August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

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...

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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...

TwinEagles reports just under $50 Million year-to-date sales

The Ronto Group’s TwinEagles community reported 18 closed and pending new construction transactions worth nearly $13.5 million were processed in June and July. More...

Kalea Bay’s first tower nears sellout

Tower 2 released for sale

The first residential tower at Kalea Bay, the gated, resort-lifestyle, high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, is 90 percent sold. Of the 120 residences in the 22-story tower, only 12 remain. 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...

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...

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...

Business News

It's in the genes

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...

Principal Jeff Estes: Excitement grows for Bonita Springs High School

BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER INSIDER

Bonita Springs High School held its first classes last week in portables on the Estero High School campus. More...

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...