October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

MOVING FORWARD,

GIVING BACK

MYRA JANCO DANIELS BECAME A PHILANTHROPIST WHEN SHE was 4 years old. Her grandmother gave her an allowance of 50 cents and asked her, “How much are you going to give away?” Young Myra thought about it. More...

Prima Donors: Putting their blue shoe forward

For years, Gay Rebel Thompson gave money to different places for various causes, but she never really thought of herself as a philanthropist because her money went to immediate needs. More...

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Join us as we celebrate Charlotte County’s first National Philanthropy Day

GIVING

National Philanthropy Day, or NPD, is a day to recognize the great contributions in philanthropy enrichment of our world. NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. More...

FGCU continuing education introduces social media marketing program

To help business professionals gain the advantage of using social media for marketing and branding effectively, Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs has teamed with Tamara Patzer, social media and int More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

American Dragon takes self defense to a new level

Carmen Vigliotti isn’t interested in having his students win tournament trophies.  He teaches kenpo jujitsu, a combat art — the real deal when it comes to true, butt-kicking self-defense.  More...

New study maps greatest needs in Charlotte

Major public and private social service agencies last year teamed up to begin the only comprehensive study of community needs in Charlotte County in more than 10 years.  A lot has happened here during that time. More...

NEWS FROM EDISON STATE COLLEGE

Edison State College presents open house week tours   Edison State College will host Open House Week from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 4-7. All events are free and open to the public. More...

Local Women Lean In to Philanthropy

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I HAVE BEEN, BUT somewhere between the 2010 TEDTalk by Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, on the ways women are held back and the way we hold ourselves back; and her groundbreaking 2013 book “Lean More...

THERE ARE ANGELS AMONG US

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WOMEN’S LEGACY FUND ANGELS

IN THESE PAGES, WE ARE FEATURING A GROUP OF SPECIALO angels. They are special because they have touched others in such a way that they have been honored with a gift to the Women’s Legacy Fund. A cornerstone recognition-giving program, the More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

225 Mark Twain Lane, Rotonda West

This meticulously maintained home has a beautiful greenbelt view. More...

Neal named Florida Green Building Coalition’s Builder of the Year

The Florida Green Building Coalition named Neal Communities Builder of the Year at its Green Trends Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota recently. More...

Don’t fail to cash in on a golden opportunity

Last year, we provided a story about silver that can be found in your home. Keeping with the hidden-treasure spirit, let’s now discuss gold. Now that’s real found money. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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Zombie events are back from the brink of death

THE ZOMBIES WERE PERTURBED.  Every October, for the past six years, they’d gather on the streets of downtown Fort Myers for ZombiCon, staggering and lurching about, looking for fresh brains to suck.  More...

Charlotte Symphony orchestrates major education initiative

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will undertake a major education initiative in November to bring symphonic music into Charlotte County schools.  The orchestra’s new maestro, Raffaele Ponti, will spearhead the Symphony Kids project and tea More...

Bonsai — a living sculpture

Bonsai is translated as “plantings in a tray,” but its meaning has grown richer and fuller over time. More...