September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

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Chocolate Fest takes a bite out of cancer   Indulge your sweet tooth and help take a bite out of cancer during Port Charlotte Town Center’s inaugural Chocolate Fest from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. More...

Feeding America calls for action against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month across the country and in Southwest Florida, designated to mobilize people to take action against hunger in their communities. More...

Tips for giving with confidence

There are always those seeking to take advantage of the generosity of others. It is important to exercise caution and a little diligence in order to avoid being scammed. Here are some tips to protect yourself, courtesy of the Better Business Bureau: More...

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Professional mentors in demand across South Florida

Ah, Florida, where former executives, business owners and CEOs come to live out their twilight years in the sun playing golf, fishing and joining pickleball leagues. More...

Target date funds are never a prudent investment choice

MONEY & INVESTING

Americans have a global reputation for being lazy. More...

EPCOT set to be culinary epicenter

The most adult thing Disney World does is coming Sept. 14. More...

EPCOT festival tips from a veteran

Having been to several of the festivals over the years, I have a few tips to get the most out of it.  Each kiosk charges individually for food and drink. Typically, plates range from $4 to $7. More...

Harry Chapin Food Bank benefits from $5 million Publix donation

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received a $100,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities, to support summer mobile pantries and to buy a refrigerated van for food drives and other programs.  This is part of a $5 million More...

Freedom Boat Club adds Scout Boats to national fleet

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with more than 12,000 members in 21 states and Canada, has added Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5201 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO OWN AN UPDATed 1925 home on one acre of land boasting wood floors and original woodwork throughout. The property even has the original water tower.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

LET’S FACE IT. IT WAS A BAD SUMMER AT THE MOVIES. Many high-profile releases were critical and box office flops (“Ghostbusters,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”), and some did well even though they weren’t as good as expected (“Finding Dory”). More...

Howard Spielman: painting with pixels

A blank canvas sat on an easel in Howard Spielman’s studio. It had been waiting for him for five years. That’s when Mr. Spielman took his first Photoshop class.  More...

German luxury liner stars in a stunning Holocaust narrative

FLORIDA WRITERS

“The Nazi Titanic” by Robert P. Watson. Da Capo Press. 292 pages. Hardcover, $25.99. More...