April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

by Chuck Shepherd

People in Need of Adult Supervision (1) Gary Galleberg, a former vice mayor of Naples, Fla., pleaded guilty to battery in February for spitting on the table of restaurant diners whose offense had been to ask Galleberg, twice, to convince his small More...

Cape Coral

Firefighters controlled a brush fire Monday March 26 in Cape Coral near SW Pine Island Road and Ridge Road. It did not threaten any residents. The city's popular OwlCam and Eagle- Cam are back online after experiencing some technical problems. More...

Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs celebrated its eighth year as a city last Sunday. Since the 2000 Census the city has grown from 32,797 residents to 43,518 as of April, 2006 - at 33 percent increase. More...

Minich resigns

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau announced Monday the resignation of D.T. Minich, as its executive director. Minich leaves his post on April 27 to become the executive director of the St. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Marilyn Manson Breaks New Ground

"Shock Rocker" Marilyn Manson held his first art show outside of his LA gallery in downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, March 31 and I was determined to get a quote out of him. More...

Dinosaur park new at Shell Factory

Miami might have the swanky nightlife and Orlando of course has Mickey Mouse but none of the glitzier attractions offers the quaint appeal of a new dinosaur park in North Fort Myers. The Shell Factory just unveiled its newest attraction - a one-acre park

Something about the towering reptile replicas seems to draw a crowd. Recently the park filled with kids of all ages eager to examine the collection of dinosaurs including ferocious meat eaters and gentle plant eaters. More...

Jim Griffith's Happy Accidents

What more apt place than a post office to have the world of art delivered to downtown Fort Myers? You can thank Jim Griffith, 44, of Fort Myers, founder of Florida Arts. More...

Unclaimed accounts in Lee County greater than $2,000

A & P Aviation Inc Abbott Michael Abromovich Stella Ackerman George Acosta Adams Muriel Adams Cathaleen Admas Delmer Ahn Alice Akhtar Madeline Alam Farida Aldrich Helen Alfred Forrest All American Sports Camp Inc Allison Robert Althus Philip Alvare More...

County still growing at top speed

Feds say migration still strong

About 75 people moved to Lee County every single day last year according to estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. More...

Trials

Eighteen-year-old Ashley Toye was found guilty Thursday, March 29 of firstdegree murder in the ritualistic gang-killing of Alexis Sosa, 18, and his nephew Jeffrey Sosa, 14, in October in Cape Coral. More...

Lehigh Acres

Wildfires consumed more than 270 acres in Lehigh Acres on Monday, March 26. Officials said the fire was manmade. No homes were lost to the blaze that began near Sixth and Seventh streets. Last year, a 1,000-acre fire burned at least a dozen homes. More...

Tallahassee

The Florida Legislature is now in its third week of its 2007 session. Only six weeks remain to complete all the work on tax relief and other issues. A few highlights from this week: Phys Ed. Gov. More...

Business News

Woman sews hobby into million dollar business

Plans underway to open Project Runway-style program

Carol Vealey-Ellis seems to have as good of an eye for business as she does for working with needle and thread. Vealey-Ellis, who owns and operates four Husqvarna Viking stores named A Stitch Connection, Inc. More...

Real Estate News

REAL ESTATE NE WS

"We thought it was time to go back to the genesis of Florida real estate sales and encompass the old Florida charm."

Engle Homes' Southwest Florida division has opened a "New Home Welcome Center," a new type of sales center designed to market its homes throughout Collier and Lee counties. More...

Don Paight…the man with his eye on the plan

Don Paight…the man with his eye on the plan By Phyllis Ershowsky With more than a new name and a colorful logo, the Fort Myers River District is beginning to spring up. More...