May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

Pray for rain

You know what they say: Don’t talk about the weather unless you want it to happen to you.  Remember “The Perfect Storm,” based on a true story, the one that sunk the Andrea Gail out of Gloucester, Mass., with all hands, includi More...

I never promised you a rose garden

The White House Rose Garden enjoys a special place in American history. Its modern use as a convivial stage for White House events dates to the early 20th century. More...

Boating is better when it’s done safely

Southwest Florida (Charlotte Harbor, in particular) has some of the most fantastic boating, fishing and sailing in the world. The harbor was listed in Sailing Magazine as one of the top 10 places for sailors. More...

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Denise Henry

Since arriving in Punta Gorda 32 years ago, Denise Henry has enjoyed the many benefits of living, working and playing on Charlotte Harbor. If it’s near or on the water, she’s in. Ms. More...

The pre-existing lie

If you’ve only followed coverage of the Republican health care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort, passed legislation to deny people with pre-existing conditions health insurance. More...

Six ways to get to know manatees, the ‘mermaids’ of the sea

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Spring starts the mating season for Florida manatees, the most cherished and loveable of our local marine creatures. The manatee mating ritual makes for a thrashing, roiling sight that wildlife lovers exclaim about. More...