June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Southwest Florida students improve on state assessments Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has announced that students in Southwest Florida are improving their performance on state assessments in mathematics, English language arts, science, civic More...

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Business News

ENTREPRENEURIAL PRIORITY

“I built this like I built my business. It’s no different. You start with nothing and you build it.”

Sandra Kauanui was thrilled to hear the news last week that Florida Gulf Coast University’s governing board plans to make entrepreneurship arguably its top academic priority, one of the signature courses of study that the university will be mos More...

New Hope Chiropractic relies on teamwork to treat patients

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

When Dr. Rocky Aker was about 8 years old, he developed back problems. Back then, a chiropractor was probably two steps above a witch doctor — you just didn’t’ suggest going to one.  More...

Referendum on UK departing European Union will impact U.S. markets

MONEY & INVESTING

Not since the days of Ross and Rachel has the world been so preoccupied with whether a couple will stay together or go their separate ways. Of course, I am talking about Brexit and the historical vote that takes place June 23. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Urbanite Theatre

... offering regional cutting-edge theater

BRAVE. DYNAMIC. EMOTIONAL. POWERFUL WORDS such as these are not often used to describe a theater performance. Unless, that is, you’re talking about a performance at Sarasota’s Urbanite Theatre. More...

Celebrate summer with Blues, Brews & BBQ

What says “summer” more than a cold beer in one hand and a slab of savory barbecue in the other? Throw in some blues music and you’ve got a perfect combination. At least, it has been for the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Echoes of WWII resound in Naples author’s new contemporary crime thriller

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Second Target” by Howard P. Giordano. BluewaterPress LLC. 252 pages. Trade paperback, $22.95; Kindle e-book, $4.99. More...

Janet Watermeier comes ‘home’ to helm the VAC

Janet Watermeier is no stranger to Punta Gorda. In fact, being named the new director of the Visual Arts Center, located at 210 Maud St., is almost a homecoming.  More...

FWC commission to consider four options on future bear hunts

After receiving input from the general public and stakeholders, the Florida Fish and Wildlife staff released four options that commissioners will consider on how to best move forward with controlling Florida’s growing bear population, estimated More...

Real Estate News

Beautiful, stylish, almost bulletproof, and on sale now

The staff at Friendly Floors is excited to introduce to you a product that seems to meet the criteria of everyone’s wish list — it’s called COREtec Plus! This product falls under the LVT, or luxury vinyl tile, category of flooring. More...

Three generations of family stand behind their products and services

When you own a business with doors and windows in the name, you might think people know you sell doors and windows. But that is not always the case. More...

Blind Spot has you covered when it comes to window treatments

With the beautiful weather and often breathtaking views we have in Southwest Florida, most residents want as many windows in their homes as possible to bring the outside inside. More...