April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Find your way through records with Lee Clerk of Courts help

The Lee County Clerk of Courts is holding a seminar on using public records on Friday, May 5. The event will examine the importance of public records to you, how to look up records such as liens and deeds, and pay a traffic citation on line.  More...

Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church raises $45,500 for two local charities

Gateway Trinity Lutheran Church’s sixth annual charity golf tournament raised $45,500.  All proceeds will be split evenly between Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Community Cooperative. More...

Hodges University selects Thomas as new leader for nonprofit center

Noreen Thomas has been appointed as director of Hodges University’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence.  More...

A paperclip sparks memories of Grandma and a road trip

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was raining the summer day we visited the Lincoln birthplace in Kentucky.  I was 8 years old, and I’m embarrassed to admit I remember crying because I thought I wouldn’t get to see the hallowed spot where our 16th president was bo More...

Humane Society adoption festival is April 29

The Gulf Coast Humane Society will hold its second annual Adopt a Shelter Pet Festival from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, on its campus at 2010 Arcadia Street in Fort Myers.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

'George Washington's Teeth'

... and five other plays you’ve never heard of

Ask anyone about George Washington and they’ll probably tell you three things, only one of which is true: 1. He was the first president of our country. 2. More...

Rock the Fort

Phil Collen ready to create some ‘hysteria’

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen isn’t just getting older, he says he’s getting better. More...

We’ll go shooting through that scary silver tube

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Vacation  All I ever wanted  Vacation  Had to get away…” — The Go Gos   Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and stress free, but the planning that goes into one can be exhausting exasperating.  More...

Area veterans take part in ‘Telling Project’

America’s military personnel have found themselves in harm’s way in Afghanistan and Iraq for the last 16 years, their battlefield experiences documented for the home front through video, pictures and the written word. More...

Nonprofit cat rescue group seeks location for kitty café

Fort Myers could be the next city to offer cat lovers a fun and innovative way to meet and adopt cats and kittens. More...

FWC, partners relocating imperiled scrub jays to increase populations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Florida Forest Service, is relocating Florida scrub jays to increase this threatened species’ populations on public lands.  More...

Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ to benefit Operation Open Arms

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host its Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Builders Care raises $123,000 during BBQ

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association raised a record $123,000 during its BBQ , Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 9 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.  More...

Rare, carved tables made of cypress coveted by collectors

ANTIQUES

As fashions change in clothing, so do fashions in furniture and design. Norman Rockwell was considered a commercial artist of little value for many years, but now his original paintings for magazine covers can sell for millions of dollars. More...

Business News

Home WATCHERS

Employing good professionals can make the difference between owning a seasonal dream home or facing a costly nightmare

AH, THE DAYS OF “SEASON” HAVE FLOWN. So, too, have many of our beloved snowbirds, those part- time Florida residents who boost Florida’ s economy exponentially in our winter months. More...

There’s a change in credit reporting that will likely affect your score

MONEY & INVESTING

If you are like me, you don’t think about your credit score very often. To be honest, I don’t even know what mine is right now. More...

Amy Court new media director for Spiro & Associates advertising

Amy Court has joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Brand Architecture in Fort Myers as a media director, announced CEO Christopher T. Spiro.  More...

Real Estate News

U.S. existing-home sales jumped 4.4 percent in March

Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago. More...

Phase II amenity enhancements poised to begin at Quail West

With renovations to its Lakes Golf Course already underway, Quail West Golf & More...

London Bay Homes unveils six luxury island-contemporary designs at Grandview at Bay Beach

Combining London Bay Homes’ high level of finishes and luxury appointments with a one-of-a-kind location in the gated condominium community of Waterside, Grandview at Bay Beach will offer six luxury floor plans showcasing panoramic views of the More...