Local Moms Win Storybook Mother's Day

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

FORT MYERS, Fla.-Four local mothers were given the surprise of a lifetime Friday. Their kids secretly entered them in the WINK News Story Book Mother's Day Contest. With an armored..
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Win free coffee for a year at McDonalds

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jennifer Stacy

To mark the recent debut of Frappés in the market, McDonald’s is doing it up in a “big” way on Friday morning, May 7th. Customers who spot one of 25 three-..
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Loren & Love announce Mother's Day contest winners

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Fort Myers, Fla.-Mark Loren and Norman Love announce the winners of the Storybook Mother's Day Contest. The two local businessmen teamed up with WINK News to give four local mom's ..
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Common Cents: Under Budget Grocery Shopping

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

If you need to do some grocery shopping this weekend, we have some common cents tips to keep you under budget! Go grocery shopping while you're in a hurry, always with a list and m..
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Viewer's View: Should Lee School District end school choice?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

The Lee County school board is waiting for a consultant's report on ways to lower the cost of getting students to class in the morning. A Department of Education report says the di..
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Oil containment box almost ready

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

GULF OF MEXICO, Fla. - A 100-ton containment box is close to being in place over a blown-out well that continues to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Florida is preparing for the w..
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World markets down after Dow sell-off

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

LONDON (AP) - World markets fell sharply Friday following a huge sell-off on Wall Street and amid fears that Europe's debt crisis could spread and derail the global economic recove..
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100-ton containment box headed to scene of Gulf oil spill

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Mia Carter

UPDATE: Boat with containment box arrives at oil spill site PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - A ship carrying a 100-ton containment box is heading to an oil leak site in the Gulf of Mexic..
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Law enforcement softball tournament to benefit Crime Stoppers

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Justin Strauss

The State Attorney's Office Law Enforcement Appreciation Softball tournament will be held Saturday, May 8th at the Lee County Sports Complex. The event is free and open to the publ..
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Keeping your feet healthy with some simple tips

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Justin Strauss

A staggering 235 amputations a day are performed in the United States on patients with diabetes. Statistically, one in 20 viewers with diabetes will develop a foot ulcer this year...
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Healthy Kids: Tylenol Recall

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Manufacturing defects have led to the recall of 43 child and infant liquid formulations of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadrylby McNeil, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Dr. ..
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Viewer's View: Is Lee County's school choice worth busing costs?

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

The Lee County School District spends more as a percentage of it's budget on transportation than the eleven other largest districts in the state.  One board member and some pa..
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Common Cents: Drink More Water

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

This could be the easiest way to save money and there are health benefits too! Simply, drink more water. Before you eat at home or at a restaurant, drink a big glass of water. You ..
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Golf tournament to raise money for Barron Collier High School

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

A golf tournament this weekend will raise money for the Barron Collier HS Cougar Football team. It's called the 6th annual Gridiron Golf Tournament.  It will be held Saturday ..
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Freddie Mac wants more taxpayer money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Freddie Mac wants billions of your tax dollars after posting a big loss in the first quarter. The mortgage finance company wants $10.6 billion bringing the total tab for rescuing F..
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Layoffs drop to four year low

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Layoffs dropped to the lowest level in nearly four years in April. That's the word from an out-placement firm. A separate report shows private-sector employers added 32,000 jobs in..
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Charlotte County Schools set to rebuild with federal stimulus money

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

It's been in the works for months and now a Charlotte County school set to be torn down--will be rebuilt with federal stimulus money. Lemon Bay High School is one of 2 schools that..
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Happy homecoming for hometown Marine

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

Estero, Fla.-A Southwest Florida soldier gets a special welcome home. Lance Corporal Connel Parsons arrived at Southwest Florida International Airport with family and the Warriors ..
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Carrabba's Seared Scallops with Orzo

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jenelle Shriner

Carrabba’s Seared Scallops with Orzo Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 20 Ingredients 8 each Sea Scallops As needed Salt & Black Pepper As needed Olive Oil 1 cup Cooked Orzo P..
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Common Cents: Mother's Day Deals

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WINK News rounded up five local deals for Mom! 1) Fleming's Steakhouse, Naples-The restaurant is offering a $25 gift card for Mom if you join them for brunch on Sunday. 2) Trinity ..
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