June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY NEWS

CHEC offers summer camp for area students   The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, or CHEC, has received a grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, allowing CHEC to team up with a local organization dedicated to supporting t More...

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THE ALL NEW 'FAST CASUAL'

A wave of alternative restaurants to traditional fast food emerges

AT THE CONCLUSION OF BARRY LEVINSON’S poignant 1987 film “Tin Men,” the story of two feisty salesmen trying to outdo and even ruin each other, the men finally realize that what they’re selling (tin siding for houses in a Balti More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Invest with your mind, not your heart

My twins graduated kindergarten last week, and to mark the end of the year, the entire class entertained their families with an ocean-themed song-anddance routine as part of the graduation ceremony. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Higher Ground Performing Arts studio celebrates 10 years

Kathleen Candales, founder and artistic director of Higher Ground Performing Arts, 17353 Geddes Ave., Port Charlotte couldn’t be more energetic or passionate when discussing her business celebrating its first decade. More...

New blues festival launches in Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda is a city known for its festivals. The Wine & Jazz Festival, Funk Fest and Peace River Arts Festival immediately come to mind as signature events. More...

Charlotte Community Foundation awards $65,000 in scholarships

The Charlotte Community Foundation has awarded $65,000 in scholarships to qualified students from Charlotte County schools.  At a recent reception at the Charlotte Community Foundation, Ron Olsen, Charlotte Community Foundation board chairman, a More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

FRIDAY, JUNE 12,  9 P.M.  Moments to  Remember: My Music  Includes vintage favorites by Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee and dozens more timeless hits of the 1950s-early 1960s.   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

701 Santa Margerita Lane, Punta Gorda

This spacious, four-bedroom, 3½ -bath home with a sunny western exposure is on a quiet culde sac in exclusive Punta Gorda Isles with quick harbor access via Fishermen’s Village.  More...

Give your home transaction the Power House edge

Wow! Another season has passed and the snowbirds are all leaving. Some people may think that the market will now slow down, but actually that’s the furthest from the truth! More...

Look no further for Sheer Elegance in blinds

Looking for the latest trend in window treatments that are as functional as they are beautiful? A visit to Absolute Blinds, Etc. on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte demonstrates the innovative use of Sheer Elegance horizontal blinds. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

picture perfect

PHOTOGRAPHERS “FIND ART ANYWHERE,” SAYS Jack O’Brien, curator of The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. A lot of people might not stop and look at something, he says, but photographers do. More...

Wyvern Hotel awarded Trip Advisor top honor

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest online travel website, recently awarded the Wyvern Hotel a Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year and named the local hotel to the Trip Advisor Hall of Honor in recognition of its consistently More...

Fishermen’s Village Marina to host National Marina Day June 13

For those interested in getting out on the water, Fishermen’s Village Marina will host the June 13 National Marina Day to provide visitors with boating experiences.  More...