March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Floral designs dating back to 18th century still popular with collectors

ANTIQUES

Spring brings flowers, and this year designers are using more floral prints than usual for fabrics and designs. But a picture of a plant as a decoration on dinnerware is an old idea going back to at least the 1600s. More...

It’s Dr. Seuss Month at Lee County Animal Services

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday this month. During the entire month adopters will receive $25 off adoption fees. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

‘South Pacific’ ... as it was meant to be

Gulf Coast Symphony, Broadway Palm join forces for two enchanting evenings

FOR TWO ENCHANTED EVENINGS THIS MONTH, you’ll be able to see “South Pacific” the way it was originally meant to be experienced: with a full orchestra performing the score. More...

Chicago proves we are still in our car wonder years

In the classic TV show “The Wonder Years,” there was an episode that centered around the family buying a new car. The idea was that dad got to be “the king of the block” as the new rubber rolled through the neighborhood. More...

Instead of a movie, try a bowling alley or a bar on a first date

THE DIVA DIARIES

“Going on a first/blind date this Saturday — he wants me to choose a movie. He doesn’t like chick flicks; I don’t like action films. Any suggestions?”  More...

Ex-Green Beret medic helps save lives across the nation with ballistic shield

Lee County resident Robert “Bobby” Scali doesn’t want to save the world — just the lives of law enforcement. And civilians. And even dogs.  More...

Festival at the Shell Factory celebrates golden retrievers

Participants can go to the dogs at the eighth annual GoldenFest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26. More...

Local Vietnam vets honored throughout the month of March

The Estero Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will honor the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration with a series of events in Lee County throughout the month of March.  More...

Art for the people: Public art you shouldn’t miss

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau recommends a new way to tour the area: On a scavenger hunt for sculptures in public places. More...

Business News

The Bonita Springs Chamber:

Getting the word out

This is what they call “an apt metaphor.”  More...

Auto stocks sluggish as volume begins to exceed sales

MONEY & INVESTING

I am not a car person. I think it is because I grew up and lived in large cities my whole life that I don’t have a passion for driving a ton of steel down the open road. More...

Bishop Verot senior produces a video for insurance agency

Bishop Verot senior Dayna Hurson has produced a video for East and Greenwell Insurance Agency to help defray the cost to attend an upcoming student videography study program at Student Television Network in Anaheim, Calif.  More...

Real Estate News

Babcock Ranch

First solar-powered town founding festival March 11-12

Kitson & Partners is holding a Founder’s Festival on Saturday, March 11, from 10:30 a.m. More...

Grandview at Bay Beach by London Bay Homes designed with luxury lifestyle amenities

Residents of Grandview at Bay Beach can practice yoga postures, gather with neighbors and friends in beautiful nature-inspired indoor and outdoor spaces, and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle along the southern tip of Fort Myers Beach. More...

Everyone welcomed to enjoy progress at Babcock Ranch during Founder’s Festival Saturday and Sunday!

Kitson & Partners is inviting the public to enjoy the progress being made at Babcock Ranch during a two-day Founder’s Festival event Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. More...