April 25, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Florida students lead nation in AP participation

For the third year in a row, Florida had the highest percentage of high school graduates taking an Advanced Placement exam in high school, according to the eighth annual AP Report to the Nation released by the College Board.  More...

Gun safety seminar

Learn important tips and advice at the Ashlee Swazey Memorial Gun Safety Seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More...

SWFLCF to serve Women’s Legacy Fund spring luncheon

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will hold its fifth annual spring luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Bike ride for Eden Autism Services started in Fort Myers

Princeton, N.J., resident John LaBosco recently began an 1,800-mile journey up the East Coast to raise money and awareness for Eden Autism Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with autism and thei More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Watching in the dark

David Edelstein on the art of film criticism

DAVID EDELSTEIN SPENDS MUCH OF HIS time in the dark, watching flickering frames of light. Then he writes about what he’s seen. More...

Two downtown performances of FGCU’s ‘Faustus Burns Brightly’ on tap

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Theatre Lab production of “Faustus Burns Brightly,” a play written, directed and designed by Professor Barry Cavin, will be performed at 8 p.m. More...

BEACH READING

‘I’ll Walk Alone’

By Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster, $7.99)  REVIEWED BY ROSE M. CROKE   More...

Unemployment numbers keep improving

Florida’s unemployment rate made its biggest monthly decline in nearly two decades as the state’s jobless rate fell to 9 percent in March, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Economic Opportunity.  More...

Guy Harvey Ultimate Shark Challenge Tournament & Festival returns

Since its debut in 2010, the Guy Harvey Ultimate Shark Challenge Tournament and Festival has continued to raise the bar by pioneering numerous industry firsts including the live streaming broadcast of shark release fishing action to thousands of tour More...

National swimming championships coming to Fort Myers

The top open water swimmers in the U.S. will compete in the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships, hosted by the Gulf Coast Swim Team April 27-29 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Fort Myers. More...

Speak Up! event against abuse at Harborside Event Center

Victor Rivas Rivers, whose uplifting message has inspired and motivated audiences around the country, will deliver the keynote address at “Speak Up! More...

Rev up for fourth annual Public Safety Rib Cook-Off

Stay Alive … Just Drive! is hosting the fourth annual Public Safety Rib Cook-Off to support the effort to curb distracted driving. The event is set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Fort Myers Harley-Davidson. More...

Business News

food trucks rolling into town

THE MOBILE FOOD UNIVERSE HAS expanded well beyond those hot dog stands and neighborhoodroving Good Humor vans of yesteryear. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Microsoft: Clearly better than a bond

Microsoft closed at $32.42 on Friday, April 25. More...

Attorneys to offer free advice

The Lee County Bar Association will kick off Law Week 2012 by hosting its annual Law in the Mall event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Edison Mall. More...

Real Estate News

What $400,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

25608 STILLWELL PARKWAY, BONITA SPRINGS   San Carlos Estates offers the comforts of country living.  This home, with 3,146 square feet of living area, is located on a lot with more than an acre of fencing, affording plenty of privacy.  More...

REAL ESTATE STATS

REALTOR ASSOCIATION OF GREATER FORT MYERS AND THE BEACH INC. / COURTESY GRAPHIC More...

Acapulco Gardens condo project sells more than 20 units in one month

Patten Sales and Marketing, a Naples-based real estate investment subsidiary of Patten Family Companies, has sold more than 20 units within a one-month timeframe at Acapulco Gardens, a condominium project in Punta Gorda on the Charlotte Harbor. More...