May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Clerk Adams retires after 45 years with city

More than 45 years after her first day on the job at the city of Fort Myers, City Clerk Marie Adams has retired.  Her final day with the city was May 1.  Ms. More...

The new Mini Cooper Countryman gets a growth spurt

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The Minis just keep getting bigger. Last year we tested the new Clubman and called it an “oxymoron on wheels” because it was the largest car in the company lineup. More...

Sanibel Historical Village honors museum volunteers

The Sanibel Historical Village honored its volunteers at a luncheon April 17 at The Dunes. More than 65 volunteers attended.  More...

Lee Physician Group names new chief

Venkat Prasad, M.D. has been named chief medical officer of Lee Physician Group. In his new role, Dr. Prasad will oversee Lee Physician Group’s clinical operations. As part of a shared leader model, known as a dyad, Dr. More...

May 13 the day to leave a food donation by your mailbox

Letter carriers and volunteers in Southwest Florida will be preparing for a special delivery on Saturday, May 13: hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to help feed the hungry.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

For POSTMODERN JUKEBOX everything new is old again

How to describe Postmodern Jukebox?  Just imagine if sheet music for today’s hits were somehow sent back in time and interpreted by composers such as Scott Joplin or George Gershwin.  And then those arrangements were sung by sultry b More...

Tribeca film festival 2017 reignites energy and volatile conversations

Traveling from Fort Myers to New York City to attend the Tribeca film festival is an exciting endeavor on several levels. 1.) The films, panels and discussions are some of the best you will enjoy at any festival worldwide. 2.) It’s New York. More...

Forget the blender, help pay for Susie and Doug’s honeymoon

THE DIVA DIARIES

As we usher in May, we’ve gone from tourist/event/festival season directly into my favorite time of year. More...

Jim Nathan to retire as CEO, serve as Lee Health consultant

Jim Nathan, who led the growth of a single Lee County hospital to one of the country’s largest public health care systems, will retire as president and CEO of Lee Health after nearly 40 years in the industry. More...

Lee tourism bureau, chamber name Chrysalis award winners

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce honored six local individuals and businesses with Chrysalis Awards April 28 at the annual Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Sh More...

ACT opens registration for motorcycle poker run

Motorcyclists are invited to join the ride around Lee County on Sunday, May 28, to raise funds for ACT to continue to provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.  More...

Annual count estimates 2,785 homeless in Lee County

The Lee County Homeless Coalition is an advocacy group made up of community and faith-based service providers, local businesses, people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness and other advocates committed to ending homele More...

Henderson, Franklin name Szabo as chair of business litigation

Douglas Szabo has been named chair of the Business Litigation Department at the law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt.  More...

Crazy hat contest will top off Derby Day at greyhound track

Southwest Florida’s premier Kentucky Derby hat contest will be staged at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track on Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 6.  Stylish women will be among the festive crowd, which numbered 5,470 in 2016, competing More...

May 7 Taste of the Beach to feature top restaurants

Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce announces that the 22nd Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday May 7, on Old San Carlos Boulevard and include approximately 16 restaurants plus promotional vendors.  Live music will be provided b More...

Business News

Say goodbye to BAD HIRES

Teamwork leads to choosing the best candidate every time

HERE YOU ARE AGAIN. YOUR ORGANIZAtion just hired another employee who didn’t perform as expected, despite giving a great interview. More...

Tariffs on Canadian wood products will hurt U.S. consumers

MONEY & INVESTING

When you think of countries that conduct unfair trade practices that hurt American companies and consumers, which do you think of first? China, with its currency manipulation? Mexico, with its cheap labor? More...

Public relations association celebrates Local Image Awards winners

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association announces the winners of its Local Image Awards presented April 13 at the Alliance for the Arts.  More...

Real Estate News

Consumers want green, sustainable homes, survey shows

There is growing consumer interest and demand for greener, more sustainable properties, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors.  The report, stemming from a new NAR Sustainability Program, surveyed Realtors about sustainab More...

Stock Development features stunning move-in ready homes across Southwest Florida!

As the winter sales season draws to a close, homebuyers will not want to miss the chance to tour dozens of Stock Development’s move-in ready homes across 16 communities from Bradenton to Marco Island. More...

Grandview’s elegant Island Contemporary architecture suits sophisticated homebuyers

Combining London Bay Homes’ high level of finishes and luxury appointments with a one-of-a-kind location in the gated condominium community of Waterside, Grandview at Bay Beach introduces Island Contemporary architecture to Fort Myers Beach. More...