January 5, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Calusa Blueway speaker series begins Jan. 10

“Kayaking SWFL” will be presented by Mike Devlin as part of the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series, a seasonal series that showcases aspects of the blueway, Lee County’s 190-mile marked trail for canoeists, kayakers and stand-up paddlebo More...

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Business News

Want to get hired?

Step away from the selfies long enough to check these available jobs out in town

THE SECRET TO FINDING WORK IN 2017 MAY be quite obvious, almost too obvious given the industry that is the heart of Florida’s economy. More...

Understand the ‘fine print’ of any security you buy

MONEY & INVESTING

To have a successful investment, you need two basic things. First, you need a good investment idea. And second, you need a way to successfully monetize that idea. More...

GIVING BRIEFS

Habitat presents ‘Putting on the Ritz’ fundraiser More...

Annual hunger walk raises money, awareness

The Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the leading hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. More...

Life behind the wheel: You can start driving for Uber

Once you start driving for Uber, be prepared to answer everyone’s curiosity about it. I was curious, too after seeing the recruitment ads for drivers. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

CHEC offers environmental walks, programs The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center is partnering with Charlotte County Parks & Natural Resources to offer the following programs. Unless noted, all walks begin at 9 a.m. More...

Real Estate News

Kitson creating a new version of “home place” at Babcock Ranch

As construction of Phase I of the downtown district and furnished models in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch continue to progress as planned, master developer Kitson & Partners’ unique brand of place-making is becoming evident. More...

2016 real estate news in review

In a state that often defies the national norm, the past year proved to be another step forward in the long post-Great Recession recovery. Here are several of what the editors of Florida Realtors News selected as 2016’s most influential issues: More...

Arts & Entertainment News

The Big Thing

IS THIS THE YEAR YOU ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH YOUR RESOLUTIONS?

WHAT’S YOUR BIG THING?  What’s that project you’ve always wanted to tackle, the thing that makes your heart dance with happiness and excitement? More...

North Port’s concert band bonds with a community

Made up of volunteer musicians from all walks of life, the North Port Concert Band performs a variety of concerts during its November through April season. More...

An internet-inspired journey of romance, senior foibles and small-town life

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “The Boy Is Back” by Meg Cabot. William Morris. 368 pages. Trade paperback, $15.99. More...