April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Allegiant celebrates tax day with flight refunds

Allegiant Air gave travelers an early break on their taxes April 15 when the airline refunded the airfare for every passenger traveling from Pittsburgh to Punta Gorda. More...

GIVING NEWS

Foundation announces 2016 grant application process More...

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Business News

Sun in fun goes on

Tourism officials optimistic as season draws to close in Southwest Florida; Palm Beach still drawing visitors.

Like everything else these days, “season,” as Floridians have long called the manna from (not heaven) the North or Europe that rolls in to create robust local economies each year, came and went swiftly.  Or in the case of Palm Beach More...

Harbor Nissan giving away $15K every month to charities

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

There’s an adage that says if you become successful, don’t build a bigger wall, build a bigger table. More...

Price of gold up 16 percent this year, but invest cautiously

MONEY & INVESTING

If there is one commodity that I should know the most about, it is gold. After all, I now own an estate jewelry company, so I deal with the precious metal every single hour of every day. More...

Silver Alerts help locate seniors lost on the road or on foot

You’ve probably seen the electronic message signs on the interstate lighting up with a “Silver Alert,” displaying the characteristics and tag number of a car and imploring motorists who spot it to call #347 or 911.  More...

All hands on (and off) deck: Peace River Cleanup is set for June 4-5

The Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina will again sponsor the annual Peace River Cleanup, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The event starts and ends at the Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina in Lake Suzy. More...

Florida’s wage gap costs women nearly $17 billion annually, new study finds

On average, Florida women employed full time, year round are paid just 85 cents for every dollar paid to men — a yearly pay gap of $6,203. More...

Real Estate News

Survey indicates need for more single-family inventory

More than three-quarters of surveyed households would purchase a single-family home if they were to buy in the next six months, and 79 percent of renters would choose to buy outside of an urban area, according to the second installment of the Nationa More...

House Hunting:

221 Venezia Court, Punta Gorda

All rooms of this beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath pool home in Punta Gorda Isles are oversized with ample storage throughout, including a 7-by-7 air-conditioned storage room. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Waterworld

A shallow pool plays a key role in ‘Metamorphoses’ at the Venice Theatre

ACTORS rooms, but for the cast of “Metamorphoses,” this is the first time any of them have rehearsed a play in a swimming pool. More...

Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament registration open

The 2016 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament will be held Saturday, May 7, the day before Mother’s Day.  Fishing will be held in the Boca Grande Pass from 5-8 p.m. More...

National Siblings Day: A lonely holiday for an only child

THE DIVA DIARIES

Just in case you missed it, Sunday, April 10, was National Siblings Day. More...