April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

MDA walk to raise funds for muscular dystrophy, ALS

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults in the Fort Myers area with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related musclede-bilitating diseases at the 2017 MDA Muscle Walk of Fort Myers on May 6. More...

Free rides on LeeTran buses April 21 on Try Transit Day

LeeTran will be offering free rides on all fixed-route buses for Try Transit Day on Friday, April 21.  More...

Too many shoes? Donate them to help bring Special Olympics star to town

Naples-based nonprofit Character and Thought Foundation is raising funds to help bring Loretta Claiborne, the most decorated Special Olympics athlete in history, to Southwest Florida to visit Collier and Lee county schools and communities April 27-29 More...

Bonita Springs tree committee sets tree giveaway for Arbor Day

The Tree Advisory Committee of the city of Bonita Springs announces their annual free family-friendly Arbor Day celebration to be held on Saturday, April 22, in Riverside Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  More...

Lab Theater to announce season, raise money for building repairs

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is hosting a soiree April 17 to announce its upcoming season and raise funds for repairs to the building. The gathering will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Ram 1500 — the more you pay, the more vehicles you can replace

BEHIND THE WHEEL

What happened to trucks?  It wasn’t too long ago that the rear bumper was a premium option. Now, ones like the Ram 1500 Sport Crew Cab 4x4 feature a button on the key fob to lower the suspension so that it’s easy to hop inside. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

It’s just so TINY

‘Exquisite Miniatures’ fills the spotlight at Bonita arts center

Looking like Sherlock Holmes wannabes searching for clues, visitors to the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hold up magnifying glasses to the paintings in “Exquisite Miniatures,” the exhibition on display through April 29. More...

Boston’s live show encompasses 40 years, half a dozen songs from ‘Boston,’ the first album

Forty-plus years ago, Tom Scholz saw his life and career path get turned upside down — in the best way — when he got a record deal, released his first album in 1976 as the musical genius behind the band Boston and watched that album turn More...

Just say no to ‘jorts’ and other fashions that never worked anyway

THE DIVA DIARIES

It all started with a conversation about “jorts.”  More...

Almost 2,300 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte to lose food

Almost 2,300 low-income seniors in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties will no longer receive supplemental food from a government program operated by the Harry Chapin Food Bank starting July 1, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and C More...

Observe National Day of Prayer at local prayer breakfast May 4

The Southwest Florida community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer during the 2017 Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers.  More...

Blessings in a Backpack gets $116,000

The Bobby Nichols Charity Foundation presented $116,000 to Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida to support its mission of making hunger-free weekends a reality for food-insecure children in Lee and Collier counties.  Proceeds from the Ni More...

Free monthly autism screening available for children up to 5

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to 5 years of age.  More...

JA of Southwest Florida gala weekend includes golf, dinner

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host the Breaking Par Gala & Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23 at The Club at Grandezza, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero.  More...

Three-day free RV show April 21-23

Region One of the Florida RV Trade Association returns to Lee County Sports Complex/Hammond Stadium April 21-23 for its admission-free recreation vehicle show. More...

Organ Transplant Recipients fundraiser set for April 17 at Broadway Palm

The Organ Transplant Recipients of Southwest Florida Inc. annual fundraiser, NIGHT FOR LIFE, is 5-9 p.m. Monday, April 17 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Fort Myers.  More...

Business News

The skill of giving

Donating to charity takes expertise, says Expos founder and philanthropist Charles Bronfman

PALM BEACH IS RICH WITH HIGH NET-WORTH FOLKS who share their wealth with those less fortunate. More...

Businesses go through cycles — here’s how to weather the storms

Every business goes through cycles. They get started. They expand — sometimes rapidly. They decline. They consolidate. More...

Free-falling Valeant Pharmaceutical still can’t get itself turned around

MONEY & INVESTING

In 2015, I wrote an article about the fall of a little known drug company named Valeant Pharmaceutical International. More...

Real Estate News

Flipping houses — it’s not like TV

Flipping a house can seem like a walk in the park when it’s wrapped into a few montages during a half-hour TV segment. Find a run-down property. Buy it. More...

Grandview at Bay Beach makes its grand debut this weekend

Grandview at Bay Beach will make its grand debut this weekend with the opening of its on-site Sales Center. More...

Spring Savings Event in Ave Maria

Visit Ave Maria from April 1 – 30 and save up to $15,000 on the purchase a brand-new single-family home from one of our preferred builders. Sign up for the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card when you visit builder sales centers during April. More...