January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Unitarian fellowship to present Peace Initiative talks

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County will present its second Peace Initiative speaker, Dr. Saeed Shahzad, neurologist and member of the executive committee of the Islamic Community of Southwest Florida. More...

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Business News

Hassle-free boating

Whatever the economic climate, boat clubs manage to boom

John Crowe and John Giglio run competing businesses that defied every stereotype coming off the assembly line of economic disasters during the Great Recession — their businesses did better, not worse, when times were hard.  More...

Book Broker helps clients achieve publishing dreams

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Have you always wanted to write and publish a book, but don’t know how to take the next — or first — step in the process? James Abraham can help.  More...

Puerto Rico’s in some serious trouble

MONEY & INVESTING

When you think of Puerto Rico, what comes to mind? Beautiful sandy beaches? Coconut rum? Ricky Martin? The Caribbean island is famous for so many things. Unfortunately, the unincorporated U.S. More...

Amateur python wranglers pounce in the Everglades

During the week, Spencer Cordell is a Lee County criminal defense attorney, but for the 2016 Python Challenge, he intends to head to the wilds of the Everglades, channel his inner Crocodile Dundee, and catch some big snakes on the weekends.   More...

‘Come Back to the Punta Gorda USO’ gala set for April 1

The Punta Gorda History Center’s gala, “Come Back to the Punta Gorda USO,” will celebrate Punta Gorda’s World War II era 75 years hence. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26477 Asuncion Drive, Punta Gorda

This four-bedroom, two-bath home has been very lightly used on a seasonal basis. It has an open, light and bright floor plan with high ceilings and the great room perfectly blended with the kitchen.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Film Stills of an African-American Life

Photographer Clifton Henri returns to ArtFest

Clifton Henri tells stories Or, as with he puts photographs. More...

Book Fair: A new event with a long history comes to Port Charlotte Feb. 13

Book critic Phil Jason says he knows authors who are so well published that they have hundreds of books piled up in a closet. More...

A gentle reminder of social-season dos and don’ts

THE DIVA DIARIES

Recently, a friend of mine who has two young children and who happens to be quite slim and physically fit was at a sparkling social event when a distant acquaintance walked up, hugged her and smiled widely, asking (LOUDLY, mind you), “Oh my goo More...