March 4, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

‘Ding’ Darling reveals silent auction items for Upcycle!

This year the Upcycle! Art Fest on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2, at the “Ding” Darling Visitor & Education Center on Sanibel Island expands its silent auction to include a number of original pieces by participating artists. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 9:30 P.M.Father Brown: Saving Souls, SolvingCrimes This behind-the-scenes special was shot on location in the Cotswolds and features clips from the series and interviews with the cast. More...

Special Sections

Business News

Mission succession

Planning the future of your business without you in it

A CASUAL DRIVE ON ALMOST ANY COMMERCIAL road in the region — the Tamiami Trail in Charlotte, Lee or Collier counties, for example — offers a truth that defines Florida and the United States: We’re a state and nation of small busines More...

Making sense of GDP reports

MONEY & INVESTING

The Gross Domestic Product for the U.S. final quarter of 2015 was released on Feb. 27. Most investors do not understand what it means and they look to commentaries to tag the announcement as good, bad or neutral. More...

Real Estate News

Kolter Homes unveils expansion plans for Verandah’s River House

Developer and award-winning home builder Kolter recently announced expansion plans for the popular River House at the Fort Myers, master planned community of Verandah. More...

Color expert will offer tips on how to find the right one

Have you been putting off painting the great room or updating accessories because you can’t decide on a color? Do you have a wall splotched with sample hues and still can’t find the perfect shade? More...

Final five homes available at Villa Palmeras in Estero

Neal Communities has released for sale the final five homes at Villa Palmeras on Three Oaks Parkway just south of Corkscrew Road in Estero. More...

Underwater plants, critical to maintaining a healthy environment, face multiple threats

Seagrass probably isn’t what you think it is. It is not the smelly, slimy stuff that clings to your leg as you emerge from a swim in the gulf or washes up on the sand and gets even smellier as it decomposes. More...

Wide-eyed dolls fetch big prices

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Dolls rarely look like real babies or children. Today there are dolls with over-sized heads, exaggerated bodies, or monster or cartoon shapes. There were many earlier dolls that had unusual features or expressions. More...

Gene Cusic Classic brings collegiate baseball and softball to Lee County

More than 110 teams from 20 states will converge on Lee County this month for the 25th annual Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic, a three-week softball and baseball tournament for NCAA Division III and NAIA schools. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Singing the blues

The Bonita Blues Fest t o hear DAMON FOWLER among others

BEING THE OPENING ACT FOR A national performer can be a bit like cold calling as a salesperson. The audience doesn’t know you. They’re not there to see you. They didn’t buy a ticket to listen to you. More...

Gary Busey takes on ‘Hamlet’ in one-man comedy

Theatre Conspiracy, in association with Project Y theatre company in New York, presents “Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet” (as performed by David Carl). This show is a comic romp through Shakespeare, pop culture and life in the theater. More...

The adventure of obtaining a passport

THE DIVA DIARIES

As an almost-native Southwest Floridian, I really don’t get out of town much. More...