November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

FSW Charlotte Keystone Society honors John David McQueen

The Florida SouthWestern State College Keystone Society recently named John David McQueen its 2014 honoree during a ceremony held in his honor.  Each year the society — formed eight years ago with the intention of supporting a fine art gal More...

Better Business Bureau offers holiday spending trends and tips

The holiday season is here, and consumer trends suggest gift-givers are planning to “shop ’til they drop.” In fact, one-quarter of U.S. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Free brakes in exchange for toys   More...

Historic Miami Marine Stadium revived by boat show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and Friends of Miami Marine Stadium have announced a win-win agreement that will provide ideal accommodations for the world’s largest boat show while paving the way for the restoration of More...

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Business News

Medical tourism

Seeking treatment in paradise? Southwest Florida may be the place

State legislators and strategic thinkers are spending millions to attract medical tourists to Florida — visitors who come for a procedure and stay for some leisure. Experts estimate medical tourism to be a $60 billion industry. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Westchester Gold & Diamonds carries more than its name suggests

Where in Charlotte County can you find a store that sells gold, diamonds, jewelry, Rolex watches — and an authentic dinosaur skeleton? That would be Westchester Gold & Diamonds, 4200-F Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Money can’t buy happiness, except when it can

Certain neighborhoods of south Florida’s east and west coasts are noted for their extreme levels of opulent living. More...

Punta Gorda Airport expands to accommodate surge in travelers

With the number of airport passengers soaring, a major $8.2 million expansion project is underway at Punta Gorda Airport.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 9:30 P.M. Masterpiece Mystery: Poirot Curtain Hercule Poirot made his final appearance in print in 1975. This is his swan song onscreen. FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 9 P.M. Kristin Chenoweth: Coming More...

Charlotte to host 2015 USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals competition

USA BMX has selected Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands as the location for the Sunshine State Nationals, scheduled for Feb. 13-15, at the Charlotte BMX Track at Carmalita Park in Punta Gorda. More...

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Mural run coming up   More...

New F-150 hauls in top Kelley Blue Book honors

The new 2015 Ford F-150 is the big winner of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Buy awards, earning both Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy prizes.  Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy awards is a new awards program designed to provide a signi More...

Florida DOT will sponsor Daytona race to highlight safety program

To promote the important messages of pedestrian and bike safety throughout the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Transportation will serve as the title sponsor of the prestigious seasonopening NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, Feb. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

Snook Pond Cottage, 508 Useppa Island

Offered fully furnished, this welcoming cottage features spectacular water views, floorto ceiling windows, a dock at your door and great entertaining space inside and out.  More...

Downtown PG businesses co-host Small Business Saturday open house

Five businesses in historic downtown Punta Gorda are celebrating Small Business Saturday with a joint open house holiday event.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Three Scrooges

Three local actors. Three local theaters. Three totally different performances.

YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE LIKE Ebenezer Scrooge. Or, if you’re brutally honest, you might even catch glimpses of him in yourself. More...

Worlds apart: Taj to present free Egyptian dance concert

Layla Taj wants to clear up some misconceptions about belly dancing.  “I think it’s probably an American term because there’s a lot of movement in that region of the body,” she said. More...

… and a Dickensk of a night

Ten years after Charles Dickens published “A Christmas Carol,” that classic tale of a miser who comes to see the error of his ways, he gave his first public reading, acting out the various characters.  Two thousand people attended th More...