June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Faux finishes meant to fool can fetch a price in their own right

Expensive woods like teak or mahogany, marble, stone and other materials used to make expensive furniture are often imitated by a painted surface. Faux finishes have been used since the days of ancient Egypt. More...

Five tips from a master for beautiful barbecue

There are three things that reign supreme in summer, aside from sunshine and rain: Fire, smoke and meat.  After all, they are the main components of any great cookout.  Floridians don’t stand on ceremony. More...

Staycations are right around the corner

Fishermen’s Village   More...

Culturally cool ways to spend the summer

Summer is far from a snooze when it comes to Southwest Florida arts and culture.  It’s not the smorgasbord of season, but a surprisingly wide array of art, theater, museum exhibits and other performances are on the menu at venues throughou More...

South Florida Summer Concerts

>> Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla 7 p.m. More...

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Business News

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

24twentyone is the nicest event center you’ve never heard of

Talk about hiding in plain sight. More...

New apps for easy livin’

Startup app developers in Southwest Florida are working on innovative ways to make online shopping easier and more reliable

Craigslist and eBay were among the first popular web applications to “disrupt” traditional shopping. They made anyone anyone who wanted to log onto the sites a buyer or seller. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Making sense of Greece

For most of us, high school was a brief, awkward stage of our lives highlighted by devastating crushes on the opposite sex, fits of rebellion against parents, the stress of getting into college and embarrassing acne breakouts. More...

Shed the sunscreen for the silver screen this summer

Thus far, the 2015 summer movie season has seen two of the highest-grossing domestic opening weekends of all time, with $208 million going to “Jurassic World” and a not-too-shabby $191 million to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (onl More...

Mr. Olympia coming to Port Charlotte for gym opening

It’s probably not a stretch to say that Jay Cutler is a legend in his sport, bodybuilding. The word legend shouldn’t be thrown around as lightly as a 5-pound weight in a gym. More...

THE LIVING GULF COAST

Horseshoe crab a great catch for predators, scientists

A living fossil, the horseshoe crab has remained essentially unchanged for the past 250 million years. The present-day species is little changed from an earlier relative that dates back to the Silurian period, more than 400 million years ago. More...

Drinks sure to cure those summertime blues

Whether you’re watching a hot, stormy afternoon drift by on a river of strong cocktails or hosting a midnight dinner party on a yacht, delicious drinks are the perfect accompaniment to the rainy season in Southwest Florida.  More...

Fill your summer with sports activities

Our seasons are somewhat backward here in Southwest Florida. More...

Jam out with this ultimate summer pool party playlist

With summer and its warm sunny days with us once again, it’s prime time for pool and beach parties. And any self-respecting event such as this needs a soundtrack. Fortunately, summer fun has long been a favorite topic for songwriters. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Artist’s name: David W. Sussman  What is your medium of choice? Digital — art, photography   What inspires you?  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1680 Palace Court, Port Charlotte

Here’s a popular Sheffield model with two bedrooms and a den, two baths and a two-car garage covering 1,373 square feet.  This home has upgrades such as solid-surface countertops in the kitchen, new carpet in the master bedroom and den and More...

Charlotte County is looking for volunteers

The Board of County Commissioners is seeking volunteers for the following appointments:   More...

Arts & Entertainment News

WORDS ON A SHIRT.

Pithy sayings on your chest provide witty T-shirts from the heart of the Midwest

PEOPLE USED TO HAVE CLEVER CONVERSATIONS.  They’d banter.  They’d make witty observations.  They’d drop bon mots like Oscar Wildeor Dorothy Parker-wannabes.  Now, we let our T-shirts do the talking for us.  More...

Deadline for pet photo contest set

You love animals, and your pet just happens to be the cutest of them all, right? Florida Weekly wants to see photos of your pride and joy, and we’re giving away prizes to the best ones. More...

Yankee Doodle Dandy ways to celebrate our independence

JULY 4   ¦ The Fourth Fest and Fireworks, Punta Gorda puntagordafireworks.com  - 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. More...