Children’s Thanksgiving Day Recipes

You know that old phrase, “Kids Say the Darndest Things?” Try asking them how to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. The minds of children are priceless. Enjoy! Turkey Put hot wings and Jell-O and macaroni and cheese on the turkey. Then put it in the oven at five degrees for six minutes.” – Tytiana Take a 10,000… Read more »

October Real Estate Activity

October did not disappoint as real estate sales indicate a healthy, thriving market. Are you thinking about putting your home on the market this season? Let us help you get the price you want for it. Here we look at Charlotte County as a whole, along with Venice and Sarasota sales in October 2015 compared… Read more »

November Activities

November 19th
Holly Days – Lighting of the trees in downtown Punta Gorda
Corner of Marion Ave. and Taylor St.
5:30pm – 8:00pm Carolers, Santa and Snow!
November 26th
17th Annual Turkey Trot Florida Southwestern State College
26300 Airport Rd. Registration: 6:00am – 7:15am
Race starts at 7:30am $25 to register until Nov. 23rd; $30 after

Mark and Leigh McCann, Not Your Typical High Flyers!

Meet Allegiant Airlines Captains, Mark and Leigh McCann. If you are a “white knuckle flier” like me, you’ll find yourself in some of the most capable hands in the industry with these two. They are engaging, extremely knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor, as you’ll soon find out…. Read more »

Real Estate Sales Are Steadily Climbing

A look at January-September sales in 2014 compared to January-September sales in 2015 shows an increase all around. Here we take a look at sales of homes, condos and lots in Charlotte County as a whole, as well as Punta Gorda Isles and Burnt Store Isles sales. Charlotte County single family home sales 2014 2015… Read more »

Mike Riley…Not Your Average Boogieman

We have all come across people who have either impacted our lives or the communities in which we live. Someone who has impressed me both personally, as well as, for the contribution he has made to our community is Mike Riley, Charlotte County Schools Community Relations Officer, Charitable fundraiser and founder of one of the… Read more »

Halloween Celebrations 2015

October is a great month in Punta Gorda. Cooler air starts to relieve the summer heat, downtown prepares for Halloween and local businesses wake up from their sleepy summer months. Here are some of the area’s upcoming Halloween activities. Punta Gorda 6th Annual Haunting on the Harbor Halloween Party and Haunted House 5pm-11pm on Oct…. Read more »

Is the Real Estate Market and Economy Back on Solid Ground?

It would be hard to argue that with recent new highs in the stock market and increased sales in the real estate market, our national and local economies may finally have turned the corner and brighter days are now upon us. All indicators seem to indicate that while growth has been slow and the Euro… Read more »

New Home Starts – Another Sign That Florida’s Economy Is Recovering

In a Charlotte Sun article today, it appears our area is well on its way to recovery as new building starts continue to make great strides. Several months back the City of Punta Gorda stated building permits for residential new construction starts was on target to reach 50, up from approximately 36 the year before…. Read more »

Charlotte County, Fl – Are We Still the Best Place to Live?

Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes fame had a sarcastic wit I loved. It wasn’t his sarcasm that captivated me as much as his introspective questioning of viewpoints we take as gospel. However, it wasn’t until CNN Money’s most recent article on “Best Places to Live” that I thought of Mr. Rooney’s profound insight that got… Read more »