cape

Pier One Yacht Sales owners Len Garofoli and Tony Mondello have announced that Paradigm Yacht Sales at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral has merged with Pier One.  Pat Roush, who started Paradigm Yacht Sales in 2003 in Cape Coral and moved the c More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

635 Madrid Blvd., Burnt Store Isles

THIS THREE-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH, WATERfront home has a great water view and is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping on an oversized corner lot.  More...

WCI Communities introduces new coach home neighborhood in Banbury II

WCI Communities has introduced Sarasota National’s first collection of coach homes in the Banbury II neighborhood in Venice. More...

Carpet is tougher than you think

Thinking about changing the carpet in your bedrooms? Textured carpet is still an extremely popular choice. Because it’s casual, it’s here to stay. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

On the Road to Sundown

Tim McGraw tours in advance of a new album with a new label.

WHEN TIM MCGRAW WENT on tour in summer 2011, he had already completed his album, “Emotional Traffic,” and in fact had named his outing the “Emotional Traffic” tour. This summer, Mr. More...

Ghost orchids in bloom at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s famed Super Ghost orchid is in bloom, with multiple buds promising an even more lavish display of flowers on this rare orchid species.  More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Gritty and pretty and set in Galveston

Serendipity’s a marvelous thing.  I just read two novels back-to-back that, at the outset, seemingly had nothing in common.  More...