April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Broadway meets Fifth Avenue at Celebration of Women

For the past five years, nearly 1,000 women have gathered each spring in downtown Fort Myers to honor the female spirit and the important role women have in society as caregivers. More...

Body Glove CaluSUP race set for May

The Body Glove CaluSUP Race is a World Paddle Association sanctioned, elite seven-mile Stand-Up Paddleboard race in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Officials discuss Stand Your Ground law

Citizens For A Better Fort Myers Government PAC will host a forum on the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. More...

Red Sox fundraisers for children’s hospital break record

Bolstered by the Boston Red Sox, Lee Memorial Health System Foundation’s 19th annual Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic raised a record-breaking $1,016,576.  The annual golf tournament held at The Forest Country Clu More...

Oyster eating contest participants slurp up the fun on Sanibel

I hope all of you fellow Florida Weekly readers had a wonderful holiday weekend. My husband and I enjoyed the company of several Sanibel families and couples on Friday night at Bob Hilliard’s eclectic and beautiful home. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

zim sculpt

HAS MILLION PEOPLE, WITH APPROXImately who work by hand with cobalt stone, lapidolite, leopard rock, opal stone, serpentine and springstone. More...

Sarasota Film Festival opens with ‘Robot and Frank’

Diversity. Quality. Depth and breadth.  These are the hallmarks of the Sarasota Film Festival, now celebrating its 14th year and recognized as one of the largest regional film festivals in the United States. More...

BEACH READING

‘Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York’

Theodore Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with, but not even he could tame New York City during the 1890s. More...

Passover: Fine-tuning freedom

In a week that celebrates freedom both for individuals and for the Jewish people — Passover, known as the festival of freedom — arguably no ancient holiday resonates with more contemporary relevance.  More...

Concealed weapons approach 1 million in Florida

With more than 800,000 issued, nearly one in every 15 Florida adults has a license to carry a concealed weapon, according to data compiled by the state.  More...

Rotary Club to celebrate 90 years of service

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers will celebrate its 90th anniversary of service to the community by hosting a Gala at Harborside Convention Center at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28.  More...

Builders gather for legislative post-mortem

The Lee Building Industry Association, in conjunction with the Collier Building Industry Association, Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association, will host the 2012 Post Legislative Update from 8-11:30 a.m. More...

Spring Run Golf Community raises $36,000 for local charities

Jack Chadwick, president of the Spring Run Charitable Foundation, and Christine Hamilton, event chairperson, recently presented checks in the amount of $18,000 each to Barbara’s Friends, the Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund and the Interfa More...

Law firm receives Habitat for Humanity award

Pavese Law Firm was honored with the Wall Raiser Award from Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, a nonprofit organization that provides families the opportunity to own their own home. More...

St. Andrew’s Society of Southwest Florida scholarship fund

The St. Andrew’s Society of Southwest Florida, Naples has created a study abroad scholarship fund at Florida Gulf Coast University to further develop the society’s scholarship efforts that support students studying in Scotland.  More...

Business News

Landlord’s market

More folks are renting... Investors are cashing in

Renting instead of buying a home might be the preferred — or only — option for some, the credit-worthy included. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Trying to make sense of financial bedlam

For all those who think that the recent years’ economic news is discordant and incomprehensible, do not be discouraged. You are not alone in your thinking.  More...

Trader Joe’s, Publix among top Consumer Reports supermarket ratings

Consumer Reports subscribers rated Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, Publix and Fareway tops among 52 of the nation’s major grocery stores. More...

Real Estate News

Gulfshore Homes introduces new floor plans in Murano at Miromar Lakes

Luxury homebuilder Gulfshore Homes has new single-family floor plans available in Murano at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.  More...

Fort Myers firm helps create state’s first ‘green’ high-rise

Progresso Point, Fort Lauderdale’s newest community in Flagler Village, became the first high-rise in the state of Florida to achieve the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Green Hi-Rise Residential Designation.” Sustainabili More...