May 31, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Preparing for hurricanes vital

Here's how to do it with a little flair

For most folks our homes are our sanctuaries, our respites from the daily toils of the world. We spend dollars and energy building our abodes into comfy havens. More...

More travel options of flyers

Southwest Florida International adding flights

Air Canada + Air Canada will operate weekly service to Toronto for the summer 2007 schedule. Starting Saturday, June 16 Air Canada will operate Saturday-only nonstop service to Toronto. More...

Preparing Fido for hurricanes

Ok so you packed a good-sized stash of canned foods, bottled water and other emergency essentials for you and your family. But what about your four-legged companion? More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Frampton's Fingerprints

f you're over 40, chances are good you own a copy of Peter Frampton's famous live doublealbum, "Frampton Comes Alive!" After all, it made music history, selling more than 16 million copies. More...

Renaissance woman Gaye Levine loses battle with cancer

Lee County lost a rare Renaissance woman when Gaye Levine died last week. The Sanibel resident was a passionate     restaurateur, cellist, talent agent, patron of the arts, animal lover and friend. More...

PET TALES

Fireflies light up walking adventure

I truly adhere to the adage, "It's not the destination but rather the journey." On one recent evening this journey led me to a wondrous place in Charlotte County. More...

May marks start of dreaded kitten season

Area shelters are overflowing with kittens this time of year

Seven tiny black-and-white kittens huddle in two little clusters in a metal carrier behind the reception desk at Lee County Animal Services. They haven't yet opened their eyes and the mother cat isn't with them. More...

The weather man

Jim Cantore is the face of hurricane season

The Weather Channel's "storm tracker" Jim Cantore has been called the "human hurricane magnet." Often, when he shows up at the site of a storm, local residents begin to boo and yell for him to get out of town. Somehow, they blame him for nature. More...

Face impending hurricane with a party

Mother Nature is getting ready to give people a reason to party. With hurricane season here, stress and tensions tend to rise a bit for residents. More...

Feds predict above average hurricane season

13-17 storms is best guess

Experts at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Climate Prediction center are projecting a 75 percent chance that the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal this year - showing the ongoing active hurricane era remains strong. More...

Business News

Hurricane protection is big business

Area companies lead the industry

If you're looking for the epicenter of hurricane protection in the U.S. you don't have to travel much further than Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. On the south end is Bruce Hoovis. He's the guru of hurricane protection. More...

Businesses need a hurricane plan too

With above-average activity predicted for the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane season beginning June 1, businesses should take steps now to protect lives, property and businesses. More...

Real Estate News

Riverwalk at Sunset; luxury in a mid-rise

With real estate development in the downtown Fort Myers River District booming, Florida Weekly decided to pose some questions to one of the developers. Dallas-based Total Realty Advisors, Inc. More...