December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Savor the season with last-minute holiday outings

Christmas is coming, and family and friends are rolling into town to enjoy a balmy holiday in paradise. To stoke the festive season, even in 80-degree weather, we offer a few ideas for holiday excursions. More...

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Business News

Damage control

Taking a look at how local PR pros view Volkswagen’s crisis

IF THE PROS HAD BEEN GRADING THEM BASED on a common core of public relations wisdom, Matthias Mueller, the German chief of Volkswagen, and Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of the supervisory board of the company which includes Audi and Porsche among its More...

Pawfect Souls keeps pets happy when you can’t be there

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Eighteen years ago, Michelle Kalstrup was looking for a job when she saw a help-wanted ad for a veterinary clinic. She had no experience, except a lifelong love of animals. More...

We keep getting fooled again and again

MONEY & INVESTING

It is truly amazing what the human mind has created over the past few decades. The Internet. Cures for devastating diseases. Nuclear power. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. More...

This joint is jumpin’ — a look inside the holiday house of Riley

Some people pull out all the stops decorating for the holidays. That’s certainly true about the popular Mike and Juli Riley, widely considered to be Charlotte County’s first couple. More...

Raising funds for our neighbors on the verge of homelessness

GIVING

Painting the future of Charlotte County with the brush of compassionate leadership is a job we all share.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1274 Blue Lake Circle, Punta Gorda

This three-bedroom-plus-den, two-bath pool home is on an oversized corner lot beautifully landscaped with mature trees and fruit trees. More...

RIBBON CUTTINGS

Animal Welfare League More...

Arts & Entertainment News

NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS

A list of all the parties at all of the places you need to check out this New Year’s Eve in SWFL

¦ Ring in the New Year at Fishermen’s Village. Family friendly festivities begin at 5 p.m. and continue until midnight. More...

The best music reissues of 2015

Any year that includes high-profile reissues from iconic acts like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen (his terrific box set edition of his album, “The River,” is featured in my Holiday Gift Guide to the More...

J-Lo and Dayo to costar in dirty cop drama

CELEBRITY EXTRA

Q: I saw a commercial for a new TV series with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, and it looked REALLY good. What can you tell me about it?  — Danny T., via email   More...