THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 8 P.M. British Antiques Roadshow The show from across the Pond that inspired “Antiques Roadshow.” FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 9 P.M.First You Dream: The Music ofKander & Ebb Grab a front row seat for all-star Broadway concert including “New York New York,” “Cabaret” and other classic songs by the Tony-, Oscar-, Grammyand Emmy-winning songwriting team. SATURDAY, NOV. 21, […]

Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Midnight Edition is dark seduction


The pickup truck on page A19 doesn’t lack appeal, but it is looking for someone gutsy enough to use it for its intended purposes. This Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight Edition Z71 is dripping with the kind of premium black sleekness that looks like they moved Miami Vice to the Everglades. The question is do you have the courage to take […]

Compromise can lead to harmony when one partner prefers staying home

“Marge! Why do you ALWAYS do this to me? “I can’t believe you’d make another date with the Smiths when I distinctly told you I absolutely DETEST that Marty Smith. He’s loud, obnoxious, and drinks like a fish. Besides, Sunday night is the final round of the U. S. Open. I’ve told you in no uncertain terms that I don’t […]

Americans who practice yoga report better wellness, health behaviors

People who practiced yoga or took natural products (dietary supplements other than vitamins and minerals) were more likely to do so for wellness reasons than to treat a specific health condition, according to analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. Yoga users reported the most positive health benefits, compared to users of natural products and spinal manipulation. […]

Save the date: Punta Gorda Garden Club’s Holly Days tour is Dec. 4-5

Mark your calendars for the Punta Gorda Garden Club’s 22nd annual Holly Days Home Tour. Part of Punta Gorda’s Founders Day Week, Punta Gorda Historic District homes will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5. This year’s theme will be “Sparkling Christmas Memories.” Take a peek inside homes all decorated in unique […]

Turkey probably wasn’t part of the original Thanksgiving menu


No, it’s not a turkey. This tureen is in the form of a guinea fowl. It sometimes is eaten in the United States, but it usually weighs less than 4 pounds and is much too small to feed the crowd at Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey for Thanksgiving is an American idea, promoted in the 1860s when Thanksgiving was declared a holiday […]

Animal Welfare League gala at Charlotte Harbor Event Center

Harvest of Art reception at the Visual Arts Center

Lighting of the Village at Fishermen’s Village

Good fishing—tough work

Local fishers compete with imports, regulations

Every-crab-loving-body who’s any-crab-loving-body knows: This is a great year for stone crab. Other shellfish and fin-fish targeted by commercial fishermen — various species of grouper, mullet and the like — aren’t doing badly either, according to marine scientists and resource managers. The fishermen themselves confirm those observations. “For two or three years the crab industry looked like it was steadily […]