April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Pair to receive 2016 Sheppard Award from Community Foundation board

Jay Brett and Dawn-Marie Driscoll will be presented with the 2016 John W. Sheppard Award by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation board of trustees at the foundation’s board meeting and 40th anniversary celebration April 12.  More...

Red Sox events raise over $1 million for Golisano Children’s Hospital

Lee Memorial Health System Foundation announced that the 2016 Boston Red Sox Children’s Hospital Celebrity Classic Event Series raised $1,000,309 for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Gift of a Lifetime capital cam More...

THE FIND: German baby dish depicting a stork making a delivery to two girls

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: World Thrift, 2425 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; (561) 588- 4050.  Cost: $5.95.  The Skinny: German porcelain companies turned out millions of household items such as this baby dish.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Indie films that may leave you feeling INSPIRED

Fort Myers Film Festival rolls into sixth year with undistributed indie movies in eight locations

FROM FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES about subjects as varied as climate change and custom-made suits, to shorts with insights about bullying, immigration reform and even skim-boarding, the 75 films at the Fort Myers Film Festival offer a world of ways to More...

Exhibit of Stephen Hayford works elevates toys to art form

Stephen Hayford has painstakingly built a house he intends to burn down. He put down carpeting, put up foam core walls and even hung a tiny, less-than-halfinch family portrait on the living room wall. More...

Take a day off and say hello to paradise

THE DIVA DIARIES

The signs are everywhere:  ¦ A friend whose husband is a pilot for Delta reports that he says flights leaving RSW for the north and the Midwest these days are full.  More...

The remarkable story of John Doe

Mr. Doe, a Palm Beach County business owner, shared both his story and photographs with Florida Weekly — but asked that his real name not be used.  “I was adopted at birth, with my sister, who is three years older. More...

Florida Weekly expands to Key West

Florida Media Group LLC, publishers of Florida Weekly, has added a Key West edition to its portfolio of Florida publications.  It’s the locally owned firm’s seventh newsweekly.  Geared to the Key West tourist, the paper features More...

Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival raises over $50,000

Over 100 vendors and thousands of participants packed Lynn Hall Park March 12 and 13 during the 58th annual Fort Myers Beach Lions Club Shrimp Festival. More...

Fort Myers offers opportunities for finding traditional antiques

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I frequently lament changes in the antiques and collector marketplace.  Nationally, prices are down for many of the things I love.  Heck, the market is all but gone on Florida’s east coast for glassware, china and other traditional co More...

Expensive fabrics were recycled for quilts, coats of many colors

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Fabrics were expensive in the 18th and early 19th centuries. More...

Business News

Goodwill turns 50

Half a century later, the company is still changing lives

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST Florida is so much more than a repository for donations and bargain shopping. Behind that public persona is the nonprofit’s main mission as employer, educator and overall do-gooder. More...

Increases in minimum wage produce winners, losers

MONEY & INVESTING

With all of the focus on national politics these days, you may have overlooked a quiet revolution rolling across the U.S. driven by state and local elected officials.  I am referring to dramatic increases in the minimum wage. More...

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Looks similar, feels brilliantly new

BEHIND THE WHEEL

When Chevrolet brought back the Camaro in 2010, the modern take on the iconic first generation design was enough to keep us happy. Fast-forward to today, and we’re no longer willing to commit on appearance alone. More...

Real Estate News

Stock Signature Homes Hosts Tour of Homes Across Southwest Florida Communities

Saturday and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m.

Stock Signature Homes is hosting a Tour of Homes this weekend across its Southwest Florida communities and neighborhoods, giving homebuyers an amazing opportunity to view 30 beautifully furnished models and dozens of move-in ready homes in nine South More...

Ave Maria offers 40 floor plans from high $100s-500s

¦ 2015 Community of the Year More...

What $1 million will buy in Southwest Florida

5765 Hammock Isles Drive, Naples More...