July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Lipman executive to serve on regional water management board

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Jaime Weisinger of Lipman Family Farms to the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District. Mr. More...

FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE

The Florida panther, Florida’s official state animal, has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967. As the state grows, suitable habitat for panthers and other wildlife shrinks. More...

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Mini golf big business

Florida putt-putt courses are popular attractions as ‘clean family fun’

“How long will this newest fad last?” — Popular Science Monthly, November 1930, on miniature golf Now, 87 years after that question was posed, miniature golf courses still dot the American landscape with new ones popping up around More...

Heed red flags about Blue Apron before buying stock

MONEY & INVESTING

I don’t really get the whole meal kit delivery popularity sweeping across the country. If you have never heard of these services, it is where a company sends you a package full of ingredients along with a recipe to prepare the meal. More...

Charlotte County battles to get ‘pestiferous’ condition under control

Not all mosquitoes are created equal. More...

Be a good passenger when riding shotgun

If you’re riding shotgun, be a good passenger and help minimize distractions for the driver. If you experience something unsafe, immediately speak up and offer assistance. More...

Veteran media marketer promoted to assistant AD at FSW

Michael Hill II has been promoted to assistant athletics director for media relations and social media at Florida SouthWestern State.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

6175 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda

Take a look at this stunning, custom, two-story home that sets on 2½ manicured acres. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Librarians suggest

What you might like and what they’re looking forward to reading this summer

IT’S A GIVEN: LIBRARIANS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS. They love reading them, love discussing them, love suggesting them to others. More...

Prepare yourself for the Writing Challenge (hacks included)

It’s that time for the annual Florida Weekly Writing Challenge. More...

Bold young adult novel probes into the psyche of troubled teen

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Rosie Girl” by Julie Shepard. Putnam. 384 pages. Trade paperback, $17.99. Once again, I’m shaken by a young adult novel. More...