October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

He remarkably escaped the Holocaust

CESARE FRUSTACI MAY BE A HUNgarian version of our own Forrest Gump.  On his own as a 7-year-old, he evaded the Nazis in 1941 in Budapest, Hungary, for months before being captured and moved to a detention camp, where he was imprisoned until the More...

He cures a global community

IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE ACHIEVING all that Dr. Mark Asperilla has accomplished in several lifetimes, much less one. More...

He survived a death sentence

TOM CAPPIELLO’S 2007 LUNG cancer diagnosis was a death sentence. Or so it seemed.  Stage IIIA locally advanced lung cancer is, he learned, inoperable and incurable, something that nearly always kills and kills within five years.  More...

ACLU files lawsuit challenging laws targeting Sarasota’s homeless

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida’s Sarasota Chapter has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six homeless persons challenging Sarasota city policies that have been used to target and harass homeless people.  More...

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Moving product

Freight summit addresses area’s fast-growing transport needs

Every day, hundreds of trucks loaded with freshly harvested produce in plastic bins — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants and much more — arrive at packing houses in Immokalee. More...

Startup A/C business is Licensed to Chill

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

I’ve got to be honest: The first thing that attracted me to Licensed to Chill Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (LicensedTo- ChillSWFL.com) was the company logo. More...

The student debt crisis is real and it impacts everyone

MONEY & INVESTING

In the U.S., you must be 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. In most states, you must be at least 18 to purchase cigarettes. You have to be 18 to join the military without parental consent.  More...

Water watchdogs sound the alarm on nitrogen pollution

Officials responsible for reducing nitrogen levels from storm-water runoff each year into the Caloosahatchee River and Charlotte Harbor are not only failing, but failing to acknowledge the problems fully or budget for them, according to watchdog grou More...

He came face to face with terrorists

LIKE HIS LIFELONG FRIEND AND commander in Vietnam, the late George Patton Jr., Maj. Gen. More...

She fights modern-day slavery

WHILE PAINTING WITH 8- TO 15-year-old participants in ARTREACH, Nola Theiss and her volunteers broach serious subjects: the dangers of exploitation and the importance of sound decision making. More...

He’s building a sustainable city

IF OTHER AMBITIOUS REAL ESTATE developers in Florida are shooting for the moon, Kitson & Partner’s Babcock Ranch is aiming for the sun: a utopic, future-minded town of 19,500 homes and 50,000 people built from scratch and powered entirely b More...

Holocaust boxcar on display at FSW locations

Florida SouthWestern State College is partnering with The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida to display the Holocaust Boxcar for educational tours. More...

Real Estate News

What $1.1 million will buy in Southwest Florida

3954 Crooked Island Drive, Punta Gorda The attention to detail and the features in this Towles custom-built home will amaze and delight — plenty of space, lots of storage, a great office (could More...

Arts & Entertainment News

RIAF 2015

Ringling International Arts Festival highlights Asian theater, music, dance and circus

ATTENDING THIS YEAR’S RINGLING INTERNAtional Arts Festival will be akin to taking a journey through Asia’s contemporary cultural high points.  More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 10 P.M. Father Brown The Paradise of Thieves Father Brown and Mrs. McCarthy are at the local bank when armed raiders force the manager to open the locked safe using Father Brown as a witness.  More...

The evil that lurks in our hearts: Theatre Conspiracy’s ‘Toys in the Attic’

ARTS COMMENTARY

Appearances can be deceiving.  But then again, so is the human heart.  Our ability to deceive others — and ourselves — is beyond measure.  More...