November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Top News

“A Wonderful Life”

At 92, Larry Gaudreau doesn’t recall his rank in the U.S. More...

From Fort Myers to World War II and back

Walter Sheppard, Frank Pavese and Jim Franklin were all born in the 1920s. They grew up in Fort Myers, attended Fort Myers High School, the University of Florida and returned to their hometown to become prominent attorneys. More...

From Boot Camp to Combat

Fred Daigle of Cumberland, R.I., was 17 and in a Navy boot camp when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and everything changed. For him. For America. For the world.  Training was sped up. More...

Breaking codes at Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is now a fabled place in world history where some of the brightest people in the British Empire broke the German Enigma code during World War II.  During the war, and for many years after, its existence remained top secret.   More...

Put an artful ring around your napkins

KOVEL:ANTIQUES

Antique napkin rings are used today as part of the new “green” movement. The cloth napkin used at dinner, if almost clean, can be carefully folded, rolled up and saved in the napkin ring. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Lost & found

‘The Seafarer’ finds his way in Florida Rep’s holiday play

AT FIRST GLANCE, IT SOUNDS LIKE AN ODD premise for a Christmas play: five drunk middle-aged Irish guys sitting around on Christmas Eve playing poker, cursing and gambling. More...

Rock Pack brings together classic rock hitmakers

The “Rock Pack” concert, which comes to Germain Arena in Estero on Nov. 19, will have drawing power simply because of the performers featured in the show.  More...

Symphonic Chorale and Mastersingers join SWFL Symphony for season opener

The Southwest Florida Symphony opens its 55th anniversary season in collaboration with two of Lee County’s largest choral organizations: the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida and the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. More...

A Hero Named Chicken

Grace Chicken is now 101 but the former Army Air Force nurse clearly remembers flying the second batch of American POWs out of Japan shortly after World War II ended.  More...

Blind Date to Enduring Love

Joseph Shearer, 92, wasn’t up to leaving his bed and going to a game room the day Florida Weekly stopped by Brookdale Punta Gorda Isles to snap photos of World War II vets.  Mr. More...

From B-17 bombardier to blogger

Bill Kilpatrick was a 19-year-old sergeant and bombardier in the 350th Bomb Squadron on Nov. 30, 1944, when his B-17 flew from England to Germany. More...

Surviving a kamikaze attack and typhoon

Julius Gervan knows he’s not only lucky to be alive at 96 but that he was lucky to survive World War II.  His brother, John, a fighter pilot, did not survive the war. He was killed in France.   More...

A connection to the Civil War

Iver Brook is now 91 but he can still remember the time when he was a Boy Scout of about 13 and living in his native Brooklyn. More...

America’s first automobile, built in 1896, is coming back to the future

Before the Focus, the Explorer, the Mustang, the Model T or Model A, there was the quadricycle, Henry Ford’s first crack at the automobile. More...

Business News

Going your own way

Cut your own new career path by becoming a franchisee

THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATH IS DEAD, SAYS business consultant Pete Gilfillan. With rapidly changing technology and a global economy, the average company and employee in the United States continue to come to terms with the new normal. More...

Trans-Pacific Partnership will create a worldwide business shift

MONEY & INVESTING

Imagine yourself at a big-box store about to buy a roll of duct tape. You see two identical rolls in every possible way but one is selling for $5 and one for $4. Which should you buy? Seems obvious to buy the $4 tape, right? More...

Real Estate News

Stock Signature Homes hosts open house this weekend at The Renaissance

Stock Signature Homes is hosting an Open House this weekend at The Renaissance in South Fort Myers. Furnished models and move-in ready homes will be open for viewing from 12:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. More...

Couple finds their second WCI dream home in Hampton Park

Paul and Angie Noiseux found the opportunity to make their dream home a reality when they discovered Hampton Park, WCI Communities’ intimate new-home community in Gateway in Fort Myers. More...

Stock plans a fabulous finish at Paseo: free pool with each new twin villa or single-family home

South Fort Myers’ most popular community has saved the best for last. More...