March 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

FPRA chapter will serve up secrets on how events can propel a brand to PR success

Firehouse Subs adapted the concept of familiarization tours, also called “fams,” which are organized trips used by the hospitality industry for travel agents, tour operators, tour wholesalers or other members of the travel trade for the p More...

Globally recognized experts meet at FGCU to address biodiversity crisis

An esteemed slate of 22 prominent experts will assemble from March 7-9 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers for a conference entitled “Conserving Biodiversity: Challenges for Florida in the Anthropocene.” The globally recognized More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Rabbi to speak at multi-faith gathering   The “Peace Initiative Series,” sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County will present Rabbi Harold F. More...

GIVING BRIEFS

Young Life to hold annual gala   More...

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Business News

After-hour pet problems

Local clinics are handling an increasing number of sick and injured dogs and cats

It’s the middle of the night and your boxer can’t stop vomiting. Who you gonna call? An after-hours vet. And increasingly, people are making that call. More...

McDonald’s hopes to maintain profits by discounting soft drinks

MONEY & INVESTING

My wife and I are pretty much in synch in most ways but we disagree on really stupid things. More...

Florida real estate markets remain hot

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, increased pending sales and more new listings in January, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...

Numbers of panthers, manatees up, encouraging news for Florida

The number of Florida panthers in South Florida and manatees in state waters increased in recent counts, encouraging news for conservationists, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission reports. More...

Columbus ship replicas Nina and Pinta coming to Fort Myers

The Nina and the Pinta — replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ Atlantic crossing ships — will be in Fort Myers March 15-19 at Pinchers Restaurant, Ford Edison Marina, 2360 West 1st St. More...

Babcock Ranch celebrates Founder’s Festival March 11 and 12

Kitson & Partners is holding a Founder’s Festival on Saturday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. More...

CHEC offering programs in March

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and the Charlotte County Natural Resource Department will be conducting the following free guided walks and programs this month.  Unless noted, all walks begin at 9 a.m. More...

Charlotte State, Englewood banks continue “Are You Prepared?” seminars

Probate, disability, estate and investment planning and costs are on tap as Charlotte State Bank & Trust and Englewood Bank & Trust continue their series of “Are You Prepared?” seminars in March. More...

Real Estate News

House hunting

9500 Migue Circle, Port Charlotte

This beautiful home would be $100,000 more if located in Punta Gorda Isles. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Funk Fest 8

... rocks into Punta Gorda

Bring on da noise! Bring on da funk! Bring on Punta Gorda’s favorite festival to get down and shake, rattle and roll. More...

Third annual festival showcases top-notch short films

Size matters — and short can be good when it comes to film. Take, for example, Punta Gorda’s own short film festival. More...

Part honey, part sting, the beekeeper’s daughter ignites grand passions

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Beekeeper’s Daughter” by Jane Jordan. Black Opal Books. 388 pages. Trade paperback, $16.99. Sarasota author Jane Jordan was born in England and returns imaginatively to the Exmoor area she knows very well. More...