October 1, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Breast cancer from a gentleman’s perspective

Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in the United States in the course of a lifetime. That’s 12 percent of the nation’s population. More...

If you’re called back after a mammogram

Most of the time, women getting their routine mammogram will receive a letter within 30 days saying the results were normal. More...

NASA completes key milestone in Orion’s journey to Mars

NASA’s mission to send astronauts to deep space destinations where no other human has traveled has taken another important step forward with the completion of a critical milestone for the Orion spacecraft currently in production.  More...

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Kia Soul EV makes everything electric

We all know what the car of the future is supposed to sound like. Movies that peeked into the crystal ball showed traffic whizzing by with a soft electric hum. More...

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Business News

Walking into the future

Designing pedestrian-friendly communities

Like a perfect economic storm of the future showing only the first real edges of new urbanism, the following events took place almost simultaneously late last week:  More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Diana Bananas puts the tropical in Florida décor

Those who associate Florida with kitschy, tropical, touristy charm will take delight in Diana Bananas Resale Shop, 3265-D Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, a store Diana Nock opened at the end of July.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Striking the balance between inflation and deflation

I own a business buying and selling estate jewelry and diamonds, and so I hear some wild stories. More...

Charlotte’s Women Against Racism and Discrimination takes a stand against injustice

In 2013, Marilyn Carpenter was chatting with a repairman when he mentioned his next stop required working in an attic.  “It’s a job for Mexicans,” he said. She was shocked, and called him on the comment.  More...

Bayfront projects the opening of a breast-care center in Charlotte County

Dr. Tiffani Shelton has big plans for women’s breast care in the Charlotte County area. She is one of two physicians — the other being Dr. Geoffrey Roelant — to recently join Bayfront Health Medical Group. More...

Who should get a mammogram and when?

The American Cancer Society encourages regular breast exams and mammograms to find breast cancer early, when it is most likely to be curable. More...

Debunking common myths about breast cancer treatment

After a breast cancer diagnosis, women (and men) have to weigh many, often complex treatment options. Then, along with the help of their medical team and family members, they must make important choices about their care. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin, Season 6  Listen with Mother  Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school’s sports day. Ruth and Margaret have a showdown. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2360 Charleston Park Drive, North Port

Immaculate inside and out, this four-bedroom, three-bath pool home on an oversized lot in prestigious Charleston Park has attractive landscaping outside and warm colors and beautiful finishes.  More...

Classic Homes more than 70 percent complete at Venetian Golf & River Club

WCI Communities has completed more than 70 percent of the Classic Homes at Venetian Golf & River Club, the 1,039-acre master-planned community along the Myakka River in Venice.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Calendar Girls

Local actresses bare it all for a good cause

Pat Clopton never had a burning desire to take her clothes off in public.  But when the opportunity presented itself recently, the local actress, just a handful of weeks shy of 80, thought: What the hell?  “I can’t imagine one o More...

Consipracy’s pricing aims to attract women of a certain age

Theatre Conspiracy’s 2015 – 16 season is a celebration of female playwrights and their contribution to theater as a whole. Ordinarily, plays written by men dominate stages in Southwest Florida, just as they do in the rest of the country. More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

Panhandle novel packs punch with murder, romance and family dynamics

¦ “What Washes Up” by Dawn Lee McKenna. Sweet Tea Press. 147 pages. Trade paperback, $9.99. More...