July 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Western Michigan University takeoff OK’d for Florida

Florida's Commission for Independent Education has approved two provisional licenses for Western Michigan University, paving the way for WMU to offer aviation and several other high-profile academic programs in Charlotte and Hillsborough counties. More...

Researchers develop a way to stop ransomware

Ransomware — what hackers use to encrypt your computer files and demand money in exchange for freeing those contents — is an exploding global problem with few solutions. More...

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Business News

Time after time

Sales of traditional watches on an uptick

It would seem the classic wristwatch is running out of, well, time. More...

TitanZ owner’s favorite part of plumbing is detective work

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

When Kenny Lowe was 12 years old, his father was a roofer. Mr. Lowe earned $20 a week carrying bundles of shingles up ladders in the Florida heat. But it was a learning experience for the lad. More...

Will U.S. bonds, gold and utilities stocks remain strong?

MONEY & INVESTING

While religion and Wall Street rarely are paired together in the same thought, I think investing in 2016 can be best summed up in a single bible verse — Matthew 5:5 states “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Th More...

Local hepatitis C clinic gains international attention with new drug

A research paper based on trials of a recent drug has once again brought international attention to the Charlotte County Hepatitis C Clinic. What makes the clinic stand out this time is the use of the drug Harvoni. More...

Harry Chapin Food Bank names new board members

Lois Thome, Gary Gardner, Jeffrey Maddox and John D. Clinger have been elected to the board of directors of the Harry Chapin Food Bank.  More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Fundraiser to provide K-9s with vests   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

17156 Seashore Ave., Port Charlotte

If you can’t live at the seashore, then live on Seashore Avenue, where this house offers sailboat access to open water via Alligator Bay with 80 feet of seawall and a 6,000- pound boat lift in your backyard.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Naughty, Naked Magic

Two Aussies with nothing to hide delight in all things taboo

When Christopher Wayne was a boy practicing magic tricks in Australia, he wanted to look like a traditional magician. He didn’t have a top hat, but he’d throw a bed sheet over his shoulders as a pretend cape. More...

Charlotte’s Michelle Kasanofsky to play at Venice Cabaret Festival

Charlotte County’s own Michelle Kasanofsky will be a featured performer in Venice Theatre’s 206 Summer Cabaret Festival later this month.  More...

Ecologically informed guidebook for southern Florida is a landmark success

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades & the Florida Keys” by Robert Silk. Foreword by Clyde Butcher. University Press of Florida. 216 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95. More...