July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Lipman executive to serve on regional water management board

Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed Jaime Weisinger of Lipman Family Farms to the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District.  Mr. More...

Veteran media marketer promoted to assistant AD at FSW

Michael Hill II has been promoted to assistant athletics director for media relations and social media at Florida SouthWestern State.  More...

Zuo Modern opens new store at Miromar Design Center

Miromar Design Center in Estero announced the addition of Zuo Modern to its international collection of home furnishings and accessories stores. More...

Zonta Club gives $3,000 to Our Mother’s Home program

Our Mother’s Home was awarded a $3,000 grant by The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs-Estero for Nurturing Parenting, Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop and Early Childhood Reading Program through the Mentored Living Program. More...

Paper-cutting began in second century — now sought by collectors

ANTIQUES

The very thin, graceful lines, the black-and-gilt frame, the cut-work initials and date “JB/1760” added up to a bid (with premium) of $2,460 at a Skinner auction in Massachusetts. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Librarians suggest

What you might like and what they’re looking forward to reading this summer

IT’S A GIVEN: LIBRARIANS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS. They love reading them, love discussing them, love suggesting them to others. More...

Swim, park for free at Lee County parks July 29-30

In recognition of National Park & Recreation Month, Lee County Parks & Recreation will offer free pool admission and free parking on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30.  The city of Cape Coral also is participating by waiving fees at More...

Mastering the perfect selfie — it’s all about me

THE DIVA DIARIES

While I realize that I’m not 13, I’m still determined to master the summer selfie. More...

Lee County tobacco use down, obesity up, assessment shows

Tobacco use and low birth weight measures in Lee County for the past three years are better than the averages in Florida and the U.S., but still slightly higher than goals set by Healthy Lee. More...

Make your fabulous pet famous; enter the annual FW pet contest

Our hands-down favorite project every summer at Florida Weekly is the Pet Lovers special edition that features — what else? More...

FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE

The Florida panther, Florida’s official state animal, has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967. As the state grows, suitable habitat for panthers and other wildlife shrinks. More...

Quality Life Center program receives national recognition

Quality Life Center’s Arts, Character & Education program has been named as a finalist for the 2017 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award.  More...

Forest Country Club approves plans for $7.9 million clubhouse renovation

Construction plans have been approved at The Forest Country Club for an upcoming $7.9 million renovation and expansion of the main clubhouse. More...

The tale of Granny, Aunt Cleo, the car and the cow

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

What is it with my family and cars? A maternal great-grandfather loved them enough that he built one of his own — he and my grandfather even owned an Oldsmobile and Buick dealership in Indiana. Driving wasn’t just for the men, either. More...

Nissan goes for a smaller, more distinct Rogue Sport

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Adding the word “sport” to a car is usually just about enhancing a vehicle with a few more aggressive features. Ford offers new wheels, a different grille and deletes some chrome for this trim level on the Fusion, Edge and Explorer. More...

Business News

Mini golf is big business

Florida putt-putt courses are popular attractions as ‘clean family fun’

“How long will this newest fad last?” — Popular Science Monthly, November 1930, on miniature golf Now, 87 years after that question was posed, miniature golf courses still dot the American landscape with new ones popping up around More...

Heed red flags about Blue Apron before buying stock

MONEY & INVESTING

I don’t really get the whole meal kit delivery popularity sweeping across the country. If you have never heard of these services, it is where a company sends you a package full of ingredients along with a recipe to prepare the meal. More...

Real Estate News

For sale: Jackie’s home during teens

Steve Case of AOL asking for $49.5M

Even though she was the First Lady for less than three years, Jackie Bouvier Kennedy is one of the most famous of the president’s wives in U.S. history. 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...

Stock Signature Homes expands inventory home construction at Hidden Harbor:

Move-in ready homes available

Stock Signature Homes is expanding construction of move-in ready homes at Hidden Harbor, a Gulf-access waterfront boating community in South Fort Myers. Hidden Harbor offers its residents an amazing nautical lifestyle. More...