March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Aircraft Association holds breakfast

The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 565 (EAA) is invites the public to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at the EAA building at the south end of the Punta Gorda Airport. More...

Power and money

In Florida so far, natural gas has become the most consequential cleaner-energy source for the masses. More...

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Business News

Small business vital

Small businesses comprise 90 percent of Southwest Florida’s companies

WITH JUST EIGHT EMPLOYEES AND PRODucts dependent on technology, Atilus represents the present and future of the Southwest Florida business landscape. More...

The large trade deficit is not necessarily a bad thing

MONEY & INVESTING

I really can’t stand almost everything that is said in political debates with regard to the economy, as most of it is just grandstanding at best and downright lies at the worst. More...

ALDI grocery store opens Port Charlotte location

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

I must admit it was hard not to be impressed by ALDI, the unique grocery store chain that just opened its Charlotte County location at 1391 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte (ALDI.us).  More...

FPL’s next generation power plants: A positive step forward

A CLOSER LOOK

On July 16, 2013, Florida Power & Light demolished its 1960s-era, oil-burning Port Everglades Power Plant and began building the Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center.  The new plant reduces air emissions by more than 90 percen More...

Home for families in crisis gets a makeover

It’s a home away from home that feels like a luxury dream house you’d find in a glossy magazine. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Season of Sharing Challenge raises funds for residents facing homelessness In a local Season of Sharing campaign led by the Charlotte Community Foundation, $59,440 was raised for families and individuals on the verge of homelessness in Charlotte Cou More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

2212 Palm Tree Drive, Punta Gorda

Here’s a three-bedroom, 2½-bath, Florida-style waterfront home with quick sailboat access to Charlotte Harbor. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Years Of Peace

The Peace River National Art Festival celebrates its 10th year March 19-20

The annual Peace River National Arts Festival began in 2005 More...

Copperfish Books hosts New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein March 14

Books can change lives. That’s certainly the case with best-selling author Garth Stein. More...

Considering the evolution of one’s shopping habits

THE DIVA DIARIES

I am not what one would call a champion shopper. I have plenty of friends who love nothing more than spending an entire day swiping their plastic at Waterside Shops and think nothing of spending $695 on a pair of leggings (yes, leggings!). More...