March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Fort Myers flower show set

The Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council hosts the 2017 Standard Flower Show Friday, March 17 from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Berne Davis Botanical Garden, 2166 Virginia Ave., Fort Myers.   More...

BMW X4 is strange, and that’s why you like it

BEHIND THE WHEEL

BMW might have just created the perfect Florida car with the X4 crossover, but the question is, did they really mean to do that?  More...

7th Dining in the Dark to be a country affair

Lighthouse of SWFL and Mike Greenwell’s 31 Produce will host a fun and unique dining experience of the season.  The 7th annual Dining in the Dark fundraising event will be held on Saturday, April 1. Gates open at 5 p.m. More...

FSW application fees waived March 20-26

Prospective college students can apply for admission to Florida South- Western State College free of charge from March 20-26.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Florida may be wacky but it’s ours ….

Craig Pittman, who penned popular book on weird Florida, joins other authors at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Author Craig Pittman arrived without his machete for a Florida Weekly interview at a Panera Bread plopped down in a patch of Pinellas County urban sprawl more than 100 miles north of Fort Myers. “It’s in the car,” Mr. More...

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” extended to April 2

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” has extended its nearly sold-out run to April 2, setting an 11-week record for the theater. For its final week, Lisa McMillan will join the cast. She is currently appearing in the New York production. More...

March resolutions: It takes three months for the gyms to clear, right?

THE DIVA DIARIES

A New Year’s resolution counts if I start in March, right? More...

Experience the Everglades in a whole new way

The 10th annual Everglades Bike Ride sets out from the heart of Everglades City on Sunday morning, April 2, giving cyclists the option of pedaling 15- or 62-mile “smooth” routes (on pavement) or a 27-mile “bumpy” route off-pav More...

Healthy Living Caravan hosts free health care expo March 18

The Healthy Living Caravan will host the Fort Myers 2017 Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive. More...

2017 Empty Bowls fundraiser March 25 at Alliance for Arts

The Community Cooperative Empty Bowls fundraiser, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, is Saturday, March 25 at Alliance for the Arts. More...

Grant helps Goodwill provide training services for those in need

A $12,360 grant received last month from the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation will enable six participants of a Goodwill Industries day training program for adults with disabilities to pay just $2 per day for services. More...

Shredding fundraiser aids Pilot Club

The Pilot Club of Fort Myers and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office are hosting a shredding event on Saturday, April 15. More...

Ronald McDonald House will benefit from dinner

Kaila and Brent Icenhower had been anxiously awaiting the phone call that their baby boy Bryce was soon to be born. However, they never imagined the call would come weeks before his due date.  More...

Business News

Self- employed?

Why getting a mortgage can be tough

Sure, it’s great being your own boss. No employees to oversee or pay and no dress code. You set your own hours and don’t have to deal with prickly clients if you don’t want to. More...

So far Snapchat is a one-trick pony, so be cautious before investing

MONEY & INVESTING

A number of people have asked me about my opinion of Snap Inc.’s IPO. For those not following financial markets, the parent company of Snapchat went public on March 2 with a very strong demand for the new stock. More...

Valerie’s House elects five new board members

Valerie’s House, a nonprofit organization helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, has elected five new members to its board of directors.  More...

Real Estate News

Gen X recovering from recession, buying more homes

An improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households over the past year.  More...

Don’t miss final weekend of CBIA Parade of Homes at Quail West

Stock Development’s Quail West community in North Naples is presenting ten luxurious furnished models during the final weekend of the 2017 CBIA Multi-Site Parade of Homes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. More...

The Rainer by Holiday Builders wins eight CCCIA Builders Showcase Awards

Holiday Builders is proud to announce The Rainer wins eight Cape Coral Construction Industry (CCCIA) Builders Showcase Awards including Category 1 Best Overall. More...