August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Catanzarite named Collegiate High School principal

Matt Catanzarite has been named the new principal at Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School, Charlotte. More...

Teen Driver Challenge returns Aug. 22

The Charlotte County Sheriff ’s Office, in partnership with the Florida Sheriffs Association, is offering a free Teen Driver Challenge course for Charlotte County teens.  More...

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Business News

The internship

SWF interns and fellows are gaining experience and bringing youthful energy to local businesses

It’s a rite of passage for many college students as distinct as living alone for the first time, a toe-dip or full-on immersion in a world of economic imperatives and working professionals.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Advice for the newbie investor

Recently, I sat watching TV cuddled up next to my wife, relaxing after a hard day’s work. All of a sudden, I heard a blood-curdling scream in my left ear. My wife was in a panic as a relatively small insect was climbing up her jeans. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Patti Guerzo helps businesses grow ‘bigger and stronger’

“I’m a fitness trainer for your business,” said Patti Guerzo. “I help your business grow bigger and stronger. One sit-up doesn’t get you anything, but a fitness program that includes sit-ups is going to make you better. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Alive & Well

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF OPERA IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA THIS SEASON

OPERA AFICIONADOS AND THOSE WHO HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BUT NEVER HAVE experienced the art form have equal opportunity to satisfy their desires right here in Southwest Florida this coming season.  More...

Local couple sets sail to live the dream

Dan and Agnes Long, owners of Smoke and Roses Sailing Charters, are living their dream. Since 2013, the South Dakota couple has introduced locals and tourists alike to the joys of sailing on their 47-foot Leopard catamaran. More...

Gulfshore Opera offers accessible second season

“Our motto at Gulfshore Opera is: inclusive and accessible,” says its founder and artistic director, Steffanie Pearce.  In addition to its home base in Collier County, the fledgling company is reaching north to Lee and Charlotte coun More...

New Mound House set to open on Fort Myers Beach

Away from the hurly-burly of Estero Boulevard, away from the humming modern commerce of all the hotels, restaurants and shops on Fort Myers Beach is a window into the past.  It’s the Mound House, an early 21st century structure sitting ato More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 8 P.M.  Aging Backwards with  Miranda Esmonde-White  The former National Ballet of Canada dancer motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger.   More...

Florida’s back to school sales tax holiday starts Friday, Aug. 7

Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday starts Friday, Aug. 7, and lasts through Sunday, Aug. 16. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

17901 Wood Path Court, Punta Gorda

Here’s a true sanctuary nestled on more than 11 acres for privacy, yet just 20 minutes from historic Punta Gorda.  This unique property, extensively remodeled in 2006, includes a 4,428-square-foot main house with five oversized bedrooms, t More...

Carriage Home neighborhood at Venetian Golf & River Club more than 50 percent complete

Construction is more than 50 percent complete in the third phase of WCI Communities’ Capello II neighborhood of Carriage Homes at Venetian Golf & River Club.  More...

JUMP IN WITH A SPLASH

What homeowners need to know before installing a pool

ONE OF THE DREAMS THAT PROMPTS PEOPLE to purchase a home in Florida is the opportunity to have a pool that can be used year round. More...