June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Sign up to run, swim and bike at Captiva Tri

Registration is underway for the fifth annual Galloway Captiva Triathlon. Registration now guarantees participants a spot in the event (which has sold out earlier every year) and saves registrants money. More...

Fourth-Fest at Laishley Park

Fourth-Fest 2015 at Laishley Park, Punta Gorda’s annual Independence day celebration, is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, in Punta Gorda. More...

Job-hunting? Take time for a ‘commercial’ break

If you’re a job seeker, you can bet you’ll run into the request: “Tell me about yourself.” And you can also bet your interviewer isn’t looking for an answer like: “Well, I’m a Pisces, I like to read sci-fi no More...

Trust live, local radar to keep you safe this hurricane season

Every year around this time you see news articles and commercials about the upcoming hurricane season. Sometimes it seems like a bit much, doesn’t it? But it’s not rocket science and it’s really nothing new. More...

Storm action timeline

Full Story

Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

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Business News

Paving it forward

Road construction p i cks around up town

FOR HOMEBUYERS, FOR BUSINESS INVEStors and commercial property owners and for people merely trying to get to or from the beach, the story of Southwest Florida could be told almost entirely in the language of roads.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Higher interest rates might be right around the corner

I am thinking of starting a new company and would like your feedback on my business plan if you have a minute. I will ask customers to give me $100 today. In exchange, I will sign a contact promising to pay them $99 a year from now. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

C&R Graphics celebrates a quarter-century in business

For Cindy and Roland Long, the creation of their long-standing print shop — C&R Graphics, 2320 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (CandRGraphics.net) — is as much a love story as it is a business story. More...

Storm gadgets put a chill on hot air, frustration

Hurricanes can create hot air in other places than inside the home. More...

Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party set

The third annual Offshore Rodeo & Reggae Party, a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Salty Sam’s Marina. More...

THIS WEEK ON WCGU-TV

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 8 P.M.  Country Pop Legends  Country pop legends perform their biggest hits from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Country music legend Roy Clark hosts.   FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 9 P.M.  More...

Punta Gorda Police introduces Safe Exchange Zone initiative

The Punta Gorda Police Department has rolled out a new initiative designed to help Punta Gorda customers remain safe while conducting business transactions resulting from online commerce. More...

Twelve tips to creating a strong resume for a first job search

Maybe you’ve had a few summer jobs or worked part-time while attending college. Or perhaps you’ve never received a paycheck at all. More...

Caregivers need to have a special plan in place

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association encourages families and caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s or related dementia to make a plan for hurricane season.  More...

Portable generator safety tips

¦ Follow the instructions that come with your generator. ¦ Never run generators indoors, including garages and sheds. ¦ Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, More...

Real Estate News

What $2 million will buy in SWFL

On a quiet cul-de-sac in South Gulf Cove is a structure known as “The Castle,” and it’s no secret why. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

the underpants

Laboratory Theater stages wild and crazy Steve Martin adaptation

”Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie.” — Theo in “The Underpants”   Life changes drastically for Louise after she accidentally drops her bloomers in public.  More...

Historical society offers playwriting contest

The Punta Gorda Historical Society is accepting entries to a historical play contest featuring Punta Gorda as its theme.  The play should be presented in two acts, and performance duration should be 90 minutes to two hours.  More...

NEW MUSIC REVIEW

George Ezra: ‘Wanted on Voyage’

George Ezra’s irresistibly catchy sing-songy folk popper “Budapest” is already a hit from the 21-year-old Englishman’s debut album “Wanted on Voyage.” Ezra, who’s got a big versatile voice that can shift from More...