June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Tips to save energy this summer

When the weather heats up in Southwest Florida, most residents instinctively turn to their air conditioner for instant relief. However, how you manage your energy usage this summer will have a dramatic effect on your electric bill. More...

Braille camps helping blind kids learn

In 1968, nearly half of all blind children learned to read and write Braille. Today, just six percent learn Braille. The other 94 percent of blind and low vision children remain illiterate the rest of their lives. More...

Wine Fest names beneficiaries for 2007

"A wine festival is the best way to celebrate fine and unique wines," said Holzmann... "The fact that this created so much for charity makes the grape all that much sweeter."

The Fort Myers Rotary Club has named The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida as the primary beneficiary and Hope Hospice and Community Services as the secondary beneficiary for its fourth-annual signature event, Southwest Florida Wine Fest 200 More...

Edison Estates earns award

After four years and more than $9 million, the restoration of the Edison Estate has been awarded statewide recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Restoration and Rehabilitation from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation at it More...

Herocare opens in Fort Myers

Group helps public servants with finances

Herocare - one of the country's only non-profit organizations designed specifically to assist public servants - has opened its offices in Fort Myers. Herocare will service primarily Southwest Florida. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

BB Mann and The Producers team up for charity

The Barbara B. More...

monks bless Naples

The monks are late. The monks are late and no one's exactly sure when they'll arrive. It's like a math problem on an SAT test: if six Tibetan monks are traveling in three cars from Miami to Naples, how long will it take them? More...

PET TALES

Pet remembered for love of flying

Meet my new friend. He's bright green with a splotch of crimson on his head. Oh, and did I forget the fella has a sleek tail? More...

Page Field is modernizing

General aviation airport getting new taxiways, terminal

A new terminal and two sets of taxiways leading up to it are in the works at Page Field, where growth, business travel and tourism has translated into some 90,000 flights a year. More...

Carbon monoxide detector giveaway

Free to residents of San Carlos Park fire district

Hurricane season officially began June 1 and recent years have shown citizens of San Carlos Park the need to be prepared for such a disaster. Preparation often involves the purchase of a generator. More...

Identity theft prevention workshop

According to Identity Theft Florida, Florida ranks sixth in the nation with the most cases of consumer identity theft. In 2006 alone, more than 17,000 Floridians became victims of identity theft. More...

Star Wars stamps available at Post Office

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars film, the U. S. Postal Service is issuing 41-cent, Star Wars commemorative stamps in 15 designs. The stamps are on sale nationwide. More...

Food bank garners big donations

Chick-fil-A, Winn-Dixie help Harry Chapin group

Nearly 3,000 pounds of peanut butter, fruit cups, canned ravioli and other kid-friendly foods were donated to the Harry Chapin Food Bank during the "Fil-A-Truck for Kids" food drive at the Cypress Lake Chick-fil- A on National Hunger Awareness Day More...

Atlantis' liftoff earth shattering

The space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew lifted off Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on time to continue construction of the International Space Station. More...

FORT MYERS TOYOTA TRUCK CENTER VIP GRAND OPENING

David, Alice and Marlan Twible, Mr. Templeton More...

Business News

Fort Myers Toyota new Block Party sponsor

Event a River District favorite

The Fort Myers Redevelopment Agency announjced that Fort Myers Toyota is the new sponsor of the monthly River District Cruise-in and Block Party. More...

Recreational dive business heating up

Summer, lobster season best for scuba

Lobster season is fast approaching, the waters are warming up and Fort Myers scuba diving shops are kicking into busy season. More...

Business ethics celebrated by Uncommon Friends

In an era where corporate scandals dominate headlines and an ebbing real estate market has unveiled a number of shady dealings, business ethics can seem like a foreign concept. More...

Real Estate News

Housing market dips; upturn expected

Expert: home sales should get better by year's end

A national real estate trade group said that it expects sales of existing homes in the U.S. to drop 4.6 percent. Earlier predictions pegged the decline at about 2.2 percent. More...

High-rise under construction

Construction has commenced on the Moraya Bay Beach Tower, an 11-story beachfront luxury high-rise on Vanderbilt Beach in North Naples developed by Signature Communities, Inc. More...

$6 million model home underway

Harwick Homes' newest custom single family model home, The Pavia, will showcase the lake and nature preserve views of its homesite in the Bonita Bay Group's Mediterra project. More...