July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Human Trafficking: What grandparents and your grandkids need to know

Violence in the media and dangers of the internet and social media impact kids in ways we never imagined. But one thing hasn’t changed. More...

FSW study finds investment needed to ensure all kids ‘kindergarten ready’

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

In order to keep our competitive edge in today’s knowledge-based economy, the next generation must have the skills, knowledge and dispositions to create and sustain new forms of enterprise. More...

‘Brews for Barks’ to benefit GCHS

Have a cold one during these hot summer days at one of the top microbreweries in SWFL — the Millennial Brewing Company — every second Tuesday of the month, and leave with the fulfillment of helping the Gulf Coast Humane Society shelter an More...

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center to open in Fort Myers

GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers is opening a Down syndrome achievement center in Fort Myers to serve the families of Southwest Florida.  More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Music docs

Must-see music documentaries you may have missed

MUSIC AND FILM IS A GREAT MARRIAGE OF media. More...

Frampton’s opening gig for Steve Miller will be 80 minutes with a full band

If you want to see Peter Frampton, it might be wise to see him on his current tour with Steve Miller. If plans hold, he won’t be back on tour in the states for awhile.  More...

Dive right in … you cannot escape the summer food

THE DIVA DIARIES

While I’ll never acknowledge that Southwest Florida has a “summer” (we just have tourist season from Christmas through Easter and six ridiculously hot, humid months in between), I will acknowledge that we have summer food — an More...

This ‘Kid’ knew ‘Buddy’ before he was ‘Bandit’

The first time I set eyes on “Buddy” Reynolds I was walking down the hall at Palm Beach High School (now the Dreyfoos School of the Arts) in West Palm Beach.  More...

Love your pet? Share a photo and you could win FW contest

We know our readers love their pets — those furry, slithery, slobbery, whiskered, feathered, hoofed, amphibious or otherwise nonhuman companions that help make your lives complete.  Show how much you love them by entering the annual Florid More...

Runners, walkers, sponsors sought for MADD 5K Run/WALK

As the Southwest Florida Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving readies for the second annual Walk Like MADD 5K Run/Walk, it’s looking for local businesses and organizations to partner for this powerful cause. More...

Become Trap-Neuter-Return certified for free July 8 at GCHS

Help control the ever-growing feral cat population in the Lee County area by getting certified at Trap-Neuter- Return, with a workshop hosted by Fortunate Ferals and Gulf Coast Humane Society.  Fortunate Ferals has partnered with GCHS to provide More...

BMW i3 is the good kind of nerdy

BEHIND THE WHEEL

There’ a new crop of nerds. Not the old-style outcasts of high school, but instead, the new age definition where brains are worn as a badge of honor. And this is their car . More...

Business News

Loud & clear

Every corporate public relations crisis has a common thread

EVERYWHERE WE TURN LATELY, THERE SEEMS to be a new corporate crisis in the headlines. More...

Studies of Seattle’s minimum wage provides ammo to pro, con arguments

MONEY & INVESTING

Generally, people don’t get too passionate about economic theory. More...

Kole promoted to VP of clinical transformation at Lee Health

Dr. Marilyn Kole has been promoted to vice president of clinical transformation for Lee Health.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

2224 Residence Circle

Fresh, clean and transitional are just a few words to describe this lakefront villa in Grey Oaks Golf & Country Club. There are three bedrooms plus a den, 2½ baths, a two-car garage and a golf cart garage. More...

Pending sales tumble in May for third month

The ongoing supply shortages that are propping up home prices in many metro areas caused pending home sales in May to slump for the third consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors. More...

Save Up To $15,000 in Ave Maria

Ave Maria offers savings all summer long from its three builders- CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. Save up to $15,000* on a new home including 2-6 bedroom designs and build the home of your dreams at an affordable price. More...