July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Big Backpack Event to present school supplies to 2,000 students

The largest back-to-school outreach program in Lee County, the 17th annual Big Backpack Event, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 31 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. It is hosted by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida. More...

Items created by famous industrial designers popular with collectors

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Many artists don’t create just pictures or sculptures. They make furniture, jewelry, dinnerware or even kitchen tools and toys. In the 1920s and ’30s, a new title came into use for these multi-talented artists: industrial designer. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Make ‘em laugh

Comic/instructor/ Sam Walch on the art of stand-up

DOING STAND-UP IS LIKE DRIVING A motorcycle over the Grand Canyon while juggling chainsaws … without a net. More...

Fort Myers Film Festival’s popular T.G.I.M. starts

T.G.I.M. resumes for a seventh season on Aug. 1 inside the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Continuing on the first Monday of every month through Feb. More...

When Billy Fucillo ads look good, you’re on politics overload

THE DIVA DIARIES

So, we’ve nearly closed the curtain on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — yet folks, I still haven’t recovered from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland quite yet. More...

AAA report: 8 million drivers had road rage in the past year

Nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Humane society Yappy Hour includes patriotic pooch contest

The Gulf Coast Humane Society hosts Yappy Hour from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 29 at Cape Harbour, 575 Cape Harbour Dr. in Cape Coral. More...

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – 707 horsepower for the whole family

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Hellcat. Dodge was able to inspire an entire generation of muscle car fans with this one word. It means that an already massive 6.2-liter V8 motor is given a supercharger to create 707 horsepower of rolling thunder. More...

Business News

Putting it in writing

How to help workers communicate clearly

“What do businessmen answer when they are asked, ‘What’s the most troublesome problem you have to live with?’” posed the Harvard Business Review. “Frequently they reply, ‘People just can’t write! More...

Outlook seems rosy for Visa, but lower global spending a peril

MONEY & INVESTING

Many analysts and economists dial into the payment processor Visa’s quarterly earnings call, even if they don’t own the stock, for the acute insight into the global consumer’s behavior. More...

Five business executives join Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center board

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center has announced the appointment of five new members to its board of directors — Susan Faw, Don Gross, Molly Maggiano, Carol Osterhout and Pamela Templeton. It brings board membership to a team of 19. More...

Real Estate News

Florida tops states where foreigners purchase property

Waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar resulted in a slight decline in international sales dollar volume of U.S. More...

WCI names top sales leaders for June in eight Lee and Collier communities

WCI Communities, the Bonita Springsbased lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder, has named the top sales performers of June for its communities throughout Southwest Florida. More...

Holiday Builders partners with LaGace & Whitt

Holiday Builders is pleased to work with LaGace & Whitt Partners, a top real estate team at RE/MAX Realty Team, the number one real estate office in Lee County and the number one RE/MAX in the state of Florida. More...