July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Police chief named to top Florida Police Chiefs Association post

Punta Gorda Police Chief Albert (Butch) Arenal has been elected by his peers from across the state as the first vice president of the Florida Police Chiefs Association. More...

Parkside visual preference survey is available

The Charlotte County Community Development Department is conducting a Visual Preference Survey for the Core area within the Parkside Community Redevelopment Area. The Core area is bounded by U.S. More...

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Business News

Functional medicine

A growing number of health-care providers in Southwest Florida are using the approach to find the root causes of chronic disease

About half of us suffer from at least one chronic disease, accounting for 86 percent of the health-care cost in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Tax savings and investments for small businesses

People often ask me what I miss most about working at an investment bank structuring derivatives. Was it the fancy dinners or hobnobbing with CEOs? More...

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS

Charlotte Chamber at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club pickle ball courts More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Rust Never Sleeps

Author chronicles a never- ending war against corrosion

It all started with an alluring 40-year-old sailboat in Mexico. Writer Jonathan Waldman and two of his buddies bought the boat when they were 30. "It was either climb Mt. Everest or sail around the world," he says. More...

‘American Idol Live’

Nick Fradiani talks about reality show stardom

Nick Fradiani probably finds a little more meaning in the saying “never say never” these days.  As singer/guitarist of the Connecticut based band Beach Avenue, he appeared on the NBC television talent show “America’s Got More...

Deadline for pet photo submissions is July 13

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...

Warm gulf waters bring cool world of critters to light

The Gulf of Mexico feels like bathwater, and summertime sea creatures are cropping up in droves. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, JULY 9, 10 P.M.  Father Brown, Season 3  The Man in the Shadows  Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position. To protect her past secrets, will she betray her friend? More...

Leonard honored for work with the Animal Welfare League

The Animal Welfare League recently celebrated the work of volunteer and board member Nanette Leonard by installing an engraved brick in her name. Diane and Erik Hoffer and Kathy and Rich Kresge made the donation in tribute to Ms. More...

GIVING NEWS

Community Foundation presents Florida philanthropy session   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

17031 Fallkirk Ave., Port Charlotte

This custom-designed home opens to a unique courtyard and pool area. Walking through the courtyard brings you to double doors that open to a spacious great room with indirect lighting and fan, beautiful tile flooring and granite windowsills.  More...

Set the Stage

Make your house a real show for buyers

Staging a home for sale: It’s a concept you’ve likely heard bantered about, particularly on shows featuring interior designers who do whole-house makeovers to move homes.  More...

A view from the pump: Are inspections necessary?

Inspections: Is this an ugly word or is it a lifesaver? There are many vehicle owners out there who truly believe vehicle inspections are just a ruse to upsell, or worse, to deceive unsuspecting owners into services that are not needed. More...