Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces ‘Love, Laughter and Legends’ season

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s 2014- 15 season, “Love, Laughter and Legends,” includes three Saturday matinees added for each show and a special holiday show being offered in addition to the regular season. Running from October to May, the regular season shows being presented include three musicals with one Nate Jacobs original production and one straight play. The shows are “Little […]



Copies of famous pottery blunders hard to spot

Watch out for fake antiques, especially copies of well-known pieces. In about 1820, some potters in the Staffordshire district of England made portrait figures of famous politicians, actors and athletes to sell in local shops. Remember, this was a time when there were no color images of people except paintings and few blackand white photos. Often the potters confused the […]


Stake out your story, pitch a tale based on our photo

The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge continues, where we ask readers to submit stories based on our photo prompts. This week, we’re printing a story inspired by the photo of the tent and popcorn stand seen here. Using the photo as a starting point for the creative process, we’d like you to come up with a narrative work of fiction of […]


THEATER Those Were The Days – By Broadway Palm Theatre Sept. 4-Oct. 4. Season opener special: $45 for dinner and show. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com. Perfect Parenting – At Cultural Park Theatre through Aug. 31. 528 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral. (239) 772- 5862. The Morning After The Night Before The Wedding – By Theatre Conspiracy on select dates through Aug. […]

A run-in with the French police and a much-needed life lesson

I was in a car crash one recent Sunday. It happened the way these things do: unexpectedly. One second my friend Eithne was driving down the narrow side streets of Carcassonne and the next there was an explosive bang, shattered glass, and Eithne sitting next to me saying, “This is going to cost a fortune.” We were all right, but […]

Check out a forecast for region’s real estate market

The area’s housing market is the forerunner of all other real estate market sectors and a key indicator of growth, development and investment opportunity. The latest outlook for the housing market will be presented by Denny Grimes, a leading residential real estate expert, at the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, luncheon meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society. The luncheon […]

Punta Gorda Chamber mixer at Calusa Bank

House Hunting:

26434 Copiapo Circle, Punta Gorda

THIS THREE-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH POOL home is on a corner lot with more than 2,200 square feet of living area in deed-restricted Deep Creek with county sewer and water. Move-in ready, it has upgrades throughout, including new overhead plumbing, double-door entry with beveled glass, volume ceilings, arched windows and doorways, plant shelves, transom windows, skylights, new landscaping and much more. The […]