September 28, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Water quality: The $10 million question

WITH VARIOUS OPTIONS AVAILable for potentially reducing Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St. More...

Bottom line, the experts say: store it, treat it, move it south

EVERGLADES RESTORATION INCLUDES a vast, intricate natural system with a footprint the size of New Jersey merging with highly technical science and engineering problems merging with deeply divisive politics and business interests merging with a long, More...

Community Cooperative fundraiser helps hungry children, families

Community Cooperative’s Healthy School Pantries is a program under the Growing Healthy Kids Initiative and provides emergency food to hungry children and their families. More...

Water Ball Classic benefits Harry Chapin Food Bank

Dryzone/H20911, a local fire and water cleanup restoration business, along with Elias Brothers Group and Sherwin Williams Paint, will host the fourth annual Water Ball Classic-Charity Golf Event on Friday, Oct. 14 at West Bay Club in Estero. More...

KOVEL:ANTIQUES

Frugal pioneers recycled rare, broken items of glass, metal, ceramic

Recycling and reusing is nothing new. Our ancestors had glass, metal and ceramic pieces that were imported, expensive and scarce. So when something broke, it was repaired or saved to be reused. More...

Snow Day to benefit Abuse Treatment Centers

Apothicare 360 presents the Second Annual Snow Day event at Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

TheaterZone, FGCU collaborate to bring Pulitzer Prize-winning satire to the stage

THIS YEAR’S PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS SO mind-boggling and full of absurdities it’s difficult to conceive of any theatrical show topping it. More...

More politics on the local stage

In a presidential election year, politically themed shows are like catnip for theaters. They’re helpless to resist. More...

Take the Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.” — Elmor e Leonard That’s great advice from the novelist and short story writer. More...

How 2016 became the year of water

SINCE JANUARY, ABOUT 8 MILLION residents living south of Lake Okeechobee have watched a unique political moment unfold: Water has become an issue in every single race, and even a nightmare in some dreams. More...

The complicated science of the fix

TOO MUCH WATER. TOO LITTLE WATER. More...

The fight is real and interests involved are plenty

“The high walls (of the Clewiston Inn cocktail lounge) bear a beautiful 360-degree mural of the verdant, incomparable flora and fauna of the Everglades to scale. Will the mural need an update in the years to come? More...

Community Foundation’s Women’s Legacy Fund to hold fall luncheon

The Women’s Legacy Fund will host its fall luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, located at 18061 Miromar Lakes Parkway. More...

Businesses join forces to create arts, culture district, new monthly event

The new SoCo, which stands for south of Colonial (Boulevard), will be an area defined not only by geographical lines, but also by the consistent presence of venues that represent the arts in Southwest Florida. More...

Wedgwood plates deliver a helping of memories

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My passion for antiques started when I was young. I remember strolling past Turschwell Antiques, in the Collier Arcade on First Street in downtown Fort Myers, which was packed with elegant treasures from the United States and Europe. More...

Rack up bargains, help local women at Shop for Success

Year after year, Dress for Success SW Florida breaks records when Shop for Success, presented by White House Black Market, unveils deals on high-end merchandise. When the free shopping extravaganza returns from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Business News

Worth the work

Long-lasting business relationships depend on putting others first

Some argue that entrepreneurs suck at relationships. On the contrary, I think most of us are pretty good at them. Many of us begin to realize success because of the nurtured relationships we’ve built. More...

Harvard endowment provides a lesson in investing

MONEY & INVESTING

I must admit, I suffer from Harvard envy. It’s arguably the best university in the world, and I thought if I could be accepted there, the world would be my oyster. More...

LandQwest brokers $5.15M deal for former Page Village

LandQwest Commercial, a full-service brokerage with headquarters in Fort Myers, facilitated the 18-acre purchase of the former Page Mobile Village at 4944 S. Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Existing-home sales soften again in August

Existing-home sales eased up in August for the second consecutive month despite mortgage rates near record lows as higher home prices and not enough inventory for sale kept some would-be buyers at bay, according to the National Association of Realtor More...

WCI names top sales leaders for August in 10 Lee, Collier communities

WCI Communities, a Bonita Springsbased lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder, has named the top sales performers of August for its communities throughout Southwest Florida. The top agents are: * Arborwood Preserve: Lisa Potts. More...

Senior housing planned next to medical center

REDICO, a national real estate development and investment company, along with Midwest-based American House Senior Living Communities, have closed on a development site in Fort Myers. REDICO will serve as the community’s developer. More...