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South Florida businesses take the show on the road

Navigating busy roads may be near the bottom of your list of good ways to spend time. If only that yoga instructor or gourmet chef or car detailing place could come to you. Well, in many cases, they can. More...

Photographer Steve Lineberry thrives by adapting to the times

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

“‘That’s the way we’ve always done it’ is on every headstone of every failed business in America,” said photographer Steve Lineberry. When I first interviewed Mr. More...

New retail paradigm chips away at store profits

MONEY & INVESTING

I think my 7-year-old twin boys had a pretty darn good Christmas. After all, they live in the same town as their grandparents and great aunt who love to spoil them. More...

Presenters believe the market is ready for the return of the Luxury Home Show

After a seven-year hiatus, the Luxury Home Show returns in January, with more than 100 exhibitors poised to welcome people back with the latest in products and design trends for the home. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Emergency grant funding available through Charlotte Family Services Charlotte County Family Services announced the release of Emergency Solutions Grant funding. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

3521 Peace River Drive, Punta Gorda

This tastefully appointed waterfront home built in 2014 is like having a new construction home without the hassle. It has a great location with quick access to the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor.  More...

Julia Child’s little vacation home in the South of France on the market for first time

Thanks to Julia Child’s husband, Paul Child, who introduced her to her first French meal in Rouen, France, at the end of the 1940s, she was hooked on French cooking. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

A Whole Lot of Style

The Appleseed Collective combines old jazz, soul, funk and bluegrass for a singular Americana sound

The Appleseed Collective makes two local stops to perform its singular Americana blend of folk and rock styles for Southwest Florida audiences. The first show is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Mercato in North Naples; the second is at 8 p.m. More...

Celebrate New Year’s Eve safely

AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.  More...

Sanibel author applies a fresh premise to the old race-against-time plot

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Pursuit of the Weapon from Hell” by William Hallstead. Bluewater Press LLC. 214 pages. Trade paperback, $17.95. More...