Florida’s premier year-round eco-tourism destination, Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The area has hosted seven major feature films, been featured on SAIL magazine’s list of the “10 Greatest Places to Sail in the United States,” ranked by Golf Digest as the “Third Best Place to Live and Play Golf in America,” and rated by MONEY magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live in the South.” For information about area events, activities and attractions, contact the Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau, 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104, Port Charlotte, FL; 941-743-1900, or call toll free at 1-800-652-6090 for a free Visitor’s Guide; or visit the Web site at CharlotteHarborTravel.com.
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 […]
The city of Punta Gorda has been called such since the Native Americans christened the area centuries ago. The name means “fat point.” But for a period of time starting in the late 19th century, it was called Trabue, named after Kentucky attorney Isacc Trabue, who came to the area in 1883 and thought it […]
Florida is famous for pirates. Places such as St. Augustine, Tampa and Amelia Island all have long, rich histories full of swashbuckling, thievery and buried treasure. Port Charlotte has its fair share of pirate history, too. Before we look into Port Charlotte’s pirate history, let’s look at why Florida was such a haven for pirates […]
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year’s session three months ago, and 161 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state’s fiscal year, affecting school choice, rape kit testing, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State. A law redefining when abortions can be […]