June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

A short leap

Stage actress finds new comfort zone with role in locally produced film

Thank God for technology. Actress Rachel Burttram was in Maine when she received the call. A director who’d recently moved to Bonita Springs wanted her to audition for a short film he was making. More...

Casely and the Jank

Picture this: A new kind of pop music that makes you visualize something

Happenstance topped off the creative process that yielded a new musical style that Scott Corbin and Jean-Carlos Casely hope will join hip hop, house, EDM and R&B atop today’s groove-oriented charts.  More...

Finding peace in the decade you’re in

THE DIVA DIARIES

I remember back when I was still in my 30s, I asked a lady, a friend of my mother’s named Barbara who was around 70-years old, which one of her age decades had been her favorite. I expected her to say her 20s.  More...

Schools’ experiments with technology paying off

This is not just the latest thing, this new learning technology for students and teachers implemented in the last 18 months at two of Florida’s cutting-edge private schools — this is, instead, an unalterably different new thing. More...

Business News

Training for Greatness

Sports academies build character, sometimes create superstars

Summer sounds vary from Naples to North Fort Myers and every place in between and beyond these days as youngsters hone sports skills.  Visitors stopping by the First Academy Baptist gymnasium in Naples hear the thumping of dribbling basketballs More...

Sundial Beach Resort to host ‘foodie’ event with TV food show producer

Cooking shows have been a staple of daytime television since its earliest days. Food-focused programming has gained huge popularity on cable networks and Americans have reached a point where eating food is no longer enough. More...

Southwest Florida Community Foundation revamps its funding process for nonprofits

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently brought together representatives of 100 nonprofits from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties to announce a redesign of the foundation’s funding process for regional and agency p More...

Real Estate News

The Grove offers affordable residences ready for move-in

Three floor plans are now available in The Grove, an Express Homes community near Veterans Park in Lehigh Acres. More...

Single-family home sales continue to rise

In Lee County, 1,293 single-family homes sold in May 2014, a 3.0 percent increase from May 2013 (1,255) and an increase of 8.6 percent from April 2014 (1,191). Traditional home sales increased 0.2 percent when compared to May 2013. More...

Old Corkscrew Golf Club hosts groundbreaking for new Golf Cottages

Old Corkscrew Golf Club hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with a reception and refreshments for its new Golf Cottages on Monday, June 9.  More...