House Hunting: 1511 Casey Key Drive, Punta Gorda

This pool home overlooking a canal is on the desirable northern leg of Casey Key Drive in Punta Gorda Isles. Its 2,467 square feet of living includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Updated before and after Hurricane Charley in 2004, the home has an open floor plan with high ceilings and large skylights. The master suite and master bathroom are […]

Is giving dynamic or static?


I love the word “dynamic.” Just the sound of the word is exciting, suggesting activity, liveliness, movement and positive self-expression. As we step into the 2012, my hope is that we each will achieve our vision by embracing the dynamic nature of our lives and our organizations. I have noted seven secrets of dynamic leadership below. 1. Create shared intentions […]

Joan Didion adaptation opens in Florida Rep’s Studio Theatre

“The Year of Magical Thinking,” adapted from Joan Didion’s best-selling memoir and starring Florida Rep regular Sara Morsey opened in Florida Rep’s intimate 90-seat Studio Theatre Jan. 11 and runs through Feb. 4. “This is a very beautiful and powerful portrait of one woman’s real-life struggle with loss and I know it will really resonate with anyone who has ever […]


Theater ¦ Love, Sex and the IRS – By the Charlotte Players at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20-28, witha2p.m.matineeonJan.22atthe Cultural Center Theater. 625-4175, ext. 221 or 222. ¦ Neil Simon’s Barefoot In The Park – At Cultural Park Theatre, Cape Coral, through Jan. 15. (239) 772-5862. ¦ Rock of Ages – At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through Jan. […]


‘MWF Seeking BFF’

by Rachel Bertsche(Ballantine Books, $15) When Rachel Bertsche moves to Chicago to be closer to her boyfriend, she discovers over time that it is not easy making new friends. When she gets married, it becomes even harder. While she gained a husband and a new adopted hometown, she desperately misses the best friends she left behind in New York and […]

Casting a wider net

I’m pulling my hair. I’m rending my clothes. I’m raising an angry fist to the sky. But what I really want to do is grab the lonely hearts out there and give them a good shake. If people saw how they’re hurting their own opportunities in love, the world would be a much less lonely place. I went out to […]

Women’s expo set for Feb. 18

The Women’s EXPO of SWFL will be held Feb. 18 at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte. The expo will host more than 100 exhibitors with information and products. The event is is co-hosted by the Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Woman’s Club of Port Charlotte and the […]

The value investor’s proposition


It would be seemingly impossible to talk about value investing and not mention the name Warren Buffet. Few investors have not heard of his genius and his investment accomplishments — accomplishments not just for himself but for his shareholders in Berkshire Hathaway, the publicly traded company comprised of a multitude of acquired companies and scores more investments. Berkshire’s style ranges […]

Charlotte Chamber kickoff for Business Expo at JD’s Bistro


¦ CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some well-deserved time with family and friends. ¦ AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Don’t be surprised if they’re […]