September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Postcard views transport us to 1930s Florida

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

When my maternal grandparents first came to Florida after Christmas 1937, U.S. 41 was a two-lane road. Grandma remembered that virtually all of the streets intersecting with the Tamiami Trail in Naples were unpaved. More...

Rappellers needed to go 19 stories ‘Over the Edge’ to support The Heights Foundation and Center

Eighty people can check rappelling down 19 stories off their bucket lists this fall. The fundraiser, benefiting The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. More...

Calling All Cars.....Calling All Cars

ADVERTORIAL

Five years ago, before the intense scrutiny and focus on law enforcement across the country, local businessman Mark Loren had a vision to recognize and honor all Lee County law enforcement agencies and their officers. More...

We must fight hunger together

We’re about halfway through Hunger Action Month and the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s quest to raise awareness about the issues surrounding hunger, nationally and here in Southwest Florida.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

A TALE OF TWO SINGER/SONGWRITERS

Maren Morris has had an incredible year so far. “It’s been amazing,” says the 26-year-old singer/songwriter.  More...

Local Roots Farmers Markets coming to downtown Fort Myers

Local Roots Farmers Markets is taking over the River District Farmer’s Market every Thursday beginning Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Park under the Caloosahatchee Bridge, 2000 West First Street. More...

Kids these days are woefully unprepared for ‘adulting’

THE DIVA DIARIES

I started thinking about “adulting” — or, as the millennials like to put it, #adulting — when a friend told me how excited she was that her 20-something-year-old daughter’s new boyfriend of around the same age actually o More...

Turtles breaking statewide nesting records

They look like little crime scenes on the beach — bands of yellow police tape wrapped around wooden stakes stuck in small patches of sand where sea turtles laid their eggs. More...

Streets Alive SWFL, Realtors partner for transportation summit

Streets Alive SWFL and the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association are partnering to host a two-day Transportation Summit featuring national and international experts interacting with planners, engineers and government leaders to encourage a safe and ac More...

‘Bejewled’ porcelain pieces: Collectors’ favorites since the 1950s

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

The “jeweled” Coalport porcelain of the late 19th century attracts buyers with its beauty and unfamiliar beading, but few know its history.  More...

Valerie’s House expands into Cape Coral

Valerie’s House for Grieving Families, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, is enrolling children in its new Cape Coral satellite location. More...

Henderson Franklin launches 2016 C-Suite Speaker Series

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced the launch of its 2016 C-Suite Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 15.  More...

Business News

Connecting through Rotary

For some business folks it’s a chance to network, but above all else, it’s about helping the community, Rotarians say

Lydia Black may not seem like your typical Rotarian.  More...

The ITT debacle: A canary in the coal mine?

MONEY & INVESTING

Unnoticed by most of the county, Wednesday, Sept. 7, was a devastating day for tens of thousands of mostly young people across the country. More...

The Renegade: a crafty crossover that’s fiercely loyal to the Jeep icon

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Most small crossovers feel like small cars with extra headroom, but the folks at Jeep have a different set of priorities. More...

Real Estate News

First residences underway at eco-centric Babcock Ranch

Sarasota-based Homes by Towne has started construction of the first residences at Babcock Ranch, the 18,000- acre solar-powered town being developed by Kitson & Partners just 20 minutes east of Fort Myers off State Road 31 in Charlotte County. More...

Hidden Harbor unveils new inventory homes

Three new inventory homes have been completed at Hidden Harbor, a 55-acre amenity-rich boating community situated between Naples and Fort Myers. The Useppa, the Captiva and the Largo are ready for immediate occupancy. More...

Why new home buyers choose Ave Maria

¦ SWFL Fastest Selling New Home Community More...