August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Local veteran to receive keys to Aubuchon home on 9/11

Aubuchon Homes is building a home in Glenn Meadow (Shady Grove Lane in Cape Coral) for Sgt. Corey Kent, a local veteran who was dramatically injured in Afghanistan. More...

Bonita Springs Patriot Day Service a way to remember 9/11

The Bonita Springs Patriot Day Service will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Liles Hotel Plaza. The service will pay tribute to the firefighters, police officers, emergency personnel and citizens who were involved in the Sept. More...

Law enforcement heroes nominated for Law and Order Ball Officer of the Year

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has announced nominations for Officer of the Year, to be announced at the annual Law and Order Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Germain Arena in Estero. More...

PACE receives grant from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County recently received a $7,288 grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to support academic student services and materials. More...

Early voting for primary underway in Lee County

Early voting in the Florida primary opened Saturday, Aug. 20. Through 4:30 p.m. the next day, Aug. 21, 2,080 votes had been cast. A total of 63,558 votes had been cast by mail. More...

Objects of good design really do go together – regardless of age

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

When I was growing up in Fort Myers in the 1970s, I loved all things relating to history. More...

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The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro offers high-quality jazz and blues

It’s Thursday, but The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers is packed like a Saturday night, with every seat in the room taken. Right now, it’s standing room only. More...

Big Orange Music Festival brings an outdoor concert indoors

The dynamic duo behind Punta Gorda’s annual Funk Fest — Nick Nemec and his father, Matt — are at it again. This time, they’ve created an inaugural, multi-faceted event to draw crowds to the area in the off-season. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 8 P.M.Ethan Bortnick: Power of Music Recorded when Ethan was 12 (he is now 15), this concert before an audience of more than 2,000 people showcases his abilities as a pianist, singer, songwriter and composer. More...

‘Ding’ Days 2016 to feature free International Birders Film Festival

In addition to honoring Jay N. “Ding” Darling’s 140th birthday and National Wildlife Refuge Week, this year’s “Ding” Darling Days, Oct. 16-22, celebrates the centennial of the convention between the U.S. More...

‘Salute to the Brave’ honors local responders, military

Say “thank you” to local law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians and other first responders at Six Bends’ “Salute to the Brave.” The appreciation event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Looking to enjoy Key West on a budget? Here are some cheap thrills

Somewhere between the breakaway success of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to deviate from a plebeian uniform of gray hoodies and tees, it became clear: Frugality is officially cool again. More...

International airport reports traffic drop; Paige Field up in July

During July, 484,074 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to July 2015. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4.5 percent from the same period last year. More...

Southwest Florida Community Foundation adds board members

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently added four new members to its board of trustees. Mike Jung, Gail Markham, Dale Reiss and Jonathan Romine have each joined the nonprofit’s board for a three-year term. More...

The Nissan 370Z Roadster: an endangered species

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There’s nothing really new about the car on this page. But there are plenty of Floridians who would like to remind you that there is nothing wrong with a little maturity. More...

Candy containers with nursery rhymes bring sweet price for collectors

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

An attractive box can help sell a product, especially if it can be reused in a new way. Since the 19th century, candy containers have been made to attract buyers. Figural glass bottles were first made in the shape of the Liberty Bell in 1876. More...

Business News

Kissing up ... in the workplace

Study notes effects of brown-nosing on new employees, colleagues in the workplace

Opinions, impressions, intuitions, feelings, and distinct reactions — not many American adults lack one of the above when it comes to the workplace practice of “brown-nosing.” More...

Cisco, gambling on Internet of Things, a good buy for investors

MONEY & INVESTING

IoT. An acronym virtually unheard of a few years ago that is now at the strategic core of some of the largest technology companies of the world. More...

My Shower Door/D3 Glass ranked in INC Magazine’s Top 5,000 list

Lee County based My Shower Door/ D3 Glass has made INC Magazine’s “Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Businesses in the United States” list for the second consecutive year. More...

Real Estate News

Homes in gentrifying neighborhoods a good investment

A tight inventory of for-sale homes has forced some buyers to look beyond traditionally hot neighborhoods, and an uneven real estate recovery has created some areas that are diamonds in the rough. More...

One in 3 millennial buyers takes out an FHA loan

What does the average millennial homebuyer look like? According to the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker for June, average FICO scores of millennial borrowers who closed on a home loan in June continued to rise. More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto recognized with prestigious best in American Living Award

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.” Minto is one of only three recipients to be recognized in t More...