August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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New SOUL

The next generation of singers keeps the emotion strong

SOUL MUSIC IS FAR FROM DEAD. It might not be played as much on the radio nowadays, but musicians — and listeners — are still lured to it. More...

Golf boards provide new fun way to get around the course

Bonita Bay Club Naples has introduced GolfBoards, easy-to-ride transporters that provide a healthier alternative to riding in a golf cart, but also allow players to surf the earth, in a way that feels similar to snowboarding, surfing or skateboarding More...

Women’s struggle for equality inspired clever toy

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Children’s toys reflect the world of adults, so it is not surprising that sometimes a toy represents the political ideas of the parents and the children just think of it as a toy. More...

Florida Weekly wins nine journalism awards

Florida Weekly writers and designers won nine journalism awards in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards, held Saturday in Miami. More...

Business News

Paint. Play. Work.

Local studios make social arts their business

Hank Weisiger of Bisque IT studio in Port Charlotte sums up the art party sensation sweeping the nation best: “We’re not fine art, we’re fun art.” More...

Winners and losers in light of a devalued yuan

MONEY & INVESTING

People like consistency and predictability in their lives. This is true with the small things in life like knowing that when you order a McDonald’s double cheeseburger, it always contains exactly two pickles. More...

Dr. Jeffery S. Allbritten, President Florida SouthWestern State College

‘The American higher education system is still the jewel of the world’

WHO AM I?  NAME: Jeff Allbritten  TITLE & COMPANY: President, Florida SouthWestern State College  YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 12  YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 12   More...

Real Estate News

Neal Communities begins next phase at Coastal Key

Neal Communities has begun development of the next phase at Coastal Key in south Fort Myers, announced Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. More...

Florida’s housing market shows positive gains

Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales, and fewer days on the market during the second quarter of 2015, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...

Builders partner to help local homeowner in need

Builders Care and the Lee Building Industry Association Board of Directors rolled up their sleeves along with Fort Myers and Lee County officials to help local homeowner Kay Hoagland, a retired Fort Myers Publix bakery worker and former Army wife. More...