December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Keith Edmier displaying Edison’s ‘Death Mask’ at FSW

The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida South- Western State College will display Thomas Edison’s full-head “Death Mask” in a new exhibition by New York artist Keith Edmier.  More...

Punta Gorda’s Founders Week continues

Punta Gorda’s Founders’ Day Week is being celebrated through Dec. 7. Highlights follow. For a complete listing, visit puntagordafoundersweek.com.  Thursday, Dec. 3   4 p.m. Tours of Punta Gorda’s Historic City Hall  More...

Overlooked life insurance policies may still be a significant asset for giving

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PHILANTHROPIST?

Sometimes whole or universal life insurance policies that people bought years ago no longer serve their original purpose and become forgotten. More...

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Business News

A better BUSINESS MEETING

Five strategies for getting the most out of meetings

MANY EMPLOYEES PROBABLY GROAN and grumble when they see that the boss has scheduled yet another meeting.  But Cameron Herold, a business development expert and author of “Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or L More...

Hydro-E-Lectric is the place to go for convertible car repair

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Around about 1976, a man named Paul Wiesman discovered the window of his 1953 Oldsmobile down, with a puddle on the floor.  More...

Gold doesn’t always garner a good return

MONEY & INVESTING

Given that I am now in the jewelry profession, I’m not sure why it took me so long to write about gold. More...

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center offers a season of wading trips

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center — CHEC — will conduct free seagrass adventure estuary wading trips at Cedar Point Environmental Park, 2300 Placida Road, Englewood. The 2016 trips start at 9 a.m. on these dates:   January: Jan. More...

Project Lifesaver monitors patients who wander

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in October announced it was expanding a plan to help monitor seniors with Alzheimer’s and others with conditions who could be prone to leaving the house and wandering. More...

Dr. Ruth Westheimer to speak at The Choice Affair for Planned Parenthood

Funny and frank sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the speaker at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida’s 12th annual gala, “The Choice Affair,” scheduled for Saturday, Feb. More...

Blue Origin makes historic rocket landing

Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle recently flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before executing a historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas.  More...

Real Estate News

What $300,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

12001 River View Drive, Bonita Springs Here’s a move-in-ready-quality new home on an oversized lot west of I-75 in Bonita Springs, the second of seven soon-to-be finished residences on this str More...

Grand Villas more than half complete at Venetian

More than 50 percent of the Grand Villas are complete at Venetian Golf & River Club, WCI Communities’ 1,039-acre master-planned community along the Myakka River in Venice.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Unusual Holiday Theater

IF TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FARE typically leaves you saying “Ho-hum” instead of “Ho, ho, ho,” don’t despair. Christmas theater doesn’t have to be overly sentimental and saccharine, like an overdose of candy canes. More...

Treat yourself to the gift of ‘A Wonderful Life’ this holiday season

The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre presents “A Wonderful Life” in celebration of the holiday season through Dec. 26. More...

There’s much to be merry about this holiday season

ARTS AND EXCURSIONS

With the advent of December comes the official start of the “season.” And so this column resumes. Consider it a cheat sheet of events you won’t want to miss amidst the joyful chaos of the holiday season. Holly Days Home Tour More...