September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin, Season 6  Hazardous Exposure  When hypochondriac Malcolm Rayner struggles with his breathing, Martin asks if he has ever worked with asbestos.  FRIDAY, SEPT. 25, 9 P.M.  More...

Novelist Andrea Chapin to speak at FSW

The Florida Literary Arts Coalition presents a reading by novelist Andrea Chapin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Florida SouthWestern State College Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.  Ms. More...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Whacky Wiffers set for Oct. 24   Business & Professional Women of Charlotte County will hold its 16th annual Whacky Whiffers Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 24, at St. Andrews Golf Club, 1901 Deborah St., Punta Gorda. More...

Special Sections

Business News

The dog’s life

For local shops, canines mean business

Glance through their modeling portfolios and you’ll see the camera loves Sarge, Lexi and Tesla. Big eyes, expressive faces, a natural seated or lounging pose, often in the grass. The epitome of model perfection. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Acme Bicycle wins two major industry awards

Bicycle shops come and bicycle shops go, but it seems as if Acme Bicycle Shop, 615 Cross St., Punta Gorda (AcmeBicycleShop.com), is forever. Well, maybe not forever, but 13 years is a good chunk of time. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The more things change, the more the Fed stays the same

So I turned 40 this month and decided to celebrate at Disney World with my family. More...

Get dirty: it’s time to get your garden ready

Every so often you spot one: an opportunity so exceptional that it seems almost unreal.  More...

Some totally useless pieces of trivia, some with lots of numbers in them, which you might find amusing or mildly entertaining. Or you might not.

¦ The theme music for the very British “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” is the very American composition “The Liberty Bell” by John Philip Sousa.   More...

See a total lunar eclipse at FSW observatory

Florida SouthWestern State College invites the public to visit The Moore Observatory on the Charlotte Campus of FSW from 8 p.m. to midnight Sunday, Sept. 27, to view the total eclipse of the moon. More...

LIFELONG LEARNING

The Lifelong Learning Institute offers learning opportunities for area adults, fostering interest in humanities, natural science, personal finance and technology in a campus atmosphere. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2172 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda

This showcase Punta Gorda Isles home built by Towles Corp. More...

Peter Taylor: A real estate career built on character

Peter Taylor was there at the beginning of the postwar housing boom that created suburbia, spawned sprawling malls and office parks, and transformed the landscape of America. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Second Chances

THE BLACK-BOX THEATER WHERE TOM PRATHer’s new musical is opening this weekend looked like a busy thrift shop donation area, with boxes of second-hand items being unpacked everywhere. Mr. More...

Segur pulls out the stops with vocal showcase

Amanda Segur is a drama queen — and that’s a great asset, considering her genre.  “I definitely love musical theater,” Ms. Segur says. More...

Q&A

Tom Ross Prather is the writer and director of ‘Second Chances: The Thrift Shop Musical,’ and patriarch of Prather Entertainment Group.

FW: What was the process for writing “Second Chances”?   More...