October 26, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Military Appreciation Day offers screenings, hiring fair

Veterans and current members of the military and their families can get a haircut, new clothes and apply for a job at the 5th Annual Military Appreciation Day. Lee Health’s Military Support Program hosts the event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Literacy group sets celebration

Literacy Council Gulf Coast will present its annual Champion of Literacy award and celebrate Florida’s history during “A Night in Old Florida” on Nov. 16 at the Historic Burroughs Home and Gardens in downtown Fort Myers.  More...

North American P-51 Mustang, other planes set for Aviation Day

Aviation Day, an annual event hosted by the Lee County Port Authority to increase awareness of Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.  More...

Island Paws party benefits Gulf Coast Humane Society

Island Paws’ 12th annual Howl-O-Ween Party, benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society, is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at the Over Easy Café patio in Sanibel. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The book of everything

‘ The Nix’ author Nathan Hill in the lineup for Sanibel Island Writers Conference

NATHAN HILL WROTE A 620-PAGE NOVEL CALLED “The Nix.” What’s it about? In a word: everything. More...

Pitching an agent topic of panel

For writers, talking to literary agents is a mixed bag: You want win their approval, but the very thought can be daunting, if not terrifying.  More...

Popular garden fest is Nov. 19-20 at Edison-Ford estates

Vendors from across Florida will be selling palms, vegetables, bromeliads, hibiscus, butterfly plants, African violets, orchids, air plants, herbs, succulents, cactus and many hard-to-find species, as well as garden supplies and gift items at the pop More...

Haunting tales of Southwest Florida

We’re all haunted by our own ghosts now and then even if they’re just the thoughts and impressions of people we knew, flickering across the silver screens of our imaginations. More...

Dedication of Punta Gorda’s Vietnam Memorial Wall set for Nov. 5

Those 58,000 names engraved into the granite of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Punta Gorda’s Laishley Park are more than merely names. More...

The return of the big daddy Caddy

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The era of the large and luxurious Cadillac has returned. The company never really left the full-size sedan market, but the new CT6 represents a return to opulence that once allowed them to use the motto, “The Standard of the World.” More...

Healy joins police foundation board

Keith Healy has joined the Fort Myers Police Foundation board of directors as a trustee.  Mr. Healy moved to Fort Myers two years ago from New York. More...

Sunbelt Realty to complete $400,000 pledge for camp

Barbara Watt, founder and CEO of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, announced the final phase of a $400,000 pledge to build a new dining hall/pavilion at Easter Seals of Florida’s Camp Challenge. More...

Business News

Storage wars

National and local self-storage companies expand, vie for customers

George Carlin was on to something 20 years ago in his diatribe about “stuff.” More...

Banks return to billions in profit; hang on to your stock

MONEY & INVESTING

What a difference just a few short years makes. On the verge of collapse in 2008, the banking industry is making a spectacular comeback. In the third quarter of this year alone, the leading six banks in the U.S. More...

Susan Bennett PR firm celebrates 25th anniversary

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Susan Bennett, an accredited and certified public relations professional with more than 35 years experience, founded the Fort Myers-based company in 1991.  More...

Real Estate News

The Club at Shell Point celebrates opening

Sports, wellness and social amenities minutes from Sanibel Island

Shell Point held a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening event Oct. 12 to celebrate the completion of The Club at Shell Point.  More...

Holiday Builders – 34 years strong

There are so many benefits of living in Cape Coral, like plenty of sunshine, warm weather and endless recreational opportunities on the water. More...

Prices at Allure touted as best in town for waterfront luxury

ALLURE, the new 32-story condominium to be built on the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, has been attracting a great deal of attention lately as the best-priced luxury condominium in the local market. More...