February 22, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Journalists Pitts, Payne, Cifatte headline public panel at FSW

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. will highlight a “Journalism as Activism” panel discussion at 2 p.m. More...

Fishing school for women set for Matlacha in March

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast on March 11-12 at the Greater Pine Island Elks Lodge.  More...

‘Let’s Get Historcial’ dinner, dance will benefit Sanibel’s historic village

The Sanibel Historical Village will host a “Let’s Get Historical!” dinner and dance at 6 p.m. March 15 on the village grounds. The benefit will support the ongoing needs of the historical village.  More...

Imagine Solutions brings leaders, thinkers, adventurers to town

With a global perspective, national focus and an ability to implement at a local level, the Imagine Solutions Conference links learning with leadership.  More...

Museum of the Everglades hosts 13th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival

The 13th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival celebrating the life and work of the author, journalist and environmental activist takes place through Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City.  Ms. More...

Strange-looking antiques, collectibles may be one piece of a set

ANTIQUES

Strange antiques and collectibles with mysterious shapes and unknown purposes are sometimes part of a larger piece. Mysterious wooden wheels with wooden spokes and about a 45-inch diameter were popular in the 1950s. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

OMF!

year Okeechobee art Blockbuster music and festival rolls back into for a second

“IT’S FOUR DAYS IN A TROPICAL PARADISE, WITH swimming, camping, wild art, dance, yoga, local food, craft bazaar, beach and jungle stages, magic moments, late-night shenanigans, all night music … millions of stars.” That&rsquo More...

Our critic’s Oscar prediction? ‘La La Land’ will soar

There’s no #Oscarssowhite controversy at this year’s Academy Awards, but there is plenty to talk about. Will “La La Land” walk away with a record number of Oscars? More...

When he cares enough to give the very best — it’s Apple

THE DIVA DIARIES

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? Or could electronic gadgets be even better best friends than sparkly baubles? More...

Who represents you in Tallahassee?

It’s OK if you haven’t been paying attention — if perhaps a few elections have passed you by and maybe you’ve fallen behind. More...

A women’s equality advocate looks toward the 2020 election

“Lynn H. More...

Southwest Florida Community Foundation grants more than $550,000 to local nonprofits

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has awarded $557,036.00 to both established and new programs that are designed to increase the quality of life in sustainable and equitable ways for Southwest Floridians.  More...

PGA Tour notables, former champs return to ‘The Fort’ for Yuengling Open

Professional and amateur golfers will compete in the Yuengling Open at the Fort Myers Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5.  The Yuengling Open is the longest running golf event in the region. More...

Wine and food festival uses world stage to help children, boost education

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc. has unveiled the 40 offerings that will be up for bid during the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.  More...

Catch fish, help the United Way

The Lee County Electric Cooperative and United Way are holding their annual fishing tournament on April 15.  This tournament has raised nearly $400,000 for the United Way since it began in 1996.  More...

Beautifully made glass always wins my heart

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My passion for antiques was fueled early on by my mother, who loved to collect, and both of my grandmothers, who loved to tell stories and preserve objects that were part of family history. More...

Business News

Focus on FAFSA

Changing students’ lives with free money for college

Maria Aguilar was 10 years old when men in a green Mustang pointed a gun at her father on the streets of Ciudad Juárez in Mexico. “I almost lost him,” she recalled. More...

Is uptick in FHA mortgage delinquencies an omen for downturn?

MONEY & INVESTING

Everyone knows that real estate prices are cyclical. You have a few years of rocketing prices and then a crash. Then prices take off again and a crash. This same pattern has held true for decades. More...

The best of the Florida car season coming soon on Amelia Island

BEHIND THE WHEEL

It’s car season in Florida. While the rest of the country is still watching out for blizzards and trying to stay indoors, snowbirds and Floridians unite over vintage vehicles. More...

Real Estate News

Pet priorities

When buying or selling, pets play a big role in decisions

When making decisions about buying, selling or renovating their homes, Americans, by and large, take their pets’ needs into account, according to a new report from the National Association of Realtors.  More...

Grand opening weekend at ONE

Sales gallery in the Fort Myers River District now open to showcase new boutique condominium with just 26 exclusive waterfront residences

This weekend marks the official grand opening of the sales gallery for ONE, the new 16-story boutique condominium to rise on the bank of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District. More...

Grandview sales center embodies sophisticated, natural lifestyle of London Bay Homes’ new luxury tower

With colors and textures inspired by nature and a sophisticated coastal feel nodding to the nearby Gulf of Mexico, the sales center for Grandview at Bay Beach captures the unique lifestyle and solitude residents will experience along the mangroves an More...