November 6, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Celtic Ray hosts Resendez benefit

The Celtic Ray is hosting a benefit for Joseph Resendez at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. Joseph is a Punta Gorda resident who had been working as a Florida More...

Englewood Bank helps Helping Hand

Englewood Bank & Trust offices will serve as collection points for non-perishable food items to benefit those in need. More...

HONORING OUR VETERANS

Bank conducts Veterans Appreciation Week

In honor of Veterans Day, Charlotte State Bank & Trust is saluting the country’s servicemen and women with displays in all five bank office lobbies. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 10 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery Poirot More...

The 42nd annual Fort Myers Boat Show set to cruise into downtown

Southwest Florida’s largest and most anticipated boat show returns for its 42nd annual exhibition of boats, equipment and seminars. More...

Ford unveils system to prevent pedestrian collisions

Ford Motor Co. is rolling out a new driver assist system that can make pedestrians safer on the road.  More...

Vehicle prices up slightly in October, KBB reports

The analysts at Kelley Blue Book, an information source for the automotive industry, report the estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States was $33,361 in October 2014. More...

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Business News

Thomas Edison’s last adventure

In his swan song, the inventor created one of the area’s first bioscience companies, seeking a domestic source of rubber

Was 1928 a long time ago?  It seems like now when you’re standing in Thomas Edison’s Fort Myers laboratory, which was built that year. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

SCORE’s Biz Academy helps local businesses learn how to succeed

Whether you’re thinking about starting a small business or you’re already entrenched in running one and making it more successful, you might consider attending the Biz Owner Academy offered by the Port Charlotte chapter of SCORE, 1777 Tam More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Chinese purchases of U.S. real estate are skyrocketing

The Chinese are aggressively purchasing residential and commercial properties in the U.S. More...

FGCU students dig their field experience at Mound Key

Florida Gulf Coast University students had the rare experience this summer of working alongside archaeologists as they dug for clues about the lives of Calusa Indians, 16th-century Spanish missionaries and others who lived on Mound Key at various tim More...

VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS

The following events will honor veterans and members of the military through Nov. 12:   ¦ The annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Punta Gorda by Punta Gorda Elks steps off from Charlotte High at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8. More...

Temple Shalom presents ‘The Real Wolf of Wall Street’

Temple Shalom will show New York’s 92nd Street Y presentation “The Real Wolf of Wall Street” on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Jordan Belfort, who is the real wolf of Wall Street, talks with former U.S. More...

Rauschenberg Foundation to grant $250,000 to local nonprofits

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation are accepting applications for local nonprofits to access support through their new granting partnership. 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...

Going your way: most Americans want to spend final days at home

A good death can be hard to achieve without advance planning according to a new End-of-Life Guide, including survey findings on how Americans want to die, published in the December issue of Consumer Reports and online at ConsumerReports.org/EndOfLife More...

Inaugural Voiceover Mastery Event brings top voice artists to town

Voiceover professional Randy Thomas will present The Voiceover Mastery Event at Hotel Indigo Fort Myers Friday through Saturday, Nov. 14-16. More...

Charlotte RV lovers can catch shows in both directions

Charlotte County residents find themselves stuck in the middle of two of the fall’s biggest recreational-vehicle shows this week, so RV lovers, take your pick.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

words& music

Come alive at the Sanibel Island Writers Conference

WESLEY STACE HAS STORIES IN HIS SONGS, AND songs in his stories.  The singer/songwriter, who until recently performed as John Wesley Harding (yes, he named himself after the 1967 Dylan album), released his fourth novel earlier this year.  More...

Community leaders push comedic limits for a cause

“Laughter is an instant vacation,” said comedian Milton Berle. Soon, one local nonprofit will bank on Mr. Berle’s wisdom.  Comedy for a Cause, a fundraiser for The Charlotte Players, is set for Friday, Nov. More...

A short interview about interviewing

New York Magazine contributing writer Jennifer Senior was about to board a plane but graciously gave Florida Weekly a couple minutes of her time.  More...