September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Festival celebrates golden retrievers

Participants can go to the dogs at the sixth annual GoldenFest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Democratic Club meeting tackles fracking issue   More...

Welcome to Punta Gorda Airport

The entrance to the Punta Gorda Airport became easier to identify with the installation of a new entrance sign. The sign is facing south at the corner of Piper Road and Viking Avenue. More...

Ford rolls out 2015 Mustang at Flat Rock plant

The first 2015 Ford Mustang rolled off the line Aug. 28 at the Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. More...

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Business News

Eating healthy is big business

For years health-conscious consumers were told to read nutrition labels for saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, carbohydrates and protein content. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Wyvern Hotel strives for more upscale image

Everyone in Charlotte County knows the Wyvern Hotel — 101 E. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda (TheWyvernHotel.com) — as the hotel with the rooftop. But general manager Bob Keating wants it to be known for much more.  More...

Tips for building a successful business blog

These days, it seems business blogs are everywhere. And why not? They’re simple to set up, and they’re a great way to promote your products and services. But here’s the real question: Do they get results?  More...

Costume designer Julie Weiss shares her craft with Ringling students

Clothes make the man. Or so said humorist Mark Twain. Perhaps nowhere does this statement hold true than on the big screen. Costumes play a crucial role in an actor’s transformation into his character. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, SEPT. 4, 10 P.M.  Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret  Service  Lift the veil of secrecy on MI6, the legendary British spy agency and the inspiration for the James Bond series of novels and films.   More...

Florida consumer confidence remains flat, although higher than U.S. level

Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.  More...

Bicycle Center named one of America’s best bike shops

The National Bicycle Dealers Association has named the Bicycle Center of Port Charlotte one of America’s Best Bike Shops for 2014.  There are about 4,000 bike shops in the United States and less than 300 were chosen to be named “Amer More...

Tampa ready for biggest boat show in six years

The 2014 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 5-7, will showcase the marine industry’s newest boats and accessories and offer aquatic attractions for all ages.  More...

New ’Vette will set you back about $80,000

The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 — the most powerful and technologically advanced model in the iconic car’s 62-year history — will be offered at a suggested retail price of $78,995, while the convertible model will start at $83,995, More...

Real Estate News

What $250,000 will buy in SWFL

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Three models available for viewing in Moody River Estates

D.R. Horton's Southwest Florida Division has opened three furnished model homes for viewing in Moody River Estates, a gated community in North Fort Myers.  More...

El Dorado model built with American products evokes otherworldly elegance

Michelanglo Custom Homes recently unveiled El Dorado, an estate home providing 3,500 square feet under air with an open, modern design that provides airy, inviting living space with water views and the best of the Florida lifestyle.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Art of the Highwaymen

Museum exhibit showcases paintings by the Highwaymen (and one woman)

The colors in the paintings are the outrageous hues that are Mother Nature’s specialty in subtropical Florida: flamingo pink, the purple bruise of deep indigo, the citrus red of a blood orange. More...

3 Doors Down strips down its set for acoustic performance

About a year ago, 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold looked set to take a real left turn with his career.  He had gotten busy meeting up with other songwriters to work on a country solo record, which he was talking about releasing sometime this yea More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Murder, they wrote

It’s one of life’s odd contradictions that murder — something so horrendous in real life — can be so entertaining in our fiction.  And nowhere has it been as fun recently as in “The Mangle Street Murders” by M More...