January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Bonita -Estero Economic Development Council to unveil new strategic plan

The Bonita Springs-Estero Economic Development Council will unveil its new strategic plan at the Feb. 15 quarterly board meeting, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. More...

Sea level rise symposium Jan. 13

The Captiva Community Panel will present information about how rising seas could impact Captiva, Sanibel and Pine Island Sound at “Now In My Back Yard.” The symposium will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Top documentaries on tap at the Bonita Springs International Film Festival

The Bonita Spring International Film Festival will show the delightful film “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Center for the Performing Arts- Moe Film Center. More...

Manning elected airport board chairman

The Lee County Board of Port Commissioners recently elected John Manning as its 2017 chairman. Cecil Pendergrass was elected as vice chairman.  More...

Uncommon Friends Foundation taking scholarship applications

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 student scholarships, which will be awarded to deserving students, veterans, struggling adults and single parents who are pursuing degrees in education, law, technology and ot More...

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Face time

Despite booming growth in the technology of social media, networking experts say the road to success is through actually meeting people.

Sorry to say it, millennials and you other tech addicts, but at some point you’re going to have to stow away the smartphone and brave the world, meet people, shake a few hands and talk about, well, your business and how you can help a potential More...

Make your business stand out in 2017

BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER INSIDER

If your new year’s resolution is to get your business’ name in front of more people, let the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce help you make that happen.  Four dates are set for Business Before Business Trade Shows in 2017, sta More...

Macy’s numbers reflect a downward trend for department stores

MONEY & INVESTING

As my wife will tell you, I can’t stand shopping. This is especially true of clothes shopping. I never know what looks good on me or what style of jeans happens to be in at the moment. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

THE STORY OF George M. Cohan

TheatreZone presents a toe-tapping tribute to American musical theater

FROM TAP DANCING TO HEARTFELT TRIBUTES TO THE RED, white and blue, “George M!” takes audiences back to the origins of American musical theater. The show opens the 2017 season for TheatreZone, running Jan. More...

Art in the park brought to you by Naples Artcrafters

In a town that seems to renew its population, culture and institutions every few years, something that has stuck around for five decades can be considered a rare find. More...

If you overshoot Dry January, just go for arid February or parched March

THE DIVA DIARIES

A few days after New Year’s, a girlfriend and I were enjoying happy hour at one of our favorite little bars where we caught up on everything we’d missed in each other’s lives over the busy holidays. More...

Taxpayer cost for legislators’ health care premiums increases

On March 7, 160 men and women elected from districts representing 67 Florida counties and 20.7 million residents will begin the 2017 legislative session at the capitol in Tallahassee. More...

Three local women to be honored as PACE Grande Dames

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County has selected three women to be honored at the ninth annual Grande Dames Tea, which honors some of the community’s most revered women. This year’s honorees, all from Fort Myers, are: More...

Meeting planned to discuss progress of new Bonita library

Patrons of the Lee County Library System are invited to discuss the planned Bonita Springs Public Library at a meeting set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. More...

Run benefits Ronald McDonald charities

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club will host Robbie’s Run, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, on Saturday, Jan. 14. The Care Mobile is a program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. More...

AARP offers driver safety classes in January

AARP’s Drivers Safety courses are designed to help prevent auto accidents, with a review of best driving practices for participants, and an overview of changes in traffic laws. More...

Community Foundation program promises economic development in midtown Fort Myers

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently closed on a $10 million New Markets Tax Credit deal to be used to restore the historic Atlantic Coast Line railroad station and build a technology hub and headquarters in the midtown historic neighb More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

629 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples

In the gated beach enclave of Vista Del Mar in Old Naples, this four-bedroom-plus-den, five-bath residence has 5,098 square feet under air and a total of 9,592 square feet. More...

REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS

D.R. Horton’s first single-family model home has opened in the Savannah Lakes neighborhood at Naples Reserve. More...

Find your Paradise during the 2017 Parade of Homes!

Discover Naples’ newest and most casually awesome lifestyle – umbrella drinks, tiki huts and a private island included – when Naples Reserve hosts the Collier Building Industry Association’s single-site Parade of Homes in Febr More...