August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Man cave technology

man CAVES

New technology has taken the traditional man cave out of the dark ages. With the advent of high-definition flatscreen TVs with movie-quality pictures, even the manliest of spaces can stand a little light. More...

Quiche

the DISH

• 4 eggs • salt • pepper • nutmeg • 1 ½ cups half and half • About 3 cups grated hard cheese such as cheddar, Swiss, parmesan • Vegetables of your choice: broccoli spinach, mushroo More...

Even if you’re not male you might like them

the TOYS

It seems we all enjoy a well-designed gadget of some kind, and men are no exception. The following list is a testament to creative designers and engineers at work, devices that let us experience the world in new ways. More...

COMMUNITY

Aviation enthusiasts invited to breakfast The local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association 565 is inviting all people, young and old, to an all-youcan eat pancake breakfast from 8:30- 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. More...

Wily coyotes have their eyes on Punta Gorda’s pets

In Punta Gorda, wily coyotes aren’t chasing a roadrunner. Most likely, they’re after your pets — specifically, cats and small dogs. Deep Creek resident Joann Scanio found that out the hard way in July of last year. More...

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Business News

Anesthetist training

Students at Wolford College complete a demanding 28-month master’s degree program

There’s a new man at Wolford College in Naples who is helping nurses learn the science and art of anesthesia, which includes administering drugs to keep patients “asleep and unaware” during major surgery. More...

SeaWorld saga illustrates the power of the people

MONEY & INVESTING

One of the most wonderful things about living in Florida with two 7-yearold twin boys is the close proximity of the world-class theme parks. More...

The Top Ten manliest movies ever

the MOVIES

WHAT MAKES A GREAT “GUY” MOVIE? Obnoxious, immature humor, awesome action, toughness and alluring women are oft-found ingredients in the 10 best guy movies ever made, listed below. Don’t agree with our list? More...

Classic cocktails for the 21st century

the DRINKS

The Old-Fashioned and the Manhattan are two old drinks that made a comeback during this decade, but they’re not necessarily your grandparents’ versions. More...

Casual wear is the style for Southwest Florida

men FASHION

Guys, there’s a place to wear your favorite, old, cozy Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville” T-shirt — but, alas, it’s not outside of your house. More...

Cosmetic surgery

the Body

Punta Gorda plastic surgeon Michael Stampar can’t help but notice that even the world’s most beautiful men could benefit from a brow lift. More...

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. announces 2016-2017 board of directors

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. introduced its 2016-2017 board of directors, elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2017.   More...

Use caution when driving on flooded streets

Seasonal heavy rains affecting the Gulf Coast could lead to potential flooding. AAA urges motorists to be cautious because such rainfall creates dangerous driving conditions with little to no visibility. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

27030 Pelotas Drive, Punta Gorda

This home is located in the deed-restricted community of Deep Creek on an oversized corner lot.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

All aboard!

Murder Mystery Dinner Train satisfies wanderlust close to home

THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT BEING on a train: The rocking and rolling of the ride, the chance to meet new friends along the way, and enjoying a fine meal in the dining car. More...

The champion of Charlotte’s arts turns 95

The next time you’re walking through the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, whether it’s to enjoy the latest exhibit or to take one of the myriad classes it offers, whisper a word of thanks to Rebecca Hall Harbin-Durig. More...

‘Florence Foster Jenkins ’

LATEST FILMS

The opening moments of every film are important, but they’ve perhaps never been more important to a comedy than they are in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” More...