March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 9:30 P.M.  Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving  Crimes  This behind-the-scenes special was shot on location in the Cotswolds and features clips from the series and interviews with the cast.   More...

Copperfish Books launches teacher discount program

In an effort to recognize and reward the commitment of schoolteachers, Copperfish Books has implemented a new teacher discount program. More...

The spies inside your phone: How apps can track you and share your information

You just had a flat tire along a dark country road. More...

Technology enlightens, empowers car shoppers

The emergence of online and mobile resources has made it easier than ever to shop for a car, but there are still many shoppers who are prone to making some of the same old mistakes. More...

Daytona 500 Fancam puts you inside the speedway

For the third time, the popular Daytona 500 Fancam has returned to Daytona International Speedway for the 57th annual “Great American Race,” which was held last month and won by Team Penske driver Joey Logano, who became the second younge More...

Special Sections

Business News

Mission succession

Planning the future of your business without you in it

A CASUAL DRIVE ON ALMOST ANY COMMERcial road in the region — the Tamiami Trail in Charlotte, Lee or Collier counties, for example — offers a truth that defines Florida and the United States: We’re a state and nation of small busines More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Martella’s ‘maverick’ seven-step system for achieving business goals

My next few columns will be a bit out of the ordinary. I had the privilege of attending attorney Mark Martella’s second annual Small Business Success Boot Camp, or SBSB, on Feb. 28. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Making sense of GDP reports

The Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. final quarter of 2015 was released on Feb. 27. Most investors do not understand what it means and they look to commentaries to tag the announcement as good, bad or neutral. More...

Dr. David Klein passes along his father’s legacy of charity

In August of last year, Dr. David Klein, an ophthalmologist who lives in Punta Gorda and maintains a practice in Port Charlotte, received an urgent plea for help from an orphanage in Haiti. A 4-month-old baby named Elijah was dying.  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.   Once Upon A Time: The Role of  Fairy Tales  More...

Charlotte Memorial Memory Bear Workshop set for March 7

Twice a year, Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory conducts its Memory Bear Workshop.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Registration extended for Charlotte County Government Academy   More...

Consumer sentiment among Floridians continues upward trend

Floridians’ consumer sentiment rose more than a point from January to 94.7 in February, the seventh straight month of increase, according to a new University of Florida survey.  More...

Art on display in model home inspires personal home design

An evening of art, wine, cheese and music will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at the Arthur Rutenberg Turnberry model home located at 3400 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda. More...

Lessen chances of lightning strike on water

The odds of getting struck by lightning are about one in a million. But if you own a boat, the odds of it being struck by lightning are significantly higher — about one in a thousand.  More...

Real Estate News

What $200,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

16088 Minorca Drive, Punta Gorda Beautiful, well-kept home in deed-restricted Burnt Store Village, midway between Punta Gorda and Cape Coral and just two miles from the restaurants and golf at Burnt More...

Arts & Entertainment News

SENSORY SPECTACULAR

Cirque des Voix brings together vocal, instrumental and acrobatic energies

“When you say ‘circus,’ you think nostalgia — cotton candy and elephants,” said Joseph Caulkins, artistic director of the Key Chorale, Sarasota’s symphonic chorus and one of the masterminds behind a completely diff More...

Charlotte County hosts first Asbury Shorts film exhibition

Many people know that the 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture went to “Birdman.” But how many remember that “Feast” captured the prize for best animated short film or that “The Phone Call” was named best live actio More...

MUSIC NOTES

LLI hosts orchestral presentation March 25   The Charlotte County Lifelong Learning Institute and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will present a program on Wednesday, March 25. More...