August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

The basics: What you need to know about opioids

What is an opioid? More...

‘Women in Jeopardy’ opens new season for Theatre Conspiracy

Theatre Conspiracy at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers presents “Women in Jeopardy” on select dates Aug. 11-26. It’s the first show in the company’s 2017-18 season.  More...

Touch a piece of the Red Planet

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers is one of just four places in the U.S.A. that will offer visitors the opportunity to not only see a piece of Mars, but also to touch it. More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Don Gasgarth honored with Riley Award   Don Gasgarth, owner of Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford, was named the winner of the eighth annual Riley Award.  More...

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Business News

GROWING STRONG

Southwest Florida’s economic engine driven by diverse industries

AERONAUTIC ENGINEERS, WORLDleading software application designers, national defense contractors and advanced manufacturers — a mere sampling of the diverse industries and companies doing business in Southwest Florida. More...

Can Buffalo Wild Wings defeat the foul factors causing its stock decline?

MONEY & INVESTING

I think a great first date would be to take someone for wings and see what flavor he or she orders. Does the person go for the mild or the five-alarm fire hot? Does he order the sweet barbecue or the exotic tai garlic? More...

Pulte to build more than 150 homes in Babcock Ranch

Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s leading builders, is partnering with Kitson & Partners to construct more than 150 homes at Babcock Ranch. More...

Walmart Foundation awards $42,000 grant to the Harry Chapin Food Bank

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has received $42,000 from the Walmart Foundation to help fund mobile pantries in the five-county area the food bank serves: Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry. More...

In the business of saving lives

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

The American Heart Association reports that each year, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States. If more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. More...

Community Foundation names executive committee members

Dr. Larry Hobbs is the new chairman of the board of trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Craig Folk will serve as vice chair and governance committee chair; Howard Leland will serve as treasurer/finance committee chair; and Guy E. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

3700 Acline Road, Punta Gorda

This well-appointed home sets on 5.4 acres. It is situated on serene Alligator Creek, with access to Charlotte Harbor from its custom kayak/canoe launch. This home features four bedrooms and three full baths with separate guest powder room.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

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Fort Myers leads the way into a new season of local film festivals

WITH THE DARKNESS, quiet and anticipation that precede the opening credits of a new film, movie theaters are one of the secular world’s sacred spaces where awe meets entertainment. More...

Author’s imagination is unfettered by muscular dystrophy

For more than half of Jonathan Fry’s young life, muscular dystrophy has confined his body to an electric wheelchair — but his mind is unfettered and free. More...

Architects’ specs: Is it the glasses?

ARTS COMMENTARY

About 25 years ago, when Michael Jordan was God, Spike Lee made a series of creative commercials for Nike.  As his Mars Blackmon character, he’d badger Jordan about what made him such a superlative athlete, asking, “Is it the shoes? More...