June 4, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

The difference between a good season and a bad season is one storm

A decade after Hurricane Charley hit Southwest Florida and here we go again. —  Will we get hit this year? Will it be an active season? More...

Insuring your home from a hurricane Expect the best, prepare for the worst

With names like Charley, Wilma or Katrina, hurricanes are Southwest Florida’s most unwanted houseguests. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

For what it’s worth

Take your treasures to WGCU Public Media appraisal fair

It’s a fantasy fueled by episodes of “Antiques Roadshow”: That knick-knack you dusted off from Grandma’s attic is worth thousands. More...

Howl Gallery unites national and local artists for massive group show

“Untitled,” a group show hosted by HOWL Gallery and curated by gallery co-owner Andy Howl, opens with a reception from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The exhibit features more than 30 national and local artists. More...

The best hurricane plan requires good friends with stocked bars

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you think about it, there’s something unfair about the fact that when we finally get Southwest Florida back to ourselves — after the snowbirds have fled, the traffic has finally eased up and we can walk into our favorite restaurants an More...

Parrot Heads: Birds of a feather ‘ phlock’ together for ‘ phun,’ philanthropy

Around the country, devotees of a man born on Christmas Day gather regularly to perform acts of charity and to share a common communion marked by celebratory music and special beverages. More...

Floridians suffering from hurricane amnesia

Dearth of storms, and tropical tenderfoots, worry first responders and emergency managers, who say we aren’t prepared for season

Kieran Bhatia first felt an affinity for meteorology as a sixth-grade student in Maryland, when he realized how much the colors he would see on a radar screen affected his sports schedule. More...

Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

Clever gadgets help keep life cool when storms heat up

It’s that time of the year when the weather folks start making appearances on the TV channels with a bit more frequency. More...

Business News

Welcome to the REAL WORLD

Businessman/ dad has advice for new grads

YOU’VE FRETTED ABOUT YOUR CHILD’S future from kindergarten on. More...

Adopt the personality traits of the rich

MONEY & INVESTING

Many aspire to be wealthy. Such aspiration begs the self-directed question: “How can I become wealthy?”  More...

New book shows how to choose peace over war to resolve conflict

Fort Myers attorney, mediator, facilitator and trainer Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, has recently published an e-book titled “What is a Peace Chest?” The book is available for the More...

Real Estate News

Neal Communities’ Villa Palmeras posts strong sales

More than 70 percent of the homes at Neal Communities’ Villa Palmeras in Estero have been sold less than a year since construction began. More...

House Hunting:

28321 Moray Drive, Village Walk, Bonita Springs

This original DiVosta Carlyle model, featuring the five-bedroom-plus-den and three-full-bath open floor plan, is perfect for Florida living. Amenities and upgrades include tile, wood and carpeted floors, tiled baths, high ceilings and quality fans. More...