July 26, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Community Foundation names executive committee members

Dr. Larry Hobbs is the new chairman of the board of trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Craig Folk will serve as vice chair and governance committee chair; Howard Leland will serve as treasurer/finance committee chair; and Guy E. More...

Half a world difference between the Huyndai Elantra and Elantra GT

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Want instant credibility? Buy a hatchback. While this segment will never have the top-selling cars, the manufacturers are taking notice that people who buy them are typically a bit wealthier, more active and are better educated. More...

Some great early designers had success, then lost everything

ANTIQUES

Sometimes a designer becomes very popular with a new design, sells his products, becomes wealthy, and then his designs become commonplace and he eventually goes bankrupt. More...

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Americana Community Music Association champions local roots and Americana music

I’D JUST LIKE TO SAY, IN MY defense, that this song is not about my wife,” says Mike McMillan. More...

Foreigner band mates heal rifts as group marks 40th anniversary

For veteran rock band Foreigner and guitarist Mick Jones — the group’s founder and last remaining original member — 2017 carries more significance than some years. More...

She’s dreaming of Nova Scotia and bacon-laced Bloody Marys

THE DIVA DIARIES

Maybe it’s the heat, but I need a getaway — and I’m not alone. More...

Florida Weekly receives five awards in state competition

Editorials written last year for Florida Weekly by the late Bill Cornwell were awarded first place in the editorial writing category by the state Society of Professional Journalists. More...

Jason’s Deli hosts 9th annual Kids Eat Free two-day event

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida is hosting its ninth annual Kids Eat Free event from Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, offering complimentary meals to children 12 and under at all six Southwest Florida restaurant locations.  More...

We just couldn’t do it without her

Megan Roberts loves dogs — especially her Brutus.  Megan is the patient, detailed-oriented coordinator of the Pet Lovers Edition.  We couldn’t do it without her.  She sees all the photos as they come in, posts them on vario More...

Surely you will recognize this doll

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

Shirley Temple was a part of the earliest part of my days of collecting.  The child actress, who lifted the spirits of Depression-era audiences with a song, a dance and a smile, had licensed her image to everything from dolls to kitchenware in t More...

Business News

From killing the enemy to KILLING IT in business

“LIFE IS A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL, for success, and for dominance. Life is war. “It is an economic war. A political war. A social war. And a personal war. “But we are not all warriors. That is our human failing. More...

Large-scale default of auto loans will be painful for industry, consumers

MONEY & INVESTING

I’m sure you have heard this story before. Large numbers of people lying abut their income on loan applications. Unscrupulous brokers persuading people to spend more than they can afford. Teaser interest rates which increase over time. More...

Southwest Florida Blue Chip award luncheon set for Nov. 2

Travis Roy is keynote speaker for the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Award luncheon, sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. The event is Thursday, Nov. More...

Real Estate News

Castle Harbour Homes starts its first model in Babcock Ranch

Fort Myers-based Castle Harbour Homes has begun construction of its first furnished model homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. The award-winning homebuilder will begin construction of a second model in July. 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...

Discovery Center a must-see first stop for visitors to Babcock Ranch

For visitors to Babcock Ranch, a tour of the Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall at Founder’s Square in the town’s Downtown District is a must-see first stop. More...