November 10, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Watch for migrating manatees as they look for warm waters

Manatee numbers are up and these bulky aquatic mammals are on the move this month. The annual migration of Florida manatees begins in November, as the weather cools and Manatee Awareness Month is celebrated. More...

Philanthropist announces $1M bequest to FSW

The generosity of one of Charlotte County’s most philanthropic residents will have a positive impact on Florida SouthWestern State College for generations to come. More...

Clarification

New Hope Chiropractic Clinic, 3440 Conway Blvd., Unit 3B, Port Charlotte, has partnered with Drug Free Charlotte County to offer free Deterra drug disposal pouches to residents who have expired medications or supplements. More...

Expanding Our Reach

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Record Investments, Record Reach and Introducing Socially Responsible Investing

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY Foundation marked its 40th anniversary by investing a record $5 million into our community. More...

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Business News

Gunning for business

Southwest Florida ranges offer special discounts, classes for women

In the packed parking lot outside a mostly windowless red building on the corner of Fowler Street and Colonial Boulevard, muted thumping sounds punctuate the rush of mid-morning traffic, as if somebody behind the walls at Shoot Straight Fort Myers ha More...

Facebook stock value has exploded, but rate of future growth questionable

MONEY & INVESTING

As I am writing this column, my wife Robin is sitting about 10 feet away from me staring down at her i-Phone. Every few seconds her thumb slides down the screen and I know she is checking her Facebook newsfeed. More...

Jason’s Deli revives 1976 items, prices for 40th anniversary

Jason’s Deli is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1976 with a month-long celebration featuring special offers and events that culminate with a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30. More...

Goodbye, Gallery Walk — hello, Alive After 5

Local artist Nick Masiello remembers that, as a kid, the Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association’s every-third- Thursday Gallery Walk was a different affair than it is today. More...

CHARLOTTE COUNTY VETERANS DAY EVENTS

What: Veterans Day Ceremony When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 Where: Veterans Kiwanis Garden, Laishley Park, Punta Gorda   More...

CARING BRIEFS

Fundraiser held at Don Gasgarth Ford   More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Experimental Aircraft offering breakfast at airport More...

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’S TRIBES

ARE CHANGING OUR REGION

WHAT DOES AN ORGANIZATION WORKING WITH victims of human trafficking have in common with a local theater company? More...

Powerful Partnerships

IN 2016 THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMmunity Foundation celebrated its 40th anniversary as change makers in our community.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

1403 S. Islamorada Blvd., Punta Gorda

You’ll love the upgrades in this beautiful golf course home. This two-bedroom, two-bath with a den/office residence is move-in ready and meticulously maintained in the very desirable Burnt Store Marina gated community.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

It’s a MOD mod world

SarasotaMOD celebrates architect Victor Lundy

“Architecture is inhabited art,” said sculptor Constantin Brancusi. More...

Lemon Bay High thespians breathe life into ‘Death’

Lemon Bay High School drama teacher Dennis Hall recalled a performance of a play he once saw performed at a Florida state competition. “I forgot I was watching high school kids,” he said. More...

Weaponized virus threat sends special CIA team into action

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Thawed!” by Lawrence De Maria. 175 pages. Kindle e-book, $2.99. Not many novels open at research stations in Siberia, but Lawrence De Maria makes his initial scene on the frozen tundra of Siberia a vivid attentiongetter. More...