May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Bonsai Society to hold spring picnic and auction

After rain postponed the planned event last month, the Bonsai Society of Southwest Florida’s annual Spring Picnic and Auction will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. More...

Sanibel and Captiva residents raise big bucks for United Way

Residents of Sanibel and Captiva contributed $307,288 to the United Way Campaign of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties campaign, exceeding their goal by $32,000. More...

PIP reform becomes law

Saying it will save Floridians money, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law one of his top legislative priorities — a measure backers say will help the state combat fraud and lower costs in the no-fault automobile insurance market.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

The Naples Players prepare a moo- ving family production

DOLORES FETTERS WANTS UDDERS.  After all, she’s playing the part of Cow 2 in The Naples Players’ upcoming production of “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type,” and cows have udders, don’t they?  First she laid dow More...

Night of world-class jazz to help young women

Jazzin’ It Up!, an evening of jazz music to benefit Footsteps to the Future, will gather some of the finest jazz musicians from New York City and Southwest Florida at 6:15 p.m. More...

BEACH READING

Fans of Jenny Lawson’s online alterego The Bloggess are already familiar with her unconventional sense of humor, and in this lively new memoir, she tries to explain how she got that way. More...

Community Foundation to honor Women’s Legacy Fund Angels

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will honor Susan Johnson and Marian Roelant as its newest Angels among others during its spring luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Park Royal Hospital approved for Medicare patients

Park Royal Hospital has successfully completed the required Florida Agency for Health Care Administration licensure survey that allows the 76-bed free-standing psychiatric hospital to accept patients who have Medicare coverage.  More...

Bonita Springs YMCA to reopen

The Bonita Springs YMCA will reopen with a free community celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 26. The South County Family YMCA worked closely with YMCA of Palms to make the day possible. 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 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Harley-Davidson Fort Myers. More...

WCI tees up support for charities

WCI Communities will donate rounds of golf at its Pelican Preserve Golf Club, Raptor Bay Golf Club and The Colony Golf & Country Club to players who donates at least $100 to the United Way/Harry Chapin Food Bank. More...

Business News

Success at job fairs: Working the opportunity

Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But they can also be intimidating. More...

THE RISING PRICE OF FLORIDA CATTLE

Florida is bullish on beef as calves sell at record prices

Florida cattle ranchers are enjoying the highest prices paid for their beef calves in recent history. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

A layman’s guide to TARP and the QEs

Acronyms describing elements of the very complex financial and economic world in which we live are becoming increasingly cryptic. In fact, casual coffee shop conversations about the topic might require an interpreter.  More...

Real Estate News

Royal Shell Vacations acquires Cashiers Resort Rentals

Royal Shell Vacations Inc., a provider of Southwest Florida luxury vacation rentals, has acquired Cashiers Resort Rentals, located in Cashiers, N.C. More...

WCI selects Kay Green Design for two models at Hampton Park

Orlando-based Kay Green Design will showcase the family-centered lifestyle in the newest phase of Hampton Park at Gateway in Fort Myers. More...