June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Addiction agency getting new home

Fort Myers is one step closer to opening a new 40-bed detoxification center after Southwest Florida Addiction Services announced it had awarded the construction contract to Owen Ames Kimball Co. More...

Property values dip for some, soar for others

Lee County overall growth pegged at 6-percent

Property values slowed from the breakneck pace of the past few years when double-digit increases were the norm. In fact, some areas of Lee County actually lost value. More...

Airport sets another traffic record

Passenger totals at Southwest Florida International Airport increased again making this the ninth straight month of recordbreaking traffic. More...

Firm helps build Habitat home

Community Engineering Services employees teamed with Habitat for Humanity of Lee County May 19 to build a new, affordable home in Lehigh Acres. More...

Speaker announced for 2007 Blue Chip Award

Jason Hall, a quadriplegic since age 15, has been selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2007 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award. Hall will help honor this year's winners Thursday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Mac Attack

Classic Albums Live starts up "Rumours" at the Phil

C raig Martin wants to make one thing clear right from the start. Although he has 100 musicians traveling around Canada and the U.S. More...

Prather launches national touring company

The country's largest operator of dinner theatres - the Prather Family of Theatres - is starting a national touring company that will present its productions in cities across the country. More...

PET TALES

Time to 'summerize' the family pet

OK fellow pet lovers', wait until you hear this one. As I was contemplating what to write about in my weekly pet column my phone rang. Lo and behold it was my mom calling to tell me about how nice her Wheaten Scottie Clancy's grooming job looked. More...

Black History Museum facing its problems

Leaders look to improve facility

Entering the front office of the Williams Academy Black History Museum in Fort Myers, one might not get the best first impression and Alibaba Lumumba, the new president of the Lee County Black History Society, is not entirely happy with the situati More...

FGCU sets higher environmental standard

Florida Gulf Coast University Interim President Richard Pegnetter recently signed the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment as a Charter Signatory on behalf of FGCU to build upon the University's longstanding commitment to env More...

Video game tested by area cancer patients

Studies show it helps with treatment

Seven Southwest Florida teenage boys - all cancer patients - were among the first in the world to fight-off bacteria and cancer cells with an Angelina Jolie-looka like character named Roxxi in a video game designed to help young people with cance More...

May home permits up in Lee

Builders in unincorporated Lee County, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach pulled 303 permits for single-family houses, about 15 percent more than April's 264. More...

Home buying workshop at library

If you have been dreaming about owning your own home but do not know where to start, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Florida and the Florida Gulf Coast, Inc. is ready to turn that dream into a reality. More...

Contractor's Choice opens new showroom

Contractor's Choice Supply, A Raymond Company and the region's largest supplier of custom cabinetry and appliances to the building industry, has opened a 4,500-square-foot showroom in the company's 70,000-square-foot facility in Fort Myers. More...

Business News

Airport gets new eateries

Dining choices at Southwest Florida International Airport increased by nearly 20 percent this past week when a Quiznos Sub shop and a Nathan's Famous hot dog shop opened up in the main terminal. More...

Quenzel selected for marketing campaign

Rival's Sports Kitchen announced the selection of Quenzel & Associates, the Fort Myers-based branding, advertising & web marketing agency to launch the new restaurant brand and its first location at Miromar Outlets in Estero. More...

AdSource to market Cilantro Tamales

AdSource has been named agency of record for Cilantro Tamales Franchise System. Cilantro Tamales is a chain of restaurants specializing in modern Mexican food with locations in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. More...

Real Estate News

Portico: California styling meets Old Florida

Taylor Woodrow development opens in east Lee County

California meets Florida at one of the newest real estate developments in Fort Myers. British-based home builder Taylor Woodrow is building California mission style homes in its 1, More...

Colonial Bank building set

Gora McGahey Associates in Architecture has completed the design for the regional corporate headquarters for Colonial Bank. More...