New Stones Throw restaurant opens at Cape Coral Parkway

When Franco Russo and Wayne Entsminger bought the property next door to their existing Two Meatballs in a Kitchen restaurant in Cape Coral, they wanted to call it Next Door.   They even got as far as creating a social media page and ordering some embroidered shirts to help promote it. Then they realized another Cape […]

Planned North Naples apartment complex approved by county commissioners

Collier County Commissioners approved site plans Tuesday for a 336-unit, four-story apartment complex called The Haven at North Naples. The 28-acre property at the southwest quadrant of Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive is shared with The Carlisle Naples senior living community and is across the street from the Collier County Public Library Headquarters branch […]

NCH receives third $20M donation for new heart and stroke institute

Naples Community Hospital received a $20 million donation from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation for the health care system’s five-story cardiovascular institute. The $200 million facility, planned to replace the existing three-story Telford building, just south of the Downtown Baker Hospital building, will house all of NCH’s vascular-related specialties, such as heart care, stroke […]

New coffeehouse planned for former Bennett’s Fresh Roast location

The building that once housed Bennett’s Fresh Roast, a popular Fort Myers coffee and doughnut shop, will be serving coffee once again.   Scott and Juliana Zedeker bought the building, 2011 Bayside Parkway near downtown Fort Myers, for $360,000 last month and plan to renovate and transform it into Bare Roots Coffee House. They hope to […]

Boutique Sweet Couple bakery cafe launches in North Naples

With two lighted cases full of delicious-looking cakes, cookies and pastries, patrons may have the pleasant problem of deciding what to sample first at the new Boutique Sweet Couple in North Naples.   Chef Sergiy Horyslavskyy makes all of the baked goods, as well as everything else on the menu at the bakery-cafe that opened May […]

Campaign Central

Poll: Donald Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis for president?

As Gov. Ron DeSantis prepares to launch his 2024 presidential campaign, setting up a confrontation with former President Donald Trump in the Republican primary, WINK News wants to know which candidate you would support.


Hurricane Ian victims still waiting for insurance checks in Florida

Three different homeowners are having the same problem with the same insurance company. They can’t get their homes back to normal after Hurricane Ian because their insurance company hasn’t sent over their checks. It’s a problem many Southwest Floridians are still dealing with almost eight months after the storm.

Health and Medical

Cape Coral woman with genetic ALS to test newly approved drug

In April, a new drug to help treat a rare form of ALS was given fast-track approval by the FDA, and it’s expected to change the lives of a small group of patients. One of those patients lives in Cape Coral, and she shared her story exclusively with WINK News.

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