December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Tips to spruce up your holidays

• Having a holiday party? Put food and drinks in separate areas, as these are places that guests tend to linger. With different stops for each, guests will not bunch up in one place trying to do both, and it actually encourages mingling! More...

Driving drowsy doubles risk of accidents on U.S. roadways

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has released new research revealing that drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash.  More...

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Business News

Holiday gifting

Why giving thought makes sense/cents for businesses

Many local business executives have long ago filled out their naughty and nice lists, deciding which clients and customers will receive holiday gifts. More...

‘Tax holiday’ on profit outside U.S. will likely aid wealthy the most

MONEY & INVESTING

There is no doubt that many of president elect Trump’s proposed polices are very pro-business. More...

FWC’s Imperiled Species Management Plan

The Imperiled Species Management Plan is a capstone on five years of work developing the plan, and over a decade of revising the listing process. More...

First in Florida: Balloon treatment for obesity introduced

Swallow three pills and lose up to 60 pounds in six months. Sounds like a miracle, right? More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Sheriff warning: Beware of fraud More...

Real Estate News

House hunting:

3120 Paar Circle, Port Charlotte

Beautifully remodeled, heated pool home with a panoramic view of the Myakka River and Paar Waterway. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New Year 2017

A list of all the parties at all of the places you need to check out this New Year’s Eve in SWFL

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Famed Russian ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to SWFL

Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” is practically synonymous with the holiday season. The story of Clara and her nutcracker-prince is often a child’s introduction to the ballet. Its appeal, however, extends to young and old alike. More...

Connelly spins two tales that don’t touch but nevertheless grab

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 400 pages. Hardcover, $29. More...