June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season this year

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. More...

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Business News

Cyber Security

Protect yourself and your business by keeping up with trends in

IT’S BECOME NEWS THAT’S NOT UNEXPECTED any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. More...

Bitcoin is gaining in popularity

MONEY & INVESTING

If you could go back in time, say, seven years ago, what one thing would you invest in? Maybe buy Apple? That would have been a good move, you would have made a nearly 350 percent return on your money. Or maybe purchase some Amazon? More...

How to weather a business ‘storm cycle’

The modern economy is in a constant state of change, which means businesses — large and small — must move quickly in response to market shifts. More...

The trickster coyote

In the lore of the Plains Indians, Old Man Coyote is both admired and disdained — a crafty trickster, a savvy hunter and seducer of other creatures’ wives sometimes ensnared by his own arrogance. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Charlotte Harbor youth sailing camps open Register your 8- to 18-year-old now for one of the four summer sailing camps offered by Charlotte Harbor Youth Sailing at Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club, 4400 Lister St., Port Charlotte. More...

Save the sales tax on disaster preparedness supplies this weekend

June marks the start of hurricane season and a time for Floridians to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax. The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

7226 N. Blue Sage, Punta Gorda

Priced to sell. Beautifully remodeled in 2015, this three-bedroom, two-bath, three-car garage and pool home with summer kitchen on a quiet street and private lot in desirable Burnt Store Meadows needs new owners.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Sweet Summer Reads

Consider local critic’s choices for this season’s reading list

ELAINE’S LIST: IF IT WERE A NOVEL, it’d be a bestseller. If a music video, it’d go viral. Snowbirds take it back north with them. Others email the list to friends and family. Librarians share it, bookstores post it. More...

How a North Port woman scored one of Jack Benny’s violins

“It’s a real Strad, you know,” Jack Benny would quip about his violin. “If it isn’t, I’m out $110. The reason I got it so cheap is that it’s one of the few Strads made in Japan.” More...

Searching Florida’s past for the beginnings of human life

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “An Ice Age Mystery: Unearthing the Secrets of the Old Vero Site” by Rody Johnson. University Press of Florida. 224 pages. Hardcover, $24.95. More...