May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Edison Mall begins renovation, plans to relocate, add retailers

Edison Mall has started construction for a $4 million renovation project. More...

A highfalutin’ find that’s better than, ahem, just desserts

COLLECTOR’S CORNER

My name is Scott and I hoard china.  I live in a 1,200-square-foot house with two cats, five sets of silver and 10 sets of china.  There.  I feel better now.  The only good thing I can say? More...

Free Junior Achievement event to honor volunteers, teachers

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host a volunteer and teacher appreciation event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Former student’s career takes off at Paragon Charter

Brynn Polonitza has joined Paragon Charter as a client relations manager and company coordinator at the Page Field headquarters in Fort Myers. More...

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Real Estate News

Sold: Celine Dion’s Jupiter Island home for $38.5 million

After being placed on the market almost four years ago, the Jupiter Island “waterpark home” built by Celine Dion and her husband, Renee Angelil, has just sold.  More...

Phase II Ballard model showcased at Naples Square

With two Phase II residences available for purchase at Naples Square, homebuyers continue to be captivated by The Ronto Group’s three furnished Phase II models that showcase interior designs by three of Naples’ finest interior designers. More...

Valencia Bonita by GL Homes offers an amazing lifestyle in a perfect location

When it comes to the finest in luxury communities, Valencia Bonita by GL Homes offers the ultimate 55+ lifestyle, from gorgeous homes to all of the best recreation amenities and activities. More...

Lawsuit over Rauschenberg estate fees a matter of trust

The nine years since Robert Rauschenberg’s death in 2008 have not been without controversy over his art and estate.  Three trustees of the Rauschenberg Revocable Trust brought a lawsuit against the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2011, s More...

12,000 Lee County households could share $16.5 million for 34,000 lost citrus trees

About 12,000 Lee County households could share in a $16.5 million payout approved last week by the state Legislature to compensate homeowners whose fruit trees were destroyed to stop the spread of a disease called citrus canker.  More...

Taste of the Cape raises $27,000

Taste of the Cape, presented by the Gulf Coast Symphony and Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, raised $27,700 at its February event. Proceeds were divided equally between the two organizations. More...

But of course, collectors collect items showing a collection

ANTIQUES

Collecting is a pastime in almost every country. Children start collecting with, bottle caps and free toys that came with a Happy Meal. More...

Kitten season highlights need to spay, neuter pets

There will be a pitter-patter of paws throughout the next few months with the arrival of kitten season. The Florida wet season isn’t the only thing raining cats and dogs. The arrival of kittens being born spikes this time of year. More...

Out of time? Fitbit, Fossil can’t keep up with Apple Watch

MONEY & INVESTING

What runs but cannot walk? What sometimes sings but never talks? What has hands but has no arms? What has a face but no head?  More...

Business News

Weak winter

Tourism numbers down in all but Collier — here’s why

SO TOURIST SEASON IS OVER? WELL, NOT quite. More...

Young Professionals have a vision for Southwest Florida

BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER INSIDER

Last Friday, more than 100 Young Professionals from across the region spent a half day learning new skills, hearing from local leaders and building their networks at the chamber’s third annual Young Professionals “In Your Future” su More...

Team Pink’s ‘Breast Comedy Night Ever’

Breast Comedy Night Ever, a fundraiser to benefit Team Pink SWFL Inc. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

OUR CELLIST

How I went back to kindergarten to learn to play the cello

IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK to school later in life. Maybe they audit classes or take online courses. Me? I went back to kindergarten. It all began when my editor gave me an assignment early last year. More...

Ahoy, boaters: Free safety check offered before Memorial Day

In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, May 20-26, the Fort Myers Powers Squadron, the San Carlos Bay Sail and Power Squadron and the Fort Myers Yacht Basin is offering free vessel safety checks at the Yacht Basin, 1300 Lee St. More...

The reluctant traveler packs her bags, casts her anxieties aside

THE DIVA DIARIES

According to the smart people at Merriam Webster, the definition of wanderlust is “a strong desire to travel.”  And as we ease into travel season, I’m realizing more and more that I’m not only a homebody, I may even have More...