February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Imaginarium, history museum merge; new organization, board announced

Ahead of unveiling a newly branded, combined experience for Southwest Florida residents and visitors, the Imaginarium Science Center and Southwest Florida Museum of History have adopted a new, streamlined operating structure and announced an expanded More...

Lee County Economic Development hosts Women’s Business Summit

The Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2017 SWFL Women’s Business Summit on Friday, Feb. 17, at Florida SouthWestern State College, Building U, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. More...

Alliance for the Arts GreenMarket hosts Yogis for Health for charity

The Alliance for the Arts Green- Market presents a 100 Yogis for Health community class on Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. Donations from this event benefit the local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation. More...

East and Greenwell Insurance helps in car donation for Englewood family

Jeff East and Kevin Greenwell of East and Greenwell Insurance recently took part in the donation of a salvaged vehicle from Allstate Insurance Corp. to Jennifer Overfield and her family. More...

Chart reading course Feb.18

The San Carlos Bay Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will be conducting a Local Waters Chart Reading class on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m.-noon. More...

Coral Veterinary Clinic launches Cat Friendly Practice Program

Coral Veterinary Clinic recently implemented the Cat Friendly Practice program to offer pet owners more at every phase of the cat’s health care process. More...

Doctor joins Cape vet center

South West Veterinary Care Center in Cape Coral announced that Dr. Thomas W. Mullins has joined the practice located in Cape Coral at 1616 Cape Coral Parkway W.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

More than Mozart

THE PLAY “AMADEUS” IS AN embellishment of classical music history that continues to intrigue audiences. More...

Aaron Lewis says he’s in country music to stay

Aaron Lewis encountered his share of naysayers when he first dipped his toes into country music with his 2011 EP, “Town Line.” As the lead singer of Staind, Lewis was a star on the metal scene, and plenty of people dismissed his foray int More...

Why R U answering & txtng during a live performance???

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Hi- Diddle- Dee- Dee, an actor’s life for me! More...

Tasting Notes

LET’S UNCORK THE POWER OF GIVING

We are thrilled to be planning the most exciting Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to date! More...

WE DID IT!

NEW GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OPENING APRIL 2017!

Providing pediatric health care close to home, the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s main focus for good reason. More...

75 SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED AT FGCU AND FSW

With the opening of the new Golisano Children’s Hospital planned for this spring, recruiting the most well-trained pediatric health care professionals continues to be a priority. More...

It’s all happening at the 93rd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair

Where can you smell the delicious aroma of freshly fried funnel cakes mixed with the, uh, pungent odor of livestock poop?  It can only happen at the fair.  More...

Transit service LeeTran goes live with Google Maps trip planner

LeeTran passengers can now find route and schedule information on Google Maps and use Google’s Trip Planner on LeeTran’s website, www.RideLeeTran.com.  More...

Lee Health board of directors elects four to offices for 2017

Lee Health’s board of directors recently elected officers for 2017.  More...

Dodge Durango GT is more value than sport

BEHIND THE WHEEL

For 2017, Dodge has introduced a new GT trim on the Durango SUV. Fair warning to readers: while the pictures show a racecar red appearance, this week’s car column is about value. More...

Weekend of 2,000 Dresses event will benefit Hope Healthcare

Shoppers will discover a delightful assortment of dresses — including many still with original tags — as they browse the racks at Hope Chest’s “Weekend of 2,000 Dresses.”  The event is Saturday, Feb. More...

Cape garden club sets annual March in the Park plant sale

March in the Park is a plant and garden art sale, the major fundraiser of the Garden Club of Cape Coral. More...

Community Cooperative Empty Bowls event is March 25

Community Cooperative announced Suncoast Credit Union as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 Empty Bowls fundraiser. The event is Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Alliance for the Arts. More...

Fish Tale Boats moves into new $5 million dealership

Fish Tale Boats has opened a new boat dealership on U.S. More...

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is greatly impacting the lives of children in our community.

SWFL Children’s Charities Inc.’s annual signature event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, was ranked the fourth most successful charitable wine auction in the country in 2015 by Wine Spectator. More...

Business News

Small-business benefits

Startups are making it easier for small companies to offer 401(k) plans

Only 37 percent of workers at companies with 50 or fewer employees have access to a retirement savings plan through their job, a Pew Charitable Trust study found, and about half of those who work for companies with less than 100 workers have that ben More...

UPS won’t be able to deliver profits as costs continue to grow

MONEY & INVESTING

Sometimes in investing, you have to be careful what you wish for or you may get it, but not quite the way you wanted. Take UPS, for example. More...

Real Estate News

Who is buying houses in Florida?

Survey reveals that Sunshine State buyers are 11 years older than the national average

In Florida, 22 percent of homebuyers were first-timers, though the percentage was notably higher nationwide at 35 percent. More...

Finishing touches are being added to the stunning recreation hub at Marina Bay by GL Homes

As the New Year settles in, the finishing touches are being added to the spectacular clubhouse and recreation hub at Marina Bay. More...

ONE’s prime location in the heart of the Historic Fort Myers River District delivers the ultimate tropical urban lifestyle

Imagine living in a beautiful, elegantly designed, brand new condominium overlooking the scenic Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida where the breathtaking, colorful sunrises and sunsets are yours to enjoy every day from the comfort of your home More...