December 10, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Couple dedicates pre-Christmas season to those in need

Local residents Richard and Carolyn Brenner are raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by donning the costumes of Santa and Mrs. Claus and appearing at restaurants and making some private home visits. More...

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Business News

Flights climb

More student pilots are signing up for a change in perspective

Jean Lewis motored the small plane — a Cessna 172, the industry standard for flight schools that use them for training — onto the runway at the Punta Gorda Airport. More...

Blue Horse Designs uses furniture as its art canvas

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

In Indiana, Linda Smith went from owning a graphic design firm for 16 years to languishing at a data-entry job for four years. More...

Who cares what the Fed does?

MONEY & INVESTING

I have learned a lot about human nature watching my 7-year-old twins interact with their peers. One thing I found very interesting is how bullies tend to behave. More...

FGCU inventors combine perspiration and inspirationinspi

In a spectacular demonstration of selling brilliance and engineering savvy, 125 students lit up FGCU’s Sugden Ballroom last week with prototype models of inventions they’d conceived, designed and built in competing teams. More...

Coming up at the Renaissance Academy

The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3547 Gasparilla Road, Boca Grande

Welcome to Casa De Las Tres Aguas (Home of the Three Waters), a lakefront island residence with partial gulf views and deeded beach access.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Weird

LOCAL ARTISTS THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX FOR ALLIANCE’S HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

If McGyver were an artist, these are the kind of Christmas wreaths he’d likely make, cleverly crafted from whatever happened to be at hand: coffee stirrers, forks, bits of wire, beer cans. More...

Surviving the Apocalypse, with Homer, Marge and the Simpsons gang

You don’t have to be a fan of “The Simpsons” to appreciate “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” but it sure helps. Theatre Conspiracy is no stranger to edgy and unusual plays, and this certainly qualifies. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 8 P.M. Brain Maker with Dr. David Perlmutter   Explore the leading-edge science that reveals the powerful connection between gut bacteria and the brain.   More...