September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Rappellers needed to go 19 stories ‘Over the Edge’ to support The Heights Foundation and Center

Eighty people can check rappelling down 19 stories off their bucket lists this fall. The fundraiser, benefiting The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. More...

We must fight hunger together

We’re about halfway through Hunger Action Month and the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s quest to raise awareness about the issues surrounding hunger, nationally and here in Southwest Florida.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

Connecting through Rotary

For some business folks it’s a chance to network, but above all else, it’s about helping the community, Rotarians say

Lydia Black may not seem like your typical Rotarian. More...

The ITT debacle: A canary in the coal mine?

MONEY & INVESTING

Unnoticed by most of the county, Wednesday, Sept. 7, was a devastating day for tens of thousands of mostly young people across the country. More...

Turtles breaking statewide nesting records

They look like little crime scenes on the beach — bands of yellow police tape wrapped around wooden stakes stuck in small patches of sand where sea turtles laid their eggs. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kayak fundraiser set for Animal Welfare League   The Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County will host a kayak ride fundraiser at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Shell Creek (Hathaway Park/Washington Loop) in Punta Gorda. More...

Shark Week producer to speak at Calusa center fundraiser

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium will host its signature “Return to Nature” fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Concept Home of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors at 13733 Brynwood Lane, Fort Myers.  More...

Valerie’s House expands

Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, is now enrolling children in its new Cape Coral satellite location. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

5243 Blue Heron Circle, North Port

Here’s a beautifully appointed, exceptionally maintained home in the popular Heron Creek Golf and Country Club.  The open and airy floor plan flows into the great room and formal dining room. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

A TALE OF TWO SINGER/SONGWRITERS

Maren Morris has had an incredible year so far. “It’s been amazing,” says the 26-year-old singer/songwriter. More...

Aaaargh! Pirates return to Punta Gorda for annual festival

Beware Punta Gorda in September, mateys. Here there be pirates — pirates aplenty — when the seventh annual Pirate Fest returns. More...

Florida guidebook offers a feast of adventures for tourists and residents alike

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions: From Mermaids to Singing Towers” by Doug Alderson. Pineapple Press. 184 pages. Trade paperback, $14.95. More...