August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Shell Factory hosts dog event

The Shell Factory & Nature Park, in conjunction with several rescue organizations, sponsors International Homeless Animals Day. More...

Chinese ‘He-He’ twins figurine said to bring happiness to marriage

ANTIQUES

Once, long ago in China, there was a pair of immortal twins, one bringing harmony and the other union, according to the legends. More...

Decals show support for manatees, sea turtles

There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Drink & draw

Grassroots competition part of annual conference of Florida architects

SO A BUNCH OF ARCHITECTS WALK INTO A BAR … It sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s the basis of an honored tradition at the yearly conference of the Florida chapter of American Institute of Architects: the Drink and Draw. More...

Artists invited to apply for ArtFest

ArtFest Fort Myers is accepting applications for its 18th annual downtown Fort Myers juried fine art festival. Up to 200 professional artists will be selected to display and sell their original works at the show set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

Let a local getaway take you out of the ‘reds’

THE DIVA DIARIES

It happens every year at this time. I call it the August reds. I’d say it was the August blues, but these days, the weather is red and my mood is dead. More...

United Way goal hits $10 million — a natural progression

The first United Way fundraising campaign in Lee County, in 1957, raised $66,000.  The campaign last year raised $9,702,156.  For 24 straight years, the organization has met its goal.  And the new goal has hit $10 million.  The Un More...

Bell Tower, humane society host Yappy Hour Aug. 11

In time for back to school, the Bell Tower Shops and the Gulf Coast Humane Society have partnered to host a “School Spirit” Yappy Hour block party from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Center Court.  More...

Convention offers a glimpse into the ‘family’ of collectors

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

One of the joys of collecting — and trying to learn about antiques — is taking advantage of opportunities to see the best of the best. More...

Concours of America remains true to its name

BEHIND THE WHEEL

In the past, we’ve hit the road on a summer tour bringing you everything from the most prestigious car events in the country to the salt-of-the-earth Midwestern cruise-ins. But is there a place where these two opposite ideas meet?  More...

Celebrity chef night tickets on sale

A favorite annual event of the summer is opening its doors from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Rumrunners at Cape Harbour.  More...

Business News

RECIPES FOR SUCCESS

Independent restaurateurs defy odds of longevity in the business with new concepts and reinventing the old ones

FICKLE FLORIDA, WHERE RESTAURANTS COME AND GO — sometimes overnight. More...

Geopolitics, Trump’s economic plans could affect the price of gold

MONEY & INVESTING

This has been an exciting year for investing in almost all asset classes and securities except one — gold. In fact, the price of the precious metal has been downright boring for the last eight months. More...

Real Estate News

Florida remains top state for foreign buyers, survey shows

Fueled by a substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new high, as transactions grew in each of the top five countries where buyers originated.  More...

Babcock Ranch announces new building partner

Pulte Homes joins the select ranks of homebuilders in solar-powered town

One of the nation’s leading builders is partnering with Kitson & Partners to build the next new neighborhood of 150 homes at Babcock Ranch. More...

Downtowns like the historic fort myers river district are attracting residents looking for a live, work, play, car-free lifestyle

Downtown urban centers such as the Historic Fort Myers River District are becoming increasingly popular for those who want to reside in a live, work, play environment. More...