February 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

EDUCATION BRIEFS

FSW event helps applicants file for financial aid   Florida SouthWestern State College will host College Goal Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. More...

Seminar addresses post civil rights movement harmony

As a part of the celebration of Black History month, PC International Church will be host “The Next Steps” seminar at LaPlaya, Suite B, 2811 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Hoops sponsors sought   The Punta Gorda Police Department is seeking sponsors for The Jammers, its summer youth basketball program, which has become one of the premier leagues in Charlotte County. More...

President of Walt Disney World Resort to present at Speaker’s Assembly luncheon

President of Walt Disney World Resort George Kalogridis will be the featured speaker at The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27. More...

Lincoln, Google integrate for remote vehicle app

The Lincoln Motor Company, through the free MyLincoln Mobile app, is the first automotive brand to launch an available seamless integration with Now cards in the Google app, offering a new notification opportunity for Android smartphone users to remo More...

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Business News

Growing fast

Upcoming meetings seek to find common ground on development issues

Those who brush their teeth each morning, work in the same office or play on the same golf course each day and sleep in the same bed each evening are sometimes unable to recognize the most salient fact of life on the southwest coast of Florida: Every More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Non-lawyers prepares legal documents for those who represent themselves

When Michele Hall went through her first divorce, her attorney would make what she thought were courtesy phone calls to see if she was OK — but was, in reality, charging a hefty fee. As a result, the divorce cost her $30,000.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Love and money

In life, there are many different love issues and many different money issues that each of us will face.  When the two, love and money, are entwined in a relationship as an important foundation in relationship, there is plenty of room for confus More...

Giving of themselves: What Virginia B. Andes volunteers do for love

When Virginia B. Andes passed away on Dec. 29, 2014, at the age of 95, most would consider her greatest legacy to be the Charlotte County health care clinic that bears her name.  More...

The Wall That Heals returns to Marco Island

For Americans of a certain generation, the Vietnam War stirs up a variety of complicated emotions. More...

Explore your inner Greek at the 22nd annual Greek Fest

This year’s Greek Fest theme is “Greeks Have More Fun,” and organizers encourage residents to eat, dance, take pastries home and come back for more. The event will be held from Friday to Sunday, Feb. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 10 P.M.  Father Brown: The Devil’s Dust  Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight. But just who is responsible for her disappearance?   FRIDAY, FEB. More...

Super Bowl MVP truck goes to a man named Brady

Chevrolet presented Super Bowl XLIX Most Valuable Player Tom Brady with a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in recognition of his game-winning effort on the field in the New England Patriots 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks.  A media panel and fan vote More...

Life jacket loaner stand application deadline extended to March 1

The Sea Tow Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and boating agencies in Southwest Florida to host a life jacket loaner program through a new grant from the Sport Fish Restoration & Boating Trust Fund, which is admini More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

18072 Republic Ave., Port Charlotte

This Port Charlotte pool home built by Northern Star features two large master suites with walk-in closets, three bathrooms (master bath remodeled) and an open floor plan that leads to a large, screened-in lanai and a pool surrounded by a new privacy More...

Researchers switch to cell phones for consumer confidence survey

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose sharply to 93.3 in January, almost six points higher than December’s reading, according to a new University of Florida study.  More...

Consumer Reports surveys agents on how to increase a home’s value

With housing prices at recent highs, it’s a great time to sell, and still-low interest rates make it also a good time to buy a home.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

What you really shouldn’t miss this season

Here we are, smack in the height of season.  With so many venues vying for your time and money, how do you decide to spend both wisely?  Follow your heart and your own interests, but be adventurous, too. Try something new. More...

Popular jazz brunch becomes Wine & Jazz Festival’s premiere after-event

Mainstream jazz highlights the sixth annual Jazz Brunch Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. More...

Celebrate Black History Month at Gallery Walk

Exhibits, food and more are planned for Punta Gorda’s Gallery Walk on Thursday, Feb. More...