January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

International study scholarships offered

The application deadline for the 2015- 2016 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad scholarship program, referred to as YES, is Jan. 7. More...

SAVE THE DATE

C.A.R.E. Ball is Jan. 24   The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County Inc. will hold its annual C.A.R.E. Ball on Saturday, Jan. 24.  More...

CDBIA to host third Sporting Clays Classic

The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association’s third annual Sporting Clays Classic will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at Sarasota Trap & Skeet Gun Club in Nokomis.  More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Scrub-jay habitat conservation plan approved   More...

New law requires car child restraints until age 6

Beginning Jan. 1, every driver in Florida is required to use a child-restraint device for children until they are 6 years old.  More...

Kid Rock headlines Daytona 500 show

Multi-platinum award-winning rock star Kid Rock will perform the Daytona 500 Budweiser Pre-Race Show, the prelude to the 57th annual “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 22 (1 p.m. on FOX, FOX Deportes, MRN Radio and SiriusXM Radio.) More...

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Business News

PUMPED

Low fuel prices driving spending

AND STILL, FUEL PRICES KEEP FALLING! More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Bodybuilder physician leads by example, helps patients with healthy lifestyle

For Dr. Jorge Cabrera, the health-andfitness thing is more than a hobby. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Personal finance new year’s resolutions

Every person’s financial situation is unique.  There are distinct positives and negatives to everyone’s financial position. Everyone has different challenges to face, behaviors, attitudes, disciplines etc.  More...

New York cedes to Florida, falls to No. 4 in population

Florida is the place that counts, New York.  The Big Apple is no longer No. 1. Or even No. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JAN. 1, 8 P.M.  Downton Abbey Rediscovered  Relive treasured moments from the first four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. More...

Future Builders of America Boot Camp set

The inaugural Future Builders of America Boot Camp will take place on Jan. 24 at the Charlotte Technical Center for all Charlotte County students in the ninth grade.  More...

Charlotte County McDonald’s customers raise $38,000 for Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida reported that Charlotte County donations to the 2014 Hearts for the House campaign amounted to more than $38,000.  In November, Charlotte County McDonald’s customers donated to RMHC thro More...

Improved system makes cross-county and cross-country travel easier

The word interoperability is tough to spell and pronounce and isn’t one used in everyday communication.  Unless, that is, one works in a bridge or highway tollbooth.  Yet, interoperability might affect anybody who drives a car or truc More...

Ford designers create a snowman extravaganza

The innovative minds behind some of the world’s most iconic vehicles must work within the constraints of rules and regulations, which heightens the challenge for the designer, yet never quashes the creative spirit reflected in the final product More...

Real Estate News

What $450,000 will buy in SWFL

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Report shows robust workers’ compensation market in Florida

The workers’ compensation market in the Sunshine State is competitive, well capitalized and robust, with lower amounts of loss. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

HELLO

Broadway’ s hottest and most controversial musical comes to Southwest Florida

Ding-Dong!  Hello!  I would like to share with you about the most amazing musical; it’s the hottest ticket in Southwest Florida, despite its unlikely topic: Mormon missionaries in Uganda.  It’s “The Book of Mormon: Th More...

Best Films of 2014

It was a year of gimmicks and grandeur, subtlety and the sublime, led at the box office by guardians of the galaxy and in our hearts by unthinkable illness and inspiring love.  More...

BEACH READING

‘Small Move, Big Change’

By Caroline L. Arnold (Penguin Books, $16) More...