May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Cleaning pods pose danger; protect kids from ingestion

Household cleaning products rank in the top five most common exposures to children ages 5 and younger. More...

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Business News

Weak winter

In Southwest Florida, only Collier County showed gains in tourism numbers.

SO TOURIST SEASON IS OVER? WELL, NOT quite. More...

Economic development alliance looks to the future of SWFL

GUEST COMMENTARY

Three years ago, the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance was in its infancy, nurtured by a small but powerful and determined group of community leaders. More...

Out of time? Fitbit, Fossil can’t keep up with Apple Watch

MONEY & INVESTING

What runs but cannot walk? What sometimes sings but never talks? What has hands but has no arms? What has a face but no head? More...

Tarpon tournament draws anglers from around the world

“As you have probably noticed while watching tarpon fishing videos, tarpon anglers most often point their rod to tarpon when they jump,” writes Like Simonds for the fishing lifestyle website SaltStrong.com. More...

Lawsuit over Rauschenberg estate fees a matter of trust

The nine years since Robert Rauschenberg’s death in 2008 have not been without controversy over his art and estate. More...

Moving day

Moving critically ill children from one hospital to another requires great precision. So the staff at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital had practice runs before all the patients and staff were moved on May 10. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

1453 Ultramarine Lane, Punta Gorda

Updated three bedroom, two bath open floor plan pool home located in deed-restricted Deep Creek, with public water and sewer. More...

Take a Memorial Day Guided walk on the wild side at Wild Turkey Strand; recall World War II history

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a free, guided walking history tour of the Lee County Wild Turkey Strand Preserve, formerly part of Buckingham Army Airfield. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the airfield’s closure.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Our Cellist

How I went back to kindergarten to learn to play the cello

IT’S NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK to school later in life. Maybe they audit classes or take online courses. Me? I went back to kindergarten. It all began when my editor gave me an assignment early last year. More...

Hibiscus Festival moves to History Park

The late Harry Goulding would be proud that Punta Gorda’s annual Hibiscus Festival will soldier on despite the loss of its traditional venue. More...

An alliance of necessity in a world where loyalty is bought and sold

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Shining Path” by William Schnorbach. Aristos Press. Hardcover, $29.95; trade paperback, $17. More...