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STARTING ON MARCH 7, 160 POLITICIANS WHO REPRESENT THE melting-pot interests of more than 20 million Florida residents will meet in Tallahassee. Over the next 60 days, the sole requirement of the Florida Legislature — 40 state senators and 120 house members — along with Gov.
Last year was a milestone for area builders. After a seven-year absence, the Charlotte County Parade of Homes made a successful return. So successful, in fact, that it’s back this year.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the White House in part because the responsible media had given him copious ink, airtime and online coverage in the previous year.
Within minutes of meeting him, you know that Stephen Carter gets things done. For 16 to 17 hours a day, he fully dedicates his boundless energy to nonprofit and civic organizations in Charlotte County.
In the preface to the first volume of “The History of Woman Suffrage,” authors Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage explain the object of their undertaking.
As you might have heard, Donald Trump tweeted at a judge.
The commentariat shuddered at the effrontery of it, and some worried that the foundations of the separation of powers had been shaken. Trump’s slam of Judge James Robart was undeniably crude and ill considered, but it wasn’t a threat to our republic.
NOTE: Captain Dennis Kirk is off this week. His regular column will appear next week.
AAA’s undercover inspectors were at it again, making surprise visits to hotels and restaurants throughout North America. They rated everything from service to cleanliness and beyond. Establishments were then ranked on a scale of one to five Diamonds, and now AAA has released the results.
My husband’s allergies to our dogs were mild until last year. Now he has developed asthma and has a twice-daily routine of medication and an inhaler.
Allergies. They’re the bane of people who love pets but develop a runny nose, itchy throat and watery eyes in their presence — or worse, coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. will highlight a “Journalism as Activism” panel discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday March 2, in Building J, Room 103 (Rush Auditorium), at the Florida South- Western State College in Fort Myers.
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has awarded $557,036.00 to both established and new programs that are designed to increase the quality of life in sustainable and equitable ways for Southwest Floridians.
Florida Scripps study shows deleting a protein gene may ramp up metabolism, prevent obesity and diabetesThu, 23 Feb 2017 03:13:59 +0000
Scientists are working to understand the mechanisms that make weight loss so complicated. Exercise burns calories, of course, but scientists are also looking at how the body burns more energy to stay warm in cold temperatures.
Is there a way to get metabolism to ramp up — even when it’s not cold out?
Fawcett Memorial Hospital, an HCA affiliate, was named one of 59 hospitals in the nation with the lowest door-to-diagnostic-evaluation ER wait times. The list was compiled by Becker’s Hospital Review and data was sourced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The public is invited to attend, and we welcome participation in the following February events and observances hosted by Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda. To learn more, visit BayfrontCharlotte.com.
Arthritis of the Knee and Treatment Options
The Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast has been recognized by various publications as an ideal place to retire. Money magazine and U.S. News & World Report have named the area as best places to retire over the years and, earlier this year, Where to Retire magazine featured Port Charlotte. In the past, Englewood and Punta Gorda have been featured in the same publication.
Professional and amateur golfers will compete in the Yuengling Open at the Fort Myers Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5.
The Yuengling Open is the longest running golf event in the region. This will be the 55th year for the tournament, formerly known as the Coors Light Open.
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Everyone knows that real estate prices are cyclical. You have a few years of rocketing prices and then a crash. Then prices take off again and a crash. This same pattern has held true for decades. The key, and the most difficult part of real estate investing, is identifying when a new peak or valley is going to occur.
If you’re a taxpayer, you’re a potential target, according to Charlotte State Bank & Trust President Craig DeYoung. He urges taxpayers to be aware and to be cautious of their vulnerability to identity thieves this time of year.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s Regional Economic Research Institute has announced the publication of the 2017 Southwest Florida Economic Almanac, a 352-page resource presenting socio-economic and demographic data for the region.
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement congratulating Florida on a record nearly 113 million visits to the state in 2016:
Located in prestigious Punta Gorda Isles, this gorgeous Michigan Homes Briarhill model boasts a long water view, dock and 10,000-pound lift. A straight shot to Charlotte Harbor and you’re there in less than 5 minutes. The boat lift will accommodate a 30-foot boat.
Public invited to enjoy progress at Babcock Ranch during Founder’s Festival & Sun Run March 11th and 12thThu, 23 Feb 2017 03:14:30 +0000
Kitson & Partners invites the public to enjoy the progress at Babcock Ranch during a Founder’s Festival on Saturday, March 11th from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 12th from noon to 6:00 p.m. The Festival’s 2017 Sun Run will include 10-K and 5-K races and a one-mile Fun Run on Saturday.
If you want to be sure to get tickets for the 2018 Punta Gorda Wine & Jazz Festival, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce President John Wright suggests you order them the day of this year’s festival, Saturday, Feb. 25.
There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about.
¦ “Garage Sale Riddle” by Suzi Weinert. BluewaterPress LLC. 325 pages. Trade paperback, $21.95.
The “SS American” set sail at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on Feb. 16 with the opening of the Tony Award winning revival of “Anything Goes.”
Q: Has “The Catch” been canceled? I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to come back, but I haven’t heard anything.
— Deena S., via email
That justice and right don’t always prevail is a bitter truth to swallow, no matter what our age.
It shatters our world when we first learn this, and it disheartens us when we’re reminded of it — again and again — as grown-ups.
Schools such as the one in “Fist Fight” surely do not exist. If they do, I don’t want to know about them. This movie is a crass, unrealistic and, worst of all, unfunny look at a high school that is truly out of this world.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Keep a low profile in order to avoid being lured away from the job at hand. Focus on what has to be done, and do it. There’ll be time later to enjoy fun with family and friends.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a play exploring the complicated world of black musicians striving to make it at the height of the classic blues recording era in a culture denoted by both prejudice and gender bias, opens Feb. 24 at the Alliance for the Arts, presented by Theatre Conspiracy.
FGCU’s TheatreLab is producing Larry Shue’s “The Foreigner,” based on what the New York Post describes as a “devilishly clever idea,” the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who they mistakenly believe knows no English.
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.
Cincinnati Pops guitarist Tim Berens joins the Southwest Florida Symphony for its final concert in its 2016-17 Small Stage Symphonies series, “Concierto de Aranjuez.”
FEB. 23, 10 P.M.
A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage. The fluid beauty and succession of Puccini’s intensely romantic tunes has made “Madama Butterfly” a timeless love story.
Free movie and discussion on tap
The public is invited to enjoy this month’s Fourth Friday Free Movie, “Supremacy,” presented by Women Against Racism & Discrimination, at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at FGCU’s Renaissance Academy, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda.
This 2014 tensely dramatic film is based on the true events of two days in March 1995.
There’s more at stake this year for local restaurants dishing out their delish eats during the 10th annual Taste of Punta Gorda on Sunday, March 26, at Laishley Park: bragging rights as the best.