August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Nazi-looted artwork is discovered in museums in Sarasota, West Palm

Adolf Hitler understood the power of art. He was, after all, an artist long before he became the leader of the Nazi party. So it should come as no surprise that art played a role in his notorious regime. More...

Would software deter a malicious driver?

IT IS SO ENLIGHTENING TO READ AN OPINion of an insider into self-driving cars. Mr. (Larry) Burns explains in simple terms what a self-driving car is, at the same time discussing expected milestones of the project and its potential consequences. More...

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Urgent need for O Negative blood donors There is a dramatic increase in the demand for O Negative blood by area hospitals. As a result, OneBlood, the local blood center, is urging people with that blood type to donate as soon as possible. More...

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Summer highs

There is a business buzz amidst the swelter

Sometimes, statistics are like shiny showroom cars: They’re clean and good-looking without being revealing. More...

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Looking for an escape?

Put down your devices and let the brains begin

YOU MIGHT NOT be too quick to denounce the value of algebra, that sometimes loathsome middle school memory many adults dismiss as having been useless. More...

Marcy Corridino’s art combines femininity and strength

What Marcy Corridino does for a living, and what she IS, are two different things.  More...

Wit and wisdom meet in the sweet ‘hoot noir’ howl of Wylie Coyote

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “I Don’t Like Where This Is Going” by John Dufresne. Norton. 256 pages. Hardback, $25.95. More...

Voices ...

Lynne McChristian is Florida representative for the Insurance Information Institute.   More...

Dr. Love and the six degrees of Mary Knowlton

There are people on the other side of the continent who’ve never heard of Punta Gorda, who could still recite the facts of the case. So I won’t belabor the issue with all the details. More...

Reality is that we’re a long, long way from self-driving cars

CAR COMPANIES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET rid of the driver since the tailfin was standard issue. Last month our interstate system turned 60 years old. More...

Slow down, stay alert to avoid school zone fatalities

In 2014, more than 309 child pedestrians died and 11,000 were injured nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Florida has the second highest child pedestrian fatality rate in the nation. More...

Customers enjoy superior boat service at Salty Sam’s

When an alarm went of on John Minerva’s Honda boat engine during a vacation in Key West, the Naples resident visited three different shops and received three different solutions. None of them worked. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

276 Avanti St., Port Charlotte

Here’s a great floor plan for livability, openness and comfort.  The open great room-kitchen area makes a perfect setting for wonderful times with friends and family. Columns accent the den while a separate dinette adds warmth and charm. More...