July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Thirteen candidates qualify for city council, mayor seats

Thirteen residents have announced intentions to run for seats on the Fort Myers City Council. At a July 10 meeting, the city council certified the candidates for the 2017 election. More...

Make-A-Wish hosts event

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida hosts a Bingo & Boots event from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 22 at the Dixie Roadhouse, 1023 SE 47th Terrace in Cape Coral.  More...

The Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible is cool even in the summer

BEHIND THE WHEEL

We’ve driven the coupe version of the Jaguar F-Type SVR a while back, but waited until the summertime to get our hands on the convertible. More...

Chinese porcelains can be difficult to identify and date

ANTIQUES

Chinese porcelains are among the hardest for an average collector to identify and date. They have been made for centuries and it is considered a tribute, not an attempt to fool a customer, to copy a piece perfectly, including the original mark. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Who is that guy?

Comedian Adam Ferrara is recognized, but some can’t put name to face

Adam Ferrara has never been the big, above-the-title star. More...

Ann Kidd Taylor’s debut novel features sharks, loss and love

Just call it the anti-“Jaws.”  Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel, “Jaws,” and the film it spawned a year later, made people terrified to go into the water, because they were scared of a shark attack.  The movie&rsquo More...

The show will go on — even though she won’t be wearing pants

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you’ve followed this missive over the past few years, you may remember that every now and then, I’m susceptible to the theater bug and find myself drawn to the footlights, applause and minimum pay. More...

Senior lifetime parks pass to jump from $10 to $80 on Aug. 28

Time is running out on one of the best travel deals around for seniors: On Aug. 28, the cost of a lifetime pass to U.S. national parks for those 62 and older will jump from $10 to $80. In Southwest Florida, the pass can be purchased at the J.N. More...

Barbara Dell, Samantha Scott winners of 2017 Apex Awards

Barbara Dell, CEO of the successful Dress for Success Southwest Florida, and Samantha Scott, president of Pushing the Envelope, a public relations and marketing firm, were named winners of the 2017 Apex Awards.  The awards are presented by the F More...

Area United Way elects officers, board members

New officers and six new board members were elected at the recent United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee annual meeting. More...

Motorcycle run to benefit ACT

Abuse Counseling and Treatment Inc. will hold a benefit motorcycle run and brunch on Aug. 13, beginning at Six Bends Harley-Davidson and concluding at Keylime Bistro. More...

Washington mold churns a memory of homemade ice cream

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Summer in South Georgia was a time for celebration.  That’s when my father’s family might convene on the farm for a weeklong visit to see my great-grandmother, my grandmother Dorothy, her husband, whom we called “Grandpa Bill,& More...

Business News

Markets create CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

THIS WEEK, FLORIDA WEEKLY TAKES A verbal snapshot of the real estate markets on the southwest coast and in Palm Beach County. We asked two questions: How ¦ Vince Marotta, owner of the The Marotta Realty Group, Jupiter. More...

FDIC helps lower the risk for bank savings investments

MONEY & INVESTING

One of the fundamental tenants of investing in a free market is the risk/ reward tradeoff. The greater the risk of an investment, the greater the potential return must be in order to provide an incentive to provide that capital. More...

Kuhn is special events manager for the Harry Chapin Food Bank

John Kuhn of Fort Myers has joined the Harry Chapin Food Bank as its new special events manager. Mr. Kuhn will be assisting with the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk, the food bank’s largest fundraising event of the year. More...

Real Estate News

Survey: 84 percent say owning home good investment

Affordability is a growing concern

Concerns over housing affordability show clear demographic divides, especially among unmarried and non-white Americans, the National Association of Realtors 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey shows.  More than five out of 10 unmarried and non-wh More...

Revived and refreshed

A Gulf Shore condo goes from ‘why?’ to ‘wow!’

A talented interior designer can take a cardboard box and make it look like it belongs on the pages of a glamorous magazine. More...

Education comes first at Babcock Ranch

School located at the heart of new town will open at full capacity

The morning of August 10th heralds an historic milestone at Babcock Ranch. It’s the day the new town’s first residents will point back to as proof that at Babcock Ranch, education really does come first. More...