June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

School mobile unit feeds kids Monday through Friday, from now until July 28 (except July 4), Charlotte County Public Schools is offering lunch at no charge via its Mobile Feeding Unit (Champ’s on Wheels) for kids and teens aged 1 to 18. More...

Personal protection seminar set as Humane Society fundraiser

The Gulf Coast Humane Society is offering a personal protection seminar from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, on the GCHS campus at 2010 Arcadia St. in Fort Myers. Limited spots are available. The cost is $90 per person. More...

Food bank is giving away repellent targeting Zika

The Harry Chapin Food Bank will distribute 80,000 units of OFF! mosquito repellent during June, July and August to those in need throughout its service area of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.  More...

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Business News

Filling the gap

Futuremakers Coalition surveys shows Southwest Florida companies need employees with business skills

COMPANIES THROUGHOUT SOUTHwest Florida are looking for new employees with business, accounting and internet technology skills — and nearly 79 percent are willing to pay more for qualified candidates. More...

It has risks, of course, but cloud security company a good investment

MONEY & INVESTING

People always ask me why I continue to write Money & Investing articles now that I am in the jewelry business. I guess there are two main reasons. More...

GIVING BRIEFS

Charlotte State Bank joins Shoes for Kids drive Charlotte State Bank & Trust is once again among local businesses joining the Sunrise Kiwanis annual Shoes for Kids drive, and serving as collection points for new sneakers to be distributed to Cha More...

Two-year undercover FWC operation busts gator ring

On a dark night two years ago, thieves cut through the fences, then cut the padlocks on the incubators at Gatorama on U.S. More...

Young millennials top the list of worst-behaved drivers

A report released earlier this year from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 88 percent of young millennials engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel over a 30-day period, earning the top spot of worst behaved U.S. More...

It’s that time: Watch out for black bears, cubs on the move

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds the public to be aware that black bears, the state’s largest land mammal, become more active this time of year. More...

FDOT’s 511 traveler info system rolls past 30 million calls for help

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida 511 Traveler Information System recently hit the 30 million mark for the number of times residents and visitors have used the free service since its launch on June 9, 2009.   More...

SWFL Community Foundation awards 150 scholarships, totaling $800,000 in five counties

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently granted a record $800,000 and 150 scholarships through a competitive process to local high school students, undergraduate and graduate students from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counti More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

42223 Lake Timber Drive, Punta Gorda

The Lauren model features a two-story great room overlooking Lake Timber. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Naples Art Association puts photographs from around the country in the SPOTLIGHT

PHOTOGRAPHY IS ALL ABOUT LIGHT, capturing an image with everything from bright white to coal black and all the gradations of gray — or color — in between. More...

Films made in Southwest Florida bring home to the screen

There’s a special thrill that comes with seeing your hometown in a movie. All those familiar sights and sites, up there on the big screen: Look, there’s downtown! There’s the beach! There’s the courthouse! More...

Teacher turned sleuth stirs up suspects in feel-good murder mystery

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Murder is Chartered” by Diane Weiner. Cozy Cat Press. 180 pages. Trade paperback, $14.95; E-book, $2.99. More...