October 7, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

He remarkably escaped the Holocaust

CESARE FRUSTACI

CESARE FRUSTACI MAY BE A HUNgarian version of our own Forrest Gump. More...

He helped invent the town of Estero

DON ESLICK

LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ, DON Eslick appears unassuming. There is little sign of the sage and skillful community activist he’s proven to be since his arrival on the southwest coast about 15 years ago with his wife, Suzie. More...

She defends immigrants fleeing hardship

SISTER MAUREEN KELLEHER

MAUREEN KELLEHER CARRIES A trace of New York City in her speech, although she long ago traded the land of skyscrapers for endless skies, and private life for the calling of the Catholic Church. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

RIAF 2015

Ringling International Arts Festival highlights Asian theater, music, dance and circus

ATTENDING THIS YEAR’S RINGLING INTERNAtional Arts Festival will be akin to taking a journey through Asia’s contemporary cultural high points.  More...

Blues legend Buddy Guy brings it to SWFL

It’s been many years since blues was a regular part of radio playlists, and the days when individual deejays could play any song they wanted went away somewhere around the demise of cassette tapes.  More...

Heading straight down Santa Claus Lane

THE DIVA DIARIES

I’ve decided to surrender to Christmas.  More...

Water watchdogs sound the alarm on nitrogen pollution

Officials responsible for reducing nitrogen levels from storm-water runoff each year into the Caloosahatchee River and Charlotte Harbor are not only failing, but failing to acknowledge the problems fully or budget for them, according to watchdog grou More...

He came face to face with terrorists

MAJ. GEN. JAMES DOZIER

LIKE HIS LIFELONG FRIEND AND commander in Vietnam, the late George Patton, IV, Maj. Gen. James Dozier (Ret.) has also become a farmer. More...

She fights modern-day slavery

NOLA THEISS

WHILE PAINTING WITH 8- TO 15-year-old participants in ARTREACH, Nola Theiss and her volunteers broach serious subjects: the dangers of exploitation and the importance of sound decision making. More...

He’s building a sustainable city

SYD KITSON

IF OTHER AMBITIOUS REAL ESTATE developers in Florida are shooting for the moon, Kitson & Partner’s Babcock Ranch is aiming for the sun: a utopic, future-minded town of 19,500 homes and 50,000 people built from scratch and powered entirely b More...

Business News

Moving product

Freight summit addresses area’s fast-growing transport needs

Every day, hundreds of trucks loaded with freshly harvested produce in plastic bins — tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplants and much more — arrive at packing houses in Immokalee. More...

The student debt crisis is real and it impacts everyone

MONEY & INVESTING

In the U.S., you must be 21 to purchase or consume alcohol. In most states, you must be at least 18 to purchase cigarettes. You have to be 18 to join the military without parental consent.  More...

Real Estate News

WCI’s Cypress Bend Neighborhood at Shadow Wood Preserve highlights relaxed, community-inspired lifestyle

In an intimate enclave of detached singlefamily homes overlooking lakes, nature preserves and golf course fairways, two luxurious model homes in WCI Communities’ Cypress Bend in Shadow Wood Preserve give homebuyers a glimpse into the community& More...

Minto’s The Isles of Collier Preserve named master-planned community of the year

Highly anticipated The Isles Club nears completion

Minto Communities has received many national, regional and local awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, including most recently the Grand Aurora Award for Master- Planned Community of the Year awarded by the Florida Home Builders Associa More...

What $1.1 million will buy in Southwest Florida

3954 Crooked Island Drive, Punta Gorda   More...