August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Decals show support for manatees, sea turtles

There are more manatees and sea turtles in Florida than in any other state. More...

Celebrity chef night tickets on sale

A favorite annual event of the summer is opening its doors from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Rumrunners at Cape Harbour. More...

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Business News

Health savings

How businesses can lower health care costs while increasing benefits

“THE WORLD IS CHANGING, AND ONE OF THE major problems we’re having — and it’s in the headlines constantly, every day — is health insurance,” said Ben Graham, president of Nico Miles Wealth Management.  More...

Geopolitics, Trump’s economic plans could affect the price of gold

MONEY & INVESTING

This has been an exciting year for investing in almost all asset classes and securities except one — gold. In fact, the price of the precious metal has been downright boring for the last eight months. More...

CCIM meeting: ‘Solar Energy in Commercial Properties’

The Florida CCIM Chapter Southwest District holds its next marketing meeting from 4:45-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Holiday Inn Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers.  More...

Heatstroke deaths of children in cars reach record high

In June, a 19-year-old Texas mother brought her two daughters to a local hospital. She had accidentally left the children in her SUV for 15 hours while she visited friends. The girls died, leading to her arrest for child endangerment.  More...

Charlotte County restaurants compete in Best Fish Taco competition

Which Southwest Florida eatery has the best fish tacos? Page One Graphics Inc. and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Southwest Florida Chapter partnered to launch the Coastal Locals Fish Taco Frenzy Competition. More...

Singer/songwriters invited to enter Island Hopper contest

Southwest Florida’s experienced and aspiring singer/songwriters are invited to enter to win a performance spot at the 2017 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest and recording time at the brand new Six Fingers Studios at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

1605 Via Bianca, Punta Gorda

This nicely appointed, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath waterfront pool home sets on a large lot situated on a quiet cul-de-sac. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Drink & draw

Grassroots competition part of annual conference of Florida architects

SO A BUNCH OF ARCHITECTS WALK INTO A BAR … It sounds like the setup for a joke, but it’s the basis of an honored tradition at the yearly conference of the Florida chapter of American Institute of Architects: the Drink and Draw. More...

Foreign Film Series at FGCU is a hit

It may be Charlotte County’s best deal for hardcore cinephiles. For a fast five bucks, you not only get snacks, you also get to watch an acclaimed movie and — this might be the best part — discuss it afterward.  More...

Startling tales of America’s Cold War sailors revealed

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Cold Water Canoe Club” by Jeffery Hess. Down & Out Books. 292 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95. More...