Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center presents chamber concert series

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s annual chamber series focuses on bringing renowned classical chamber ensembles to downtown Fort Myers. First is the Curtis Chamber Orchestra, taking a two-part perspective of two of Mozart’s violin concertos, on Jan. 10. The next concert features the James Ehnes Quartet on Thursday, Feb. 9. The third concert, set for Friday, Feb. 24, […]

Tips for happy and safe holiday celebrations

At this time of the year, Drug Free Charlotte County’s concern turns to helping the community have a healthy, as well as happy, holiday season. In that spirit, the organization offers the following tips to celebrate safely: ¦ Don’t drink and drive. This is common sense, but all too often people think “I’m OK,” when they aren’t. If you are […]

Hearing loss among U.S. adults declined over past decade

Hearing loss among U.S. adults aged 20 to 69 has declined over the last decade, even as the number of older Americans continues to grow. These findings, published in JAMA Otolaryngology– Head & Neck Surgery, also confirm that hearing loss is strongly associated with age and other demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity and education. Noise exposure, which is potentially […]


Annual conch blow scheduled for NYE The sixth annual Sunset Conch Blow on New Year’s Eve is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 31, at Gilchrist Park in Punta Gorda. Bring your conch horns, your drums, your horns or anything that will make a joyful noise as we say farewell to 2016 as the sun slips into the harbor. We hope for […]

Suncoast Humane to offer classes for pets and their owners

Help your dog be the best he can be by teaching him basic commands, completing a training course with him or training to become a certified pet therapy team. In January, Suncoast Humane Society is hosting a variety of canine training courses at 250 Center Court, Venice. The classes will be on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 5 and ending Feb. […]


FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents ’A View from the Bridge’ The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training continues its 2016-17 season with Arthur Miller’s multi Tony Award-winning drama “A View from the Bridge.” An icon of the American theater, Arthur Miller has enriched the world stage with numerous classics including “Death of a Salesman,” “All My Sons,” “The Crucible,” and “A Streetcar Named […]

Children’s Network Luncheon, First United Methodist Church, Punta Gorda, hosted by Punta Gorda Police Officer Joe Angelini

1. Bill Dryburgh, Steve Dionisoand Reece Albertson2. Calvin Roberts, Lori Shearer,Suzie Boland, Candy Cotreno,Rochelle Cuozzo, AnthonyCuozzo (Patriot Riders) andKids3. Christina Angelini, AmandaLewis, Kristen Albertson andJenine Angelini4. John Wright and Joe Angelini5. Children’s Network ChristmasLuncheon Volunteers6. Kylee Fraelich and Taylor Eagle7. Jordan Morrow, Santa Clausand Peyton Morrow 8. Joe Angelini, MelissaSchoenagel and Tim Buck9. Lt. Darin McCurdy, C.W.McLeod, Fire-Medic and JoeLindsey, […]

Off-the-beaten-path activities highlight the end of the year

It’s hard to believe the end of the year is upon us. As we roll into 2017, here’s hoping your year is filled with friends, family and memorable experiences. Read on for some ideas to get you started. Clockwork Knotwork at the Celtic Ray On any given night, the Celtic Ray might serve up an Irish band or a blues […]

Bayfront offers ‘world’s smallest heart pump’

The Southwest Florida Heart Center at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is the first center in Charlotte County to offer heart pumps for patients with advanced coronary disease. Deemed “the world’s smallest heart pump,” this technology is designed to provide minimally invasive, temporary support for patients with heart failure. The pump enables the heart to rest and recover by improving blood […]


THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 8 P.M.Joyful & Triumphant 2016 The FGCU University Choir and Bower School of Music Chamber Choir perform seasonal songs from around the world in a show from Moorings Park Presbyterian Church in Naples. Presented by WGCU. FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 9 P.M.Shakespeare Live! From the RSC On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Great Performances presents the RSC’s […]