June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Fire up your Independence Day

Here are some exciting regional events to spice up your Fourth of July celebrations. Sunday, July 2 ¦ “America the Beautiful: A Patriotic Celebration” Venice Theatre, 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice; www.venicestage.com • 8 p.m. More...

TV show gives local teen a chance to change the tide

Fifteen-year-old Matthew wears a chunky silver-toned chain around his neck featuring a black fossilized shark’s tooth about the size of a half dollar. More...

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Rising Up

July 4 travelers expected to set new record

MORE AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL THIS INDEpendence Day than ever before, according to an AAA forecast. More...

Housing sales report shows rich get richer, less-affluent can’t afford homes

MONEY & INVESTING

With so much financial information available, it is impossible for an average investor to read it all. Many of us just scan the headlines to get a sense of what is going on in the markets. More...

Sit, Boo-Boo, Sit! Send pet photos to our annual contest

Our pets are part of our families — humans love their dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, birds, ferrets, horses — well, all the varieties of animals that love us unconditionally. More...

Manatee club offers safety packet to Florida boaters

As Florida’s boating community gears up for the July 4 holiday weekend, Save the Manatee Club urges residents and visitors to keep manatees in mind during the holiday and every day while enjoying the state’s waterways. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

CCSO joins ‘Dry Water’ campaign The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence. More...

Things to do with children this summer in North Port

Do you have kids, or are your grandkids visiting this summer? The city of North Port offers a variety of activities to do during this season. Here are some ideas: More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

10483 Serernoa Court, Punta Gorda

This is a beautiful three-bedroom, two-bath home in the well-maintained community of Seminole Lakes. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Game of TOMES

A TRIP TO BOOKEXPO IS THE BOOK LOVer’s equivalent of a child’s visit to a candy store. A super-sized candy store, that is. But attending it is more like trying to navigate a three-ring circus. More...

A sign of summer: Venice Theatre’s fifth annual cabaret festival

You know summer’s here when Venice Theatre starts gearing up its Summer Cabaret Festival. More...

A towering techno-thriller achievement with a grim political vision

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Tower Down” by David Hagberg. Forge. 320 pages. Hardcover, $25.99. More...