February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 10 P.M.  Father Brown: The Face of Death  After a murder at the Kembleford charity treasure hunt, general suspicion falls upon a bereaved man who wants revenge. More...

Nothing beats 500 week at Daytona

Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. will look to duplicate his 2014 victory at the 57th Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 22, Repeating as the 500 champion is no easy feat. More...

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Business News

Direct sales woman-ship

Direct sales.  Once, it was the domain of men only — and that usually meant door-to-door selling on a commission basis. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Attorney Mark Martella offers ‘boot camp’ to help businesses succeed

You would almost think that attorney Mark Martella is trying to put himself out of business — but that’s certainly not the case.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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Paula Poundstone points her random humor in this direction

COMEDIANS LOVE COMING TO FLORIDA, a state so strange the jokes practically write themselves.  During a recent trip, comedian Paula Poundstone tweeted: “I just passed a sign that says ‘uneven lanes.’ I guess people come to see t More...

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra features Cuban virtuoso

Classical guitarist Gerardo Perez Capdevila will perform in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s concert “Appassionato” Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda.  More...

Punta Gorda selected for U.S. Navy Band’s Tour

America’s Navy is coming home to Punta Gorda one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour — one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs.  More...

Redact before you act: Use caution when posting medical images online

The other day I was on my daily scroll through the happenings of my family and friends on Facebook when I noticed a black and white ultrasound image of a baby. 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...

Black Union troops defended Fort Myers from Confederate attack

This much is certain about the Civil War Battle of Fort Myers: It was fought on Feb. More...

Daytona 500 has plenty of entertainment to lap up

It might not have the glamor of the pre-game and halftime entertainment of the Super Bowl, but the Daytona 500 puts on a first-class show itself as part of the racing spectacle, and this year’s 57th running of “The Great American Race&rdq More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3651 Turtle Dove Blvd., Punta Gorda

YOU’LL BE IMPRESSED FROM THE MOMENT you walk through the front doors of this spacious TowlesCorp home built in 2007. It’s a three-bedroom, 3.5-bath, three-car garage gem covering 3,546 square feet.  More...

Five Star Realty recognizes top agents for fourth quarter 2014

Five Star Realty has announced its top producing agents and teams for the fouth quarter of 2014.  The Helgemo Team was top producer in sales and top lister for the fourth quarter. More...