May 31, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Volunteers needed for youth Neighborhood Accountability Boards

Volunteers are needed for Neighborhood Accountability Boards throughout Lee County and a free training session is planned for Saturday, June 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Save the sales tax on disaster preparedness supplies this weekend

June marks the start of hurricane season and a time for Floridians to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax. The 2017 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Sweet Summer READS

Consider local critic’s choices for this season’s reading list

ELAINE’S LIST: IF IT WERE A NOVEL, it’d be a bestseller. If a music video, it’d go viral. Snowbirds take it back north with them. Others email the list to friends and family. Librarians share it, bookstores post it. More...

How a North Port woman scored one of Jack Benny’s violins

“It’s a real Strad, you know,” Jack Benny would quip about his violin. “If it isn’t, I’m out $110. The reason I got it so cheap is that it’s one of the few Strads made in Japan.” More...

What if your only closet were a carry-on?

THE DIVA DIARIES

It happened on the last night of our recent vacation in Tennessee, as I repacked my clothes into my startlingly wee 18-inch carry-on for the journey back to Southwest Florida in what I fondly refer to as the airless, claustrophobic metal tube that hu More...

The trickster coyote

In the lore of the Plains Indians, Old Man Coyote is both admired and disdained — a crafty trickster, a savvy hunter and seducer of other creatures’ wives sometimes ensnared by his own arrogance. More...

NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season this year

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year.  More...

17th century artisans made unique utensils that are popular with collectors

KOVEL

Our ancestors were clever and could make many tools, containers and cooking utensils from wood or iron. It was not until the mid-19th century that helpful gadgets like iron apple peelers with gears or other complicated tools were invented. More...

Five fetching ‘dog days of summer’ celebrations

The “dog days of summer” start early in Southwest Florida. Our early-onset heat and humidity give us permission to kick back and hang out with our favorite pooches. More...

Business News

Protect yourself and your business by keeping up with trends in cyber security

IT’S BECOME NEWS THAT’S NOT UNEXPECTED any more. We awaken to learn that yet another national retailer has been hacked and once again credit-card information for millions of customers is at risk. More...

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, the brawny coddler

BEHIND THE WHEEL

The classic styling of today’s Jeep Wrangler is part of a slow design evolution from its WWII founding father. Retaining the visual connection to an American hero has been so successful that it sustains an entire brand. More...

Bitcoin is gaining in popularity

MONEY & INVESTING

If you could go back in time, say, seven years ago, what one thing would you invest in? Maybe buy Apple? That would have been a good move, you would have made a nearly 350 percent return on your money. Or maybe purchase some Amazon? More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

15202 Brolio Way, Mediterra

This masterfully designed estate home blends perfectly amid the flora and lake views of the nature preserve surrounding it on three sides. More...

NAR midyear forecast predicts continuing low ownership rates

The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and thre More...

London Bay Homes elevates luxury living in Fort Myers Beach with Grandview at Bay Beach

An elevated waterfront lifestyle, panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay, luxury amenities and homes created by London Bay Homes are coming soon to Waterside at Bay Beach, located along the southern tip of Fort Myers Beach. More...