August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

New plays

Gulfshore Playhouse performs fresh scripts from rising playwrights

EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN.  You never know what you might discover.  That’s especially true in the theater, where seeing something new can bring unexpected delight or maybe even a personal epiphany.  For the second year in a row, Gulf More...

Bluegrass returns to the Alliance for the Arts on Sunday, Sept. 21

Bluegrass music returns by popular demand to the Alliance for the Arts beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21. More...

As if the heat weren’t enough of a fashion challenge …

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ve said it before, dear readers, and I’ll say it again: It’s hard to look pretty when temperatures are in the mid-90s, but add a stiff, heavy, leg brace made of steel, foam and plastic that fastens at your groin and spans the enti More...

Troubled teens find structure, mentors at AMIkids

The sense of having a family ended up being a welcome if foreign notion to Ricky, who is 16. When he arrived at a group foster home for teenage boys last January, off a dirt road outside Punta Gorda, he planned to get kicked out. More...

Business News

Stitching for a Living

School season becomes embroidery season

FROM THE ANCIENT TEXTILE TRADITIONS OF CENTRAL ASIA TO the gognots or embroidered Armenian bridal aprons of a couple of centuries ago to the decorative frontier designs of Native Americans who used porcupine quills and beads — or the European s More...

Obesity is a huge and rapidly growing federal government expense

MONEY & INVESTING

Obesity is an epidemic. The statistics are startling: 35 percent of the adult population and 40 percent of adults age 65-74 are obese. More...

Local business execs expect to spend more next year

The results from the Third Quarter 2014 Horizon Council FGCU Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey have been released. This survey is completed each quarter and provides insight into the Lee County economy and expected economic trends.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

THIS THREE-BEDROOM, TWO-BATH home was built in 1988 and covers 2,112 square feet on an oversized cul-de-sac lot. More...

This Old House

Everglades City fish camp for the outdoorsman (or woman) who has everything

If you’ve ever crossed the Tamiami Trail on the way to Miami, then you’ve driven past Everglades City. But chances are you didn’t even notice. More...

Sanibel Moorings Condominium Resort garners distinction on Expedia

Sanibel Moorings Condominium Resort has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select list for 2014, an annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels as determined by one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites. More...