November 13, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Port Charlotte Town Center’s Santa arrives Nov. 15   Parents and their children are invited to welcome Santa Claus and his elves to Port Charlotte Town Center when he arrives at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in the Food Court. 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...

Jet boat price just right for game-show winners

Scarab jet boats have been selected as grand prizes on “The Price is Right” game show, which airs daily on CBS.  The second-longest-running game show in television history, the show producers were looking for a flashy, exciting produ More...

Medicare Enrollment is in Full Swing

It’s another jam-packed day in his busiest time of year. More...

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Business News

Sales by the boatload

The state’s marine industry is rebounding

The South Florida boat show season has arrived in all its showboating fantasies of glimmering yacht dreams and seafaring romance, but it’s also grounded in good economic news. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

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

Skill aside, sometimes a locksmith needs to be stubborn and patient, said Brent Thompson. More...

Harley heaven opens in Fort Myers aiming to appeal to non-bikers

Motorcycle riders who stop at the sprawling new Six Bends Harley-Davidson mecca in Fort Myers may think they’ve died and gone to Harley heaven.  “It’s awesome,” said Linda McNabb, program manager at the site, describing c More...

‘The Ladies of Punta Gorda’ book to be launched Dec. 9.

Behind every good man is a good woman. And behind every great community there are great women.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 8:30 P.M. The Dunk City Effect Take a look at the elevated profile and the results — such as many more applications for admission — enjoyed by FGCU in the wake of a magical basketball season. FRIDAY, NOV. 14, 9 P.M. More...

Hyundai’s luxury Azera gets 2015 touch-ups

Hyundai Motor America introduced the 2015 Hyundai Azera in a North American debut this past weekend at the 44th annual Miami International Auto Show.  More...

Food donation good for free tour of Daytona track

To help families in the Central Florida community enjoy the upcoming holidays, Daytona International Speedway is encouraging race fans to visit the “World Center of Racing” and donate canned food items with a special track tour promotion. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

870 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda

ENTER THIS HOME THROUGH A SCREENEDIN area and proceed through etched-glass front doors to a beautiful atrium filled with greenery, flowers and a water fountain.  More...

FGCU accepts alumni nominations

The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its annual Alumni Awards. Deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

bluegrass

BLUEGRASS MUSIC IS PITIFUL MOURNFUL, BUT IT’S got a good beat to it,” says Sharon Morrison, a mandolin player with Captain Joe and the Bottom Feeders and a board member of the Acoustic Music Society of Southwest Florida (which as merged w More...

CSO intends to be instrumental in Charlotte’s ‘great musical future’

In part, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s maestro Raffaele Ponti attributes last year’s first sold-out season to the community’s curiosity about him as the new artistic director and conductor.  More...

AUDITIONS

Auditions for ‘Lettice and Lovage’   The Lemon Bay Playhouse will hold open auditions for an upcoming play, “Lettice and Lovage,” at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Nov. 23 and 24 at the playhouse, 96 W. More...