Southwest Florida Film Festivals

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Cine-cities: Southwest Florida film festivals – 5th film fest in Bonita Springs in February By Harriet Howard Heithaus |; 239-213-6091 | October 20, 2015 Pass the popcorn, Southwest Florida. You now have five film festivals vying for your munch time. The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs is the latest … Continue reading

Jobless rates continue to fall in SW Florida

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By Laura Layden | Naples Daily News Jobless rates continue to fall across Southwest Florida, as employers scramble to fill both year-round and seasonal jobs. Last month, the Naples area saw its unemployment rate drop to 5.9 percent, down from 6.1 percent in July and 7 percent a year ago, … Continue reading

Marco Island Marriott reopens after face-lift

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By Adelie Pojzman-Pontay For three months, the Marco Island Marriott was hidden from the public while it received a facelift. On Saturday, the hotel that has stood as an island landmark for decades will open again to the public. More than 50 years ago, Herb Savage helped bring the landmark … Continue reading

Naples is best city for job growth

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Forbes named Naples, Florida the best city for future job growth. By Alexi C. Cardona Naples ranks high on a lot of “best” and “top” lists — best food city, best small city, best town for the holidays, top city for firefighters, top al fresco dining, top in the nation … Continue reading

New Medical Facilities in Estero & Bonita Springs

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Lee Memorial Health Systems plans for new medical facilities in Estero and Bonita Springs include a free-standing emergency room, surgery center and more at Coconut Point to open in 2018, and an integrative medical practice to Bonita Bay Lifestyle Center in the Promenade Shopping Center on US 41. There seems to be no … Continue reading

A ‘direct’ hit: Growth of Fort Myers airport mirrors SW Florida’s own boom

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By Maryann Batlle As of this month, travelers can fly year-round from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in about three hours on a direct commercial flight. Beach hoppers probably are rejoicing. Local business leaders definitely are. That’s because the entire region will soar … Continue reading