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A Taste of Beer (Part II)

There are many variables and things to look at when tasting a beer. We’ve broken these down into five simple-to-use guidelines which attempt to quantify your psychological and experiential perception. Appearance – This is your first experience with a particular beer and often sets the tone for the rest...

Panel of financial professionals to address 2019 Market Outlook

Find clarity for the year ahead despite mixed signals from the market. The Nolte Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors presents “The End of Easy,” the firm’s 2019 economic and market outlook seminars along with First Trust’s and Franklin Templeton’s market outlook, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Fort Myers. The daytime session...

Downtown Cameras Instrumental in Guilty Verdict

Video evidence from cameras mounted in downtown Fort Myers by the Fort Myers Police Department were important pieces of evidence in the trial of Derek Riccobono. He was found guilty as charged for Attempted First Degree Murder and Discharging a firearm from a vehicle. A jury announced its decision on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The...

Quick Reads

Moral Combat - R. Marie Griffith. How moral issues (mostly sex) affected political divisions from birth control, starting in the 1920's, to same sex marriage & LGBT in the 2000's. ** The Triumph of Christianty - Bart D. Ehrman. Good history lesson from 25 years before the birth of Jesus until 420 years after...

Jennifer’s Event Benefits The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center

Jennifer’s women’s boutique hosted Fashion Forward Friday in December to benefit The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center.  The organization works to build strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. They received a percentage of the day’s sales, totaling $900.  In addition, the boutique and their customers raised money...

The BIG Questions in Real Estate

When I List My Home for Sale, What’s My Market, Really? What Are My Obstacles? How Do I Decide Whether My Realtor and I Are a Good Match? Part II You really need a Realtor who is very active in your market -- and markets around SWFL are relatively small. Example:

5 Things To Do This Weekend in Fort Myers (Jan 18-20)

Bacon, cars, laser lights, music, and more! Making weekend plans?  Check out these 5 things to do this weekend in Fort Myers: Kids' Laser Lights Shows Kids' Laser Lights Shows Friday - Sunday: The kids' laser shows at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium...


The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to pursue the purchase of seven parcels of land—totaling 662.5 acres—for the Conservation 20/20 program. Four of the properties are primarily mangroves within state preserves known as the Pine Island Sound Aquatic Preserve and the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve....


Calusa Waterkeeper will host the inaugural Florida Water Policy Summit from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a Clean Water Fair in the lobby. Representatives from Captains for Clean Water, the Conservancy of SWFL, Sanibel...

Adventures in Helen, Georgia

I love living near the ocean with sand in my toes and salty ocean air, but occasionally, it’s nice to escape the Florida heat for the mountain air.  This summer was no exception.  The kids and I loaded up the car and made the 10-hour drive to Helen, Georgia for some family adventure. Alpine...

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