March 17, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

GriefShare program offered to help people dealing with loss

Burnt Store Presbyterian Church invites participants to a Christ-based non-denominational program helping people deal with grief. GriefShare is an 11-week grief support group beginning on March 30, meeting from 10 a.m.-noon at the church. More...

How women can help women heal after battery, abuse

Vice President Joe Biden recently introduced pop star Lady Gaga at the Oscars to spotlight the issue of campus sexual assault, which is part of a White House campaign against domestic and sexual violence.  More...

What you need to know about the Zika virus infection

Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that recently spread to the Americas. More...

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Business News

Fair for everyone

County fairs an explosion of lights, thrilling rides and bursting economies

The Fair. More...

Old Town Convenience: home of the ‘flying’ prime rib sandwiches

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Old Town Convenience, 311 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, 833-9337, looks like an ordinary convenience store until you get to the deli counter. One online reviewer called it, “The place to eat on Fridays. More...

Investors should know the reason when a company buys back stocks

MONEY & INVESTING

In 2015, many publicly traded companies were facing a big problem — they were amassing huge amounts of cash. Apple had $178 billion. Microsoft had more than $90 billion and Google $64 billion. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Misdeeds, Mysteries in the Woods

Maine wilderness plays critical part in Paul Doiron’s crime novels

EVERY YEAR, PAUL Doiron raises the murder rate in Maine. The novelist kills off another few people in his books in order that his protagonist, Game Warden Mike Bowditch, has another crime to solve. More...

Pedal and Play in Paradise rides through Punta Gorda

The seventh annual Pedal and Play in Paradise is set for Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, in historic downtown Punta Gorda. More...

‘House Of Cards: Season Four’

TV REVIEW

For three seasons of “House Of Cards,” Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) lied, cheated, manipulated and in Frank’s case even murdered to get ahead in the minefield that is Washington, D.C., politics. More...

FGCU researchers lead race to understand, combat Zika virus

Research at Florida Gulf Coast University may help lead the fight against the Zika virus that has spawned international concern and public health emergencies in parts of Florida and the Americas. More...

Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida’s Charlotte County Stiletto Sprint on tap

Take action in the local fight against breast cancer by participating in the inaugural Charlotte County Stiletto Sprint. The Sprint will be held at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall in Port Charlotte on April 2. More...

12 tips for protecting your mobile device

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Charlotte State Bank & Trust is highlighting 12 ways consumers can take extra precautions to protect the data on their mobile devices.  More...

Dr. Mark Asperilla wins Ellis Island Medal of Honor

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, known as NECO, has announced that Port Charlotte physician Dr. More...

Charlotte County teacher who faced death gets on with life — with the help of colleagues

A routine landscaping task back in August turned into a near-death experience for Joe DiCicco. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

204 Useppa Island, Unit A

Take Five Cottage is a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath, renovated attached villa on the eastern shoreline of Useppa Island, a private island and club situated between Boca Grande and Captiva Island at Marker 64 on the waterway.  More...

Talon Bay opens final phase of new homes for sale

The final phase of new homes for sale has opened at Talon Bay by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. This scenic 101-acre gated community is located directly across the street from Warm Mineral Springs in North Port. More...

McColgans earn resort and second-home certification

Realtors Brian and Mary McColgan of Michael Saunders & Company have been awarded the Resort and Second- Home Property Specialist Certification. More...