March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

On the lookout for ‘beehive’ porcelain

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Looking for information on a piece you were told is “antique Royal Vienna porcelain”? More...

More ancient Calusa mounds added to preserve site

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s Randell Research Center on Pine Island near Fort Myers, once home to the Calusa Indians, has acquired an additional five acres containing two mounds. More...

Gulf Coast Clays and Port of the Islands team up for Sun Traps Challenge

SunStream Hotels & Resorts’ property, Port Of The Islands Everglades Adventure Resort, is teaming up with Gulf Coast Clays to present the inaugural Sun Traps Challenge, Saturday and Sunday, April 11-12.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Strong, Wild Women and Famous Men

BEST-SELLING NOVELIST NANCY HORAN BRINGS HISTORY TO LIFE; READING FESTIVAL CALLS HER TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

This is how bestselling novelist Nancy Horan writes books:  It begins with an observation.  Then it grows into an obsession.  That obsession carries her over a number of years of research, writing and rewriting until, finally, she has More...

Gimi Jimi, a Hendrix tribute band, to close out Bruce T. Gora Concert Series

The Alliance for the Arts’ 2015 Bruce T. Gora Sunset Concert Series concludes on Sunday, April 19, with Gimi Jimi. More...

Looking for a ‘look’

THE DIVA DIARIES

As I was sifting through my closet, my dresser and various and sundry piles of clothes on the bedroom floor the other day to find something — anything — to wear to a daytime restaurant opening, my friend Liz called as she was on her way t More...

New panther exhibit, veterinary hospital in the works at Naples Zoo

The Naples Zoo is building a permanent home for an injured Florida panther and also plans to open a new veterinary hospital for large wildlife. More...

Grand Slam Champion Jensen brothers headline elite charity tennis event

Internationally known tennis personalities and former French Open Champions Luke and Murphy Jensen, along with tennis legends Don Johnson, Robert Kendrick, Tom Gullikson and Mikael Pernfors, come to Fort Myers Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, for th More...

Six educators surprised in their classrooms with Golden Apples

Six Lee County public school teachers were surprised in their classrooms and presented with the prestigious Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program Golden Apple Award by The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. More...

Uncommon Friends Foundation extends scholarship deadline

The Uncommon Friends Foundation has extended its deadline for its scholarship applications to April 1. Scholarship awards are available in nine categories to help deserving students, veterans and single parents pursue college degrees. More...

Business News

BASEBALL’S BIG IMPACT

MID-MARCH IN THE SUNSHINE STATE: FOR 102 years the spring air has grown fragrant with (not just orange blossoms) Grapefruit League blossoms — the scents, sounds, sights, tastes and bottom lines of baseball’s annual lift-off for 15 teams, More...

Navigating the labyrinth of Medicare’s rules and choices

MONEY & INVESTING

Medicare choices are among the most complicated and important financial and medical insurance decisions that you will ever make.  More...

Real Estate News

What $200,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

16088 Minorca Drive, Punta Gorda   Beautiful, well-kept home in deed-restricted Burnt Store Village, midway between Punta Gorda and Cape Coral and just two miles from the restaurants and golf at Burnt Store Marina.  More...

House Hunting:

3980 First Ave. NW

This private estate sits among the trees on a rare 2.5-acre lot only 15 minutes from Naples’ best beaches. More...

Shadow Wood residents set new record with more than $285,000 raised for area nonprofits

The 12th annual Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation fundraiser drew a sold-out crowd of 170 golfers and 210 gala attendees raising funds for seven local charities.  The evening gala held in February brought in $285,000, bringing the total amount r More...