July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Ideas for playing this summer in North Port

With July being part of National Parks & Recreation Month, the city of North Port is encouraging residents and visitors to discover the power of play and adventure. More...

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Business News

Markets create Cautious Optimism

“Of particular note is the activity in the luxury levels above $2 million, where pending sales currently stand 30 percent higher than June of last year.”

THIS WEEK, FLORIDA WEEKLY TAKES A verbal snapshot of the real estate markets on the southwest coast and in Palm Beach County.  We asked two questions: How is the real estate market at present? More...

FDIC helps lower the risk for bank savings investments

MONEY & INVESTING

One of the fundamental tenets of investing in a free market is the risk/ reward tradeoff. The greater the risk of an investment, the greater the potential return must be in order to provide an incentive to provide that capital. More...

Personal violence: When green means ‘Stop!’

Late one night when he was 5 years old, Christopher Hall was awoken by loud noises. He padded down the hallway to the kitchen, only to find that the cause of the commotion was his mother being physically abused.  More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Church holds blood drive   The Florida Blood Centers will be collecting blood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.  More...

Florida consumer sentiment rebounds upward in June

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose 2.1 points in June to 96.4, changing course after two months of decline.  Among the five components that make up the index, four increased and one decreased.  More...

GIVING BRIEFS

C.A.R.E. to have trivia fundraiser   More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

24263 Riverfront Drive, Port Charlotte

This impressive three-bedroom home features 2½ bathrooms, a den/ office, bonus room and attached threecar garage. It’s located in the desirable gated community of River Club, with county water and sewer. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Charlotte's Kevin Moody

is making his mark in film

KEVIN MOODY CAUGHT THE ACTing bug early. He was just 4 years old when he saw his older brother Adam on stage in “Guys & Dolls” at Port Charlotte High School in 2003.  More...

So your kid wants to be an actor: Advice from a show biz mom

As executive director of the Charlotte Players for nearly a dozen years, and mother of filmmaker and actor Kevin Moody, Sherrie Moody understands the hard work and sacrifice it takes to help a young person succeed in show business. More...

Do you dare watch ‘Jaws’ while floating on the water?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to a movie …  Crossroads Hope Academy is luring folks to its fundraising showing of the 1975 blockbuster “Jaws.” You can bring your own chairs and sit on the lawn. More...