Vallacare Holiday Party at One-Eleven

1. Brandon Kackitz, Bridget Davenport, Dr. Denver Nutter and Dr. Blanca Valladares-Nutter 2. Bridget Davenport, Lindsey Myers, Alysha Aratari and Karen Downs 3. Dr. Denver Nutter, Dr. Jeannette Valladares and Mr. Todd Kwapich

Stone Crabs announce 2011 regular season schedule

The Charlotte Stone Crabs have announced their 2011 regular season schedule with the team starting its FSL South Division title defense on Thursday, April 7, against the Bradenton Marauders at Charlotte Sports Park. One of the highlights to the 2011 schedule will be new game times. All home games with the exception of Sundays will begin at 6:30 p.m., and […]


Charlottte Harbor Rotary gears up for poker run The Rotary Club of Charlotte Harbor will host a Poker Run to replenish the food bank of St Vincent De Paul Saturday, Jan. 22. It will be a walking event starting and ending at the Laishley Crab House. For those would rather ride than walk, the Green Hibiscus Tolley will be available. […]

Holiday hiccups spread cheer into the New Year

Toppled trees, supremely awful — and wonderful — presents, kitchen disasters and wardrobe malfunctions are all part of the season. Though tinsel has been tangled and jingles have been jangled, Florida Weekly is happy to present some of these memorable Christmas stories in hopes we can bring you some extra holiday cheer. Make it joyous and safe, and here’s to a New […]

Holiday Lights


YOU CAN’T FLIP A CHRISTMAS switch these days without lighting up 400 years of tradition.   Not that what you get now resembles Germany of the early 17th century, where the decorative tradition of luminous Christmases arguably started with candle-lit trees. From Punta Gorda and points north to Fort Myers and points south, Christmas decorations now adorn not just trees, […]

The Gallery of Fine Art Holiday Open House

1. Marty Kyanka 2. Brenda Berndnik 3. Billy Berndnik 4. Jane Dickinson, Artist Demo

Gallery Walk in Punta Gorda

1. Sharie and Ona Yivisaker 2. Pat Joiner 3. Karen Schneider and Bonnie Bernanda 4. Ed Barjerm and Larry Sorensen 5. Max Doyle

A safer New Year

Check collars and tags on your pets now

The New Year’s “neck check” is a tradition around my home — one that has outlived three generations of pets, but still works to help ensure the safety of the animals who share my life now. I always do my neck checks on New Year’s Day. It’s easier to remember that way, especially for those of us who have a […]

Pets of the Week

These animals are available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League, located at 3519 Drance Street in Port Charlotte. All animals are spayed/neutered and are current with their shots prior to adoption, except rabies. The shelter is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. To view adoptable pets, visit www.awlshelter.org For more information, call EARS 681-3877. […]

Future builders

Charlotte program nurtures next generation of workers in the construction industry

Area students interested in construction related careers have a wealth of resources at their fingertips. Charlotte County’s chapter of the Future Builders of America offers construction and drafting hopefuls a foundation in education, experience and networking. The group assists those 15 to 18 in high schools and technical centers and relies on sponsorships and fundraising for its activities. The county […]