June 1, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Hurricane season inspires need for gadgets, emergency supplies

Now is the time to start stocking up on emergency supplies, prescription medications, batteries and anything needed to make your life calmer — and easier — in the eye of a storm and its potential aftermath. More...

What’s in a name? Wind and rain

Every year since 1953, the National Hurricane Center has generated an alphabetical list of names for the season’s tropical storms and hurricanes. More...

Make a plan to protect your boat during a major storm

The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather is planning, preparation and timely action. More...

The costliest storms in U.S. history

An aerial view of Miami-Dade County showing damage from one of the most destructive hurricanes in the history of the United States. More...

FGCU Renaissance Academy summer programs announced

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy for adults announced its 2016 summer program featuring an interesting and diverse curriculum of single lectures, short courses, day trips and special events.  More...

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Summer in the Keys

It’s a party every weekend at the vacation spot for Floridians

WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE is slowing down as temperatures rise, Key West and the Keys are just getting started. More...

Energy is building on ‘Weird Al’ summer tour

“Weird Al” Yankovic is giving his fans his own version of summer re-runs this year, taking his “Mandatory World Tour” back out for the second straight year.  More...

From one generation to the next, Nana is always Nana

THE DIVA DIARIES

Looking back on the late 1980s and through the ’90s, I realize it’s amazing that my son made it through childhood relatively unscathed. More...

After prison, Andrew Layton is helping youth avoid troubles he faced

On a Monday evening after school, the kids at the gym took their turns sprinting by Andrew Layton as if he were an opponent on a football field. He kept them focused and engaged, counseling, instructing, gently admonishing them. More...

Make sure your storm plan includes family pets

When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets. More...

Live radar, 3D images pinpointing storm action will keep you safe

Summer is a great time to live in Southwest Florida. Year-round residents can get into almost any restaurant without hassle, drive across town without too many delays, and usually find parking at the beach! More...

Agencies and organizations offer emergency help

Hindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season — the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. More...

Storm action timeline

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Prepare an all-hazards supply kit

Having a basic survival kit ready to sustain yourself and your family after an emergency is an essential part of preparation.  Think first about basic survival needs: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. More...

Business News

Travel soars

Airport traffic is up year-to-date 8 percent from the same period last year, according to a Southwest Florida International report.

FLORIDIANS WEREN’T IMAGINING IT over the winter if they thought airports, restaurants and highways were crowded. Very crowded. More...

What is it about the weakening yuan?

MONEY & INVESTING

It’s tough to understand what’s going on from an economic perspective in China these days. More...

Lee County VCB, Fort Myers chamber present Chrysalis awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. More...

Real Estate News

Sales are strong at Paseo: special summer pricing announced

Stock continues to report strong sales at Paseo, which has earned the Lee Building Industry Association’s (LBIA) Community of the Year Award a record nine times! More...

Allure: the “Rolls Royce” of Historic Downtown Fort Myers

Barbara Bengochea-Perez, Sales and Marketing Director for ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium to be developed by JAXI CMD, LLC in charming, Historic Downtown Fort Myers, reports that buyers and brokers alike are extremely impressed and excited about More...

Award-winning homes by Holiday Builders

Holiday Builders has opened a sales center in the Nicholas Parkway Retail Center as the award-winning builder completes construction on several new express move-in homes in Cape Coral. More...