January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 9:30 P.M.  Doc Martin Behind the Scenes  Go behind the camera and get an inside look at the early episodes in this revealing special.   FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 8:30 P.M.  Charlie Rose  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Abraham to speak at UU’s inaugural ‘Peace Series’   With a background in education, journalism, publishing and literary criticism, author James Abraham will speak at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Trust officers to host free educational seminars

Investment fundamentals, estate planning and Florida residency are among the topics to be explored in a series of free seminars at the Punta Gorda office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust. More...

Sea Tow offers life-jacket loans at five Charlotte locations

Sea Tow Services International, the nation’s leading marine assistance provider, and the nonprofit Sea Tow Foundation are happy to announce that five new Sea Tow Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Stations are now open at boat ramps in Placida, Port More...

The most expensive diamonds in the world

How about we play a round of “Let’s Make a Deal” with a pair of diamonds? In your hand is a 10-carat, flawless, colorless diamond of ideal cut. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Peddling pedals for profit

Fit, 40-something and properly fickle in how she does business, Lynn Sharp realized more than three years ago the seemingly obvious — so obvious, that nobody else figured it out and acted on it the way she did: Neither the manufacturers of bicy More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Former deputy keeps Universal Fitness in shape

If (A), one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get (or get back) in shape; and (B) you live in Deep Creek or the surrounding area; and (C) you might be intimidated by the thought of going to gym, then Universal Fitness, 1544 Rio de Janeiro Av More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em

Gambling is not an investment topic, but it is surely a money topic touching the lives of most of us.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Symphony ‘Bravura’ concert features jazz legend MarvinStamm

Iconic jazz trumpeter Marvin Stamm will be in his element when he performs in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s concert “Bravura” on Sunday, Jan. 11.  More...

Anticipating ‘a beautiful future,’ Southwest Florida Symphony hands off the baton

This is how he speaks to his musicians: with his hands moving in patterns through the air, turning black musical notes on stark white paper into a choreography of passion and sound. More...

Sea Grape Gallery presents Karen Schneider as its Artist of the Month

Sea Grape Gallery will feature the work of watercolor and mixed media artist Karen Schneider through Feb. 5.  Ms. More...

Never indifferent: Remembering the well-lived life of Virginia B. Andes

A building and a clinic in Charlotte County carry her name. Her memory lives on, and will do so for a very long time. What Virginia B. Andes did in her 95 years was remarkable in many ways. 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. ¦ Investments for Women 101 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 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...

Save a Child dinner and dance party will benefit Haitian orphanage

A local charitable organization of nurses is inviting the public and members of the health-care community to attend its annual fundraiser to support an orphanage in Haiti.  More...

GMC Canyon is Autoweek’s best truck for 2015

GMC Canyon has been named Autoweek’s Best of the Best/Truck for 2015, with editors praising the new midsize truck for its design, utility, features and “perfect size.”  More...

Sprint Unlimited field at Daytona expanded

Coming off an exciting 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, NASCAR has announced that all 16 Chase drivers will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway.  More...

All about diamond color, clarity and enhancement

During the next several months, I want to talk about all kinds of antiques, collectibles and jewelry fashion — what’s hot, what’s not. This month, I want to talk about enhanced diamonds. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

15156 Lyneburg Ave., Port Charlotte

Waterfront sailboat access at its best — 80 feet of concrete seawall with davits to drop your boat and take off fishing or sailing. More...

CDBIA announces 2014 honorees

The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association has announced the recipients of its 2014 Builder, Sub- Contractor, Associate and Member of the year awards.  Builder of the Year was awarded to CDBIA’s 2015 First Vice President Kevin Koch More...

LIVING LARGE IN SMALL SPACES

SO, YOU’VE TAKEN THE BIG STEP OF BUYING YOUR OWN LITTLE piece of paradise. More...