July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

Thursday, July 16, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin: Cats and Sharks  More...

Florida Lottery sets record annual sales, gives more than $1.5 billion to education

The Florida Lottery reached a record of $5.58 billion in annual sales and more than $1.5 billion in transfers to education during fiscal year 2014-15, which ended June 30. More...

FGCU named ‘green’

Florida Gulf Coast University has been recognized as one of America’s “Greenest Universities” by BestColleges.com, a website that collects and posts information about colleges and universities for prospective students.  More...

Local teen goes to Space Camp

Neal Cleaver of Punta Gorda recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official visitor information center for Marshall Space Flight Center. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Getting to know you

Companies use personality profiles to improve communication skills among employees

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know — and more importantly how well you know them. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Why just one currency wouldn’t be so great

Traveling in Europe really makes you appreciate all of the great things we take for granted here in the U.S. More...

THE AUTO SCENE

There’s a soul in every car

I’m a nice guy, but I’m dangerous in interviews. As a car guy — automotive historian, journalist, museum curator and author — my answers are anything but typical.  More...

Gala helps fund Charlotte’s mental wellness despite state’s dearth of support

Imagine shopping at a mall when a stranger points a finger at you and utters something strange. You feel uncomfortable, so you report it to security. An altercation ensues. The stranger is sent to jail — on the taxpayers’ dime.  More...

Paradigm shift: A trend of increasing susceptibility

The teen years are never easy. They are often fraught with insecurities and can be a time of depression and anxiety. The years seem to be especially tough in Charlotte County.  More...

Copperfish school supply drive ends soon

Copperfish Books is accepting donations for Charlotte County students in need of supplies for the upcoming school year. The shop, located at 1205 Elizabeth St., Punta Gorda, is collecting supplies from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, July 18. More...

‘Love is just love,’ marriage planner says

Sue Totterdale was delighted when Florida legalized same-sex marriage in January.  “I was tickled. I was glad that they got their civil rights. I think love is just love. I’m tickled to death about it. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

204 Maracal Way, Punta Gorda

This spacious three-bedroom, twobath home is on an oversized lot with lots of custom features. The kitchen has been updated with wood cabinets, stainless appliances, tile backsplash and granite counters. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Theatre Conspiracy ’s 2015-2016 season

By WOMEN

Just call it the year penned by women. Bill Taylor, founder and producing artistic director of Theatre Conspiracy, likes to read theater magazines and articles online. More...

ARTISTS AMONG US

Artist’s name: Mary Michelle Scott Fiery Tail Imagery  What is your medium of choice? More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

Good news for stroke survivors on the path to recovery

¦ “Stroke Victor: How to Go from Stroke Victim to Stroke Victor” by Bob Mandell. Creative Projects International. 256 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95.   More...