September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

They wrote the songs

Island Hopper Fest brings dozens of unsung songwriters to town

What makes a great song?  “I feel you need to just be honest and real,” says singer/songwriter Preston Brust, half of country duo LOCASH with Chris Lucas.  More...

Hear the ones who wrote the hits

The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest brings composers to town to perform their works that have been made famous by someone else. More...

‘Toys in the Attic’ kicks off Theatre Conpiracy’s all-female playwright season

Theatre Conspiracy’s first show of the 2015-’16 season, “Toys in the Attic” by Lillian Hellman, stars Professional Equity actress Rachel Burttram. Ms. More...

New office moves to attract filmmakers

Police officers approached a white van on Lee Street in downtown Fort Myers last Wednesday night and found missing children held captive in the back, or so it appeared. A small drone floated above the van, filming it.  More...

Vintage baby products unlikely to pass current safety standards

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Many of the clever toys and accessories for children are just updated versions of very old things. The pacifier, now made of soft plastic, is an inexpensive idea that came from the silver and coral pacifier and teether of the 18th century. More...

Business News

Dance the night away

The business of body swayed to music

Dancer Cheryl Sington is pudding proof that Lynyrd Skynyrd was only partly right: There are good people in Alabama. The other part is that some of them have taken their brains and talent to the Gulf Coast of Florida.  More...

Figuring out your mutual fund fees

MONEY & INVESTING

The federal government takes its fair share of blame for many, many things. But the one thing it does exceedingly well is collect taxes. More...

Healthy businesses honored

In recognition of their outstanding commitment to employee wellness, three local businesses received the 2015 Horizon Council Healthy Business Awards on Aug. 26 at the Lee County Workplace Wellness Summit.  More...

Real Estate News

Life’s a beach

... especially if you can call a place like this home

As the summer winds down, TopTenRealEstateDeals.com offers a look at some of the coolest beach homes in America. More...

House Hunting:

29131 Marcello Way, Mediterra

This award-winning former model home by BCB Homes was designed by Stofft-Cooney Architects and incorporates the finest upgrades and appointments, with interior design throughout by Godfrey Design. More...

Single-family model homes underway in Windward Isle

Seagate Development Group, LLC has completed infrastructure installation and started construction of two furnished model homes at Windward Isle, a gated enclave of 28 single-family homes south of Orange Blossom Drive on Airport Pulling Road in North More...