September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

Take a stand for health

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

Just recently my 83-year-old mother had a heart valve replacement surgery that went very well. I was thankful and amazed at the ability of the doctors to travel up the artery in the groin and strategically place the heart valve. More...

Shell Factory Nam-Jam honors veterans Sept. 17

The Shell Factory hosts Nam-Jam Fort Myers from noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Blood donations urged as Hurricane Irma approaches

GIVING BRIEFS

As all eyes are on Hurricane Irma, One- Blood, the local notfor profit blood center serving Florida and the majority of the Southeast says it must begin storm preparations now, and is urging all eligible blood donors to donate before Irma potentially More...

Charlotte native keeps Navy’s helicopters flying

A 2008 Lemon Bay High School graduate and Port Charlotte native is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced helicopter.  More...

Special Sections

Business News

New direction

An anthropological approach can help leaders conquer change in their business

FORGET WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT love. It’s change that really hurts. Corporate leaders will tell you it’s the biggest challenge they face today. Constant change makes it difficult to remain relevant and to create value for customers. More...

Falling prices of corn and soybeans hurting farmers

MONEY & INVESTING

The last four years have been a boom time for the U.S. economy. We’ve seen positive GDP growth, a rising stock market, a skyrocketing housing market and rising wages. More...

Entrepreneurs Weekend set in Southwest Florida

Local entrepreneurs will build real companies from scratch during Startup Weekend, an entrepreneurial program that already has been held in 700 cities worldwide. The inaugural Southwest Florida Startup Weekend is set for Oct. More...

Storm debris cleanup

Hurricanes can leave Southwest Florida with millions of tons of debris, including normal household garbage, household chemical waste, appliances, construction/ demolition and yard debris. Segregating debris is critical in assisting in the recovery . More...

On the way from Key West to Tampa, tobacco industry landed in Fort Myers

While herds of cattle headed through town to Punta Rassa and citrus groves graced the banks of the Caloosahatchee in the late 1880s, a door was opening to a new industry — cigar factories.  For decades, an important business trade would ex More...

Millennial Brewing hosts Oktoberfest

Millennial Brewing Co. will host an Oktoberfest event starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, and closing at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, said co-founder Kyle Cebull.  More...

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Applebee’s hosts breakfast for teachers School is back in session, and to welcome teachers back from summer break, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants (owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, the local franchisee) invi More...

Supplies needed to help Harvey’s animal victims

Suncoast Humane Society will be accepting donations of tangible supplies for the animal victims of Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting

15840 Hennipen Circle, Port Charlotte

This is a pre-construction home, to be built seven months from permitting. It is a waterfront pool home with gulf access, located in the boating community of South Gulf Cove — 10 minutes to open water. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Hungry like the wolves

Grammy-winning Los Lobos to highlight the Big Orange Music Fest

START WITH ROCK AND ROLL. STIR IN TEXMex, country and good old-fashioned Latin. Now add some zydeco, folk and R&B with a pinch of the blues and a little brown-eyed soul. What you’ve got is the recipe for the eclectic sound of Los Lobos. More...

Common Grounds is North Port’s uncommon entertainment venue

Don’t be fooled by the nondescript building in a strip mall off the east Tamami Trail access road between Grobe Street and Ortiz Boulevard in North Port. More...

Silents were golden in St. Augustine for two dazzling decades

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Silent Films in St. Augustine” by Thomas Graham. University Press of Florida. 198 pages. Hardcover, $24.95. This totally engaging, compact treatment of early U.S. film history is packed with information and a lot of fun. More...