September 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Pace Center raises $126,000 through Love That Dress! 8

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, a prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls, raised more than $126,000 (and counting) at its annual Love That Dress! 8 shopping spree fundraising event, exceeding its $120,000 goal. More...

Feeding America calls for action against hunger

September is Hunger Action Month across the country and in Southwest Florida, designated to mobilize people to take action against hunger in their communities. More...

Laboratory Theater searching for permanent home, sets fundraiser

The Laboratory Theater of Florida kicks off the season with a fundraising event, Take Your Seat, offering patrons the opportunity to participate in the theater’s pursuit of its own space.  More...

Clyde Butcher to unveil National Parks Collection

Award-winning photographer Clyde Butcher will be at his Big Cypress Gallery during an open house on Halloween weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, Mr. More...

Local Kiwanians honored at Florida District Convention

The Lee County and Labelle area Kiwanis clubs attended the 99th annual Florida District Convention in Orlando. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU

LET’S FACE IT. IT WAS A BAD SUMMER AT THE MOVIES. More...

Exhibit features work by nationally recognized painter, print-maker

Paintings by Carl E. Schwartz are featured in two galleries at the Alliance for the Arts this month.  An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.  More...

The votes are in: Election season is affecting friends on Facebook

THE DIVA DIARIES

Readers, I’m fanning myself with my feather boa and thanking heaven that the primary elections are over, because I’m pretty sure my delicate sensibility couldn’t take much more Facebook feuding, unfriending, blocking and deleting.&n More...

EPCOT set to be culinary epicenter

The most adult thing Disney World does is coming Sept. 14. More...

EPCOT festival tips from a veteran

Having been to several of the festivals over the years, I have a few tips to get the most out of it.  Each kiosk charges individually for food and drink. Typically, plates range from $4 to $7. More...

Matanzas on the Bay hosts tourney for Hope Hospice

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is hosting the 12th annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament on Sept. 24 to benefit Hope Hospice. More...

Harry Chapin Food Bank benefits from $5 million Publix donation

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has received a $100,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities, to support summer mobile pantries and to buy a refrigerated van for food drives and other programs.  This is part of a $5 million More...

Building Industry Association accepts entries for 2016 awards

The Lee Building Industry Association is accepting entries for the 2016 BIA Awards, featuring both the Pinnacle and Summit awards.  More...

Tee off with Lee BIA Bricks & Sticks Golf Tournament

The Lee Building Industry Association will host its Bricks & Sticks Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Miromar Golf and Country Club in Miromar Lakes.  More...

In the world of antiques, it’s not good to be grandmotherly

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

When did it become a bad thing to be regarded as grandmotherly?  I recently visited the home of some acquaintances who had oriental rugs to sell.  The people are pleasant, and the rugs, which are area-size red and blue Sarouks from northern More...

Business News

Keeping SCORE

Professional mentors in demand across South Florida

Ah, Florida, where former executives, business owners and CEOs come to live out their twilight years in the sun playing golf, fishing and joining Pickle Ball leagues.  And yet, there are many who aren’t quite ready to put away their brief More...

Target date funds are never a prudent investment choice

MONEY & INVESTING

Americans have a global reputation for being lazy. More...

Freedom Boat Club adds Scout Boats to national fleet

Freedom Boat Club, North America’s oldest and largest boat club with more than 12,000 members in 21 states and Canada, has added Scout Boats to its approved and preferred roster of boat brands. More...

Real Estate News

What $1 million will buy in Southwest Florida

113 Graham St. SE, Port Charlotte   More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto recognized with prestigious best in American Living Award

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for “Best Mixed Community.” Minto is one of only three recipients to be recognized in t More...

Allure’s 2-story live/work lofts are expected to draw artists looking to live and work

in the arts and culture-rich area of the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District

ALLURE, the new luxury condominium to be developed in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, is offering a unique opportunity for those interested in living and working in the charming downtown. More...