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Local expert debunks misconceptions of sharks

Are you nervous about your next beach trip with all the shark bites in the news? A Southwest Florida expert, who was just featured on the Discovery Channel’s shark week, says not to worry. Sarasota-based Mote Marine Laboratory’s director of shark research, Bob Hueter, says there are a lot of misconceptions. “When people hear the […]

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Charlotte housing market could see summer heat up

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FL – Higher prices and more sales. That sums up the Charlotte County housing market over the first half of 2015. Some say the market will continue to heat up over the summer. New numbers from the Punta Gorda-Port Charlotte-North Port Realtor Association show that for each month this year, more homes were […]

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Punta Gorda Farmers Market

Voted the ‘Best Small Market in Florida’ and 15th in the USA, we have a large number of vendors offering fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, Italian bakery, fresh homemade pasta, kitchenware, cupcakes, beef and fresh seafood, fresh citrus, jewelry, candles and soaps, dip mixes, Florida arts and crafts, cheese, French bakery, baguettes and […]

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Best Places to Watch Fireworks this 4th

Southwest Florida puts on a party to celebrate our nation’s birth. Some communities hold hometown parades. Some organize free festivals. Some even have hot dog- and watermelon-eating contests. To cap it all off, as the sky turns velvety black, a kaleidoscope of colors burst into the air. Here’s a look at where the festivities and […]

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Beat the Summer Heat!

Temperatures in the 80s and 90s combined with high humidity is enough to wilt even the most enthusiastic sun worshipper. When temperatures rise, older adults in particular are at risk because aging reduces the body’s ability to cool off. Here are some common sense and fun ways to beat the Florida heat. Water. Drink plenty […]

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