November 9, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Value of food Harry Chapin receives, gives has increased

The value of the food that Harry Chapin Food Bank rescues and distributes has increased, based on the nonprofit’s latest analysis. More...

Best of Taste raises $13,000 for Junior League, Sox charity

The Red Sox Foundation and the Junior League of Fort Myers’ second annual Best of Taste in the Park raised $13,000. More...

Rappellers go ‘Over the Edge’ for The Heights Foundation

Local celebrities will go Over the Edge for The Heights Foundation on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 2-5 p.m. at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. More...

Jason’s Deli revives 1976 items, prices for 40th anniversary

Jason’s Deli is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1976 with a month-long celebration featuring special offers and events that culminate with a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30. More...

Florida SouthWestern State College names Dr. Jeff Stewart provost

Florida South- Western State has named Dr. Jeff Stewart as the college’s provost. He has served as interim provost since February.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Open season for Classical music

Southwest Florida Symphony tuning up for 2016-17

THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA SYMphony may be 56 years old, but this month it’s celebrating its 30th anniversary at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers.  More...

Gulfshore Playhouse offers ‘My Fair Lady’ as you’ve never seen it

Who doesn’t love a musical, those big, showy spectacles of costumes and choruses, of theatrics and toe-tapping music that leave you humming long after the final curtain? More...

The spoils to the victors and the losers — thank goodness it’s over

THE DIVA DIARIES

Full disclosure, dear readers: due to publishing deadlines, I’m turning this missive in just a few days before the presidential election — and after all of the fussing and fighting, I have no idea who the next leader of the free world is More...

Chocolatier Norman Love celebrates 15 years in Fort Myers

The desserts on display at Norman Love’s place might be fakes in their cool modern precision, rows of chocolates as shiny and shapely as jewels, cakes made up as flawlessly as beds at The Ritz-Carlton.  More...

Watch for migrating manatees as they look for warm waters

Manatee numbers are up and these bulky aquatic mammals are on the move this month. The annual migration of Florida manatees begins in November, as the weather cools and Manatee Awareness Month is celebrated.  More...

7th Holiday House at Tarpon Lodge benefits Pine Island HOPE charity

Elsie Stearns, president of Pine Island’s Beacon of HOPE, announced plans for the annual Holiday House of HOPE, which takes place Dec. More...

CPR Tools receives ethics award from Uncommon Friends charity

CPR Tools Inc. received the 2016 Business Ethics Award presented by the Uncommon Friends Foundation at its annual Uncommon Evening event Nov. 3 at the Burroughs Home & Gardens. The award was presented to Chief Executive Officer John E. More...

HealthPark Farmers Market kicks off season

The third season of the HealthPark Farmers Market opened Nov. 8 with a ribbon-cutting.  HealthPark Farmers Market is a social enterprise that gives back 10 percent every week to a local charity. More...

Mulder named executive director for Page Field, RSW airports

The Lee County Port Authority has announced that Jeff Mulder will become the new executive director at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field on Jan. 1. Mr. More...

Kean University MA delves into genocide past and present

At Kean University in Union, N.J., an increasing number of graduate students each year are delving into one of the most painful but crucial topics in history and learning how it applies to today’s world.  More...

Business News

Gunning for business

Southwest Florida ranges offer special discounts, classes for women

In the packed parking lot outside a mostly windowless red building on the corner of Fowler Street and Colonial Boulevard, muted thumping sounds punctuate the rush of mid-morning traffic, as if somebody behind the walls at Shoot Straight Fort Myers ha More...

Facebook stock value has exploded, but rate of future growth questionable

MONEY & INVESTING

As I am writing this column, my wife Robin is sitting about 10 feet away from me staring down at her i-Phone. Every few seconds her thumb slides down the screen and I know she is checking her Facebook newsfeed. More...

Fort Myers’ Veranda restaurant adds space for private dining

The Veranda restaurant in downtown Fort Myers has expanded its private dining options.  The restaurant recently renovated its small dining room located upstairs over the lounge to include leather club chairs, rich finishes and expanded seating f More...

Real Estate News

What $1 million will buy in SWFL

844 Bimini Lane, Punta Gorda Here’s a four-bedroom, 4½-bath, two-story waterfront home in Punta Gorda Isles with a fantastic view of intersecting canals and quick boating access. More...

Majestic Palms condominium receives building permit and buyers are going to contract

JAXI, developer of the Majestic Palms Condominiums in the prestigious area of Iona, has announced that the project has received a building permit making way for the start of construction on phase one of the two 4-story buildings by the end of this ye More...

October brings increased interest fueling reservations at Allure luxury condominium

As we enter the beautiful, breezy months of fall in Southwest Florida when many of our northern friends begin to make their way south for the winter, the sales team at ALLURE, the new, luxury 32-story condominium to be developed in the Historic Downt More...