March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

Hook Kids on Fishing focuses on conservation   Anglers for Conservation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and Fishermen’s Village will present the Hook Kids on Fishing Program from 10 a.m. More...

Charlotte County tourist development tax collections up 27 percent over last year

The Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau announces that Tourist Development Tax Revenues collected during January 2015 totaled $418,782. This is up 27.1 percent compared to January 2014 which collected $329,503. More...

Captain celebrates 10 years operating Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor

Sea Tow Services International recognizes Capt. Mike DeGenaro’s 10th anniversary as a Sea Tow franchise owner and operator on the waters around Port Charlotte, including Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Myakka rivers.  More...

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Business News

BASEBALL’S BIG IMPACT

MID-MARCH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE: FOR 102 years the spring air has grown fragrant with (not just orange blossoms) Grapefruit League blossoms — the scents, sounds, sights, tastes and bottom lines of baseball’s annual lift-off for 15 teams, More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Navigating the labyrinth of Medicare’s rules and choices

Medicare choices are among the most complicated and important financial and medical insurance decisions that you will ever make. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

STRONG, WILD WOMEN AND FAMOUS MEN

BEST-SELLING NOVELIST NANCY HORAN BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE; READING FESTIVAL CALLS HER TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

This is how bestselling novelist Nancy Horan writes books:  It begins with an observation.  Then it grows into an obsession.  That obsession carries her over a number of years of research, writing and rewriting until, finally, she has More...

Annual baseball-themed fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

There is one thing about Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County that its executive director, Lynn Dorler, wants you to know.  “It’s not a babysitting service or a daycare,” he said. 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.   Garden Design 101  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...

Football legend raising funds for Joe Namath Neurological Research Center

Joe Namath got his bell rung, his head got hit and his head hit the ground, but through all the smelling salts to stand him up, all the escorts to the sideline bench, all the lapses in time waiting for the previous play to catch up to reality, he nev More...

‘Happiness Wall’ returns to Fishermen’s Village March 20

Fishermen’s Village will be the “center of happiness” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 20. More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Application fees waived March 23-29 at Florida SouthWestern State College   Florida SouthWestern State College will waive application fees for those who apply online between March 23 and March 29.  More...

Ford keeps its Edge in 2015 as leading crossover utility

The all-new Edge, the original crossover utility vehicle from Ford, has been completely reworked for 2015, and is now loaded with more technology, higher levels of craftsmanship and greatly improved vehicle dynamics. More...

Design a better life jacket for boating and win $10,000

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know why boaters don’t like to wear life jackets. They can be hot and bulky. Some are too expensive. Or, at least that’s what some boaters say.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

32511 Washington Loop Road, Punta Gorda

This country estate was custom-built by Fero Construction and offers a circular, paved drive and privacy galore as it sits on more than 10 acres and includes a horse barn with four stalls and a tack room.  There’s lots of room to roam and More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Martella’s ‘low-tech’ tool keeps goals on track

Jeff Tocci and Sarah Teach were living in Nantucket. She was a senior editor at a print-and-web publication. More...