Wishing you a teriffic Tuesday!

Win Tickets to Punta Gorda Downtown Hoedown for The Troops, in Downtown Punta Gorda, this Saturday, Feb 17th.  Listen for the cue to call on "Matthews in the Morning" or you can register below.

This years headliner is Restless Heart...with unforgettable hits like "Why Does it Have to Be" "That Rock Won't Roll" and "The Bluest Eyes in Texas" and many more.  Plus local Country greats:  Jack Michael, Jason Brownie and Andy Purcell:

Supporting Holiday 4 Heroes – $2 from every ticket sale will be donated to Holiday 4 Heroes!

Holiday 4 Heroes is a grassroots effort started 10 years ago when local business owners became aware there was a need to fill, to provide cheer and comfort to our active duty military members in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Syria as well. This year close to 1000 boxes of supplies were sent to our heroic men and women serving to protect our freedom.  Every cent and product collected goes directly to providing these packages to our service members.

Every day the brave men and women in our military service are risking their lives for us.  Our government does not provide some of their basic needs.  As nearby bases and commissaries have shut down these items become difficult to acquire.   Each year, starting in September, we search out local soldiers to adopt.  We try to supply their entire camp. Their packages are mailed out the last week of November and are received by our soldiers for a little Christmas appreciation and cheer.  Our community has really come together on this project.  People donate tons of supplies, make their own care packages and donate money for the mailings. Please join us in the effort to support these very brave men and women who protect us.  Remember, freedom is not free.

More than a concert – In addition to great music and a great cause, the Downtown Hoedown will feature great BBQ with other food choices, as well as refreshing beverages from Corona, Jim Beam, and Ole Smoky Moonshine. There will be plenty of vendors on hand for those who want to do a little shopping between shows.

Mark your calendar & come on down to the Downtown Hoedown – February 17, 2018 from 3pm to 11pm at City Marketplace in Downtown Punta Gorda!

Heading into Love Week, you gotta wonder if all those happy couples you see on Facebook are REALLY that happy. Or is it more like these two..


Single on Valentine's Day? That doesn't mean you have to spend the evening crying into a quart of Haagen Dazs!  Check this list for some truly great ideas:


Want some REAL love for Valentines Day? It doesn't get any more unconditional than with a fur baby in your life. This video is VERY likely to inspire you to become a pet parent. (My 2-cents: please adopt a homeless pet from an area shelter!)


In the south, the word "y'all" can be used in just about any occasion!


Shaun White gets massive score, tops halfpipe qualifying  Watch the video below:


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