April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Faces of Punta Gorda exhibit opens April 14

The artist Dedo will unveil portraits of some of the area’s best-known personalities in his exhibit, “Faces of Punta Gorda.” The exhibit’s unveiling celebration is set for 5-8 p.m. More...

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Business News

Goodwill turns 50

Half a century later, the company is still changing lives

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF SOUTHWEST Florida is so much more than a repository for donations and bargain shopping. Behind that public persona is the nonprofit’s main mission as employer, educator and overall do-gooder. More...

King Fisher Fleet’s captain is much more than a guide

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

This is a seafaring tale that needs to be told in two parts. So just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale that started from this tropic port at Fishermen’s Village Marina. (My apologies to Gilligan.)  More...

Increases in minimum wage produce winners, losers

MONEY & INVESTING

With all of the focus on national politics these days, you may have overlooked a quiet revolution rolling across the U.S. driven by state and local elected officials.  I am referring to dramatic increases in the minimum wage. More...

The remarkable story of John Doe

Mr. Doe, a Palm Beach County business owner, shared both his story and photographs with Florida Weekly — but asked that his real name not be used.  “I was adopted at birth, with my sister, who is three years older. More...

Florida Weekly expands to Key West

Florida Media Group LLC, publishers of Florida Weekly, has added a Key West edition to its portfolio of Florida publications.  It’s the locally owned firm’s seventh newsweekly.  Geared to the Key West tourist, the paper features More...

GIVING NEWS

Foundation announces 2016 grant application process The 2016 grant cycle process of the Charlotte Community Foundation will begin on April 21. More...

Real Estate News

What $1 million will buy in Southwest Florida

5765 Hammock Isles Drive, Naples This professionally designed Vienna home is the only model in Aspen Palms that has a family/great-room concept. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Indie films that may leave you feeling INSPIRED

Fort Myers Film Festival rolls into sixth year with undistributed indie movies in eight locations

FROM FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARIES about subjects as varied as climate change and custom-made suits, to shorts with insights about bullying, immigration reform and even skim-boarding, the 75 films at the Fort Myers Film Festival offer a world of ways to More...

Palette to Palate brings fun and funds to the Visual Arts Center

There’s a new, lighted sign on Marion Avenue in Punta Gorda that identifies the Visual Arts Center, set unobtrusively at 210 Maud St., across from Fishermen’s Village. The reason for the sign?  More...

Take a day off and say hello to paradise

THE DIVA DIARIES

The signs are everywhere:  ¦ A friend whose husband is a pilot for Delta reports that he says flights leaving RSW for the north and the Midwest these days are full.  More...