practices are open. This includes radiation oncology, urology and surgery. We are seeing patients every day. We have taken extra precautions by putting stringent cleaning practices in place, empty waiting areas and are offering telemedicine options. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Linda Vernon at 941-961-3439 or directly to any of our offices.
A&F Shuttle Transportation With Class
is transporting customers and vehicles. We are proudly providing service to all airports and doctors appointments. Our job is to get our customers to their destination safely and on time. We are requiring our drivers to wear masks and to use hand sanitizer. Our team is also cleaning the inside of their vehicles after they drop off each customer. We our also offering discounts to our Heroes on the Front Line. Give us a call at 941-662-6409. Thank you and stay safe.
Are you involved in a real estate dispute? If so, let a knowledgeable attorney advise you of your legal rights, protect your interests, and assist in resolving your issue. Lance Ball, Esq. of the
Ball Law Firm
is experienced in real estate law and litigation. He is also a Florida licensed real estate broker. For personal service at reasonable rates, contact the
Ball Law Firm
at 941-740-2255 or
. For your protection, we offer telephone consultations during the pandemic.
If your business is open or you plan on opening back soon,
BrightStar Care Venice/Pt Charlotte
can help with on-site COVID- 19 screening services tailored to your needs: Interviewing employees with health screening questions; Doing temperature checks; Screening staff at the beginning of their shift, and; Providing risk assessment in accordance with CDC classification. Each assignment will be conducted by either an RN or LPN. Each screening visit is 2 hours minimum and it can be canceled at any time with 24 hours’ notice.
is open and operating Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. We are here for all your design, printing, imprinted apparel, promo products, signs, wraps & direct mail needs. In fact, we are currently running specials that cover virtually every aspect of our business in order to keep yours up and running at this time! Check out our specials on
to get up to 50% off your next order! Call 941.625.2833 or email us at info@buffalograffix today to learn more.
is open and here to help! The
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies
remains open during the COVID-19 crisis as we are an essential organization. We have advocates here to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. During this crisis we all are staying home which is not always a safe place to be. If you or someone you know is in need of help you can call 941-627-6000 or Visit:
to chat online with one of our advocates.
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
is open now and without interruption of services since 1975. A quality wine improves with age and so have we! Call 629-3188 to reach one of our agents or to set a viewing or listing appointment.
Ready to get married but just can’t wait until local government offices reopen to the public? Roger D. Eaton,
Charlotte County Clerk of Court
, is one of the first Clerk’s offices in Florida to offer marriage applications, certificates, and ceremonies completely online. Using our marriage app created two years ago, as well as Zoom and Adobe document online signature forms, you can fill out your marriage application, schedule a time to obtain your marriage certificate, and have your ceremony conducted online by Clerk’s Office staff! For more information, please visit our website at
Families that have been reunified with their children through the child welfare system need mentors at this difficult time. If you or someone you know have a few minutes a day to mentor a family by providing support and linkage to resources from the comfort of home, please fill out an application at
. Training can be completed via email and support provided via phone, email, social media or electronic means. Working together through this crisis, families and the
team appreciate our volunteer mentors. Lend-a-hand, mentor a family today!
Chelsea Place Homecare
is open for servicing. We offer homemakers, companions, light housecleaning, meal preparation, showers and dressing, toilet and transferring, medication reminders, shopping and errands. No minimum hours and available 24/7. 941-979-5288
We know that an air conditioner is one of the most important features in your car. Having it work efficiently will make your life better, and minimize the cost to your vehicle. At
Complete Auto Repair
, we make sure your a/c is functional. We add a dye to the Freon that includes a stop-leak for small leaks, and it’s fluorescent green, so we can easily find it later with a black light. Don’t roll the dice on your comfort this summer. Call Ron or Misty Morgan for an appointment, (941) 623-2926.
Curry Moving & Storage, Inc.
remains open for business, but is closed to public access at this time. You may reach us by phone; 941-625-4191 or by email;
. We have mini-warehouses for rent with the best price in town. In light of the challenge we are all facing, Curry Moving & Storage is taking several hygienic precautions to keep our customers and employees safe. We are currently offering all first responders one month free mini-warehouse space or lot space. Remember, He is the light in the darkness!
Dancing Moon Travel:
Dreaming of an African adventure? This week Pat welcomes Robin Mountain, owner of Ntaba African Safaris. If Africa is on your bucket list, mark your calendar to join Dancing Moon Travel as they go Live on Facebook, 8 pm Wednesday, June 3.
We are with
David Allen Capital
and we provide capital for business owners. We currently have 12 lenders that are putting together funding packages for small business owners that are still doing business in our community. Our process is very fast and simple. Even though we are receiving a lot of applications right now, we are able to get an approval in two days and funds into the business owner's account in one week. We are working with local business owners, but we would like others to be aware of the opportunity to receive funding for their businesses.
Extended Stay America-
During this unprecedented time, many colleges and universities are temporarily closing student housing to help keep their student body and community healthy. If you or your students are looking for alternate housing, we can help. With over 600 locations nationwide, we are likely right around the corner. In addition to flexible stay lengths and all the amenities of home, we also have exclusive discounts for your students. If your students are booking themselves and you would like to share these deals, please forward this email or
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Eye Centers of Florida’
s locations, including the Port Charlotte office at 1940 Tamiami Trail #103 (in front of Lowe’s), are open for all of your eye care and optical needs. We are taking every precaution to protect our patients and dedicated staff. Enjoy FREE shipping on contact orders to your home or office through May 31, 2020. Call 888.EYE.APPT (888-393-2778) for an appointment. Walk-ins and outside prescriptions welcome!
announces its 4TH Annual Bluegrass Music Fest will be held 11 a.m. -3 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020. Live bluegrass and folk music in all three sections of the Village featuring Southwind Bluegrass Band, Harvest Moon, and Paul Cottrell. Shops and Boutiques will be open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Restaurants stay open later. Free parking/free admission. Visit www.fishville.com for complete details. Fishermen’s Village is located off Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda FL. Exit 164 from I-75. 941-639-8721
, we want you to love your floors for a long time. That’s why our team listens carefully to your needs, and recommends the best options. Call us to learn more about the new “Waterproof Hardwood” floor. Yes, there is such a thing as waterproof hardwood now, and waterproof laminate too. We’ve watched videos of tractors driving over metal hardware, and these floors are unharmed, so they should be strong enough for your family! Come see all our waterproof hardwood options at our showroom at 3785 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
It seems that many movers might be using the “low-ball bait and switch technique.” Because of this, some potential customers ask us at
Gardiner & Sons Moving & Storage
to match these estimates from other movers. We based our estimates on a fair rate for our family’s business and your travel distance, but mostly the effort and time that our crew must invest to make sure we give your family the best moving experience we can. As a result, our price is our price. Please call Kenny for reasonable estimates and excellent service at (941) 423-5311.
Good News Pest Solutions
- Sharing God's Good News while solving pest problems with Green solutions. Family owned and operated since 1989. Servicing the Suncoast throughout Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee Counties from North Ft. Myers to the Skyway Bridge. Recognized as the Green leader in pest control for ants, roaches, termites, mosquitos, fleas, rodents, and more. Offering residential and commercial services, $40 Wood-Destroying Organism (WDO) inspections for Real Estate transactions, T.A.P. insulation and soiled insulation removal, and tent fumigation for drywood termites, bed bugs, and German roach infestations. Call or text us at 941-412-9610."
Covid-19 has disrupted all of our shopping patterns. It’s more important than ever to be searchable on a phone. There are many websites that list reputable businesses, and is pays to be on all the important ones. Patti Guerzo, of
Guerzo Business Consulting
, can help you get set up on these sites, and show you how to maintain them, cost-free. The Internet is there to serve your business, not the other way around! To turn your online business into an effective – and free – funnel, call Patti Guerzo to learn more 312-420-0884.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,
Gulfcoast South AHEC
is now providing free Group Quit tobacco cessation programs
virtually! Programs are led by Tobacco Cessation Specialists who are trained to provide evidence-based tobacco cessation education and resources. As part of Tobacco Free Florida, all Group Quit services, including nicotine replacement therapy, are FREE
Pre-registration is required. Call 866-534-7909 to register. You will be emailed a link to join by ZOOM conference via video or audio.
Do you need groceries, prescriptions, banking, or other errands done?
Helping Hands SW FL
offers this service for anyone not wanting to go out of their home right now. Whether you are self-isolating or just want to practice social distancing. Call us and let us help take care of your essential needs. You don’t need to be a senior to take advantage of this service. Call 941-347-8886 for more info.
is open and serving our community. To ensure safety, we have adjusted the way we perform our service delivery. Emergency food is available by calling our office at (941) 627-4313, Ext. 126. We prepare and deliver hot meals for dinner every night at Jesus Loves You Ministry, only one block away. Donated bread and pastries are also available for the community in front of our administration building. Donations are accepted safely at 1476 Kenesaw Street in Port Charlotte. Call for more information or visit our website, cchomelesscoalition.org.
If you have re-opened your business but now face the prospect of pressure from your creditors, call Mark Martella, Esq. of
, to help you deal with them while you rebuild your business income. Having gone through four economic downturns as an attorney and small business owner, Mark can assist you in your restructuring and advise you how to avoid the fatal mistakes made by past clients in similar circumstances. For a complimentary, confidential consultation, please call 941-206-3700 or e-mail Mark at
While Covid-19 has been inconvenient and scary, it is useful to give you a peek into your future retirement. What will retirement feel like? If you don’t like self-quarantine, you may feel isolated in retirement. Are you spending on the right things? If you have remained happy even though you spent less, that’s a signal that you could be saving a lot more in the future.
Independent Financial Coaching’s
Sue Craig, 941-916-5324,
, loves to help people plan for a happy retirement. Call her to confidentially discuss your situation.
General Surgery Practice of John F. Guarino MD PA
is proud to announce the recognition and accomplishment of our associate Matthew C. Tufts MD. The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) has certified that Dr. Tufts has completed a Fellowship Council Accredited Advanced GI Fellowship at Dartmouth Hitchcock. Meeting all high-level standards of expertise needed to obtain this certification.
Congratulations Dr. Tufts. Our community will benefit from your training and expertise.
Accepting new patients. Matthew Tufts MD, 4245 Kings Hwy Unit A, Port Charlotte, FL,
Looking for a way to support
King Fisher Flee
t while they are temporarily closed while benefiting from a great bargain for yourself? King Fisher Fleet created a Gift Certificate Bonus program that rewards you for your purchase of gift certificates. Receive 1 Free Sunset Cruise pass (Value: $24) for every $50 spent on gift certificates. Purchase in any combination of amounts you like. Each Sunset Cruise pass is valid for 1 adult or child admission on any public Sunset Cruise, valid through November 30, 2021.
Kiwanis Shoes for Kids Project
begins on June 21
and runs through July 26
. This project
provides new, properly fitted sneakers for children in the Charlotte County Public School System (CCPS). You can make a monetary donation thorough our Kiwanis web-page (
) or donate a new pair of sneakers at one of our collection sites (
). Your gift means one youth will not have to wear duct tape, not have to curl their toes, not have to wear plastic bags over their socks. Helping just one changes their lives…Bless you!
Attention First Responders and Essential Workers! You’re always here for us… so we are “here for you!”
La Quinta Inn & Suites Port Charlotte
is located right off I-75, exit 170.
We have reserved our entire top floor for those who need a quiet space to rest, self-isolate, or just be closer to their work. We are following all CDC guidelines for your continued safety.
Call us direct and ask for our “Essential Discount” beginning at $69: 941.979.4200
COVID-19 has created unprecedented health, financial and legal challenges. To help with the legal challenges for both personal and business issues,
has created a COVID-19 Resource Center based on intakes to our nationwide network of Provider Law Firms. This resource is for members or nonmembers and is updated daily. Check it out here:
Murdock Stones Etc.
is now open to the public. We are following best safety practices and still doing zero contact deliveries (driveway drops only) to all of our customers. Please check our website or Facebook page for more details.
590 Prineville St
. in Port Charlotte (by the Sun Flea Market).
7621 Sawyer Circle
(off Gasparilla Rd. …look for the World’s Largest Mailbox).
For the best and most economical FCRA-compliant employment and tenancy background screening services, please contact Doris Hebert-Ferrigno at
NRG Background Checks
. Call: 941-488-8500; Toll-Free: 800-531-6522; Fax: 941-488-8505; Email:
Our 26th year serving Florida employers, landlords, and governmental entities. We enthusiastically support wearing masks in public, maintaining social distancing, and testing, testing, testing!
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
has re-opened to the public. The Gardens resumed the summer schedule, opening Wednesday – Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm, with health and personal safety as a significant focus. The staff follows CDC guidelines for regularly sanitizing all “touch areas” as well as wearing masks, using protective shields at registers, and using gloves as appropriate. Visitors are requested to maintain proper social distancing of at least 6 feet from other visitors. Groups are limited to 10 persons. Please check the website for updates at
Dear First Responders, thank you for helping our community stay safe. Now it’s our time to help you. We are here to aid in easing additional stress put forth by COVID-19 within your professional or personal lives. Let us provide a safe rest area and self-isolating space where you can be in the confines of pure comfort. Cozy beds, private baths, Wi-Fi and TV. Rate is $69 plus tax, valid through May 31, 2020. Please contact
PG Waterfront Hotel and Suites
directly at 941-639-1165, 300 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda.
is launching a COVID-19 response program, “Together We Stand Apart.” The purpose is to bring awareness and support to collective social distancing measures to slow the sprea
d of the virus. We have made “Together We Stand Apart” bracelets that can be purchased for $2.50 with free shipping. Proceeds (at least $1.25 per bracelet) will be donated to charities supporting families and children suffering from the health and economic effects of the pandemic. Please support this program and visit:
is again performing screening mammograms. Women due to have their screening mammogram, or missed it, we encourage to call to schedule appointments at Radiology Regional on Murdock Circle in Port Charlotte. Screening mammograms remain the most reliable way to detect breast cancer at early stages. Radiology Regional has the most qualified team of women's imagers in Southwest Florida. Our radiologists are board-certified and subspecialty trained in breast imaging with experience you can rely on. You can trust Radiology Regional's 50 years of excellence in diagnostic imaging and exceptional patient care.
disinfection service is ideal for businesses that want to implement precautionary cleaning measures to disinfect before reopening. Our fast-acting disinfection formula can inactivate pathogens on surfaces within just 10 minutes, getting you back in business in 30 minutes after treatment: U.S. EPA-registered; Environmentally friendly and biodegradable; Hypoallergenic and non-flammable; Non-abrasive to surfaces, leaving behind no visible residue or harsh fumes; Can be used against coronavirus, norovirus, H1N1, SARS, MRSA, swine flu, E. coli, Salmonella and more; Surface wipe-down of sensitive areas. Contact info - Shawn Winland, Account Executive, 239-789-6906, Shawn.firstname.lastname@example.org
are honored to announce that Lisa Ferrentino is the winner of our Charlotte County Healthcare Heroes contest! Lisa is a charge nurse at the COVID-19 Unit in the ICU at the local hospital.
This was not a decision made lightly by our judges. There were so many deserving of this award who embodied the definition of a Healthcare Hero and we want to thank you for all you have done and are continuing to do during this pandemic.
To read the full announcement go to our blog at
I hope everyone is safe and healthy. I'm offering discounts on Remote Desktop Services and repairs done in my office. Offering "no contact" repairs. Typically, Remote/Phone/Email support are billed at $45 hr, and are now $30 hr. Repairs brought to my office reduced from $85 to $65 flat fee during “lock down.” With most working from home, and children schooling from home, make sure your computers are protected from hackers, scammers, and other vicious activity. Office hours -Monday - Friday, 9-5pm. Weekends are by appointment only. Nanci Ruhl,
The Computer People
The Firm 360 Photography
- Offering Virtual Open Houses- Attention Realtors! Hold safe distance open houses with a Virtual Tour. Keep in contact with your potential clients. Send them the link to your Virtual Tours and they can tour your listings from the comfort of their home. This will get them excited to come in and look in person when this crisis is over. Call us to get your Virtual Tours scheduled. We can produce these in less than 24 hours.
Thom. Proffer, Director of Photography C: 941-258-2988 O: 941-347-8198
The Grill at 1951,
winner of "A Taste of Punta Gorda" is open lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. We are currently offering a 20% discount on entire check all day and 30% off entire check 3:30-5 and after 8:15 p.m. We have music 7 nights a week and the complete calendar of events can be found as well as our menus at (
) and social media sites. You can call our main number at 914-255-0994 to make a reservation or place an order. Your table is waiting.
There is no better time to buy a home. Toby Lynn helps get the right mortgage program for your sister, parents, or best buddy! Toby makes the process easy from pre-qualifying to closing. s
pecializing in happy, smooth, and on-time closings!
CALL TODAY! Toby Lynn, Branch Manager,
The Mortgage Firm
Health Insurance options are available to those who lose coverage but there are short time frames that must be met. Call
at 941-769-1163 to compare alternatives to COBRA. Evenings and Saturdays available by appointment.
Career Source of Southwest Florida
online resources include available jobs
Charlotte County Realty
is looking for 1-2 licensed buyers' agents that have a passion for showing properties and client satisfaction! We have a surplus of business that translates into better than average financial compensation for you. Both newer licensees and veteran agents are being considered. Please forward your resume to:
information could be here! Please submit 90 words or less to email@example.com.
for any resource needs.
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan-
STATE AND FEDERAL-
Florida Chamber of Commerce-
Small Business Administration-
Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association-
Florida Reemployment Assistance-
Florida Department of Health Data and Surveillance Dashboard-
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic-
Just for Fun
How many in a group text does it take to change a light bulb? 1,343 - 1 to change the light bulb and 1,342 to keep texting about it:
14 - to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
7 - to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
49 - to point out spelling/grammar errors in the texts about changing light bulbs.
53 - to flame the spell checkers.
41 - to correct spelling/grammar flames.
6 - to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb."
6 - to condemn those 6 who are arguing.
156 - to simultaneously text others outside the group about the light bulb discussion and its hilarity.
203 - to text that none of this matters.
111 - to defend the texting saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore it does matter.
306 - to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.
27 - to text a link where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
14 - to text that the link won't work and text it again.
12 - to text that they are leaving the group because they can't handle the light bulb controversy.
19 - "Me toos."
318 - "Me threes."