July 13, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

FLORIDA PANTHER UPDATE

The Florida panther, Florida’s official state animal, has been listed as a federally endangered species since 1967. As the state grows, suitable habitat for panthers and other wildlife shrinks. More...

Nissan goes for a smaller, more distinct Rogue Sport

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Adding the word “sport” to a car is usually just about enhancing a vehicle with a few more aggressive features. Ford offers new wheels, a different grille and deletes some chrome for this trim level on the Fusion, Edge and Explorer. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Librarians suggest

What you might like and what they’re looking forward to reading this summer

IT’S A GIVEN: LIBRARIANS ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT BOOKS. They love reading them, love discussing them, love suggesting them to others. More...

Help a nonprofit this summer

The busy winter/spring season often depletes local nonprofit organizations of much-needed supplies, leaving them in need through the dog days of summer. We asked several agencies what would help them most right now, and they eagerly shared.  More...

Bold young adult novel probes into the psyche of troubled teen

FLORIDA WRITERS

Once again, I’m shaken by a young adult novel. It’s filled with cruelty, suffering, determination and decisions that shouldn’t have to be made by someone just emerging from childhood. More...

No horsing around: The industry generates billions in Florida

Only a century ago, horses were almost as common in Florida as humans, essential for both food production and transportation. Although that way of life is gone, horses are not. More...

ALTAIR Gun Club to host crime prevention seminar July 22

ALTAIR Gun Club will host a crime prevention seminar presented by US Law Shield on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon at ALTAIR’s Deep Lake Facility, 20201 State Road 29 South in Copeland. More...

Mastering the perfect selfie — it’s all about me

THE DIVA DIARIES

While I realize that I’m not 13, I’m still determined to master the summer selfie. More...

Make your fabulous pet famous; enter the annual FW pet contest

Our hands-down favorite project every summer at Florida Weekly is the Pet Lovers special edition that features — what else? More...

Business News

Mini golf is big business

Florida putt-putt courses are popular attractions as ‘clean family fun’

“How long will this newest fad last?” — Popular Science Monthly, November 1930, on miniature golf Now, 87 years after that question was posed, miniature golf courses still dot the American landscape with new ones popping up around More...

Collier selects new growth management director

The Collier County Board of County Commissioners has hired a former secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, Thaddeus Cohen, as the director of the Growth Management Department.  More...

Heed red flags about Blue Apron before buying stock

MONEY & INVESTING

I don’t really get the whole meal kit delivery popularity sweeping across the country. If you have never heard of these services, it is where a company sends you a package full of ingredients along with a recipe to prepare the meal. More...