January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

TEAM Punta Gorda hosts annual meeting   More...

32nd annual recreational vehicle show rolls into civic center Jan. 26-29

The Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show will be held Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 26-29, at the Lee Civic Center. More...

Special Sections

Destination SWFL

Don Gasgarth

Don Gasgarth Charlotte County Ford

WHO AM I? Title and company: President of Don Gasgarth Charlotte County Ford Years with the company: 26 Years in southwest Florida: 26 Nature of business: Ford Dealer More...

SWFL INSIDER

From shelling to shopping and sunsets, rides on the wild side or simply savoring the flavors of local restaurants and the state’s best brewery, Southwest Florida satisfies any vacation style. More...

LOCAL FLAVOR

Sure, it’s lovely to dig your toes into the sand and enjoy a day at the beach. But the ultimate perk of Florida winter is being able to dine outside. In January. With little more than a sweater to ward off a chill. More...

Real Estate News

House hunting

3416 Kentia Palm Court, North Port

You’ll be enchanted at your first step into this former Medallion Homes model. Lovingly cared for during its 10-year life, the home feels as fresh as it did on day one.  More...

Panthers continue to lose in fight against traffic

Last year was a tough one for Florida panthers. Not that any year isn’t — the traffic just keeps coming. More...

CHEC partners to offer environmental walks, cruises

The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center is partnering with Charlotte County Parks & Natural Resources to offer the following programs. Unless noted, all walks begin at 9 a.m. More...

‘Hands Across the Harbor’ marathon slated for Jan. 28

The Charlotte Harbor and Punta Gorda Community redevelopment agencies invite residents and visitors to participate in the ninth annual “Hands Across the Harbor” Half Marathon Bridge Run, Ride and Roll.  More...

Tourism is a numbers game that Charlotte’s winning

Thrillist.com recently ranked the 50 U.S. states based on the worst winters and the Sunshine State was ranked the fifth best, topped only by Hawaii, Arizona, California and Colorado. More...

Business News

Bank on changes

Some local banks cutting and changing their services

We go to bed and wake up with them, travel almost everywhere with them, talk to them when we’re confused or lost, ask their advice on where to go for dinner, and rely on them to keep us occupied at a bar or while waiting in line at the bank. More...

Trump’s impact on the stock market as unpredictable as his tweets

In writing this column, I really try to refrain from delving into and politics as much as I possibly can. There are plenty of other writers for this paper who are much more knowledgeable about this subject than I. More...

MOVE IT!

Miami spa getaway can help get you in shape for the New Year

After enjoying — and often overindulging — in all the holiday goodies, our focus turns toward shedding the extra baggage we accumulated and concentrating on getting into shape. It’s a perfect time to plan a spa getaway? More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Celebrating The Cello

Grammy-nominated cellist Zuill Bailey joins Southwest Florida Symphony on stage Jan. 21

Even when you’ve achieve international acclaim for perfecting your art, it’s still really fun to play with your friends. That’s what cellist Zuill Bailey will be doing Jan. More...

Couple brings real-life Broadway romance to Punta Gorda

Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell take their craft to heart. The duo met while appearing in “Les Misérables” as Marius and Cosette. More...

An interstellar relationship that is at once eerie, humorous and romantic

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Mel-Khyor: An Interstellar Affair” by Malcom J. Brenner. Eyes Open Media. 220 pages. Trade paperback, $14.95. More...