August 16, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Hope Chest sets Labor Day sale

Shoppers can enjoy three days of special savings Friday, Sept. 1, Saturday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. More...

Senior volunteer drivers needed

The Dr. Piper Center for Social Services needs senior Volunteers (over 55) to transport elderly who need a ride to the doctor, dentist, pharmacy, dialysis or other treatments. More...

Treasure hunting in Naples yields some choice finds

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

I love shopping in Naples — always have. I still remember visiting a thrift store on U.S. 41 that had as its landmark a restaurant called Fat Philly’s — something tells me they sold sandwiches. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The attraction of analog ... in our digital world

THE FUTURE’S FINALLY HERE. We don’t have personal jetpacks yet, but we have computers in our homes, in our purses, on our wrists. We’ve developing driverless cars. We can telecommute from home and order anything we want online. More...

Part 2: The Florida Weekly Writing Challenge

The first phase of the 2017 Florida Weekly Writing Challenge inspired 147 people from Venice to Marco Island to Jupiter and even one man from Texas (he was vacationing and picked up a copy of the paper in West Palm Beach) to pen an original short sto More...

Cocktail or mocktail, it’s time for a cold beverage

THE DIVA DIARIES

Sitting on my balcony yesterday afternoon sweltering due to a heat index of 110 degrees while dreaming of icy, cold summer cocktails — I was reminded of a letter I received from an avid Diva Diaries reader last year who, in her opinion, felt th More...

Lee, Collier, Charlotte ranked among state’s top 11 counties for boating accidents

“Following deadly crash, Memorial Day brings boating safety into focus” is how one local media outlet heralded the news of an incident that claimed the life of one 12-year-old boy and injured four others in May. More...

Lake Michigan Credit Union buys Encore Bank of Naples

Lake Michigan Credit Union is acquiring Encore Bank, headquartered in Naples. The combined entity will have approximately $5.6 billion in assets, over $9 billion in serviced mortgages, with 10 branches in Florida and over 40 branches in Michigan. More...

South Fort Myers Rotary names finalists for Officer of the Year

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announced the finalists for Officer of the Year, which will be announced at the 2017 Law & Order Ball.  More...

Habitat project to spiff up Harlem Heights homes

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is partnering with 13 Harlem Heights families for the largest Brush with Kindness project to date.  Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program partners with families to improve their homes throu More...

Artist first created googly-eyed dolls as illustrations in books

ANTIQUES

If collectible dolls have googly eyes, the designer likely was Grace Drayton (1887- 1936), a talented artist. Her maiden name was Grace Gebbie. More...

Business News

It’s in the genes

Real estate agents and offspring working together

When it comes to real estate, the apple sometimes doesn’t fall very far from the tree. Of course, the same could be said of any career path. More...

Mercedes AMG C43 is the new ultimate middleman

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Somewhere between fantasy and cold hard reality is the Mercedes-Benz AMG C43 Coupe. Priced at $56,495, it represents a midpoint — about $12K less can purchase a base C-Class coupe, and $12K more will provide the ultimate turbo V8 versions. More...

Car rental company stock prices crushed by app-driven services, high debt

MONEY & INVESTING

Probably the greatest aspect of financial markets — and the most frustrating from an investor’s perspective — is that they are efficient. When a company is doing well, its stock goes higher. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

A five-bedroom, five-bath home at 5335 Estero Blvd. on Fort Myers Beach has gulf views and a deeded path right across the street from the beach.  The property is zoned for weekly rentals. More...

Furnished models open for viewing in Lake Timber at Babcock Ranch

Furnished models by Homes by Towne, Stock Development, Florida Lifestyle Homes, and Fox Premier Builders are open for viewing at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson & Partners 20 minutes east More...

Recent transactions reported by LandQwest Commercial

Yucatan Waterfront Inc., acquired the Sandy Hook restaurant and five waterfront lots at 4851-4915 Pine Island Rd. NW, Matlacha, from Sandy Hook Inc. & Lauber, LLC for $2,100,000. More...