2017-06-29

Who says every birthday should be a big deal?

THE DIVA DIARIES


Is it wrong to boycott your own birthday? Yet another birthday is creeping up on me, and I’m just not into it anymore. Don’t get me wrong. As my uncle used to say, I’m glad I’m on the right side of the dirt and all, but I just think there should be a cap on how one celebrates one’s birthday […]

A towering techno-thriller achievement with a grim political vision

FLORIDA WRITERS


Book 21 in the Kirk McGarvey series by David Hagberg is, among other things, a story about superluxury real estate, the investment strategies of the super-rich and the enormous vanity and sense of privilege that infects those who have virtually unlimited wealth. These are people whose goal is to invest their money in whatever will bring them more money. They […]

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV



THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 4: The Departed Edith has big news for Martin that Louisa overhears: Robert is going to offer him the prestigious surgeon’s job in London. FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 9 P.M. The Great British Baking Show Part 4: Batter In the first-ever batter week, nine bakers prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform […]

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO



THEATER Mary Poppins – At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre June 29-Aug. 12. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com. Women in Jeopardy – By Theatre Conspiracy Aug. 11-26 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or www.artinlee.org. Moon Over Buffalo – By CFABS Players July 19-23 at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs’ Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach […]

Massachusetts photographer takes grand prize in ‘Camera USA 2017’ competition



The Naples Art Association named Massachusetts photographer Brian Malloy recipient of the “Camera USA 2017” National Photography Award. Mr. Malloy won $5,000 for his “Grand Central” photograph taken at the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles. “I am humbled to have been included with such incredible photographers in this show, and am honored that my image was selected amongst […]

Power of the ARTS




THE ARTS ARE MORE THAN THEATER, DANCE, literature, film and music. They’re big bucks, mega-bucks, especially in the city of Fort Myers. How big? The total economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture in the city in 2015 was $49.7 million, according to the recently released Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study. “It’s an economic driver,” said Lydia Black, executive […]

Only two residences remain in Phase II at Naples Square



Just one completed Phase II Denison residence priced at $1,088,921 and one completed Phase II Franklin residence priced at $1,425,422 remain available for purchase and immediate move-in at Naples Square. Naples Square is being developed by The Ronto Group at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette Frank Road in downtown Naples. The community’s walkable lifestyle and availability of […]

Stock Development’s best summer pricing includes move-in ready homes across Southwest Florida!



Summer is here and Stock Development has introduced amazing new pricing for its best move-in ready homes. This weekend, homebuyers can tour dozens of homes that are ready for immediate occupancy across 16 communities from Bradenton to Marco Island. No other builder has such a diverse array of residences in highly amenititzed communities. Stock is one of Southwest Florida’s most […]

Camping it up with Blanche and Baby Jane

ARTS COMMENTARY


If ever a movie cried out to be mocked, it’s the 1962 classic “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” The psychological thriller revolves around two sisters who were both stars in their time. Fortune reversed their fates as they aged. As a precocious young girl, Baby Jane was a singing and tap-dancing vaudeville sensation, but she lacked talent and appeal after […]

It’s American — choose your way to celebrate independence



Looking for something to do on Independence Day? Look no further. We’ve found lots of local events that combine all variety of activities — from 5Ks to block parties to parades — and fireworks, of course. Saturday, July 1 ¦ Everglades City celebrates at McLeod Park with an opening ceremony parade at 10 a.m., arts and crafts, vendor booths and […]