August 20, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 10 P.M.  Father Brown, Season 1  The Upcott Fraternity  Father Brown witnesses the apparent suicide of a troubled student at Upcott Seminary. More...

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Paint. Play. Work.

Local studios make social arts their business

Hank Weisiger of Bisque IT studio in Port Charlotte sums up the art party sensation sweeping the nation best: “We’re not fine art, we’re fun art.”  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

New ballet school reaches out to adults as well as kids

It’s a common dream for little girls to want to grow up to be ballerinas. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Winners and losers in light of a devalued yuan

People like consistency and predictability in their lives. This is true with the small things in life like knowing that when you order a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, it always contains exactly two pickles. More...

Worth a scream

Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk Scoops & Bites ranks as TripAdvisor’s top U.S. ice cream destination

Ron and Claudia Thomas were on a much-needed vacation to Brazil when they received the official announcement Aug. 11: TripAdvisor had ranked their Punta Gorda Harborwalk Scoops & Bites the best ice cream in America. More...

Punta Gorda Airport announces airline service to Grand Rapids, Kansas City and Akron/Canton

Allegiant Airlines has announced service expansion with nonstop, yearround jet flights to Grand Rapids, Michigan Airport; Akron/Canton, Ohio Airport; and Kansas City, Missouri Airport.  Flights to Grand Rapids begin Nov. 4. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

CDBIA fishing tournament starts Sept. 4   The Charlotte/DeSoto Building Industry Association presents its third annual Rockin’ and Reelin’ Inshore/Offshore Fishing Tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4-5.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1114 Campbell St., Port Charlotte

HERE IS A ½-ACRE PROPERTY WITH A BEAUTIFUL end view of a saltwater canal just minutes of boating from Charlotte Harbor. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New soul

The next generation of singers keeps the emotion strong

SOUL MUSIC IS FAR FROM DEAD.  It might not be played as much on the radio nowadays, but musicians — and listeners — are still lured to it.  As long as people possess a heart that can break and emotions that run deep, there will More...

Florida Weekly wins nine journalism awards

Florida Weekly writers and designers won nine journalism awards in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards, held Saturday in Miami. More...

Florida Weekly Writing Challenge seeks your glorious works of fiction once again

“Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory.”  — Francois René de Chateaubriand   More...