April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

The new hope for Southwest Florida clammers

Like New England fishermen once did as the world began to embrace cold-water lobsters, Southwest Florida clammers are looking a new direction. More...

Lee’s Bike and pedestrian safety efforts garner attention

Representatives from Lee County shared their experiences with complete streets as a way to make roadways safe for all users at the Southeast Regional Bicycle Safety Summit in Tampa last week. More...

Tournament to help cure breast cancer

The Beachview Tennis Club will host the inaugural Sanibel Island Doubles Tennis Championships April 27-28. More...

Women’s Fund meets to define what problem to tackle

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

Help plan Lee County’s future

Lee County’s Local Planning Agency, the committee responsible for making comprehensive plan recommendations to the board of county commissioners, will begin its review of proposed updates to the Land Use chapter and map in the county’s co More...

Nominations sought for Industry Appreciation Awards

To salute excellence in Southwest Florida’s business community, the Horizon Council is seeking nominations for its annual Industry Appreciation Awards coming up in September. More...

Mariachi fundraiser to help students with back-to-school needs

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is hosting the first annual Mariachi 4 Backpacks FUNdraiser at Cantina Laredo at the Bell Tower Shops from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Whodunit?

Find out — but don’t tell — when ‘The Mousetrap’ comes to the Sugden stage

PAUL GRAFFY IS TRYING TO BUILD A BETTER “Mousetrap.”  The world might not beat a path to his door, but at the very least, those who do show up will be well entertained.  Of course, it was Dame Agatha Christie who built the best More...

BB Mann Hall’s new Broadway Series features awardwinning favorites

The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall’s new season includes a jukebox musical, family favorites and a remarkable mechanical-puppet horse.  More...

BEACH READING

‘LIFE With the Beatles: Inside Beatlemania’

The impact of the Beatles cannot be overstated. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr not only helped redefine popular music, they reconfigured the popular culture of the 1960s and beyond.  More...

Life reflects art with a serendipitous gift

Jimmi Melton’s life has always been filled with music. More...

New law should make life a little easier for foster kids

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott signed the “Normalcy Bill” into law. Six foster families from Southwest Florida were there to witness the event.  More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Leafy madness reflected in 1800s artwork

Most people have heard about the bout of “Tulipmania” that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about “Pteridomania,” or fern madness. More...

Tennis Classic raises big bucks

The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation received $314,253 from the Bonita Bay Club representing proceeds from the sixth annual Fine- Mark Tour Players Tennis Classic. More...

Renowned musician helps mark celebration of Israeli independence

The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day and the country’s 65th birthday) with the cultural celebration Israel Fest. More...

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Lakes Park

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is hosting a day-long celebration in recognition of National Public Gardens Day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10. More...

JA event at Grandezza to help kids compete

Tickets are available to the Breaking Par for Junior Achievement dinner and auction from 5:15–8:15 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Club at Grandezza. More...

Five ways to show the planet some love on Earth Day

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Students wore gas masks to school, some cities banned the use of cars for the day, and Miami held a Dead Orange Parade on April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day in history. More...

Business News

Helping the little guy

Agencies provide support for small businesses

MICHELLE REED-SPITZER STARTED TO clean houses to make some extra money while she was in college. As a business management student at Hodges University, then International College, Ms. Reed-Spitzer had the fortune of taking Dr. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Children and money

We all want our kids to grow up and maintain fiscal security. There are at least two things that all parents should do in order to ensure that our children can succeed financially.  More...

Finalists announced for Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University has announced the four finalists for the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. More...

Real Estate News

Lennar Homes opens new model in Lehigh

Lennar Homes recently opened the four-bedroom, three-bath Alexandria model home at Olympia Pointe in Lehigh Acres, Lennar’s gated family community located off Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.  The Alexandria model home is priced from $193 More...

Lucaya development nears close-out

With its appealing tropical style and enviable location at the gateway to Sanibel Island, Taylor Morrison’s Lucaya has long been one of its most popular South Florida communities. More...

Canadians play big role in Florida market rebound

According to a report by BMO Financial Group, Florida’s housing market is on the rebound and Canadian snowbirds are playing an important role in its recovery. More...