April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

THE PAST 10 YEARS

Lee County struggles through a recession and growth spurt

What a ride. But saying that now is like saying, “Wow, that was interesting,” in the middle of the second hill on a big roller coaster with more to come. More...

WHAT’S TO COME

We look ahead to the next 10 years to come

“WHAT’S TO COME IS STILL UNSURE. IN delay there lies no plenty,” Shakespeare once wrote. Instead, plenty may lie in forethought and foresight. More...

For 24th straight year, United Way campaign exceeds its goal

Residents and businesses in Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties contributed a record amount to the United Way’s 60th annual campaign, raising $9,702,156. The goal had been $9,656,833.  More...

Number of Florida motorcycle deaths up 30 percent; continues to lead nation

Florida has the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the most recent crash data, Florida saw a 30 percent increase, making 2015 the highest on record. More...

Rotary celebrates 95th year

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers celebrated its 95th Anniversary with a party on March 28 at The Marina at Edison Ford. Nearly two dozen former presidents of the club were on hand to commemorate the occasion.  More...

Lexus GS Turbo — even luxury loves value

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The biggest news at Lexus right now might just be a smaller motor. The 2017 Lexus GS Turbo is a way for the company to reach down to those people who say they like sporty style, but really only spend their money to add luxury. More...

Dr. Watson’s Spirits’ event raises $2,265 for Pine Island pantry

Dr. Watson’s Spirits’ fundraiser for the Pine Island Food Pantry on March 25 raised $2,265. The pantry offers temporary food assistance to residents of the Pine Island area and Matlacha.  More...

Lee Memorial Auxiliary gives Children’s Hospital $375,000

The Lee Memorial Auxiliary board of directors voted unanimously to donate $375,000 to the pediatric behavioral health initiative of the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Lee Ann Womack brings traditional sound to town

SINCE HER DEBUT BACK IN 1999, LEE Ann Womack has had a long and satisfying journey to the top of the country game. Only now, however, is she finally performing and recording music that is 100 percent reflective of what she loves and values most. More...

Casey Weston sings the songs of Stevie Nicks

Six years ago, when Neapolitan Casey Weston appeared on the inaugural season of the NBC singing competition “The Voice,” her coach, Adam Levine, told her, “You remind me of a young Stevie Nicks.”  The Maroon5 front man ha More...

Nothing speeds recovery of a broken ankle like Amazon Prime

THE DIVA DIARIES

Day 16: Cabin fever is setting in and life in a non-weight bearing cast is beginning to, well — weigh on me. More...

STARTING IT

The founders and managing partners of Florida Weekly

Jim Dickerson is co-founder and managing partner in Florida Media Group LLC, publishers of Florida Weekly. With more than 32 years of experience in advertising, newspaper publishing and web development, Mr. More...

A LOT OF WORK

Here is the past decade of Florida Weekly by the numbers

That’s a lot of work Over the past 10 years our news, production, advertising and administrative staffs worked tirelessly to bring you the best in news and entertainment. More...

THE PEOPLE

Here are the people who bring you the news

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IN CONVERSATION

Florida Weekly’s arts & entertainment writer and food critic dish on four decades of coverage

It’s surprising how quickly the years go by. Florida Weekly’s celebrating its 10th anniversary, so that means it’s my 21st year covering arts and entertainment in Southwest Florida. More...

Inaugural Community Involvement Fair aims to improve workforce retention

The Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council and the area’s largest employers are joining to host the inaugural Great Big Community Involvement Fair. More...

‘Ding’ film offers hope for renewable energy future

The documentary film “The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People” wraps up the fifth annual “Ding” Darling Wednesday Film Series on April 12, at 1 p.m. More...

‘Sp-EGG-tacular Adoption Event’ offered in April at Animal Services

Hop on over to Lee County Domestic Animal Services during April and select an Easter egg to reveal your adoption fee ranging from $5 to $50. The special pricing is for adult dogs and adult cats. More...

FWC says ‘major milestone’ documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. More...

Business News

Farewell ... to The Greatest Show on Earth

What caused the 146-year-old business to fail?

FROM RING TO RING, YOU HAVE ENTERTAINED. From generation to generation, you have brought families together. More...

Remember, a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow

MONEY & INVESTING

I think if you asked someone to define “the time value of money” most would reply back something about how a dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow. More...

Officers, directors named for five-county economic development alliance

The Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance has named Alan Reynolds, vice president of Stantec Consulting Services, as chair and Gary Griffin, president and CEO of B&I Contractors, as chair-elect of its board of directors.  More...

Real Estate News

Check out the Top 10 most expensive homes in the Sunshine State

Florida is home to some of the most lavish properties in the nation, with prices in the eight- and nine-figure category for a single-family compound. More...

ONE Condominium reports 40% sold since January 2017 launch

In just under 3 months since the launch of sales at ONE, the new 18-story waterfront condominium to be built in the Historic Fort Myers River District, 40% of the residences have been reserved. More...

Stock’s best 35 models in 12 communities showcased

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For more than 15 years, Stock Development has been the pre-eminent builder of luxury homes throughout Southwest Florida. More...