September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $100,000 to FSW

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc., organizer of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, presented a gift of $100,000 to the School of Health Professions at Florida SouthWestern State College.  More...

CCSO school resource officers accept Wal-Mart associates’ school supply donation

One of the things that most parents are faced with at the beginning of a school year is acquiring the necessary school supplies for their children. For many, it is be a daunting and expensive task.  More...

Eight surprising medical facts about ‘healthy’ eating

Before you hit the road on that holiday vacation or business trip with a mindset of maintaining a healthy diet regimen, know that what you think you know about healthy food choices can hurt you. More...

Online course teaches boaters weather basics

For boaters, sailors or anglers, knowing the forecast and understanding the weather can mean the difference between smooth, sunny sailing or slogging through uncomfortably rough seas.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Paying in Cash

A wave of buyers who can afford to pay up front put the crimp on those who can’t

The traditional home mortgage has taken a back seat to cash sales in South Florida, more so than any other place in the country. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

At 90 years old, the Farr law firm is the county’s largest

In 1924, the late Earl D. Farr left his hometown of Wauchula with a typewriter and $500 in his pocket to open a law practice in Punta Gorda. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Investors’ worst enemies: themselves

A frequent topic in this column is investor behavior as it is critical to investment success. More...

Business etiquette consultant teaches personal connection

One thing etiquette consultant Sara Wierhake does not want is for someone to feel preoccupied with table manners when dining with her.  “I’m off the clock right now. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 11 P.M. Charlie Rose Charlie Rose talks to people in every field who have “a great story to tell.” ¦ FRIDAY, SEPT. 12, 10 P.M. Royal Paintbox 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.   ¦ Herald Court Theatre Kids:  StageShow!  More...

Charlotte Community Foundation announces new CEO

The Charlotte Community Foundation board of directors has announced its selection of Julia Steele as its chief executive officer. More...

Now you can build your own 2015 Chevy Colorado

Consumers can customize their brand-new, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado — available at dealers this fall — with a “Build Your Own” tool.  More...

Limited-edition Scion FR-S now available in dealerships

The wait to own the first Scion FR-S limited-edition release series is finally over. Scion fans and racing enthusiasts can now get behind the wheel of the FR-S Release Series 1.0, a modern homage to the sports coupe’s racing roots. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

27089 Solomon Drive, Punta Gorda

CHECK OUT THIS CUSTOM-BUILT, FOUR-BEDROOM, 2½- BATH POOL home with 2,764 square feet of living area on a sailboat saltwater canal with a private dock. It was built in 2003, but looks like a new home with special details everywhere.  More...

Boyette & Miller Construction remodels Encore Port Charlotte

Encore Bank’s Port Charlotte location at 2120 Kings Highway is in the process of being remodeled by Southwest Florida based Boyette & Miller Construction and Development. The remodel is slated for completion by mid- October. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

24 hour festival at FGCU allows only one day for creativity

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN 24 HOURS. More...

Broadway Palm opens 22nd season with ’40s to ’70s music revue

The Broadway Palm in Fort Myers opened its 22nd season with the musical revue “Those Were The Days,” playing through Oct. 4. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival is earning its wings

It appears that Gulfshore Playhouse’s New Works Festival is no longer local theater’s best-kept secret.  The fledgling festival, now in its second year, keeps getting bigger and better.  This year’s event, held Thursday th More...