August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Walmart Foundation awards $42,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has received $42,000 from the Walmart Foundation to help fund mobile pantries in the five-county area the food bank serves: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry. More...

Spirit of ’45 weekend honors WWII veterans

The Southwest Florida Veterans Alliance hosts the eighth annual Spirit of ’45 weekend tribute Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13. More...

Good to Go drop-off United Way donation event set for Aug. 4

Lee County government is kicking off the start of its 2017 United Way campaign by collaborating with Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida for Good to Go, a drive-up, drop-off and drive-away donation event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. More...

There’s more Range Rover in the new Land Rover Discovery

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Land Rover is back with an all-new Discovery for 2017. In a break with tradition, the new family hauler is bowing to the luxurious side of the legendary 4x4 brand. More...

Early toy bobble-heads featured complicated nodding

ANTIQUES

Bobble-heads are popular today as sports collectibles. Most baseball teams offer souvenir bobble-head dolls at some of the games during the year, but today’s dolls are made of slick plastic and usually are wearing fabric uniforms. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

It's SHOW TIME

Fort Myers leads the way into a new season of film festivals

WITH THE DARKNESS, quiet and anticipation that precede the opening credits of a new film, movie theaters are one of the secular world’s sacred spaces where awe meets entertainment.  More...

Local composer sets Florida poet laureate’s words to music

“It blew our heads off,” Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke says about hearing his poetry put to music.  He and his wife, artist/illustrator Jeanne Clark Meinke, were sitting in composer William Dawson’s car. Mr. More...

Minimalist lifestyle is mostly for Millennials

THE DIVA DIARIES

It all started while I was waiting in the checkout line at Target with a shopping cart filled with items I allegedly couldn’t live without: a pair of sparkly flip-flops because I only have eight other pairs, a throw pillow with a sunflower on i More...

The basics: What you need to know about opioids

What is an opioid? More...

Pulte to build more than 150 homes in Babcock Ranch

Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s leading builders, is partnering with Kitson & Partners to construct more than 150 homes at Babcock Ranch. More...

In the business of saving lives

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

The American Heart Association reports that each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. More...

Lee County Veteran Services announces new monthly outreach in Bonita Springs

The Lee County Veteran Services is offering a new, monthly outreach program in south Lee County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Friday of each month starting Aug. More...

It’s Five Below in July in Fort Myers

First, we had the 5 and 10 store, where you could buy notions and knick-knacks for a nickel or dime. Now we have a slew of dollar stores — Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree — where all items are $1 each. More...

Singing the blues over a piece of antique Delft

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

If there’s one thing that amazes me, it’s this: Just when I have given up on ever finding anything good during my travels, I almost always happen upon something wonderful. More...

Business News

GROWING STRONG

Southwest Florida’s economic engine driven by diverse industries

AERONAUTIC ENGINEERS, WORLD-leading software application designers, national defense contractors and advanced manufacturers — a mere sampling of the diverse industries and companies doing business in Southwest Florida. More...

Can Buffalo Wild Wings defeat the foul factors causing its stock decline?

MONEY & INVESTING

I think a great first date would be to take someone for wings and see what flavor he or she orders. Does the person go for the mild or the five-alarm fire hot? Does he order the sweet barbecue or the exotic tai garlic? More...

Shadow Wood chef wins award

Shadow Wood Country Club’s executive chef, Richard Crisanti, was honored with a President’s Medallion at the recent American Culinary Federation National Convention and Show in Orlando.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

1027 S. Town & River Dr., Fort Myers

The seller of this home says to bring an offer. More...

Final month of summer savings in Ave Maria

Ave Maria offers more than 40 floor plans ranging from 2 to 6-bedroom homes in its Community of the Year. More...

Chevy Bolt EV rolls out in Florida with a road trip to Babcock Ranch

Cross-state test drive features overnighter recharge in solar-powered town

General Motors marked the Florida debut of the Bolt EV with a road trip from Miami to Babcock Ranch. More...