May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Goodwill Industries honors Breakthrough Award winners

Two outstanding businesses and three remarkable individuals were recently honored at Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s annual Breakthrough Awards Luncheon. More...

Burmese pythons: Unwelcome, but here to stay and on the move

South Florida’s subtropical environment has inspired many people to import plants and animals from around the world. While many of these species have enriched our lives, some have damaged our environment when they escape or are released.  More...

Ten is ‘Power’-ful number for Jason’s deli’s anniversary celebration, local charities

Jason’s deli is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Southwest Florida with a “Power of Ten” program, donating 10 percent of the Fort Myers restaurant’s sales from 4-9 p.m. on 10 Mondays between June 4 and Aug. More...

Animal refuge hosts inaugural poker run

The Animal Refuge Center is hold a poker run with registration starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Harley- Davidson of Fort Myers on Colonial Boulevard. More...

Ronald McDonald House Charities to award scholarships to 13 local students

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will honor the 2012 recipients of its Charities Scholarship Program at a special reception for the students and their families from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

ISLAND HOPPING

Islanders ready for summer life, Fourth of July festivities

If you have not had a chance to venture out to the islands in the past week or so, I would highly recommend taking a trip there. The snowbirds have seemingly flocked back north for the summer and the roads are back to a nice driving pace. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Derby Girls contest to support Abuse Counseling & Treatment

Enjoy high-speed roller derby action and also support the efforts of the Abuse Counseling & Treatment organization when the Fort Myers Derby Girls host the River City Rat Pack from Jacksonville at 6:30 p.m. More...

IMAGINARY STREET SCENES

Michelle Weinberg’s “architecture as theater” depicts where human drama happens

BLOCK BY BLOCK, MICHELLE WEINBERG is creating her own imaginary city.  She paints scenes of city streets: buildings, walls, billboards, gardens, courtyards and cul de sacs, all in bright colors and dizzying patterns that seem as if they should c More...

Artist’s statement

“My paintings and collages describe stage-set like spaces constructed from colored planes and flickering, patterned veneers. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Garden Ware features sneaky, surprising critters

Art pottery made by Weller is a favorite among collectors. The company made art pottery in Zanesville, Ohio, from 1893 to 1948. More...

SPRING COMMENCEMENT

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Court weighs foreclosure case with far-reaching implications

Weighing in on a case with huge implications for the state’s housing industry, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments last week over whether lenders caught forging documents can escape scrutiny by simply dismissing the foreclosure case and r More...

Summer means books and doughnuts for kids at Bennett’s

For the fifth year in a row, the owners of Bennett’s Fresh Roast in downtown Fort Myers are encouraging children to read while out of school this summer. Beginning June 1 through Sept. More...

Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation provides $750,000 to children’s charities

This year’s Nichols Cup Celebrity Pro-Am tournament, tennis tournament and kids walk-a-thon, held in February at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, enabled the Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation to present $750,000 to children& More...

Cast a line to benefit children’s hospital

Anglers can still sign up for the eighth annual Ryan McCleskey Memorial Redfish Challenge to be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Cape Harbour Marina in Cape Coral. More...

Business News

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Casinos, racetracks and penny arcades vie for gamblers’ money

An Atlanta-based developer and the owners of the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Racing & Poker hope to prod state lawmakers into expanding gambling in Lee County — a move Izzy Havenick says will help the landmark dog track win back business fr More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Managing your portfolio and managing your expectations

A fundamental concept in investing is that the future is unknown. Portfolios should be constructed with that in mind.  Sure, investors want to think that they can figure out the future. More...

Lee County Port Authority flies away with multiple PR industry awards

The Lee County Port Authority, operators of Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, earned many honors at the recent Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association’s 2012 Local Image Awards presentations i More...

Real Estate News

What $425,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

26010 MORTON AVE., BONITA SPRINGS Enjoy country living at its finest in this residence, located on a fenced corner lot of nearly 5 acres. More...

National home design expert to speak at Lee BIA monthly meeting

Deryl Patterson, AIA, a managing partner of BSB Design in Jacksonville, and one of the nation’s most accomplished architectural design professionals, will be the guest speaker at the Lee Building Industry Association’s monthly general mem More...

Tristao to teach free home interior decorating class at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Moises Tristao, of Alpha Omega Construction, will conduct the first in a summer-long series of free home interior decorating classes on “Accessories and Color” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the St. More...