March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Conservancy snags more than 1 ton of pythons

Conservancy of Southwest Florida biologists and research partners have removed more than 1 ton of pythons from Collier County in the past three months.  More...

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Why some antiques values are in the toilet and others aren’t

Regional differences are very real when it comes to antiques and collectibles.  A friend of mine was very proud of the china chamber pot she picked up at a thrift store.  It was nondescript and was representative of any number of such objec More...

Now open

The owners of Jason’s Deli stores, Scott Willis and Diana Willis, center, cut the ribbon on their newest shop in Estero. More...

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Popular exploding toy boats first made in early 1900s

Toy boats have been popular for hundreds of years. There were carved wooden sailboats, tin models of paddle-wheel boats, ocean liners and military fleets made by the 19th century. More...

Schulze foundation funds mentorship for FutureMakers

As part of its $300,000 grant to the Future- Makers Coalition, the Richard M. More...

Club offers older users classes in computing

Using a computer can be daunting for older people who do not have a lot of experience with technology. To help seniors learn and navigate the computer, SHARE Club offers a variety of classes, ranging from basic beginner to more advanced applications. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Wall Art

A former Duck Stamp artist turns his gift for detail to painting walls

NOLAN HAAN PAINTS WALLS. Or, more accurately, Nolan Haan creates paintings of walls that hang on walls. Those prepositions are veryy important. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents comedic romance ‘Elixir of Love’

Gulfshore Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti’s comedic opera “L’elisir d’amore” (“Elixir of Love”) in Punta Gorda on April 15 and at Artis—Naples on April 21. More...

THE DIVA DIARIES

Sentenced to time out from Facebook

When you’re in Facebook jail, it’s not like real jail. You don’t get to make that one phone call. You’re in without hope of bail. And you don’t get much info on why you were locked up in the first place.  More...

Prayer breakfast to continue after donations roll in

Prayers were answered. The Community Prayer Breakfast, a fixture in Lee County’s faith community for nearly 30 years, was in peril recently. More...

BBQ, Bands and Brew benefit set for April 3 at arts alliance

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, is hosting the seventh annual BBQ , Bands and Brew from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. More...

Fort Myers hosts statewide conference for social workers

The Housing Authority of the city of Fort Myers Resident Advisory Board, in partnership with Can I Live Inc., is bringing the national One Million Moms OFF Welfare statewide conference to Fort Myers in April.  More...

LOOK WHAT I FOUND THE FIND:

Set of Morgantown Golf Ball footed soda glasses

Bought: Estate sale, Naples  Cost: $35.  The Skinny: The Morgantown Glass Works made wonderfully clear, colorful glass in West Virginia from 1900 to 1974, including a line of stemware ordered by Jacqueline Kennedy for the White House.  More...

Leadership NEXT hosts tourism session April 12

Leadership NEXT, a professional organization for advancing business leaders in Southwest Florida sponsored by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its next program from 4-6 p.m. More...

Verot’s Junco Nelson National Merit Scholar

Bishop Verot Catholic High senior Junco Nelson of Bokeelia has been named a finalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, a distinction that places her in a group of less than15,000 students representing the top 1 percent of U.S. More...

Florida gas prices up 29 cents in 20 days

Gas prices in the Sunshine State rose 20 cents in the 20 days ending March 20, reports AAA-The Auto Club Group, which monitors prices across the country.  Nationwide, the price was up 23 cents — it rose 28 cents in Georgia and 29 cents in More...

Business News

15 tricky interview questions

— and how to answer them

YES, IT’S IMPORTANT TO CRAFT A STRONG, ACCURATE RESUME, BUT like it or not, most jobs are secured or lost in the interview stage. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Move by the Fed will likely lead to more market volatility

One of the reasons the Federal Reserve has such a difficult job is that the market expects it to always behave in two polar opposite ways.  More...

Norman Love Confections to open chocolate, dessert salon on McGregor in Fort Myers

Internationally acclaimed chocolatier Norman Love will open a new state-of-the-art chocolate and dessert salon in the Terra Design Center at 13211 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Have-it-all lifestyle at Hampton Park at Gateway

Residents of Hampton Park enjoy the intimacy of their gated neighborhood, plus the added amenities of the surrounding 3,000-acre Gateway community – a combination that provides the ultimate live, work and play lifestyle. More...

Ave Maria celebrates Spring with new home designs

¦ 2015 Community of the Year More...

Sales Center opens for WCI’s newest Fort Myers community: Arborwood Preserve

Eager homebuyers can now visit the newly opened Sales Center at Arborwood Preserve, WCI Communities’ newest 332-acre master-planned Fort Myers community offering a resort lifestyle for today’s active resident. More...