March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

How a Meissen lamp lights up this collector’s heart

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

We often want what we can’t have. And we often hope that what we have is better than what it actually is. It’s human nature. That’s how collectors are and, I suspect, how anyone who thinks he or she owns a treasure actually feels. More...

Get a tee time, help children at Tri-Town golf tournament

The Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards will be held Friday, May 5, at Stoneybrook Country Club in Estero. More...

Sanibel ‘Blues by the Bay’ to benefit Harlem Heights

“Blues by the Bay,” an evening of live music, excellent food and drinks, will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Blue Coyote Supper Club, 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel.  More...

County funding finalizes land buy for crucial ‘Ding’ Darling corridor

County funding of $1.4 million toward the purchase of 8.15 acres on Sanibel Island’s Wulfert Road, a crucial wildlife corridor for the J. N. More...

MAKING THE LIVES OF KIDS BETTER

Golisano Children’s Hospital grand opening was a long time in the making

DR. EMAD SALMAN KNOWS ALL THE details about the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘Madama Butterfly’

Beloved opera coming to three Southwest Florida stages

“It’s exquisite music,” says Andrew Kurtz. More...

Performers turn out in force for I Love the ’90s Tour

Somewhere between Young MC and Vanilla Ice’s performances at Germain Arena this weekend during the I Love the 90s Tour, it hit me. I’m old. More...

When one woman’s ‘pound’ is a young tween’s ‘hashtag’

THE DIVA DIARIES

Just so you know, I’m hip. I’m sure of it. I know that actually talking on the phone is a primitive practice, so I communicate almost exclusively by text instead. More...

CROW invites community to get wild for wildlife

If the idea of noshing on southern comfort food and libations and boogying to fun music with your family and friends to help raise money for injured wildlife appeals to you, then Sanibel is the place to be next week. More...

Watch out on waterways: Manatees are on the move

In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways.  For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland wate More...

Bottle-cap art from the 1950s, 1990s still brings a sparkle to collectors

ANTIQUES

Some modern artists like to make something out of nothing by using discarded metal, signs, cans, tools, machine parts and other trash to form useful and artistic pieces of art. More...

Donation helps Hope Chest delivery

Thanks to a forward-thinking gift from donors Tom Duncan and Sandra Moriarty, and support from Wallace International Trucks, Hope Chest Resale Stores in Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers are now offering pickup service for oversize items in a new d More...

RSW passenger, freight traffic down 4.4 percent from 2016

During February, 946,079 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to February 2016.  Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.7 percent from the same period last year.  More...

Facelift for 91-year-old ‘Rachel’ to begin with its foundation

It’s hard to find a Fort Myers resident who isn’t familiar with “Rachel at the Well,” officially known as “The Spirit of Fort Myers.”  After 91 years overlooking the entrance to the Edison Park neighborhood, & More...

Business News

See the future, save money

STRANGELY ENOUGH, PERHAPS, IT’S NOW possible to see the future in fairly sharp detail.  More...

Despite dips, Nike and Under Armour stocks should climb

MONEY & INVESTING

A great number of retail stores that focus on clothing are fighting for their very survival. They face pricing pressure from the likes of Walmart and Amazon. More...

Longtime local architects form Castellanos + Tramonte

Two veteran architects with more than 60 years of combined experience have merged their companies to create Castellanos + Tramonte Architects, a regional architectural firm specializing in commercial design.  More...

Real Estate News

Most Millennials plan to buy first home in next five years

More than four in five (80 percent) Millennials in the United States who don’t own a home intend to buy in the next five years, according to recent HSBC Group research.  More...

Quail West’s final Estates of Excellence Home Tour of the 2017 season Friday through Sunday

Quail West’s final Estates of Excellence Home Tour of the 2017 season is being held Friday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. 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...