Monthly Archives: September 2011

Port Charlotte’s ‘Cap’n and the Cowboy’ Receives Makeover from Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible

Tweets Posted During Restaurant Impossible's Visit to Port Charlotte, Fla., July 25 - 27, 2011

Tweets Posted During Restaurant Impossible's Visit to Port Charlotte, Fla., July 25 - 27, 2011

Gator ribs, spiced corn tomato clam chowder and tuna steak are some of the items available on the new menu at Cap’n and the Cowboy restaurant in Port Charlotte, Fla. This summer, the restaurant received a whirlwind makeover from Food Network’s television show, “Restaurant Impossible” with host Robert Irvine. Continue reading

Peace River Wildlife Center, Where Native Wildlife Goes for Rehab in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Dr. Robin Jenkins With One of the Paitents at Peace River Wildlife Center, Punta Gorda, Fla.

Dr. Robin Jenkins With One of the Paitents at Peace River Wildlife Center, Punta Gorda, Fla.

We know snowbirds migrate to Southwest Florida for the winter but where do native birds and other Florida wildlife recuperate while in Charlotte County? The Peace River Wildlife Center located in Ponce de Leon Park in Punta Gorda. I recently toured the facility and am truly amazed at the work this nonprofit organization accomplishes.

Fully funded through donations, the Center provides tender care to injured and orphaned native wildlife, whether it a bird, reptile or even a deer (sorry, no venomous snakes permitted). The Center’s mission is to return rehabilitated animals back to their natural habitat but if animals are not able to return to the wild, they will be given a permanent home at the facility. Continue reading