March 22, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Eighth GoldenFest highlights rescue whose mission is saving dogs

Hundreds of happy families and smiling dogs will be on hand to celebrate all things golden at GoldenFest VIII on March 26 at the Shell Factory & Nature Park.  More...

Learn how to go mobile with marketing, advertising

The Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts a professional development series, “Creating Your Mobile App and Generating Sales on Mobile,” at the Cohen Center on the FGCU campus. More...

Ten different scholarships offered by Uncommon Friends

The deadline to submit completed scholarship application packets for Uncommon Friends Foundation’s scholarships is April 1. More...

Golf classic set for April 8

The Freedom and Virtue Institute will hold its charity golf classic on Saturday, April 8, from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, 11481 Grande Oaks Blvd. in Estero.  More...

A bowl that stirs up a batch of memories

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Aunt Cleo Douthit loved to bake.  I can see her now in her Pahokee kitchen.  It had tall white cabinets that reached to the ceiling, a large 1940s GE range with controls across the top of the back of the stove and a huge 1950s GE refrigerat More...

Michael Versnik joins Henderson Franklin tort team

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt announced that Michael Versnik has joined the firm as an attorney in the Tort & Insurance Litigation division.  More...

Is your next career in medical supply chain management?

Whether you’re looking to change careers or just starting out, LeeSar welcomes all jobseekers to its first on-site job fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25, at its Fort Myers headquarters, 2727 Winkler Ave.  More...

Red Sox evening raises $120,000 for local youth

Three hundred guests attended this year’s “Evening with the Red Sox,” which raised more than $120,000. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

PORTRAYING THE BIGOT

Actors who play tough roles say sensitivity is the key to being true to the play and to themselves

“BEST OF ENEMIES,” WHICH PLAYED AT FLORida Repertory Theatre a few months ago, opens with a grand Cyclops addressing his fellow Klansmen, gleefully talking about how Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. More...

‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is the very definition of funny

Florida Repertory Theatre will stage the multiple Tony-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” in the Historic Arcade Theatre in downtown Fort Myers.  More...

A cautionary tale about (not) waiting for your big break

THE DIVA DIARIES

Regular readers of this column are probably pretty darned stoked for an exciting update on my amazing progress as I work out and get strong and fit. Last week I waxed on and on (and on) about how I had just joined a gym. More...

Donated pillows bring comfort to those in need

They’re not just pillows. They’re blessings. More...

Golisano grand opening April 1 to be a community celebration

America’s newest children’s hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, is opening its doors in Fort Myers and is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. More...

Gala raises nearly $100K for new IMAG center

Tootie McGregor and Ponce DeLeon were among the luminaries of Florida history to make an appearance at “A Night at the Museum,” but the Southwest Florida community was the real star of the evening, raising nearly $100,000 for the newly mi More...

Successful Second Chance Pals Program graduates 16th class

For some of the homeless shelter dogs who come into the care of the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a lack of opportunities to live in a happy and disciplined environment poses a challenge for them to move on and be adopted in a forever home. More...

Captains for Clean Water raises $300K during gala

Captains for Clean Water raised more than $310,000 in one evening to fight for science-based solutions to save Florida estuaries and the Everglades.  More...

Clocks made in 1800s bring high dollar bids from time to time

ANTIQUES

An unusual wall clock was offered at a recent auction. It was labeled “Friesland wall clock with automata, 1800.” Friesland is a section of Holland where people have been making clocks since the 1600s. More...

Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau racks up successes

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau works to drive the local tourism-dependent economy to a high level of function and achievement. It travels the world to toot the horn for local resorts, attractions, restaurants and other businesses. More...

Sanibel Captiva Bank hires assistant office manager

Jennifer Briggs has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as assistant office manager at the downtown Fort Myers branch. More...

FGCU Leadership Academy part of 20th anniversary celebration

As Florida Gulf Coast University celebrates its 20th anniversary, the FGCU Alumni Association invites the community to explore the school’s two decades of growth and progress at the inaugural FGCU Leadership Academy.  More...

Business News

LOST IN TRANSLATION

How to arouse a chicken, and other mistranslated marketing messages

“WHEN YOU SAY SOMETHING, MAKE sure you have said it. The chances of your having said it are only fair.” That bit of advice is from William Strunk Jr. and E.B. More...

James Bond to Rockefeller, Amelia Island delivers legends on wheels

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is one of those great shows because the enthusiasts are the real winners. More...

Clouds of disruption are on horizon for Treasury Bond Market

MONEY & INVESTING

There has been lots of news lately to move the Treasury Bond Market. Two Fed moves in three months. A new president and his policies. A resurging U.S. economy. Turmoil in Europe. One would think that bond prices would be bouncing all over the place. More...

Real Estate News

Lennar to build villas at Babcock

Lennar is joining the roster of builders at Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar-powered town. More...

First public event at Babcock Ranch draws thousands

A crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 attended the first public event at Babcock Ranch, a two-day festival March 11 and 12. The crowd far exceeded what organizers had predicted.  More...

Quail West to hold season’s final Estates of Excellence Home Tour

Quail West will be holding its final Estates of Excellence Home Tour of the 2017 season next weekend, Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2. More...