May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

3,000 walk in Relay for Life

Learning their then 2-year-old son Ethan had acute lymphoblastic leukemia was like being run over by a Mack truck, said Sean and Jennifer Hoover. "You're speechless," said Sean Hoover, 31, a Fort Myers police officer. "I was up all night. More...

Hospital teacher makes a difference

Diagnosed with leukemia in February, 10-year-old Typhani Kulikowski has missed a lot of class because of medical appointments and hospitalization. More...

Easter eggs net $4,000 for charity

Eight lucky individuals recently received an Easter egg of extraordinary proportions thanks to Norman Love and his pastry chefs. More...

GIVING

How To Know A Responsible Nonprofit

How can you be sure a nonprofit organization is stable and well run? More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Multiple Personality Performance

O dds are, if you've never seen "The Syringa Tree," then you've never seen a play quite like it before. "Some people are put off when they hear it's a one-woman show," says Tamara Flannagan, who stars in the play. More...

Mariner students shine at art show

Dakota Sica, a sophomore at Mariner High School, was awarded the purple ribbon for "Best in Show," at the Lee County Art Education Association's annual show at the Alliance for the Arts on Tuesday, April 24. More...

PET TALES

Pet etiquette important at parties

I spent the better part of a recent Friday evening trying to avoid a rather rotund and amorous Jack Russell Terrier. Now I am all for doggy love - just not the kind that involves candlelight dinners and moonlit walks on the beach. More...

Tourism, airport set records

More snowbirds are coming and spending more money

If the amount of taxes collected on hotel rooms is any indication of a successful tourist season, this year's was a smash. More...

Go-fast boats hit beach this weekend

With the cancellation of the powerboat races this year on Fort Myers Beach, boating enthusiasts can still get a glimpse of the rocket-fast vessels this weekend. More...

Local child care agency passed over for SWF contract

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc., learned last week that it will no longer be the central agency for disbursing $37 million in financial assistance to families needing child care. More...

Lee schools doing better on FCAT

A 4 percent gain in Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test writing scores has teachers and administrators at Orange River Elementary School ecstatic. More...

Connecting in CRISIS

Virginia Tech victims widely mourned online

In the aftermath of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech, college students and their friends and families turned to the virtual world for solace. More...

Business News

Family business is recipe for success

Don Chisum knows how to move hunks of bulky concrete and building materials around with a crane. He also knows a thing a two about how to keep a crane business afloat - even during a downturn in the housing market. More...

It's financial spring cleaning time

Now that tax season is over, it's a good time to do a little financial spring cleaning. + Did you get a big tax refund? If you did, it means you gave the government an interest free loan all year. More...

Real Estate News

Oasis blends art and nature

Downtown development completing first two towers of 1,000-unit project

Nestled on the north end of Fort Myers' redevelopment district, on a spit of land that juts out into the Caloosahatchee River, sits Art at the Oasis. More...

PINNACLE AWARDS

The Lee Building Industry Association held its 17th Annual Pinnacle Awards on Saturday, April 21 at the Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa. More...