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Charlotte County Florida Weekly
IF DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE SERVANTS. True enough.
But our relationships with our pets are for anything but the birds.
They preen, they play and they poop where they will.
At the end of the day, they are as devoted to us as we are to them.
Editorials written last year for Florida Weekly by the late Bill Cornwell were awarded first place in the editorial writing category by the state Society of Professional Journalists.
That new NRA television ad is a beautiful thing — the one with the perfectly coiffed Dana Loesch sneering into the camera and telling us to “fight this violence of lies with the clenched fist of truth. I am the NRA of America, and I am freedom’s safest place.”
Kevin Graham took the usual route that many young people take growing up in Charlotte County. Educated in the local school system, Mr. Graham left to attend Florida State University, graduated in 1989 and then began his business career in Tampa. However, after a few years in Tampa and Sarasota, Mr.
Getting out of the country for a few days seemed like a good idea. President Trump headed to the G20 Summit and some Americans were glad to see him go. He left behind a contentious pot on the stove bubbling with foreign and domestic issues ready to boil over.
The world has had its delusions about China over the years, but none quite as fantastical as the notion of Beijing assuming the mantle of global leadership.
All of nature exhibits social behavior: animals, fish, plants — from humans all the way down to the minutest organisms in the universe. When this interaction by different species is in synchronization, all is fine; things run smoothly. But things change, sometimes over time. These changes have collateral effects on their surroundings, some of which are good and some of which are not.
Together, dogs and horses can be a human’s best partners. From Dalmatians running alongside coach horses to fox terriers riding in saddlebags during the hunt to cow dogs and quarter horses teaming up to drive livestock, dogs and horses have a long history of friendly and fruitful interactions in partnership with people.
Power Squadron offers GPS seminar
Learn the essentials of safe coastal and inland navigation using basic GPS in conjunction with charts and other marine data. Peace River Sail and Power Squadron is offering the “Using GPS” seminar from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Bayfront Center, 750 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
Your body alerts you to many aspects of your health. Your stomach growling tells you when to eat. A powerful yawn lets you know you’re tired. Your body gives off many other valuable signals — but requires technology to detect them. Scientists are looking for new ways to track and use your body’s signals to improve your health and manage disease.
Dr. David Klein is honored with ‘Good Samaritan’ Award
Ophthalmologist Dr. David Klein has been awarded the Harold S. Strasser, M.D. Good Samaritan Award from the Florida Medical Association. Award recipients “demonstrate love and compassion for their fellow man, and display outstanding leadership.”
[img_assist|nid=188023|title=|desc= . Above: The “Rogue Warrior” video game incarnation of bestselling business book author and ex-Navy SEAL Richard Marcinko. Right: The author looks like the last person you’d invite to your boardroom to talk about leadership.
I’m sure you have heard this story before. Large numbers of people lying abut their income on loan applications. Unscrupulous brokers persuading people to spend more than they can afford. Teaser interest rates which increase over time. Buyers underwater on their loans having to decide whether to turn in their keys or make next month’s payment.
1. Rohini Singh, Jessica
Kortbein, Debra Barber
and Theresa Tee
2. Lisa Talcott and Gunner,
Jeanne Spica and Amber,
Kim Corby and Fancee,
and Lori Shores and Cole
3. Kim Weger, Sam Harris,
Judith Harris and Carrie
4. Danny Nix and James
5. Ed Wotisky and John
1. Pam Monnier, Debi Vreeland and Melissa
2. Stone Crabs Baseball Team with Solaris Rehab
3. Laura Pugh - Medsol and Bob Sobkowiak - Alpha
4. Maria Vasconcelous and Ami Conti
5. Linda Porterfield and Melissa Lockhart - Helping
Hands SWFL LLC
6. Tanya Lockett - Royal Palm Retirement Center
Location, location, location is the hallmark of this Punta Gorda Isles waterfront home that has it all. Less than 7 minutes to Charlotte Harbor with no bridges to pass under, this Ferobuilt home is in meticulous condition. Built to the demanding oversight of the original owners, the sellers are only the second owners and have kept the property in mint condition.
FOR GINA BATTLE, IT WAS A CASE OF “Ask, and you shall receive.” She had already been part of an exhibition last year at the
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. She approached the gallery again about doing a show this year.
For veteran rock band Foreigner and guitarist Mick Jones — the group’s founder and last remaining original member — 2017 carries more significance than some years.
¦ “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown. 416 pages. Hardcover, $28.
“I’d just like to say, in my defense, that this song is not about my wife,” says Mike McMillan.
[img_assist|nid=188074|title=|desc= Venice Theatre’s SummerStock program presents the campy musical “Zombie Prom” July 28- Aug. 12 on the theater’s MainStage. Curtain is at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. $25 for adults; $14 for college students; $12 for children. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. VeniceStage.com or 488-1115.
That’s great advice from the prolific novelist and short story writer. Keep it in mind as you draw inspiration from the accompanying photograph and craft your entry in the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
John (Jesse Heindl) is the middle child smack in the middle of a mid-life crisis.
He feels overlooked, an outcast in his own family.
Dunkirk, France, 1940. Roughly 400,000 Allied soldiers are trapped on the beach of this northern enclave, surrounded and dominated by German firepower. The only hope for survival is evacuation, and that becomes less likely by the hour.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things.
THURSDAY, JULY 27, 10 P.M.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Season 2, Murder Most
The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers lifelong learning classes to enrich life experiences at any age. The following sessions will be held at Herald Court Centre in downtown Punta Gorda.
1. Deanna Cole and Lisa Louey
2. Daryl Garner, Marie Peleck, Tom
Lewis, Teresa Desquin, Debbie
Amaral-Chow, Merle Larson, Henry
Ereth and Louise Hall
3. Carolyn Watt and Tom Watt
4. Cameron Triana, Denice Triana
and Dr. Elizabeth Triana
5. Alyce Martin, Diane Duncan, Lori
Maratea, Vinny Maratea and Dee Radi
1. Fred Kopf and Dave
2. Karen Gozzo Nolan,
3. Timothy Taylor and Caleb
4. Jessica Smith and Nang
5. Leslie Dacosta,
1. Darren Taylor and Ashly Wester
2. TJ Thornberry and Jackie
3. Barb Melander and Trish Heffernan
4. Brenda Holmes and Colin Burton
5. Bob “Fig” Newton, Nancy Newton,
Cynthia Beane, John Beane and
6. Kim Pennell, Kevin Graham,
Bob White, Lori White and TJ
1. Debi Malinoski, Serena Wyckoff
and Cathy Graham
2. Trey Jayne, Meredith Masony and
3. Nancy Prafke, Bob Brier, Ann Brier,
Carrie Nemec and Matt Nemec
4. Kay Gasgarth, Jean Heck and Jeni
5. Lucie Mendoza, Mickey Basil and
6. Zack Oxley, Summer Holman and