April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Classic cars and tunes evoke memories, help raise funds for museum

Alan Wright understands that vintage cars and old music share an ability to spark memories and emotions.  Listening to the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” or “Eleanor Rigby” or especially in this case “Drive My Car” More...

Meeting will address drowning prevention stragegies

A drowning prevention meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin: Do Not Disturb  Season 4 continues as Martin seeks out Louisa to talk about his new surgeon’s job in London. They’re interrupted by Bert, who wants to plan a baby shower for Louisa.   More...

Fiat blows the top off the 500 1957 Edition

For those who love top-down driving, the Fiat brand has introduced the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio.  More...

Tips for saving gas can also extend your vehicle’s life

While it is always wise to conserve natural resources, the price of gasoline has made even the most wasteful people think twice. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Going once, going twice…

Local auctioneers sell just about anything

It takes Aubrey Bailey about 15 seconds to sell a calf at the Okeechobee Livestock Market, his easy tumbling cadence or what auctioneer’s call “the chant” rolling from his mouth, which is often kept in good working order with a piec More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Good investors read good books and lots of reports

Good investors read multiple periodicals on a regular basis and good investors attempt to annually read several books for much deeper investment understanding. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Blind Spot offers window treatments

For eight years, Ed Faiola worked for a business that has been around since 1983. Now the previous owner works for him, because two years ago, Mr. More...

Leadership Charlotte prepares to give ‘Back to the Future’

The 2015 class of Leadership Charlotte has a flux capacitor operating in high gear as it prepares for its signature charity project and movie-themed fundraiser event titled “Giving Back to the Future.” The event takes place from 6-10 p.m. More...

Where the kids get into the game

Kristy Richardson and her band of 100 extraordinary students at the Bonita Springs Centers for the Arts spring from a tradition as old as the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.  More...

City hosts Arbor Day celebration

The City of Punta Gorda celebrates Arbor Day from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 24, at Laishley Park. More...

Master naturalist program to begin

The University of Florida/IFAS Charlotte   More...

Fishermen’s Village announces $40 million in improvements and new development

Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda’s major tourist magnet, maritime port and dining and retail center, is poised to undergo a twophased, $40-million renovation and redevelopment.  More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

A brighter, softer, funnier installation in the ‘Doc Ford’ series

¦ “Cuba Straits” by Randy Wayne White. Putnam. 336 pages. Hardcover, $26.95.   More...

Teen’s ordeal makes case for boating safety courses

When 15-year-old Matt Mainzer decided to take a couple of friends out boating one Sunday afternoon in late March, little did he know that he would find himself and his friends floating in life jackets hanging on to the overturned hull of the teen's 1 More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3047 Daffodil Terrace, Punta Gorda

This three-bedroom, two-bath home in Harbour Heights is loaded with upgrades and special features and just minutes away from a boat ramp and Peace River access.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

’15-’16:

The upcoming theater season

As local theaters stage their final productions of the season, it’s that time of year when we look Janus-like at the season that’s just ending and next season to come.  Southwest Florida theaters are making announcements from the sta More...

Venice Theatre holds auditions for rock musical ‘Hair,’ to be directed by Tony Award winner Ben Vereen

Broadway, film and television legend Ben Vereen is seeking local performers to audition for Venice Theatre’s Main- Stage production of “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.”  Mr. More...

ARTS COMMENTARY

This is not my beautiful house (but I wish it were)

The building is white.  Crisp, starched, clean-shirt white.  Blindingly white, like sunlight on an avalanche.  White like a blank page full of possibility.  More...