November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Sobczak to deliver nature presentation at Copperfish Books

Florida author and popular speaker Charles Sobczak will present his new slide show, “The Natural Wonders of Charlotte County,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. A longtime advocate for Florida’s wildlife and natural habitats, Mr. More...

A Hero Named Chicken

Grace Chicken is now 101 but the former Army Air Force nurse clearly remembers flying the second batch of American POWs out of Japan shortly after World War II ended. More...

Surviving a kamikaze attack and typhoon

Julius Gervan knows he’s not only lucky to be alive at 96 but that he was lucky to survive World War II. More...

Breaking codes at Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is now a fabled place in world history where some of the brightest people in the British Empire broke the German Enigma code during World War II. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kaminski fundraiser set for Nov. 14   More...

Reunion in Delray Beach to recall miracle of 70 years ago

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”  — Elie Wiesel   More...

Having it Your Way for the Common Good

When I was a kid the art of customization was epitomized in a hamburger commercial. I dare you to think about a Whopper and not sing the “Have it Your Way” jingle. More...

Your Money at Work: Record Investments, Record Assets

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hit two major milestones during the 2014-15 fiscal year: We reached $93.5 million in total assets and a record $70.6 million in investments as of June 30, 2015. More...

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Business News

Going your own way

Cut your own new career path by becoming a franchisee

THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATH IS DEAD, SAYS business consultant Pete Gilfillan. With rapidly changing technology and a global economy, the average company and employee in the United States continue to come to terms with the new normal.   More...

Consultant’s program helps restaurants improve reviews, get more customers

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Research has shown that 92 percent of people read reviews before they buy. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership will create a worldwide business shift

MONEY & INVESTING

Imagine yourself at a big-box store about to buy a roll of duct tape. You see two identical rolls in every possible way but one is selling for $5 and one for $4. Which should you buy? Seems obvious to buy the $4 tape, right? More...

America’s first automobile, built in 1896, is coming back to the future

Before the Focus, the Explorer, the Mustang, the Model T or Model A, there was the quadricycle, Henry Ford’s first crack at the automobile. More...

Broken crayon program helps people in need

Palm Island Resort’s Rum Bay and Leverock’s Restaurants are collecting used crayons in a promotional partnership with The Crayon Initiative, a nonprofit that re-manufactures used crayons to donate to children’s hospitals. More...

Shell Factory adds climbing wall

The Shell Factory & Nature Park in North Fort Myers has expanded its Family Fun attractions to include a new vertical rock climbing wall. More...

Blind Date to Enduring Love

Joseph Shearer, 92, wasn’t up to leaving his bed and going to a game room the day Florida Weekly stopped by Brookdale Punta Gorda Isles to snap photos of World War II vets.  Mr. More...

From Boot Camp to Combat

Fred Daigle of Cumberland, R.I., was 17 and in a Navy boot camp when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and everything changed. For him. For America. For the world. Training was sped up. More...

‘A Wonderful Life’

At 92, Larry Gaudreau doesn’t recall his rank in the U.S. More...

CUSTOMIZING YOUR PHILANTHROPY

Like a freshly served cup of coffee, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation serves up flexibility

“WHAT CAN WE GET STARTED FOR YOU?” More...

What we started

2015 was a year of major milestones in the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s work as active change-makers

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Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1070 Romano Key Circle, Punta Gorda

This impeccably maintained home is situated on a quiet, half-acre lot surrounded by lush vegetation and beautiful, custom-built homes in the gated waterfront community of Burnt Store Marina.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Playing on

Charlotte Symphony moves forward with classical, educational notes

AWARD-WINNING PIANIST ANTONIO Pompa-Baldi will perform with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra when it opens its season Sunday, Nov. 15, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents ‘Brigadoon’ in Charlotte County

For one evening last month, a different crowd of patrons filled The Fishery restaurant in Placida to hear three tenors and a soprano sing what they thought would be opera. But they also heard Broadway and love songs — and even a little Elvis. More...

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