July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Habitat for Humanity dedicates seven homes in seven days

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has hosted seven home dedications for seven new homeowners in Lee County since July 7. The homes are located in North Fort Myers, Majorca Palms in Fort Myers and Red Hibiscus in Bonita Springs. More...

Boat captains and snorkelers needed for Pine Island Sound Scallop Search

Join Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Lee County Extension and the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation by participating in the 2016 Pine Island Sound Scallop Search, a resource-monitoring program in which volunteers snorkel, looking for scallops in sel More...

Collectible dolls often reflect resourcefulness of makers who lacked materials

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

Dolls have been favored toys for centuries. Long before there were manufactured china, metal or plastic headed dolls, there were wooden, rag and even dried-apple heads. More...

THE FIND: Roseville Thornapple vase

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Bought: The Sugar Chest Antique Mall, 960 N. More...

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Look-Alike Contest is Hemingway Days’ most novel idea

FOR STOCKY OLD WHITE GUYS WITH BEARDS the color of fresh-driven snow and a penchant for day drinking, there exist a handful of costumed contests worth attending each year. More...

Dedo: shattering convention

Passersby were shocked that some vandal had broken the plate glass window fronting Florida Gulf Coast University’s Renaissance Academy in downtown Punta Gorda last month. But there was more to the “damage” than met the eye.  More...

A gal’s gotta love Pokémon Go

THE DIVA DIARIES

The battle of the muffin top can be quite a struggle, especially if you’re a lady over 25 (OK, over 35 — I mean, maybe over 45 — whatever, anyway… I digress).  I’ve tried various diets, joining gyms, smartphone fit More...

Florida Weekly earns top honors in state journalism awards

Florida Weekly took home three journalism awards at the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards ceremony held July 9 in Miami.  The contest is open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in the state o More...

National shell museum needs shells for popular shell crafting programs

The Bailey- Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island needs shells. Not the world-record-sized or rare and perfect specimens on view in the museum, but the kinds of shells anyone can find on our local beaches on any given day. More...

The Dress for Success SW Florida business conference set

The Dress for Success SW Florida Entrepreneurial Spirit Program, a conference and networking event for women who would like to start their own business, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. More...

Freedom Boat Clubs give $61,594 to Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Freedom Boat Club, the nation’s oldest and largest boat club with 12,000-plus members in 21 states and Canada, recently concluded its first-ever campaign to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.  More...

All it takes is one object and one buyer to make a sale

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love when I can prove myself wrong. It doesn’t happen all the time, but it happened recently with a collection of ruby-flashed glassware I saw at a Goodwill store. More...

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At the heart of it

Conditioned Air CEO Theo Etzel elaborates on his way of doing business — and living life

THEO ETZEL, CEO OF NAPLES-BASED CONDItioned Air, recently released a book titled “Invest Your Heartbeats Wisely.” Equal parts a reflection on his success and advice book on principled leadership and management, the book is Mr. More...

It’s not the time to sell stocks, but keep an eye on Central Banks

MONEY & INVESTING

Why is democracy a better form of government than even a benevolent dictatorship? It is because the collective population usually makes wiser decisions than a single individual with unlimited power.  More...

Now, if your Tervis breaks, just pop in to your local store

Tervis is happy to announce a few improvements to its “Made for Life Guarantee.”  Consumers spoke out and Tervis listened, the company says. More...

Real Estate News

NAR-backed condo legislation passes U.S. Senate, offers relief for homebuyers

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent on July 14. More...

Company forecasts needs for the future

Veteran professional engineers and urban planners Paul Van Buskirk and David Farmer formed Metro Forecasting Models LLC, a high-tech company that provides forecasts for population, housing and commercial demand for communities nationwide.  More...

Suffolk tops off WCI’s Altaira tower in Bonita Springs’ Colony Golf & Bay Club

More than 250 workers representing 17 trade partner firms recently attended the topping off celebration hosted by Suffolk Construction for WCI’s Altaira tower featuring 75 Sky Homes in The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs.  More...