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Facebook forum connects neighbors during Irma

Group links after the hurricane included postings for cleaning and repairs, cooling stations, grocery stores. “Where’s the milk?” posted one forum member. More...

Business & Real Estate

Business Beat: Just before Irma, bakery owner had an Epiphany

Hurricane Irma’s wind and water disasters along the Southwest Florida coastline also brought people together in a time of hardship, according to Ruth Wardein, owner/baker at Epiphany Gluten Free Bakery in Creekside Corners on Immokalee Road. More...

Business Beat: DeRomo’s celebrates three years of serving Italian cuisine

Francis Cuomo, owner and CEO of DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant, said the market never lost power during Irma thanks to a generator. The restaurant reopened on Friday, Sept. More...

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Arts & Entertainment

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B: Bonita Springs E: Estero FM: Fort Myers N: Naples  October  5 Thursday   More...

Artist Spotlight Janine Wesselmann paints satires with sensitivity and humor

Janine Wesselmann has spent a lifetime observing people and their lives across all social strata and in the more elegant European and American capitals. More...

Showtime

Artis–Naples  October 14 Naples Philharmonic — Magic Carpet  October 22 The Temptations and The Four Tops  October 28 Naples Philharmonic — Halloween Concert   More...

Mercy Chefs & Convoy of Hope work with local volunteers to deliver relief

Osvaldo Rodrigues came to Mercy Chefs for a hot meal and stayed to volunteer. “My heart is with Jesus. After this is over, I’m coming here to speak with the pastor. I’m an electrician and if he needs work done, I can help,” said a grateful Rodrigues. More...

Irma also traveled an inner landscape of pain

“He questioned again … how memories could resume so much energy as if they were waiting in the landscape, waiting to attack.” — Jim Harrison in the novella“The Land of Unlikeness” You think you know your family and their battle scars. More...

For the Torres family, together was the only way to flee

It all started in the living room, on television, with the news of a potential category 5 hurricane making landfall in south Florida. More...

Commentary

Here to help

From the Publisher   Like most of Southwest Florida, this edition of the Spotlight looks a little different this month. Irma has challenged all of us to work together and help our neighbors. More...

Community

Butterflies have evolved to survive severe storms

On any sunny day, visitors to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will see a variety of butterflies in flight.  More...

After Irma, we also saw the best of human nature

As you read this, I hope and pray that your life is back to a “good-normal” after the lingering effects of Hurricane Irma. Just as calamity can bring out the selfishness in some people, it can also shine a spotlight on the best of human nature. More...

Hurricanes drive ecosystem change

Hurricane Irma was an unprecedented storm that devastated our communities and will continue to impact the lives of Southwest Floridians for years to come. More...

Restaurants

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Tire family broke new ground in California valley

The Firestone family built a fortune where the rubber meets the road, manufacturing millions of tires for a growing nation of drivers. More...

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