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Charlotte County Florida Weekly
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE INCLUDES 160 men and women each sporting an ambition, a goal or a plan.
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Politicians get to ride shotgun in the big truck of American culture.
And they get to help drive, all at the same time.
The truck pulls up and stops. The engine idles briefly while they wrestle to open the door and fight to climb into the cab.
Bill Hawley has the responsibility of directing and leading Fawcett Memorial Hospital, one of Charlotte County’s largest businesses. Fawcett employs hundreds of people who work with and strive to meet the needs of thousands of residents. He is responsible for employees who have a wide variety of education and abilities. It can be a daunting task and, quite frankly, he gets the job done.
Lydia Black, the executive director of the Alliance for the Arts, wrote Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Naples, in support of the National Endowment of the Arts. This was the congressman’s reply. ¦
For the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst — “rigged.”
When we were kids, we were always outside enjoying summer vacation from school. This is when families took vacations or went camping on the weekends. We didn’t need Disney World or Six Flags (in northern Ohio, it was Cedar Point).
Memorial Day Ceremony
Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, May 29, at the pavilions in Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
Breast Comedy Night Ever, a fundraiser to benefit Team Pink SWFL Inc. will be held on Thursday, June 1, at the Laugh-In Comedy Club in Fort Myers.
Is there anything more fun than watching a pet play?
Those who live in smaller towns in rural northeast Florida appreciate the slower pace, the sunny coastline and the refreshing sea breeze.
One million more travelers will take to the road, sky, rails and water for Memorial Day this year, creating the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005.
AAA projects 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend.
April sprinkles brought May flowers and ushered in warmer temperatures to Charlotte County.
One of the funniest (or misguided) classic car sales advertisements today is for the “rare Karmann Edition” Volkswagen Beetle convertibles.
Your brain needs just the right balance between excitatory “on” signals and inhibitory “calm down” signals. Now scientists from the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.
It’s easy to tell when someone may be suffering from a heart attack, is choking or is unable to breathe. But what does depression look like? What about anxiety? Have you met a youth experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviors? Do you know how to administer first aid in a mental health crisis?
Art classes for autistic children offered
OUR HANDS ARE AMAZING TOOLS THAT, along with our creativity, give us the capability to perform tasks that in many ways define what it is to be human. From old hands to helping hands, and from dealing good hands to having their hands full, here are first-hand accounts of six Southwest Floridians whose unique professions rely heavily on eight fingers and two opposable thumbs.
A new economic impact study values Punta Gorda Airport’s local economic impact at $208.3 million within Charlotte County, and a regional economic impact of $353.2 million.
1. The Barrel-Bot and Dillon Ramirez
2. Bentley Holland and Keegan
3. Wesley Holland
4. Bobby Weaver and Aubree
5. Elizabeth Billings and Brian
6. Jaden Alvarez
7. Bentley Holland
8. Alex Legried, Evan Legried, Alexis
Legried and Andrew Amendola
9. Christopher Andersch
10. Hannah Warren
1. David Shremshock,
and Bill Davidson
2. Mike Martin, Genesis
Cabrera, Jason Lucas
and Jim Kendrick -
First Pitch with the
3. Wendy Atkinson,
Coastal casual best describes this open and inviting pool-allocated home that shows like a model. Enter this tropical oasis, and you are greeted by vaulted ceilings, diamond-set travertine flooring and a soothing color palette.
As those of you that have been reading this column for a while know, I am a big fan of Exchange Traded Funds and low-cost index mutual funds. By buying these securities, you are basically buying a certain sector of the market.
ANOTHER SEASON’S COME AND GONE, JAM-packed with concerts, plays, musicals and art shows.
For many folks, the term “summer camp” conjures up memories of hiking, camping and swimming.
¦ “Shadow of the Black Womb” By Lawrence J. De Maria. St. Austin’s Press. 204 pages. E-book, $2.99.
As I type this missive, I basically feel like I’m Walt Whitman or Henry David Thoreau. See, I usually pen my column from my sealed up condo in Southwest Florida overlooking an infinity pool where retirees do aqua aerobics, but today — I’m in nature.
The wheels are in motion for the 18th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, set for Jan. 26-28, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Co-chairs are Becky and Lewie Card, Susie and David McCurry and Kathy and Dan Mezzalingua. All are trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festival’s founding organization.
[img_assist|nid=184508|title=|desc= Venice Theatre presents “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” June 4 and 5. The play takes place from 1942-45 in Terezin, a Jewish ghetto outside Prague, and is told through the eyes of one of the few child survivors, Raja Englanderova. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and are followed by a talk back with the cast and crew. $12. 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice.
THURSDAY, MAY 25, 9 P.M.
Doc Martin, Season 4
Perish Together as Fools
Another artful night will be held at the cultural district of SoCo from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Royal Palm Square.
SoCo Second Saturday is the new arts and cultural event in Fort Myers. SoCo refers to the area south of Colonial Boulevard.
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.
“You do know me, but you don’t know you know me,” Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) says in the opening narration of “Chuck,” an unconventional boxing biopic that delights in its surprises.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A slight setback in plans is nothing to worry about. Use this delay to deal with a number of matters you might have ignored for too long. Expect news from someone in your past.
New exhibitions at VAC
The Visual Arts Center, 210 Maud St., Punta Gorda, is introducing two new exhibitions. “Water, Water, Everywhere” celebrates boating, fishing, beaches and everything water-related. This multimedia exhibit is free and open to the public, and runs until June 15 in the Main Gallery.
Betsy Cress has made a career of waitressing.
She’s fast. She’s efficient. She’s good with detail.
Not only that, but she’s entertaining.
She sings. She dances. She makes wisecracks.
Mental Health Awareness Walk 2017, hosted by Charlotte Behavioral Health Center, Laishley Park, Punta GordaThu, 25 May 2017 10:22:32 +0000
1. Cheryl Matos, Chess Bazzo
and John Finegan
2. Commissioner Bill Truex, Kelly
Pomerville, CBHC, Victoria Scanlon,
CBHC and Judge Peter Bell
3. Joslin Duran and Cynthia Molina
4. Suzanne Roberts and Tammy Hall
5. Lori Kirschner
6. Michel Melillo, Esteban Meneses
and Dawn Brewer
7. Sam Knight, Matthew Knight,
1. Bruce Hintz and Mary Hintz
2. Callie Stahl, James Herston,
Eileen Glassman, Karen Davis,
Pat Campagna, Bob Prier, Luna
the owl, Dr. Robin Jenkins, DVM;
Jerry Jones, Jay Glynn, Steve
Widmeyer and Keith Towles
4. Sue Gilleo, Milo Moreno, Luna,
Melaina Moreno and Albert
5. Dr. Robin Jenkins, DVM; Luna the
Longtime Punta Gorda restaurateurs Nick and Sue Randall jumped at the opportunity to open a sister to their Village Fish Market last November.
I have a confession to make. As widely as I sample and write about wine, there has always been something of a vacant space in my wine appreciation, and it’s the wines of Germany. Our collection is packed with bottles from California, Washington State, France, Italy and some stranger places like Moldova.