June 7, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

FDOT’s 511 traveler info system rolls past 30 million calls for help

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida 511 Traveler Information System recently hit the 30 million mark for the number of times residents and visitors have used the free service since its launch on June 9, 2009.  More...

When fire and wood combined to make something beautiful

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

It was the 1970s and crafts were all the rage. More...

Kids can go fish June 10 with Ronald McDonald

Reel in some fun with Ronald McDonald at the Offshore Rodeo Kids Fishing Tournament & Expo Saturday, June 10, at Salty Sam’s Marina, 2200 Main St., Fort Myers Beach.  More...

Love that Dress!9 drive continues at Summerlin Jake’s

Love That Dress!9 will continue its collection event fun from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Sunset at Summerlin Jake’s Seafood and Steaks, 17501 Harbour Pointe Drive, just before the Sanibel Causeway.  More...

‘Ding’ tarpon tournament deep-sixes donation records

The “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on May 19 topped previous years’ fundraising efforts by netting $80,000 from sponsorships, donations and silent auction proceeds to benefit the J.N. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Feelin' Alrighty

Dave Mason ready to rock in Bonita Springs

DAVE MASON IS THE zelig of rock and roll. Over his career, he’s performed with some of the biggest names and been part of some of the iconic moments in rock history. More...

First Southwest Florida Spacecon will be the ultimate geek out

Southwest Florida Spacecon sounds like an escape from the troubles of the world, much like other such events held throughout the country.  “Your inner child comes out,” said Jaime Del Barrio, an experienced Spacecon goer and public r More...

With eyelash extensions, will I be able to see my acrylic nails?

THE DIVA DIARIES

A few days ago, I decided I really, really want eyelash extensions. When I started looking into getting flirty, feathery lashes, I wondered if it were too late in life for me to go from being a low-maintenance diva to a high-maintenance one. More...

Family Volunteer Day on tap at food bank

Kids care about feeding the hungry.  More...

Chico’s yearlong partnership to help women continue college

ElevateHer SWFL announces a yearlong partnership with Chico’s FAS Inc. More...

19th century curious cabinets perfect for current collectors

ANTIQUES

“Cabinet of curiosities” was the name of an important room in the 1600s and, years later, a “cabinet of curiosities” meant just a cabinet. More...

Personal protection seminar set as Humane Society fundraiser

The Gulf Coast Humane Society is offering a personal protection seminar from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the GCHS campus at 2010 Arcadia St. in Fort Myers. Limited spots are available. The cost is $90 per person. More...

It’s that time: Watch out for black bears, cubs on the move

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds the public to be aware that black bears, the state’s largest land mammal, become more active this time of year. More...

Turbochargers, stick shifts and hatchbacks are what make a Honda Civic great

BEHIND THE WHEEL

One year can make all the difference. Last summer we were introduced to the new Honda Civic. It felt like a solid mix of style and features that stayed within the $20K-$30K range for well-equipped examples. More...

SPADA-thon sets another record raising funds for three nonprofits

PACE Center for Girls, Lee; the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Valerie’s House will benefit from another record-breaking SPADA-thon, which garnered $43,000 in proceeds with the annually anticipated pampering party.& More...

Business News

Rhythm remains

Ballroom dancing continues to thrive in Florida, and it’s good for the body, the soul and the economy

LIKE A MAGIC GARDEN, PERHAPS, BALLROOM dancing is a world unto its own — but one open to all comers and thriving in Florida.  More...

Only quick, strong leadership will keep Illinois from a financial death spiral

MONEY & INVESTING

I believe, as a whole, politicians are good people. Sure, there are a few bad apples here and there but for the most part, the ones I have met are hard working, caring individuals who truly want to help those they represent.  More...

New Medicare cards offer protection against identity theft, financial loss

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars.  More...

Real Estate News

What’s old is new again

A Hickory Bay condo is reborn into a modern getaway

The good news is that our area is awash with condos in terrific locations. The bad news is that almost all of those condos are in aging buildings and most of the units are in need of total renovation. More...

Grandview at Bay Beach offers elevated waterfront living at “The EL”

With on-site, resort-inspired amenities, Grandview at Bay Beach offers a balanced lifestyle that fulfills residents’ desire for a vibrant, social scene and a connection to health, wellness and the area’s natural environment between Estero More...

The Isles of Collier Preserve… where residents celebrate nature and active living

The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an a More...