April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

‘Ding’ Darling dedicates tournament to emeritus board member Wildman

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society- Friends of the Refuge dedicates its sixth annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on Friday, May 19, to the memory of Don Wildman, former DDWS emeritus board member and t More...

LeeSar/Cooperative Services CEO Bob Simpson says he’ll retire

Bob Simpson, LeeSar/Cooperative Services of Florida Inc. president and CEO, has announced plans to retire after leading the healthcare supply chain think tank for over 15 years. More...

Police Officer Chad Thornton is city’s employee of the year

Chad Thornton, an 18-year officer with the Fort Myers Police Department, has been named the Employee of the Year by the city of Fort Myers.  The award was presented at the April 3 city council meeting.  More...

Kickoff set for station renovation, new Community Foundation headquarters

Renovation of the downtown Fort Myers Atlantic Coast Railway station and construction of an addition for a new Southwest Florida Community Foundation headquarters will be kicked off during an event from 8-10 a.m. Thursday, April 27. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita

OVER THE COURSE OF HIS musical career, Chris Hillman has enjoyed enough success to satisfy several lifetimes. More...

Fourth annual Smoke on the Water promises hot time down by the river

The fourth annual downtown barbecue competition, complete with sizzling music acts, raffles and a special play area for the kids, is sure to be smoking hot this year.  More...

Fun times with a first-timer in Florida for spring break

THE DIVA DIARIES

Over the years, my spring breaks have changed drastically. More...

Army Corps volunteers reach thousands of kids with water safety message

For thousands of Floridians, our waterways are among our greatest assets and sources of recreation, but they also pose the threat of drowning. More...

Riverchase Dermatology offers 700 free skin cancer screenings in May

The American Academy of Dermatology reports that 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancers are easily treated if diagnosed early.  More...

Best Home Services asks help to restock food bank

Best Home Services has launched its annual Spring Cleaning campaign to collect non-perishable food items and household goods through April 30.  More...

Conservancy of Southwest Florida removes 6,500 pounds of python in four breeding seasons

More than four years of research is yielding remarkable results in the study and management of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida. More...

Beware of bats and alligators, FWC advises

Florida’s four-month bat maternity season started April 16 and lasts through Aug. More...

Business News

ENGAGE

At Great Big Community Involvement Fair, 40 top employers will introduce newcomers to opportunities for involvement in the community.

AN INVOLVED EMPLOYEE IS A HAPPY EMPLOYee.   More...

At Babcock Ranch, it’s back to the future

Fiber isn’t just fast, it’s future-proof as well — two very different things equally important. More...

Lowly JCPenney stock is risky, but it’s a risk that may pay off

MONEY & INVESTING

Mention the department store JCPenney to anyone, and I think the reaction will be dependent on the person’s age. Someone older than 50 may remember ordering items from its once-popular mail order catalogs. More...

Real Estate News

From Tuscan to transitional

Kimberly Bright of Design West brings a Pelican Bay condo back to life

It’s a story as old as time. Northern couple buys dated Tuscan-styled gulffront condo and calls talented interior designer to save the day. And just in the nick of time.  More...

One-of-a-kind amenities add to the indulgent lifestyle at ONE

ONE, the new luxury condominium to offer 28 exclusive waterfront residences, will provide a unique array of impressive building amenities. More...

Stock’s best 35 models in 12 communities showcased

Saturday & Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m.

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