Edison State hosts ‘Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction’ series

The Peace River Center for Writers at Edison State College is providing area history enthusiasts a trip back in time with its series, “Old Florida in Film, Fact and Fiction.” The three-part series opened Monday, March 19, with “Early Years” (1900 to 1920s), including the screening of the 1928 film “Scenes of the Everglades” and a reading from acclaimed poet […]

Baseball and philanthropy have more in common than you think


As a young baseball fan growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, spring training was something that I always looked forward to (it not only signaled the start of baseball, but the end of winter). Spring training was a time when you could follow all the teams (especially your favorites) and evaluate their perception, performance and priorities. This works for baseball and […]

‘A Picasso’ that feels like a forgery


You know that game where you’re asked what famous person, dead or alive, you’d have dinner with if you could? After seeing “A Picasso” by The Naples Players, I’m pretty certain I’d never pick Pablo Picasso for a dinner partner. Artistically gifted, yes. But the man was an overgrown ego on two legs and, according to Jeffrey Hatcher’s play, a […]


Theater ¦ Dearly Departed – By the Charlotte Players March 29-April 7 at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron St. 625-4175, ext. 253. ¦ The Sunshine Boys – By the Royal Palm Players March 29-April 1 at the Boca Grande Community Center. 964-2670 or www.royalpalmplayers.com. ¦ Legally Blonde the Musical – At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre April 5-May […]

‘Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King’


by Joyce Tyldesley(Basic Cooks, $29.99 The finding of the tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter and George Herbert, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, in 1922 marked one of the most exciting archeological discoveries ever. It was an exceptional find, since it was the first near-complete royal burial site uncovered in the Valley of the Kings. King Tutankhamen’s golden death mask […]

Once not a gentleman, always not a gentleman

I met a college acquaintance I hadn’t seen in 10 years for brunch this week, and when he leaned in to kiss me on the cheek he asked if I’d like to sit at the bar while we waited for a table. “At the bar?” I said. Sometimes I still think I’m in college, when a pricey drink and brunch […]

Spring antics at the preserve

Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center Special to Florida Weekly

A couple visiting the Alligator Creek Preserve recently wanted to know what the blue lipped, gulping mouths belong to. It’s tilapia fish. The African tilapia gang appears to be gulping air at the surface. It’s only through careful viewing that they can be distinguished from turtles or baby alligators. Talapia were originally brought to Florida for a fish farm operation […]

CDBIA Member Mixer at Just Counters and Other Stuff

House Hunting:

25545 Heritage Lake Blvd., # 21, Punta Gorda

This upscale carriage home is located in a desirable gated community of Heritage Lake Park, where other lakefront villas like it have just been completed in the first phase of construction. The 2012 home has 1,890 square feet under air, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Carpeting is in the bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have granite counters, wood cabinets […]


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