January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

New 4-cylinder engine gives Malibu plenty of zip

The redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu was introduced earlier this year as the Eco mild hybrid model that uses a small electric motor for extra torque.  More...

Florida Sportsman Expo hits town Feb. 2 and 3

Now in its 21st year, the Florida Sportsman Expo comes to the Lee Civic Center, just south of Charlotte County on State Road 31, for the weekend of Feb. 2-3.  The Sportsman Channel serves as title sponsor for the expos. More...

Electric motorcycle, scooter sales expected to grow

Manufacturers of electric motorcycles and scooters (e-motorcycles and e-scooters) are providing more robust features, including longer range capability and higher speeds, accelerating demand for these vehicles. More...

Naples Boat Show this weekend

The annual Napless Boat Show, hosted by thee Marine Industries of Collier -  County, takes placee starting Thursday, Jan. 24,, and continues through Sunday.  The 2013 show is based at 100 Goodlette Road South in Naples. More...

Coincidental meeting leads to a friendship based on Model A’s

Late last August, Richard Dahms was sitting at a stoplight in his 1930 Model A Ford coupe when another just like it, driven by Lee Felsburg, pulled alongside. More...

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To the dogs

Trainers a growing niche in SWFL

LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENT JEAN BURMEISTER still recalls vividly (and who wouldn’t?) the day her daughter’s dog Hansie bit her hand as she tried to get a dish towel out of the dog’s mouth. Ms. Burmeister needed 10 stitches. More...

Shop neighbors build destination for antiques, books, collectibles

Once upon a time in Charlotte County, there was a cozy, popular Mecca for antique shoppers called Harbor Inn. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Korean medicine cabinets provide stylish way to store small items

Korean medicine dates back thousands of years. Sharp bone needles once used for acupuncture have been unearthed in Korea. More...

THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 9 P.M.  Doc Martin  Erotomania  A Salvation Army member arrives in Portwenn to trace a missing woman. Danny wants Louisa to move in with him. Mylow’s medical check has a shocking result.   More...

An Old Fashioned Feel

Vintage photographs provide inspiration and reference for mixed media portraits

LOOK AT KATIE WILSON’S MIXED-MEDIA PORtraits and you might feel as if you’re thumbing through an old photo album.  And, in fact, in a way, you are.  The Rockport, Maine, artist draws much of her inspiration ira- from her paterna More...

Recycling companies co-opt the look of charity for profit

Donation bins have been sprouting up like mushrooms in store parking lots and alongside busy South Florida roads. They bear the familiar colors and appearance of bins put out by charitable organizations such as Goodwill and The Salvation Army. More...

RV shipments expected to rise in 2013

The recreational-vehicle industry’s recovery from the economic downturn will continue to build strength in 2013, as shipments are expected to rise to 289,900 — a 4.5 percent increase over the projected 2012 total of 277,300 units, accordi More...

Tide turning for U.S. boating industry with power boat sales up 10 percent in 2012

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NASCAR THIS WEEK

Earnhardt Jr. pleased with health, sport

During the second day of Daytona’s recent three-day test session, Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent part of his lunch break speaking with the media. Here are some of the highlights:  Are you nervous at all about adapting to the new car?  More...

RV dealers converge on Lee Civic Center

The 28th annual Fort Myers RV Show takes place from Thursday, Jan. 24 through Sunday.  The event is at the Lee Civic Center, just south of Charlotte County at 11831 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, three miles east of I-75 off exit 143.  More...

Ford’s ideas getting even better with newest line

All-new Fusions, Fiestas, Escapes and Transit vans share the stage with muscular Mustangs, tough F-Series trucks and the rest of the freshest vehicle lineup available on the Ford stand at this year's North American International Auto Show, which is g More...

Real Estate News

11850 LADY ANNE CIRCLE, CAPE CORAL

This Aubuchon Parade of Homes winner is located in the Royal Tee Country Club Estates.  With 3,583 square feet of living space, the lakefront pool home features four bedrooms and another room that can serve as a fifth bedroom or office. More...

10711 WINTERCRESS DRIVE, BONITA SPRINGS

This beautiful pool home with mature landscaping is located in the Woodmont subdivision of Shadow Wood at The Brooks development. With lake and golf course views, the 2005 construction features 2,613 square feet of living space. More...

350 KETTLE HARBOR DRIVE, PLACIDA

This Key West-style home is located on more than a quarter-acre lot on Don Pedro Island. With access to the Intracoastal Waterway, the home offers 1,680 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and two bathrooms. More...