2022-08-04 E-Edition

The Big Wet

THERE ARE ONLY TWO WAYS TO talk about humidity in subtropical Florida, and one tells you very little about living with it: the science of the thing. “Humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air,” explain online experts at airthings.com. “Relative humidity measures (that amount, and compares it) to the maximum amount of water vapor […]

Cautious hope for state’s coral reefs

When the federal agency singularly devoted to research science identifying our natural resources and threats to them announced last week that coral reefs in the Florida Keys could be saved and restored, many people were inclined to celebrate. Perhaps a little too early. The announcement — in a news release from the USGS, the United States Geological Survey — was […]

Teach it!

Every human being is born both a student and a teacher. That’s as inevitable as death and more certain than taxes, which corporations and the über wealthy have occasionally been known to avoid. No one escapes this reality, although some stop being students. But no one ever quits teaching. In words and actions, in careers, issues, behaviors, temperaments and character, […]

High fuel costs continue to hit utilities

Florida residents and businesses likely will continue to feel the sting of high natural-gas prices when they pay electric bills next year. Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Electric Co. estimated in regulatory filings Wednesday that they will spend nearly $3.4 billion more on power-plant fuel this year than had been expected. While it is too early […]

Florida to get transportation resilience money

Florida will get $70 million this fiscal year to address the effects of climate change on transportation infrastructure and evacuation routes as part of a new federal program. In all, the program could send $364 million to the state for such projects over five years. The Federal Highway Administration on Friday announced the funding, as it outlined the $7.3 billion […]

There’s nothing like soaring in a seaplane

Note: Capt. Kirk is on leave for a while. In the meantime, enjoy a version of this classic from 2017. If you ever get a chance to take an airplane ride over Southwest Florida — particularly Charlotte Harbor — you will be amazed at not only the scenery, but also the wildlife: birds, fish, dolphins, manatees, sharks, spotted eagle rays, […]

CFS Roofing makes major gift to Valerie’s House

The new “Forever Home” of Valerie’s House under construction will have a free roof, thanks to a donation in part by CFS Roofing Services. CFS Roofing President David Crowther and his wife, Karen, have stepped up and agreed to provide the underlayment and labor to install the shingle and metal roof for the 7,000-square-foot building. Shingles for the roof will […]

How to choose the dog that’s right for you and your family

What’s the best dog breed? That’s one of the most commonly asked questions on social media, not just because it gets lots of likes and responses, but because everybody has an opinion. Fortunately for those of us who love dogs, there is no single answer that’s right for everyone. With more than 400 different breeds around the world and countless […]

Pets of the WEEK

These animals are available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League, 3519 Drance St., Port Charlotte. All animals are microchipped, neutered and current with their shots. We are open by appointments only. All of our adoptable pets are on the AWL website (www.awlshelter.org). If you see a pet that you would like to meet, call 941-625- 6720 to make an […]