December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

It’s a scam

This year’s top 10 list of rackets reported to the BBB in 2015

When the Better Business Bureau launched BBB Scam Tracker earlier this year, it was expected that tax scams would be high on the list. What was surprising was how high — more than the next three categories put together. More...

Local artist Gina Battle is as colorful as her work

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Try to describe Gina Battle with adjectives and you’re going to run out: Bold. Sassy. Sexy. Smart. Self-confident. Talented. Authentic. Outspoken. The list goes on. But you’d have to add one more: successful. More...

There’s an extended warranty they’re not telling you about

MONEY & INVESTING

During this holiday shopping season many of you either have or will be purchasing some rather expensive items from TVs to tablets to appliances. And with a lot of these purchases you will be asked if you would like to add on an extended warranty. More...

What’s up with this weird weather?

During the 6 p.m. news broadcast on NBC-2, senior chief meteorologist Robert Van Winkle described recent weather conditions in Southwest Florida in such technical terms as “warm and soupy” as well as “hot and sticky.”   More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Save the date for January gala The New Paradigm Foundation presents the “Teach a Man to Fish” gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Gulf View Grill Restaurant. Dinner will be served and a live auction follows. Tickets are $40 per person. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

732 Crestwood Road, Englewood

This unique five-acre estate is nestled away on a private road with fantastic sunset views over a spring-fed lake with the backdrop of a truly tranquil wooded setting.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Portraits of sainthood

Ave Maria exhibit captures the good works of Mother Teresa

With her palms pressed together, a rosary wound inconspicuously through her fingers, Mother Teresa’s face gently beams out of the photo the Vatican chose for her beatification ceremony in 2003. More...

These are the Top 10 albums of 2015

It’s a bad sign for the year in music when it’s a struggle just to come up with 10 albums that would have contended for my annual list in past years. More...

Palm Island sets the scene for new sportsman channel fishing show

Palm Island Resort is the setting for a new televised fishing program, “Charlotte Harbor Chronicles,” which begins airing Dec. 28 on the Sportsman Channel, a cable television network devoted to the outdoor lifestyle. More...