June 28, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Nominations open for award from Uncommon Friends

The deadline for nominations for the prestigious Business Ethics Award from the Uncommon Friends Foundation is Sept. 1. More...

Airport traffic sets record in May

During May, 629,321 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 3.7 percent compared to May 2016. More...

Glass collecting: It’s everything it’s cracked up to be

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

What’s the deal with glassware and me? I cannot stop collecting. I came by it honestly enough. More...

Barlow joins Heights Foundation as director of arts and community

Melissa Barlow has been named director of arts and community programs at The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center in the Harlem Heights neighborhood of Fort Myers.  More...

Record numbers of travelers predicted for July 4 weekend

More Americans will travel this Independence Day than ever before, according to an AAA forecast. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Power of the ARTS

THE ARTS ARE MORE THAN THEATER, DANCE, literature, film and music. They’re big bucks, mega-bucks, especially in the city of Fort Myers.  How big? More...

It’s American — choose your way to celebrate independence

Looking for something to do on Independence Day? Look no further. We’ve found lots of local events that combine all variety of activities — from 5Ks to block parties to parades — and fireworks, of course. More...

Who says every birthday should be a big deal?

THE DIVA DIARIES

Is it wrong to boycott your own birthday?  Yet another birthday is creeping up on me, and I’m just not into it anymore.  Don’t get me wrong. More...

Sit, Boo-Boo, Sit! Send pet photos to our annual contest

Our pets are part of our families — humans love their dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, birds, ferrets, horses — well, all the varieties of animals that love us unconditionally. More...

Offshore Rodeo raises $70,000 for Ronald McDonald charities

The fifth annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament reeled in more than just fish for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida on June 10 at Salty Sam’s Marina. More...

Adirondack chair created in 1903, with 11 pieces of wood

ANTIQUES

The Adirondack style started with a chair in 1903. Many wealthy folks from the East Coast wanted a cool place to live for the summer, so they started building homes in the Adirondack mountain area. More...

Summerlin Jake’s event raises record $25,000 to benefit PACE center

Sunset at Summerlin Jake’s, a Love That Dress!9 collection event held on June 13, brought in a crowd of 170 guests and raised $25,000 — the highest grossing collection event to date — with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting PACE More...

Palmer named marketing director for IMAG, SWFL history museum

Kelly Palmer has been named director of marketing and development for the Imaginarium Science Center and the Southwest Florida Museum of History. More...

‘Fabric of Survival’ on exhibit at Holocaust museum

The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida presents a unique photographic exhibit this summer on the theme of Holocaust memory. More...

Business News

Kind workplaces

Making nice to colleagues and clients part of the job

How “kind” is your workplace? Are your employees or co-workers stressed to the max, overly competitive and habitually secretive? Or are people open, communicative, helpful and friendly? More...

Housing sales report shows rich get richer, less-affluent can’t afford homes

MONEY & INVESTING

With so much financial information available, it is impossible for an average investor to read it all. Many of us just scan the headlines to get a sense of what is going on in the markets. More...

A better Mazda Miata is just a flying buttress away

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF was built to tug at enthusiasts’ heartstrings. After all, adding flying buttresses has been a tool to add fastback styling to legendary cars by everyone from Dodge to Ferrari. More...

Real Estate News

Exquisite design in Pelican Bay

EXQUISITELY RENOVATED AND DECORATED IN a coastal style by Design West, this three-bedroom, three-bath, residence at St. Raphael #1406, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and city lights 14 floors below.  More...

Save Up To $15,000 in Ave Maria

Ave Maria offers savings all summer long from its three builders- CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. Save up to $15,000* on a new home including 2-6 bedroom designs and build the home of your dreams at an affordable price. More...

Babcock Ranch: resilient by design

Each June as the hurricane season gets underway Floridians are reminded that the dream of living close to the coast comes with a certain amount of risk. More...