C.A.R.E. at Pies & Plates

Charlotte Behavioral annual fundraiser is July 31

The Fred Lang Foundation’s Summer Ball benefits children, adolescents and families of Charlotte County who are in urgent need of crisis counseling, mental health counseling and/or addiction treatment at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care. The Fred Lang Foundation was initiated in 2001 so that CBHC, a nonprofit entity, could continue to provide professional services to all people in our community, regardless […]

Bank awards bonds to young artists

Charlotte State Bank awarded $50 U.S. Savings Bonds to the three winners of the bank’s Fourth of July Coloring Contest for children. Charlotte State Bank invited entries in each of three age groups: ages 6 and younger, ages 7 to 9 and ages 10 to 12. Contest winners were: ¦ Ryan Nelson in the 6 and under age group, from […]

Yacht Club to host special day for kids

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club will host 50 children ages 9 to 12 from the Boys & Girls Club of Charlotte County. This will be the first Kids Day hosted by the yacht club, whose members want to give the children a day to remember. Members of the Stone Crabs will […]

Boys & Girls Club campers to present musical

The children of the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte County, in conjunction with the Charlotte Players’ Kids OnStage program, will present the musical “The Ever After” at 7 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County theater. The play focuses on a talk show dedicated to helping favorite fairy tale characters overcome obstacles and features children […]

Here’s the buzz: Mosquitoes are out in full force

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Classic Charlotte

How our county was born & raised

THE SINGLE SPAN OF ONE LONG HUMAN lifetime — 89 years and three months, in this case — marks the distance we’ve come since that fateful moment when 859 square miles of the Gulf Coast — 694 of it in land stretching along the north and south flanks of the Peace River — was officially proclaimed Charlotte County. On April […]

Singer/pianist Pat Walsh performs at Fishermen’s Village

Modern marvels

Veterinary specialists offer hope with advanced care options

The advances in veterinary medicine in just the last couple of decades have been dramatic, and these days many of the same lifesaving options in human medicine are also available to pets, often through skilled veterinary specialists. Still, the idea that advanced treatments for cancer and other diseases or injuries are too much “to put a pet through” remains a […]

Pets of the Week