January 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Valerie’s House for Grieving Families opens Jan. 11

Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, a new not-for-profit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, is now enrolling children in its 2016 program. More...

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Employing the art of oratory to boost your income

TED talks, YouTube rants and Mr. Peanut, the mascot for Planters Peanuts, are all signs of just how highly valued the art of oratory is today.  More...

Local businesses teach the secret of success

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Here’s something a little different this week, folks. I have been writing this column for more than three years. More...

Space available for nonprofits at CCF

Charlotte Community Foundation has office space available for lease at a discounted rate exclusively for nonprofits serving Charlotte County. More...

State road projects to accommodate growth in 2016 and beyond

Roads swell with more traffic every year in Southwest Florida, and planners look ahead at how to manage it. More...

Five ways to meet new year’s resolutions head on, on the harbor

The resolution season is upon us, and the Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau is encouraging residents and visitors to experience something new.  Below are five new year’s resolutions that can be accomplished along Charlotte H More...

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What $500,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

2154 Peterborough Road, Punta Gorda This is a unique, custom-built PGI Homes model on a double oversized property in a wonderful community. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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A long, winding path finally led Bonita Springs novelist to her genre

There’s an art to writing about art. Bonita Springs author Barbara Shapiro has cultivated that skill, mixing it with her ability to spin a good mystery story. More...

Icelandic tradition leads to great reads list for 2016

I heard about an Icelandic tradition of giving books as presents on Christmas Eve and then spending the rest of the night reading them. More...

Fascinating music documentaries go behind the scenes

ARTS COMMENTARY

During some recent time off, I took what my mom would have called “a busman’s holiday.” In other words, I did for pleasure what I would typically do for work. More...