October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Wastewater educational tour dates released for fall 2015

Charlotte County Utilities, or CCU, is offering three different facility tours. More...

Putnam expands concealed weapon license partnership to Charlotte County Tax Collector

Residents in and around Charlotte County now can go to the Charlotte County Tax Collector to apply for or renew a state concealed weapon license. More...

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Business News

Cultivating a workforce

Program provides employee incentives, tuition assistance and better business

Nate Swan expects to hire 2,000 account executives during the next five years as sales of proprietary business technology research and advisory services continue to grow internationally at Gartner’s Fort Myers division.  More...

A community gem: Westchester Gold celebrates its 40th anniversary

Steve Duke, founder of Westchester Gold and Diamonds, tried to retire in 2004 — and failed.  After having been in the same building for two decades, he decided it was time for a major redecoration.  “We cleaned it up and made it More...

Figure out the right bank for you

MONEY & INVESTING

Living in Punta Gorda, I hear a lot of conversations that start with, “Remember the good old days when...” I don’t really understand those discussions. Was it better years ago without the Internet or iPhones? More...

Snip snip for stray cats, then back to the neighborhood

Feline lives matter, including tens of thousands of feral cats that are estimated to roam free through Southwest Florida neighborhoods.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Free conference for caregivers set for Oct. 29   “Prepare to Care,” a caregiver’s conference covering everything a caregiver needs to know, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. More...

Tips to avoid high water bills

Common daily water usage can lead to a higher bill. More...

Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its partners present Florida Fracking Summit

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Natural Resource Defense Council, Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Earthworks will present a 2015 Florida Fracking Summit to promote public awareness about extreme oil extraction in Florida. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

25351 Vantage Lane, Punta Gorda

Marvelous morning sunrises and magnificent sunset hues highlight this stunning, designer-enhanced, Lake Zappa lakefront pool home.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Creative organizing

The right (brain) way of putting things in order

When it comes to organization, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s especially true if you’re an artist. If you’ve ever read books about organizing and tried following them, only to grow frustrated, don’t worry. More...

Visual Arts Center to host demo day Oct. 17

The Visual Arts Center will conduct a free demo day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. VAC instructors will be demonstrating pottery, jewelry-making, watercolor, basket weaving and other art disciplines. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 15, 8 P.M.  British Antiques Roadshow The British counterpart to the American trash-or-treasure show.  FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 9 P.M.   Live from Lincoln Center  More...