June 24, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

Drinks sure to cure those summertime blues

Whether you’re watching a hot, stormy afternoon drift by on a river of strong cocktails or hosting a midnight dinner party on a yacht, delicious drinks are the perfect accompaniment to the rainy season in Southwest Florida. More...

Five tips from a master for beautiful barbecue

There are three things that reign supreme in summer, aside from sunshine and rain: Fire, smoke and meat. After all, they are the main components of any great cookout. Floridians don’t stand on ceremony. More...

Culturally cool ways to spend the summer

Summer is far from a snooze when it comes to Southwest Florida arts and culture. More...

Jam out with this ultimate summer pool party playlist

With summer and its warm sunny days with us once again, it’s prime time for pool and beach parties. And any self-respecting event such as this needs a soundtrack. Fortunately, summer fun has long been a favorite topic for songwriters. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

ON THE SPOT

Fast-thinking improv students learn more than how to get laughs

Harry Lichtcsien steps to the front of an improvised stage at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs.  “One hundred and eightyfive screwdrivers walk into a bar and the bartender says, ‘We don’t serve screwdrivers,’” More...

Deadline for pet photo contest set

You love animals, and your pet just happens to be the cutest of them all, right? Florida Weekly wants to see photos of your pride and joy, and we’re giving away prizes to the best ones. More...

What was it about the ’80s, anyway?

THE DIVA DIARIES

There’s nothing this diva adores more than all things vintage or retro: fabulous ’40s suits, fancy ’50s party dresses, sparkling ’60s sweaters, even sassy ’70s bellbottom pants. More...

AAA: Teen crash fatalities climb during ‘100 Deadliest Days’

Nearly two-thirds of people injured or killed in a car crash involving a teen driver are people other than the teen behind the wheel, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Discover seclusion on Southwest Florida’s secret islands

Many of Southwest Florida’s barrier islands, spanning the coast from Marco north to Manasota Key, deliver seclusion — without the three-hour tour or that dunderhead Gilligan. More...

South Florida Summer Concerts

>> Def Leppard with Styx and Tesla7 p.m. Thursday, June 25Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach >> Elvis Fest 7Saturday-Sunday, June 27-28Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee >> Juicy J, the Hustle Continues Tour8 p.m. More...

Shed the sunscreen for the silver screen this summer

Thus far, the 2015 summer movie season has seen two of the highest-grossing domestic opening weekends of all time, with $208 million going to “Jurassic World” and a not-too-shabby $191 million to “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (onl More...

Staycations are right around the corner

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Fill your summer with sports activities

Our seasons are somewhat backward here in Southwest Florida. While northern friends look forward to summer as a time to wear shorts and T-shirts and gambol at the beach, that’s something we can do year-round here. More...

Business News

New apps for easy livin’

Startup app developers in Southwest Florida are working on innovative ways to make online shopping easier and more reliable

Craigslist and eBay were among the first popular web applications to “disrupt” traditional shopping. They made anyone anyone who wanted to log onto the sites a buyer or seller. More...

Making sense of Greece

MONEY & INVESTING

For most of us, high school was a brief, awkward stage of our lives highlighted by devastating crushes on the opposite sex, fits of rebellion against parents, the stress of getting into college and embarrassing acne breakouts. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

10801 Vivaldi Court, #1703, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

Views of the water and white-sand beach distinguish this home at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. This turnkey three-bedroom plus den, 3½-bath residence is designed to make the most of the Florida lifestyle.  More...

Free seminar presents options for senior living

Senior Choice at Home by Gulf Coast Village will host a free lunch-and-learn seminar at 11 a.m. Friday, July 10, to educate the public on the variety of senior living options that are available to adults. More...

Sperry Van Ness closes on 7.58-acre commercial development site

Ashley Bloom, founding chairman of Sperry Van Ness’ Land Product Council, facilitated the successful closing of a $2.1 million transaction for a waterfront property in Fort Myers at 1135 Main Street. More...