September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, SEPT. 10, 9 P.M.  The Civil War  The Valley of the Shadow of  Death – 1864  Most Hallowed Ground – 1864  More...

EAA to host breakfast gathering

The public is invited to an all-you-caneat pancake breakfast, hosted by the local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 565. The breakfast, set for 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Relay For Life launches 2016 initiative

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Port Charlotte will host a kickoff event from 7-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the office of the Board of Realtors, 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Dance the night away

The business of body swayed to music

Dancer Cheryl Sington is pudding proof that Lynyrd Skynyrd was only partly right: There are good people in Alabama. The other part is that some of them have taken their brains and talent to the Gulf Coast of Florida.  More...

Paint and wine studio opens

Art by the Glass, a paint and wine studio, celebrates is grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Sept. More...

Michael Saunders’ website ranks best in industry

Michaelsaunders.com, the website for Michael Saunders & Company, has been declared Best Overall in the real estate industry by a panel of top technology and marketing executives associated with the industry.  More...

Ecological myths of Southwest Florida

“THIS IS A VERY BIG PLACE, AND I do not know how it works, nor how I fit in. I am a member of a fragile species, still new to the earth ... More...

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Acura RLX aims for the top shelf

This is a car that always provides a snappy response when driving with friends. They’ll comment on the quick acceleration, and you’ll tell them it’s an efficient hybrid. More...

Governor appoints Prummell to training commission

Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell to the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.  The commission is composed of 19 members, including three sheriffs. More...

LLI board reorganizes, welcomes new members

The Lifelong Learning Institute is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of lifelong learning. 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. Parking is free in the adjacent parking garage. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2136 Bayou Road, Punta Gorda

This beautifully designed, waterfront Mediterranean home is custom-built and sits on a double lot with 85 feet of seawall.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

They wrote the songs

Island Hopper Fest brings dozens of unsung songwriters to town

What makes a great song?  “I feel you need to just be honest and real,” says singer/songwriter Preston Brust, half of country duo LOCASH with Chris Lucas.  More...

Hear the ones who wrote the hits

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest brings composers to town to perform their works that have been made famous by someone else. More...

‘Toys in the Attic’ kicks off Theatre Conpiracy’s all-female playwright season

Theatre Conspiracy’s first show of the 2015-16 season, “Toys in the Attic” by Lillian Hellman, stars Professional Equity actress Rachel Burttram. Ms. More...