April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

New bus joins PACE fleet in Lee, Collier, Charlotte

A new Hope PACE vehicle will be on the road soon as the result of an $84,750 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation.  More...

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Business News

High-powered summit set to strategize sustainability

CHRIS SHAREK WAS AMONG ONE OF THE FIRST in line to buy a Chevy Volt when the electric car was first released in the U.S. Now, five years later, he’s amazed at how many more electric and hybrid cars he’s seeing on the road. More...

Wanda Gail sets sail for customized cruises

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Last week, when I all but sang a sea shanty about Capt. Ralph Allen and his King Fisher Fleet business at the Fishermen’s Village Marina (KingFisherFleet.com), I mentioned the newest craft to join the fleet.  More...

Annuities can be a solid investment, if you check out the company, costs and rules

MONEY & INVESTING

The one topic I am asked to write about the most, both by people I meet on the street and via email, is annuities. More...

Trump puts Palm Beach on the political map again

On the 1960 British Pathé newsreel, the headline says, “Kennedy talks strategy with Congress leaders.” Palm Beach was used to its Kennedys, but not like this. More...

PGPD launches Trail Watch program

The Punta Gorda Pathways is a system of approximately 18 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails and paths that connect the city’s neighborhoods, parks and commercial areas.  More...

Food Bank volunteers fuel success in fight to feed hungry

When Maureen Yuster moved to Southwest Florida 25 years ago, she thought she knew what to expect.  “I guess I had a certain mental picture of what the community was like in Florida — a bunch of happy retirees, golfing, playing on the More...

Real Estate News

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13730 Long Lake Lane, Port Charlotte

This well-appointed, custom-built Fairway Lakes pool home greets you with inviting curb appeal and lush tropical landscaping, engraved decorative driveway, arched entryway and beautiful glass front door.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Ayad Akhtar’s DOUBLE-HEADER

Two theaters stage works by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

DISTURBING. UNSETTLING. COMPLICATED. PROVOCATIVE. These are just some of the adjectives people use in reaction to Ayad Akhtar’s plays about modern Muslims in America. The word “genius” is also used; Mr. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents comedic romance ‘Elixir of Love’

Gulfshore Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comedic opera “L’elisir d’amore” (“Elixir of Love”) in Punta Gorda on April 15 and at Artis—Naples on April 21. More...

Does the FitBit count if I’m walking in my sleep?

THE DIVA DIARIES

Living in Florida, one really can’t say that one is getting in shape due to swimsuit season being upon us because, truly, unless it’s one of those three random days in February when the temperature dips into the 50s for a minute, it&rsquo More...