December 4, 2017

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. The Marine Toys for Tots is in full swing and accepting donations to help make Christmas a bit brighter for children. There’s more than 200 collection boxes throughout Charlotte County but some are taking weeks to fill. Toys for Tots coordinator Erik Sandess says, “Because of the hurricane we do see an increase need.” […]

August 16, 2017

If you value something, you should take care of it. It’s true for your house, your car and even your driveway — a little upkeep now can save you a whole lot later. If you have a driveway, it’s most likely made of concrete or asphalt. Concrete driveways tend to be more durable, but asphalt typically costs […]

June 27, 2017

Southwest Florida has a lot of options for you to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday and catch some fireworks. Here’s the rundown: NOTE: The Miromar Outlets fireworks event has been canceled. Mall officials cite safety concerns due to residential growth in the surrounding area. Monday, July 3 Port Charlotte What: Stone Crabs Independence Day Celebration […]

May 5, 2017

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. – With serious brush fires continuing to spark, Charlotte County officials are talking about implementing a burn ban, yet the decision won’t be made for several more days. The county will decide next week whether or not to put a burn ban in place. It would mean no fireworks, camp fires or […]

November 29, 2016

PUNTA GORDA – Nearly 1 million people are flying in and out of Punta Gorda Airport so far this year. “It’s amazing the number of people that are passing through this little airport,” said Jeff Barlow, of Punta Gorda.  Cost and convenience are reason enough for some passengers to fly out of Punta Gorda rather […]

November 29, 2016

    Thousands of drivers are giving away personal information without even knowing it. If you connect your smartphone to your car with Bluetooth, all of that personal information is suddenly at risk.  “If someone ever got in my car, they could figure out everything about me, and that’s not something I ever thought about […]

November 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – The dates have been set and the fundraising is underway. Power boats will be back in Englewood this year, but will something new– Waterfest. Englewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Hill explains,”Waterfest is going to be a two week event here in Englewood and a highlight for Water Fest if […]

November 12, 2016

  PUNTA GORDA – After more than three years of planning, fundraising and building, the wall at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda is complete. A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8:30 a.m. It begins with a walk of honor where participants will be given a postcard with a story connected to […]

July 26, 2016

Sharky’s on the Pier is a waterfront landmark in Venice. Venice’s most famous drinking destination just got some more recognition and is giving back with a party for a good cause. Sharky’s on the Pier, one of our Top 10 beach bars, will celebrate being voted No. 3 on’s list of best beach bars in […]

July 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – No algae — that’s the simple message Charlotte County is trying to get out potential tourists. With no water quality issues at county beaches or in Charlotte Harbor, businesses and attractions are seeking to capitalize. Captain Ralph Allen of King Fisher Fleet says he is asked constantly how the water quality in […]

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