May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Capt. Marian Schneider inducted into Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame

Capt. Marian Schneider, who operated Grande Tours in Placida for more than 25 years, was inducted into the Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame during the recent Tourism Luncheon at the Englewood Event Center in Englewood. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 10 P.M.  Father Brown  Season 2, The Grim Reaper  When a love triangle leads to murder, Father Brown investigates.   FRIDAY, MAY 29, 8 P.M.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Historical Center seeks input   More...

Toyota, Mazda team up to build better cars

Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have entered an agreement to build a mutually beneficial, long-term partnership. More...

Ford thinks forward with trailer-backing technology

Ford, America’s truck leader, pioneers towing innovation again by introducing Pro Trailer Backup Assist for the 2016 Ford F-150 — a segment first technology that makes the challenge of backing up a trailer easier than ever for both expert More...

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Cash for homes

Mid-tier investors are snapping up properties

Florida homebuyers looking for a traditional mortgage and a place to live year-round continue to face heavy competition from cash buyers who are more often investors and landlords, vacation homebuyers and pre-retirees.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Bonds aren’t always the safest bet

As one gets older, it is my understanding that you are suddenly drawn to do certain things that you would never have done before. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

All Out offers powder coating done right

Sometimes if you want a job done right, you’ve got to do it yourself. More...

Of words and poems: A different look at words we choose

Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, a talented and promising poet writing in the American vernacular, lives in Southwest Florida. More...

Charlotte’s tourism success starts with having ‘a servant’s heart’

When life was too much for Lorah Steiner’s mom, she’d haul out the heavy metal.  More...

Winning ‘Amazing Race’ just another thrill for local adventurer

Tyler Adams, Cape Coral native and the latest winner of “The Amazing Race,” was never a fan of reality television.  “Growing up in Southwest Florida, you’re surrounded by beauty,” he says. 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.   Four Controversial Films for  Discussion  More...

Insurance means assurance for boaters

The Memorial Day weekend was not only the official kickoff to the busy summer travel season, but also the unofficial start of boating season — although it never really ends in Florida. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1201 Peppertree Lane, Port Charlotte

This is one of just 17 homes on a cul-de-sac street in Peppertree Estates, close to all of Port Charlotte’s shopping and dining destinations. More...

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‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’

“I’ll See You In My Dreams” is the antithesis of mainstream Hollywood cinema: Its lead actors are over 70, there are no visual effects, the humor is wholesome, it doesn’t have an undeniably happy ending and there’s no sh More...

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