January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Coco Chanel designed chandeliers, too

ANTIQUES

Coco Chanel (1883-1971) is a well-known French fashion designer who changed the look of women’s clothes and jewelry, and created the famous perfume Chanel No. 5 during the 20th century. More...

New year, new developments in Lee County

Welcome to 2017. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) regales all with well-wishing and news of new sights and activities popping up around The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. More...

New classes on tap at Estero Recreation Center

New classes are coming to the Estero Recreation Center starting in January. Stop by the recreation center to become a member and get more information on these new classes:  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The Big Thing

IS THIS THE YEAR YOU ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS?

WHAT’S YOUR BIG THING? What’s that project you’ve always wanted to tackle, the thing that makes your heart dance with happiness and excitement? You know, that thing you daydream about doing/accomplishing/ making/creating? More...

‘Mothers and Sons’ opens at Lab Theater

Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons” opens at the Laboratory Theater of Florida on Jan. 6. More...

Grocery delivery: It’s not just for divas anymore

THE DIVA DIARIES

Despite the title of this column, I’m really not that much of a diva.  More...

Life behind the wheel: You can start driving for Uber

Once you start driving for Uber, be prepared to answer everyone’s curiosity about it.  I was curious, too after seeing the recruitment ads for drivers.  The pitch: Work your own schedule, be your own boss, get paid at once and have so More...

Annual hunger walk raises money, awareness

It’s a given that at Miromar Outlets in Estero, you can get designer duds and other merchandise at outlet prices.  But on the third Saturday in January for the last eight years, the mall becomes an outlet for giving, not getting.  More...

Florida consumer sentiment soars amidst holiday shopping, improved economy

Consumer sentiment among Floridians surged up 6.9 points in December to 97.2, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. More...

Restoration, renovation in the forecast for Fort Myers’ downtown, midtown

As plans progress on both the downtown hotel project and the restoration of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad station, downtown and midtown neighborhoods in Fort Myers will soon be under renovation and redevelopment.  The Fort Myers city council More...

I’ve learned I just can’t say ‘no’ to fun glassware

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I’d sworn off buying any more glassware.  I mean, how many sets does one person really need? My grandparents got by with only a couple. More...

Business News

Want to get hired?

Step away from the selfies long enough to check these available jobs out in town

THE SECRET TO FINDING WORK IN 2017 MAY be quite obvious, almost too obvious given the industry that is the heart of Florida’s economy. More...

Understand the ‘fine print’ of any security you buy

MONEY & INVESTING

To have a successful investment, you need two basic things. First, you need a good investment idea. And second, you need a way to successfully monetize that idea. More...

Five of the worst automotive misfires

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The New Year is about letting go of grievances and car companies are no exception. So as part of a fresh start, we’re going to bury the hatchet on five offenders. Fiat 500C More...

Real Estate News

2016 real estate news in review

In a state that often defies the national norm, the past year proved to be another step forward in the long post- Great Recession recovery. More...

Miromar named Lee BIA Developer of the Year

Miromar Development was named Developer of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association at the 2016 Pinnacle Awards. More...

Holiday Builders – one of the nation’s leading new home builders

Holiday Builders is proud to have achieved a reputation as one of the nation’s leading new home builders, a status supported by Holiday Builders numerous industry awards and accolades.  More...