April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

‘Ding’ Darling dedicates tournament to emeritus board member Wildman

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge dedicates its sixth annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament to the memory of Don Wildman, former DDWS emeritus board member and tournament committee More...

Kickoff set for station renovation, new Community Foundation headquarters

Renovation of the downtown Fort Myers Atlantic Coast Railway station and construction of an addition for a new Southwest Florida Community Foundation headquarters will be kicked off during an event from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, April 27. More...

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Business News

At Babcock Ranch, it’s back to the future

Fiber isn’t just fast, it’s future-proof as well — two very different things equally important. More...

Lowly JCPenney stock is risky, but it’s a risk that may pay off

MONEY & INVESTING

Mention the department store JCPenney to anyone, and I think the reaction will be dependant on the person’s age. Someone older than 50 may remember ordering items from its once-popular mail order catalogs. More...

Small Business Development Center at FGCU names nominees for award

The SBDC Florida Small Business Development Center announced nominees for this year’s Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida Awards. The annual presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

CCU wins regional best-tasting drinking water contest

Charlotte County Utilities Department won the annual Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest in Region X held by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association. More...

Calusa Nature Center hosts full day of Earth Day events

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium will host a full day of Earth Day activities, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

North Port has Great American Cleanup More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

3424 Sounding Drive, Punta Gorda

Looking for a tranquil home with direct sailboat access in a non-deed restricted community where you may enjoy the sounds of nature and your kayaks and canoes? More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Double the fun

VAC’s Emerging Artists offer 2 for the price of 1

EVERY YEAR THE Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, chooses one talented individual to carry the title of Emerging Artist of the Year. Not so for 2017. More...

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita

Over the course of his musical career, Chris Hillman has enjoyed enough success to satisfy several lifetimes. More...

Putting one’s life on the lines . . . of ruled notebook paper

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Look Beyond the Mirror: A Creative and Simple Approach to Discover and Write the Story of Your Life” by Penny Lauer. Privately published via the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 156 pages. Trade paperback, $15. More...