February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Players across Southwest Florida relish the game of pickleball

JoAnne Russell’s athletic resume bursts with big-time tennis achievements. She was Wimbledon doubles champ in 1977 and was ranked as high as No. More...

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A taxing experience

Here are some quick tips from professionals to help you file and get a fast refund

IT’S TIME TO SETTLE YOUR TAX BILL WITH the federal government, to pay up or, hopefully, get a refund. You have until the Monday, April 18, deadline or else … well, nothing really. You can file an extension. More...

SoloTravelGirl.com blog empowers women who travel alone

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

It’s cool when someone does something truly for the love of it, and it surprises them by becoming a profit center. That’s what happened with North Port resident Jennifer Huber and her popular blog, SoloTravelGirl.com. More...

Internet sales, strong dollar slow Wal-Mart growth; optimism advised

MONEY & INVESTING

To most people, listening to a public company’s quarterly earnings conference call would not be the most exciting way to spend their morning. More...

DNA studies show that shelter workers often mislabel dogs as pit bulls, limiting adoptions

DNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has found.  More...

5th annual pancreatic cancer research walk is Feb. 27

The 5th Annual Southwest Florida Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Florida SouthWestern State College, between Cypress Lake Drive and College Parkway by the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Media commentator, JetBlue executive, hospice leader in Speakers Assembly lineup

The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida welcomes a nationally syndicated columnist to discuss the honesty of media on Friday, March 4. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

201 Islamorada Blvd., Punta Gorda

This four-bedroom, two-bath home has room for everyone with almost 2,600 square feet of living area.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The man with a golden violin

Violinist Levinson to present Sibelius’ tempestuous “Violin Concerto”

Award-winning violinist Gary Levinson plays his rare 1726 Stradivarius in the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s next concert Sunday, March 6, at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center in Punta Gorda. Mr. More...

Funk Fest 7 presents a dozen bands in two days

“The foulest stench is in the air: The funk of 40,000 years,” Vincent Price menacingly intoned in Michael Jackson’s hit, “Thriller.” It’s a reminder that music and the macabre can sometimes make strangely effective More...

Stepping out in style — and in comfort and safety

THE DIVA DIARIES

Last week, I was enjoying happy hour with a dear friend I’ve known for nearly 20 years. Maria has always been not only beautiful, but also glamorous. More...