April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

February airport's busiest

Traffic up nearly 9 percent

More than 841,000 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in February making it the busiest February in the airport's 23-year-history. Passenger traffic increased nearly 9 percent from last February. More...

Ghost tracking group finds haunts in Fort Myers

Most nonprofit groups exist to help the living. One Southwest Florida organization, however, caters to the living-challenged - better known as the dead. More...

Williams honored

American Water Works Association, Florida section, has named Rep. Trudi Williams, R-Fort Myers, its Legislator of the Year. The award recognizes leadership and dedication in developing water supply legislation for the people of Florida. More...

Child care gets big award

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., has been awarded $250,000 from the Naples Children & Education Foundation as a beneficiary of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. More...

Child care hosts open house

Child care centers throughout Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties are hosting open houses in April in honor of the 40th anniversary of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. More...

Rusty Robson honored

The Boston Red Sox and the Rotary Club of Fort Myers honored the late Evans "Rusty" Robson with an official game jersey for more than 15 years of service to both clubs. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Super Songs

Pandora.com aims to broaden horizons, spur online sales

Sue Baldauff, a 35-year-old computer programmer and mother of two, was in a musical rut. Her iPod collection was feeling stale. She no longer had the time to go to small clubs to check out up-and-coming acts and FM radio seemed repetitive and dull. More...

Power failure doesn't stop intrepid troupe

"Spelling Bee" cast presses on amid power failure

The show must go on. Everybody knows that. Audiences expect it and actors live it. Call it the theatrical work ethic or the actor's mantra. More...

Theater Conspiracy unFoulds

Group looking for new venue

Last week, Bill Taylor, the artistic director of the Theater Conspiracy, gave a presentation in the Foulds Theater, delivering the bad news first. "I'm going to just drop the bomb," Taylor said. More...

Fort Myers water may be too salty

Drought causing high sodium levels

Fort Myers residents on salt-restricted diets may have to cut back on drinking tap water thanks to a severe drought that is sending high levels of sodium into the Caloosahatchee River. More...

Expect active hurricane season

Chances good a major storm will hit the U.S.

Experts say the upcoming hurricane season - that begins on June 1 and ends Nov. 30 - will be more active than usual with an above-average chance that a major storm will hit the U.S. More...

New birth control method approved

Device now available in Southwest Florida

A new contraceptive device that could revolutionize birth control has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is currently offered in Southwest Florida by Physicians' Primary Care of Southwest Florida. Dr. More...

Dry season getting dryer

NEWS AROUND TOWN

This year's dry season currently ranks as the third driest hydrologic season in recorded Florida history, according to the National Weather Service. Meanwhile, the U.S. More...

Students support local charities

Cherie Gluhm, head of Lower School at Canterbury, announced $9,434 each was given to the Children's Home Society of Florida and to The Children's Hospital of SW Florida. The money was raised at the school marathon held earlier in the year. More...

Top cop

The Fort Myers Rotary South named Cpl. Bobby Black Lee County Sheriff's Deputy of the Month for March. Black works with the Dunbar community policing unit. More...

Water award

The Water Enhancement & Restoration Coalition recently presented the Dean Award to Carla Palmer, director of stormwater management at the South Florida Water Management District. More...

Construction work will slow bridge traffic

Sanibel Causeway gets new lanes at toll plaza

Expect increased delays getting over the Sanibel Causeway beginning Thursday, April 12, officials said. That's when the normal four traffic lanes just east of the toll plaza will be reduced to two lanes to allow for construction. More...

Business News

Local handbag designer creates wearable art

Celebs buy up local creations

Ahh, handbags. For most women the word alone inspires visions of sexy satchels, handsome hobos and chic clutches dancing in their heads. Whether a bag is functional or for appeal - most women must have one dangling off their shoulder or arm. More...

Real Estate News

New showroom

Brothers Lighting Depot recently broke ground on a state-of-the-art lighting and ceiling fan showroom at 4030 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Andy and Chuck Bebber plan to have the latest technology in lighting and ceiling fans. More...

Luxury condos boosting market

You don't have to travel to Naples to find that luxury condominium anymore.

For a mere $1.5 million, it's available right here in Fort Myers in the Ronto Group's latest project in the Gulf Harbour Yacht and Country Club. More...