Singers and readers needed for ‘Sing for the Cure’

“Sing for the Cure, a Proclamation of Hope,” is a musical/dramatic work edited by Pamela Martin and published by Shawnee Press. The music and words describe the journey of a person who has been diagnosed with cancer, capturing the feelings both of that person and his or her loved ones. The program is based on the true stories of cancer […]


¦ LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Financial matters once again figure in any major action you might take regarding career, travel or other endeavors. You’ll want a ready reserve to help you back up those moves. ¦ SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Trying to resolve a problem in a personal relationship could be more difficult than you’d expected. […]





Save some green on ‘brown’ furniture

What a bargain! Often an authentic antique sells for less than a modern copy. Since the price of antique wooden (“brown”) furniture has dropped in the last few years, the good news is that there are many bargains for a buyer looking for an older style. Fewer home sales mean fewer furnishings sales, and the prices of antiques have suffered. […]


Spooktacular fun has us itching to be entertained

It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is just around the corner. Here are a few ways to get into the spirit. Let’s do the Time Warp again It’s been 40 years since “Rocky Horror Picture Show” first hit the stage and screen. If you’re like me, you might have seen the 1975 movie with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon, but […]


THEATER The Cemetery Club – By the Charlotte Players Oct. 16-25 at the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Cir. $15. charlotteplayers.org or 625-4175, ext 220. Little Shop of Horrors – By Westcoast Black Theater Troup through Nov. 16 at the WBTT Theater, 1646 10th Way, Sarasota. $29.50. wbttsrq.org or 366-1505. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story – By Broadway Palm Theatre through […]

capturing LYLE

A photographer’s iconic images of the indefinably striking musician

Michael Wilson is in love with music. He’s also in love with the ineffable qualities of shadow and light, the way they complement each other in the same way as lyrics and melody. As a result, Mr. Wilson’s photographs are like well-crafted songs, rich with emotion and mystery. Over the course of his career, the Cincinnati photographer has shot portraits […]

House Hunting:

5200 Conner Terrace, Port Charlotte

THIS SPACIOUS TWO-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH, WATERFRONT POOL HOME with gulf access is in the desirable community of Gulf Cove and convenient to beaches, shopping and dining. The home is on a double lot with 157 feet of concrete seawall along the Conner Waterway, and you can relax poolside while enjoying a scenic view of the Myakka River. The master bath has […]

Moody River Estates offers move-in specials

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division has announced move-in specials from the low $200s at North Fort Myers’ Moody River Estates. Moody River Estates is ideal for commuters and boaters alike. Some properties have direct water access. Thirteen distinctive home plans offer about 1,800-3,550 square feet of living space. Three furnished model homes are available for viewing, including the 1,983-square-foot Edison, […]