November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Women in Business meeting Dec. 7

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce December Women in Business meeting, sponsored by Gulf Coast Town Center, will take place from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Blu Sushi (located at 10045 Gulf Center Drive). More...

Neighborhood named for Edison lights up after 90 years

Imagine the irony: The Fort Myers community named for Thomas Edison was without streetlights for almost 90 years. More...

‘Kilroy was here’ items rare, but attainable

ANTIQUES

Remember hearing “Kilroy was here”? Kilroy is a famous “doodle” seen during World War II. More...

Largest chocolate tasting event planned for Dec.2

The Lee County Library System’s annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival, one of the area’s favorite tasting events, will be held Friday, Dec. 2, in the Market Plaza at the Gulf Coast Town Center, 9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Estero. More...

Life Care Center of Estero resident wins regional Christmas card contest

Tony Irminger, a resident at Life Care Center of Estero, is proud that his artwork is now being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.  More...

Shy Wolf Sanctuary makes room for Jena, a new wolf dog resident

Shy Wolf Sanctuary has a new resident, Jena, who appears to be a timber wolf and shepherd mix wolf dog. She was running loose for at least six weeks in Sumter County (Bushnell and The Villages). More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A bold start

Gulf Coast Symphony opens its season with popular works by Shostakovich, Prokofiev

BIG. BOLD. PASSIONATE. Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Prokofiev both are known for their large and dramatic compositions. More...

Bremners underwrite 2017 Community Concert performances

The Fort Myers Community Concert Association board of directors has announced that Alexandra Bremner and her mother, Eunice Bremner, have agreed to be the underwriters of the entire 2017 concert season.  Alexandra Bremner and Eunice Bremner are More...

Who knew that holiday shopping has an age limit?

THE DIVA DIARIES

This holiday season, I’ve decided to embrace the sparkle, the lights, the tinsel and the glitter. More...

About 2,000 expected for 26th annual carol sing

For more than a quarter of a century, First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers has helped usher in Christmas with the Christmas Carol Sing, a mix of the spiritual and secular.  “We have a blast with it,” said Roger Peterson, More...

Aetna announces Publix, Kmart now preferred Part D pharmacies

Aetna has announced that Publix, Wegman’s and Kmart pharmacies will join its preferred pharmacy network. More...

60th annual Holiday House to light up downtown

From Dec. 9-23, thousands of lights will illuminate the inside and outside of the Burroughs Home & Gardens and Langford Kingston Home in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Nippon vase porcelain offers a glimpse of another era

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love Nippon.  It’s the name for Japan and it’s also the name given to porcelain made there between 1891 and 1921.  More...

Southwest Florida Dress for Success to host inaugural ‘Haute Holiday Tea’

Dress for Success SW Florida will host its first “Haute Holiday Tea” at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Spa on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Florida reports largest homeless decrease in one-year period

Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S., specifically among families with children, veterans and individuals with long-term disabling conditions, according to the latest national estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More...

Take the challenge and bike across Florida to feed hungry kids

The Naples-based Pan-Florida Challenge has raised $1.1 million over the past year to provide 2.5 million meals for hungry children. More...

Business News

Impervious Tervis

Southwest Florida tumbler company with revenue well over $100 million turns 70 this year.

Chances are you have one, two or 20 of them in your cupboard, your gym bag or in your car’s cup holder. More...

India’s cash exchange may have effects beyond its borders

MONEY & INVESTING

As I am writing this article on Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for many things. My beautiful wife. My amazing kids. A wonderful jewelry business that I love working in.  More...

Dys retires after 31 years; Schappell named Shell Point president

Shell Point Retirement Community’s board of directors has appointed Martin Schappell as president, following the November retirement of Peter Dys, who served as president for the past 31 years.  More...

Real Estate News

Existing-home sales jump again

Existing-home sales ascended in October for the second straight month and eclipsed June’s cyclical sales peak to become the highest annualized pace in nearly a decade, according to the National Association of Realtors. 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...

ALLURE LUXURY CONDOMINIUM

Six great reasons to buy a luxurious riverfront condominium in the Fort Myers’ Historic River District

1. ALLURE’S prime location in the newly revitalized Historic River District of Fort Myers is the perfect urban locale providing an abundance of arts, culture, shopping and dining. More...