October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Season 2, The Family Way  More...

Surgeon creates new bra for breast cancer patients

Lea Blackwell, M.D., a breast surgeon at Lee Memorial Hospital, is giving breast cancer patients a new, more practical and comfortable option for a bra after breast surgeries.  More...

Minnesota Twins cuts naming rights deal to create CenturyLink Sports Complex

The Minnesota Twins and Century- Link have expanded their long-standing, multi-faceted partnership, which will now include naming rights for the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myersm, now known as the Lee County Sports Complex. More...

Programs promoting clean, safe boating can earn up to $10,000

As the name implies, the goal of the boater-funded BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is to educate boaters about safe and clean boating.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Spirit: A ‘spooktacular’ store for all things Halloween

I confess: I look forward to the disinterment of all (or at least most) things creepy at Halloween — especially in specialty stores. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Ringling International Arts Festival 2014

SLUDGE MONSTERS FROM THE PLANET Zygon!  Robots!  Snappy dialogue and bold graphics!  “The Intergalactic Nemesis” has all this and more.  More...

Annual pumpkin contest keeps people guessing

The Great Pumpkin has arrived at Gregg’s Automotive in Punta Gorda.  Each year, a giant pumpkin is place in front of the shop, located at 236 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.  The public is invited to stop in and guess the weight of the More...

The 2014 RIAF lineup

¦ Opening night – The festival begins with a champagne toast at 6 p.m. in the Ringling Courtyard and includes Bolero Sarasota, choreographed by Larry Keigwin and featuring 50 local dancers. A fireworks display concludes the evening. More...

Remembering Edna Jane Peeples: A life of love, letters and loyalty

This seven-decade love story began on a Punta Gorda street around 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS EVENTS

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 Tanger Factory Outlets, Fort Myers 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 Cambier Park, Naples   More...

Bicycle Center presents Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

Bicycle Center in Port Charlotte is partnering with Trek Women and The Breast Cancer Foundation again to support breast cancer awareness.  On Sunday, Oct. More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Job fair on tap   More...

Toyota celebrates 14 years of Prius with special edition in ’15

They grow up fast. More...

German racing legend Jochen Mass grand marshal for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Legendary German sports car and Formula One driver Jochen Mass will serve as the grand marshal for the 53rd edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

2622 Rio Grande Drive, Punta Gorda

A SHORT DISTANCE TO THE PEACE RIVER AND A leisurely walk to the park are just two reasons this three-bedroom, three-bath, canal-front home is worth checking out.  More...

Bay Street offers move-in specials

The new community of Bay Street is available with movein opportunities starting in the low-$200s. More...

Put the power of experience behind your house deal

Wow, the heat is finally cooling off with fall in the air. Love these cooler mornings — which can only mean snowbirds will be flying back to our piece of paradise.  At Lisa Hamlin’s Powerhouse Real Estate, we love the snowbirds. More...