February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Rotary Club of Fort Myers Sunrise announces inaugural Pro-Am Golf Classic

Lee County employers have jobs but can’t find qualified employees to fill the positions.  Currently, only 38 percent of working age Floridians have earned a two- or four-year degree, but by 2020, 60 percent of Florida jobs will require a p More...

Red Sox announce local community-service activities

For the fifth consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox are planning a series of events and activities from Feb. 26 to March 2 that will give back to communities throughout Southwest Florida.  More...

Beauty academy scholarships available

The Salon Professional Academy is offering 13 scholarships through The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools.  Each scholarship will include $2,000 that is applied to tuition for the cosmetology program at TSPA’s Fort Myers campus.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘Oklahoma!’

... the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain at the Sugden

“OooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOk-lahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain!”  The opening round vowel that’s held, rising in volume, until it’s punctuated by the rest of the name. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents ‘The Mikado’ in three Southwest Florida locations

General/artistic director Steffanie Pearce established Gulfshore Opera with a vision of inclusiveness and accessibility.  Though it’s still in its inaugural season, this burgeoning arts organization has much to celebrate with a compelling More...

Now that the freeze has passed, it’s time to shape up for summer

THE DIVA DIARIES

Here it is — not only the middle of event season, but the beginning of summer weather (we had our two-day winter last week, when all of Southwest Florida collectively turned on heaters because it got down to 34 degrees one night; thank heaven w More...

Breast cancer survivors, supporters gather for camaraderie and a cure

They all have stories to share, stories of receiving the diagnosis, of fighting back and recovery. Some, of course, don’t recover. When the participants in the ninth annual Susan G. More...

Sometimes a tuffet isn’t really a tuffet at all

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Nursery rhymes may not make sense to the 21st-century child. What’s the tuffet that Little Miss Muffet sat on when the first copies of the rhyme appeared in England in 1553? A chair, a stool, a plant, a stone or maybe a small animal? More...

NBC-2 anchor Peter Busch to emcee Cypress Cove gala

NBC-2 Evening News anchor Peter Busch returns at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, as emcee of the Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida fourth annual gala benefit, An Undersea Fantasy.  More...

Marjory Stoneman Douglas fest honors women in Florida history

The 11th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival takes place through Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. Activities include nature walks, lectures, live music and an art festival. More...

Business News

Surprising findings in new NEA reports on the arts

THREE REPORTS FROM THE NATIONAL Endowment for the Arts reveal new findings about the impact of arts and cultural industries on Gross Domestic Product, as well as how and why Americans participate in certain arts activities.   More...

Personal financial literacy for young and old

MONEY & INVESTING

The U.S. is 99 percent language literate. More...

Tickets, sponsorships available for Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame

Tickets and sponsorships for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County are now available. More...

Real Estate News

EHC wraps up Lindsford community amenities, proceeds to Phase 2

EHC, a construction company that provides pre-construction, earthwork and infrastructure services, is finishing up a variety of the amenities and proceeding into Phase 2 for Lindsford, a new gated community in Fort Myers by developer The Ronto Group. More...

Market Outlook 2015 Conference set for April 3 at FGCU

An economic outlook conference returns to FGCU and Southwest Florida. More...

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