July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Lee county port authority names new police chief

The Lee County Port Authority has named Shawn Chamberlain as chief of the Airport Police Department, responsible for public safety and security at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers.  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...

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Real Estate News

Survey: 84 percent say owning home good investment

Affordability is a growing concern

Concerns over housing affordability show clear demographic divides, especially among unmarried and non-white Americans, the National Association of Realtors 2017 National Housing Pulse Survey shows. More...

Naples Square Phase II on Verge of Sell-Out

Strong Sales at Phase III

The Ronto Group announced that Phase II at Naples Square is on the verge of being sold out. Three previously sold Phase II furnished models remain open for viewing. 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...

Senior lifetime parks pass to jump from $10 to $80 on Aug. 28

Time is running out on one of the best travel deals around for seniors: On Aug. 28, the cost of a lifetime pass to U.S. national parks for those 62 and older will jump from $10 to $80. In Southwest Florida, the pass can be purchased at the J.N. More...

Thirteen candidates qualify for city council, mayor seats

Thirteen residents have announced intentions to run for seats on the Fort Myers City Council. At a July 10 meeting, the city council certified the candidates for the 2017 election. More...

Florida consumer sentiment rebounds upward in June

Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose 2.1 points in June to 96.4, changing course after two months of decline.  Among the five components that make up the index, four increased and one decreased.  More...

Business News

Markets create CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

THIS WEEK, FLORIDA WEEKLY TAKES A verbal snapshot of the real estate markets on the southwest coast and in Palm Beach County. More...

Get back-to-school ready with sales tax holiday Aug. 4

BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER INSIDER

Back-to-school season is upon us and with it come plenty of school supplies to purchase. From backpacks to notebooks to printers, it’s easy for the expenses to add up. More...

CEO panel luncheon set for Sept. 8

Sponsorships and tickets are available for the Sept. 8 CEO Panel luncheon, hosted by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Who is that guy?

Comedian Adam Ferrara is recognized, but some can’t put name to face

Adam Ferrara has never been the big, above-the-title star. More...

Ann Kidd Taylor’s debut novel features sharks, loss and love

Just call it the anti-“Jaws.”  Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel, “Jaws,” and the film it spawned a year later, made people terrified to go into the water, because they were scared of a shark attack.  The movie&rsquo More...

The show will go on — even though she won’t be wearing pants

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you’ve followed this missive over the past few years, you may remember that every now and then, I’m susceptible to the theater bug and find myself drawn to the footlights, applause and minimum pay. More...