October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Trick-or-treaters at higher risk this Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time of year for many young people, but it also holds its share of hidden dangers. Parents and caregivers should take extra precautions if their children will be trick-or-treating on neighborhood streets. More...

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Business News

Dining for dollars

Stats show restaurants are bringing in the dough

WHEN THE TRADE JOURNAL RESTAURANT BUSINESS this month published its 2015 list of the 100 top-grossing independent restaurants in the United States (meaning less than five under one owner or group), six Florida names appeared, including the famous Joe More...

Year-old company amazingly successful at ‘flipping’ houses

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Billy Batson was 22 years old, going to college and had spent 15 months working the graveyard shift at a factory for $10 an hour when he decided there had to be a better way to make a living. More...

Hedge funds for the rest of us

MONEY & INVESTING

When one thinks of wealth and affluence, certain images immediately come to mind. A huge mansion. Luxury sport car. Mega yacht. Grey Poupon Mustard. And in the financial world, the one area most closely tied to the mega-rich is the hedge fund. More...

Favorite Halloween house has ghosts and goblins — and great meaning

Halloween has always held special meaning in Punta Gorda, where a former mayor, Albert Gilchrist, left a sum of money to be used to give every child in the city free ice cream on that day. More...

PG Founders’ Week to debut

During the first week of December almost 130 years ago, a group of settlers from the new town of Trabue met in a billiards parlor near what is now the corner of Olympia and Taylor and voted to incorporate their town into a municipality and rename it More...

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

• Guess the Weight - Stop by Gregg’s Automotive by Oct. 30 and guess the weight of Gregg’s great pumpkin. One guess per person. Free. No purchase necessary. 236 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting: 9115 Ravel St., Port Charlotte

This Mercedes home built in 2006 is in like-new condition and has only been lived in for one year.  More...

Five home plans still available at Calusa Park in Nokomis

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour Calusa Park, a peaceful gated community in the seaside town of Nokomis. The residential development is now more than half sold out. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Write on

Sanibel Island Writers Conference celebrates 10th anniversary

WRITERS CREATE IN ISOLATION, but crave community.  More...

Environmental CEO focuses on inclusion, building community

Wouldn’t it be great to have your favorite toy to play with for as long as you lived? As a world-renowned plant expert, Tom Hecker brings the exuberance of youth to a passion that has become his career. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 1, Sh*t Happens   A nasty stomach bug is sweeping through Portwenn. Martin makes an announcement to everyone in the pool about something dangerous in the water, creating mass panic.   More...