April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Bottles that once contained booze and ink now hold collectors’ attentions

A window shelf that holds a collection of cobalt-blue bottles attracts attention, so many new collectors buy their bottles by color. Most early bottles were made of pale-blue or aqua glass. More...

Meals on Wheels drivers needed as winter residents head north

Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. will soon see a 30 percent drop in volunteer drivers for its Meals on Wheels program as seasonal residents head back north.  More...

Tee it up at third annual Grandezza Classic

Here’s your opportunity to experience the golf course at Grandezza Golf and Country Club, Estero. The third annual Grandezza Classic will be held Thursday, May 9. More...

Balloons Over Paradise features fun on land or air

Seminole Casino Immokalee’s second annual “Balloons Over Paradise” festival will feature more than 50 custom hot air balloons and fun for the whole family including tethered balloon rides, live music by award-winning performers, foo More...

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THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  The Holly Bears a Prickle  More...

Regional Human Trafficking Coalition offers training and counseling

The Southwest Florida Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking announces new events and services for victims and other individuals interested in learning how to combat trafficking.  More...

Specialist answers questions about hormone replacement

Of the many truisms offered by the ancient Greeks, the benefits of moderation and balance in life is one of the most enduring. More...

Yellow house hosts trove of historical books and photos

The past is alive at the Southwest Flor- ida Historical Society. More...

Schools save millions by cutting power use

Several Lee County schools received substantial incentive checks last week in response to their school-based efforts to reduce energy consumption. Calendar year 2012 marked the first year of a district-wide Energy Conservation Program. More...

Public’s vote could earn big bucks for local food bank

The public’s “vote” is needed to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank click its way to a grant from Walmart by voting for the food bank in the “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative. More...

Wet and dry fun in store at Open Water Festival

The Gulf Coast Swim Team and Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club have partnered once again to host the annual Open Water Festival Friday through Sunday, April 26-28. More...

Jeffery Allbritten inauguration at Edison State College

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Phase one of Workforce Now research reveals common concerns among major employers

Workforce Now is a regional research initiative to identify current and future talent requirements for the five counties of Southwest Florida. More...

Business News

Work springs from Hope

Nonprofit group trains mentally ill for mainstream jobs

AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING AT HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is work. Learning to work. Building a strong work ethic, finding employment and members making themselves valued employees. More...

High frequency trading: The biggest gorillas in the investment jungle

MONEY & INVESTING

High frequency trading, or HFT, is often described as computers taking advantage of equity investors, especially the “little guy.” It has been blamed for May 6, 2010’s equity crash that took prices down about 9 percent within an aft More...

JetBlue Park named a finalist for national award

JetBlue Park, a Lee County Parks & Recreation facility, has been nominated for a prestigious national award — the SportsBusiness Journal Sports Facility of the Year. More...

Real Estate News

What $750,000 will buy in SWFL

9510 MONTEVERDI WAY, FORT MYERS   This remodeled custom estate home is inside the gated Renaissance golf community. Overlooking the 17th green and fairways, the grand residence has 3,909 square feet of living space. More...

Building Industry Association’s BBQ, Bands,, & Brew benefittingg Builders Care

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Renee Gaddis Interiors completes two new models in Quail West

Renée Gaddis Interiors has completed interior design furnishings on two models in Quail West, the 1,180-acre golf course community in North Naples. More...