November 2, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Give A Meal program helps hungry in Southwest Florida, across nation

For the fifth consecutive year, Bank of America and Feeding America, a nationwide network of 200 food banks across the country, including the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, are partnering in the Give A Meal Program. More...

Go ‘Over the Edge’ in the name of Junior Achievement of SWFL

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is announcing a call for sponsors for its 2017 Over the Edge rappelling fundraising event that takes place Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Naples Grand Beach Resort. More...

Bonita chamber ‘Harvest Night’ food drive event set for Nov. 10

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce challenges its members to donate 1,000 pounds of food and toiletry items at its annual November After Hours “Harvest Night” to benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. More...

Sixty percent of United Way goal raised early by pacesetter companies

Over 900 people attended the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee 2016-2017 Campaign Kickoff Breakfast at the Harborside Event Center Oct. 26. Community leaders and volunteers celebrated the start of the 60th United Way Campaign. More...

44th Fort Myers boat show Nov. 17-20 at Harborside

More than 500 boats, 160 accessory booths, 130 different boat lines and how-to and information displays will be featured at the 44th annual Fort Myers Boat Show.  The show is Nov. More...

R. David Isley opens CPA firm

R. David Isley, CPA, CFE, CFF has opened a sole practice focusing on litigation support, forensic accounting and business consulting services.  More...

When floodwaters recede, damaged used cars surface

With the recent flooding throughout the Southeast, many cars that experienced water damage will no doubt be cleaned up for resale to unsuspecting buyers. More...

Day for caregivers Nov. 4

The 13th annual Stop & Smell the Roses caregiver event is Friday, Nov. 4 at Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Blvd., Fort Myers. Registration is at 9:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The power of stories

Band of siblings shares vision with Storytellers Creative Arts, prepares for second benefit concert

“APART FROM STORY, WE HAVE NO MEANING,” DECLARES ANNIE WOLAVER DUPRE, a Nashvillebased violinist and lead singer of the Annie Moses Band.  More...

A guide to understanding and addressing sea level change

FLORIDA WRITERS

Easily accessible to most readers with a scientific background and tougher sledding for the rest of us, this compact, well-illustrated volume clarifies the forces that cause sea level change and the consequences of such change. More...

Hanging out with the grandparents at Florida Rep

Family. You’re stuck with what you get, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, that’s not exactly true. More...

Still not sure?

We explain the four amendments on the Florida ballot

Since constitutions in the United States are designed as “living documents,” they can and arguably should be changed to meet challenges and needs their authors could not foresee. More...

28th annual Fort Myers Beach holiday parade set for Dec. 3

The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on Dec. 3 at Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures. More...

Volkswagen builds a better Subaru wagon with the Alltrack

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Volkswagen wants to be your Subaru. The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is tapping into the all-wheel drive station wagon market by combining some of Volkswagen’s most attractive components into a tougher-looking package. More...

Hibiscus society sale includes more than 450 hybrids

The James E. Hendry Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society will hold a hybrid hibiscus plant sale from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Salvation Army Building, 10291 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers.  More...

Community Foundation establishes Impact Dunbar Women’s Legacy Fund

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has established the Impact Dunbar Fund as part of the Women’s Legacy Fund, a fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  Similar to the Women’s Legacy Fund, this new fund will inclu More...

Rockford Peach player, 81, organizing museum for women athletes

The memory of the Rockford Peaches and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League would likely have been lost to history if not for the 1992 film “A League of Their Own.”  In the iconic film — which was directed by Pen More...

Sanibel Captiva bank hires Tryon

Kimberly Tryon has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a loan administrative assistant at its College Parkway branch. She supports the bank’s lending department with loan administration, escrow disbursements and other loan servicing.  More...

Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law name Steven A. Ramunni partner

Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law welcomes new team member and partner Steven A. Ramunni.  “Steve Ramunni is the kind of lawyer other lawyers talk about. More...

Chocolatte’s coffee shops give more than a cup of java

For employees, patients and visitors to Lee Health hospitals, Chocolatte’s coffee shops offer a sweet respite from the stresses of health care. More...

Business News

One good restaurant deserves another

If you think running one successful restaurant is hard, try five, 10 or more. More...

When chip company changed focus, revenue and stock price rose

MONEY & INVESTING

When someone brings a high-end watch into my jewelry store, the first thing I do is open the back and check what is “under the hood.” After all, when looking at a $10,000 watch, you shouldn’t find a “made in China” digit More...

Spada Salon & Day Spa celebrates 5-year anniversary and expansion

Spada Salon & Day Spa recently celebrated five years under new ownership and a recent expansion. More...

Real Estate News

Pending home sales are edging up

Pending home sales shifted higher in September following August’s notable dip and are now at their fifth highest level over the past year, according to the National Association of Realtors. More...

WCI names top sales leaders for September in seven communities

WCI Communities, the Bonita Springsbased lifestyle community developer and luxury homebuilder, has named the top sales performers of September for its communities throughout Southwest Florida. The top agents include:  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...