March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

‘Saint Matthew Passion’ to be performed in three counties this Easter season

Gulfshore Opera will present Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Saint Matthew Passion” for three performances on March 18-20, at venues in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties in anticipation of the Easter season. More...

Teen author has her day in the sun

On a glorious day seemingly sent from heaven, a new star rose in the local literary firmament. More...

Ten tips to make boating with children safe, fun

The Sea Tow Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to boating safety and education, offers the following list of 10 tips for boating with kids. More...

Take the plunge in Charlotte County’s water-themed eco-adventures

Environmental organizations in Charlotte County offer plenty of eco-adventures and the opportunity to make a splash while learning about the unique ecosystems along Lemon Bay and the back-bay waters between Englewood Beach and the mainland. More...

Hassle-free boating

Whatever the economic climate, boat clubs manage to boom

John Crowe and John Giglio run competing businesses that defied every stereotype coming off the assembly line of economic disasters during the Great Recession — their businesses did better, not worse, when times were hard. More...

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Retirement planning

New myRA plan tries to makethings simple

CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE NOT HAVING TO WORK anymore? Your time, after a lifetime of labor, is finally yours. If you want to spend the morning kayaking or barbecuing or shooting 36 holes at the golf course, go ahead. It’s your time. More...

David Sussman is a photographer in a league of his own

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

I first became aware of David Sussman through Facebook, because he often posted breathtaking photos of locations in Punta Gorda. As it turns out, he is a veteran photographer with more than 40 years’ experience. More...

Investing in emerging markets has risk, but upside worth it

MONEY & INVESTING

Children are expensive, frustrating, time consuming, and carry almost every pathogen known to man, which they are happy to pass along to you. But the joy of watching your kids grow into adulthood somehow makes it all worthwhile. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Cooking out of the box

Subscription meal plans the new way to save time, eat well

Have you found yourself falling back on the same five or six meals every week? Are you bored by what’s in your refrigerator and feeling uninspired when it comes time to cook?  More...

Enjoying Wine and Jazz Fest’s ‘after-brunch’

A boisterous crowd and a sense of letting the good times roll was prevalent at the seventh annual Jazz Bruch, held Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Isles Yacht Club in Punta Gorda. More...

You say tomato, and I say pass the wine, please

THE DIVA DIARIES

It must be that time of year because I start to get a little prickly as we approach the end of snowbird/tourist season. More...

Coming or going, the area code stays

Mud, the former program director and talent on Arrow 94.5 FM, still has a phone number with a Southwest Florida 239 area code, even though he moved away 10 years ago.  After spending 10 years at WNRQ in Nashville, the man known as Michael Gross More...

AAA survey respondents admit to risky behavior behind the wheel

About 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel within the past month, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. More...

Sixth annual car show benefits local cancer programs, patients

The 21st Century C.A.R.E. foundation’s sixth annual Cruisin’ for C.A.R.E. car show will be held at from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, at 2270 Colonial Blvd. More...

Whatever floats your boat

SW Florida offers range of ways to enjoy water-based recreation

With a father in the U.S. Navy, Scott Qurollo lived someplace with water whenever the family relocated. More...

It’s all work, no play for some

Long before most of our morning commutes, some local residents have already put in nearly half a day’s work, pulling nets, pots and lines from the water to inspect the day’s catch. More...

Test the waters

For practical or personal reasons, live-aboards wouldn’t have it any other way

“If they but knew it, almost all men in their degree, some time or another, cherish very nearly the same feelings toward the ocean with me.” — Ishmael, “Moby-Dick”  More...

DINING ON THE WATER

Boca Grande More...

Real Estate News

What $700,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

10678 Hillwood Drive, Port Charlotte

This three-bedroom, three-bath home on the Santa Cruz waterway offers living in fine style, including marveling at the pool’s stunning water-and-fire feature while enjoying views overlooking the natural preserve across the canal. More...

16645 Crownsbury Way, Fort Myers

This spacious Covington model home is on the first green in the Crown Colony golf community. The entry foyer, great room and dining rooms feature volume ceilings with upgraded lighting and fans.  More...

20864 Pinehurst Greens Drive, Estero

Enjoy spectacular golfcourse views from this southern exposure lanai with pavers, heated pool and spa.  Enter through the double doors of the 2,200-square-foot home with three bedrooms, two baths and open great room with a formal dining area. More...