November 16, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Shell Point assisted living residents donate toys for Humane Society animals

Shell Point assisted living residents recently crafted and personally delivered more than 100 colorful toys for kittens and pups at the Gulf Coast Humane Society.  More...

Feb. 24 Rays game begins Twins training

The Minnesota Twins begin Spring Training Friday, Feb. 24, with a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays. It ends March 31 with a home game against the Rochester Red Wings, Minnesota’s Triple-A affiliate. More...

Meeting set for LGBTQ youth

Visuality, Southwest Florida’s only LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning) Youth/Young Adult Group is holding a peer-to-peer discussion for LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 13 to 24. The group will meet from 7-8 p.m. More...

NOAA awards $2.1 million to help Florida coral reefs

The Coral Restoration Foundation has been awarded $2.1 million in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to restore eight reefs along the Florida Reef Tract to levels outlined in NOAA’s Acropora Recovery Plan. More...

Containers for skittles — the game not candy — can net top prices

KOVEL : ANTIQUES

This 16-inch-high turkey made in 1907 is not a toy, but a “package” that held game parts. Stored inside the turkey are parts for a skittles game, a variety of bowling. Skittles is popular in many European countries. More...

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The most unlikely of friendships unfolds with drama, humor in ‘Best of Enemies’

ANN ATWATER WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST. More...

‘The Chicken Play’ puts audience into nature, heart of production

Ghostbird Theatre Group’s “The Chicken Play,” at the Happehatchee Center in Estero, is perfectly suited to folks who are looking for an out-of-the-box, semi-immersive theater-going experience.  More...

Bring on the holiday cheer, please

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Haul out the holly; Put up the tree before my spirit falls again. More...

Bars, restaurants, police prepare for Black Wednesday

Black Friday is known as the start of the Christmas shopping season, but the unofficial kickoff party for the glories of holiday eating, drinking and socializing comes two days earlier on Thanksgiving Eve, sometimes called Black Wednesday, Blackout W More...

Local motorcyclists, community give $160K for premature babies

With the help of thousands of motorcyclists and local supporters, the March of Dimes Southwest Florida Market raised an estimated $160,000 through the 16th annual Bikers for Babies fundraiser. More...

Red Sox Spring Training starts Feb. 14

The Boston Red Sox 2017 Spring Training season begins Feb. 14 at Jet- Blue Park at Fenway South. Starting Feb. More...

CNN Hero Rev. Becca Stevens to speak about Thistle Farms

The Rev. Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms and a 2016 CNN Hero, will speak on at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at BIG ARTS Schein Hall at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel as part of The Zonta Club of Sanibel/Captiva’s Women’s Empowerment Series.  More...

A treasure remains a treasure, even if its dollar value drops

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My mom and I got our comeuppance years ago at an antiques show.  We asked the price of something.  The dealer replied, “Well, if you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it.”  Well, then!  Looking back, the dea More...

Business News

FGCU ingenuity could save patients’ lives

Students invent device that makes sure providers, visitors have clean hands around patients

Necessity is not the only mother of invention, it turns out: So is infection. More...

After Trump win, stocks were up for biotech firms and down for gunmakers

MONEY & INVESTING

One thing I love about the markets is, for better or worse, how instantaneous reactions are to news and events. More...

American House Coconut Point celebrates grand opening

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce supported a recent ribbon cutting for American House Coconut Point to celebrate its grand opening at 8460 Murano Del Lago Drive, Bonita Springs.  More...

Real Estate News

Luxury living in Shadow Wood Preserve

This three-bedroom, 3½-bathroom home in Shadow Wood Preserve offers a unique Harbourside custom floor plan. More...

Buyers at Allure revitalize their lifestyle and enjoy all of the benefits of purchasing a brand new home

For buyers at ALLURE, the new, luxury 32-story condominium to be developed on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, the benefits of purchasing a brand, new home far outweigh those of buying a previo More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto named Community of the Year

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently received Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year, Best Special Event for Residents for the Isles Club Grand Opening, and Best More...