May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Drunk driving is still the biggest killer on our roads

In response to recent reports regarding an increase in drug-impaired driving, Mothers Against Drunk Driving wants to remind the public that drunk driving is still the biggest cause of traffic deaths and injuries in the nation. More...

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SUMMER AT THE MOVIES

Theaters ratchet up the promotions to get patrons into seats for summer films.

IT HAPPENS EVERY LATE SPRING: A COUPLE OF big-leaguers with cannons for arms start throwing fastballs over 100 mph on the diamond, and the blockbuster movie season begins on the silver screen. More...

U.S. must heed the lesson of Puerto Rico’s massive debt, bankruptcy

MONEY & INVESTING

With all the amazing advances scientists are making around the world, one, which has seemingly been left out, is time travel. More...

Car companies are trading brands like quarterbacks

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The NFL draft should have nothing to do with the auto industry. But as a few key trades have affected an entire league, right now, it feels like there is little difference between the gridiron and the assembly line. More...

SWFL Harmony Chamber aids LGBTQ businesses with common interests

The Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce’s goal is basic: To make life more harmonious for the gay community, to lessen the chance of encountering sour notes when visiting businesses and knowing where they’re welcome.  Chamb More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Preplanning seminars with luncheon offered More...

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House Hunting

541 Eleuthera Drive, Punta Gorda

This is a boater’s dream home — with quick powerboat water access to Charlotte Harbor. This 4/3/2 home offers a boatlift, saltwater pool and oversized garage. More...

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2017 Summer Movies

Plan now for a hot season of cool films

AS USUAL, YOU WON’T NEED your brain for most of the 2017 summer movie season. Assembling this list is an annual exercise in familiarity, as sequels, franchise properties and R-rated comedies are clearly en vogue with moviegoers. More...

Annual Key Lime Festival celebrates the distinctively Florida fruit

If you think key limes are just for making pies, you’re in for an eye-opening surprise at the fifth annual Key Lime Festival at Fishermen’s Village. More...

Game warden adventures reveal an important side of Florida’s nature

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases: True Stories of Florida Game Wardens” by Bob H. Lee. University Press of Florida. 272 pages. Hardcover, $24.95. More...