June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

New employment program for seniors

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida has become the new administrator of a program designed to provide career training and time limited employment assistance to senior citizens. More...

Autism walk set for Sept.

The Lee and Collier County kickoff for the Southwest Florida Walk NOW for Autism will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Grandezza Country Club, 11471 Grande Oak Boulevard, in Estero. More...

Publix donates to Lee YMCA

Publix Super Market Charities, Inc. presented YMCA of Lee County with an $11,500 donation to provide sponsorships for children who want and need YMCA programs but cannot afford them. More...

ArtFest, Harborside team up for program

ArtFest Fort Myers and the Harborside Event Center will team up for a Community Art Program. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

READING THE SOPRANOS

W e knew it was coming, but still, it was a shock when this thing of ours came to an end. Since 1999, "The Sopranos" had been airing on HBO, though not always conforming to conventional season schedules. More...

Claymates love their Mr. Aiken

"American Idol" fans scoop up early tickets

They call them Claymates - a whimsical name for that most unique of creatures: the Clay Aiken fan. But boy, times have changed. Clay Aiken tickets went on sale at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall this past Saturday at 10 a.m. More...

PET TALES

Grooming tales of woe

It's that time of the year again. It's the time when all good furry pooches or naughty for that matter must be subjected to haircuts. Staying cool and pest-free in Southwest Florida is vital for our pets' well being. More...

Area a hotbed for medical research

378 clinical studies being done in Fort Myers alone

More than 15,000 women will die this year because their ovarian cancer was not detected quickly enough, according to the American Cancer Society. More...

Airport news

Airport traffic sets another record

Passenger totals for May 2007 at Southwest Florida International Airport increased again, making this the tenth straight month of record-breaking traffic. More...

Lee Health Solutions earns award

Lee Diabetes Care and Lee CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) Care, part of Lee Health Solutions, have each earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality. The Joint Commission awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification for both programs. More...

Local "Hats for Heroes" heroine supplies troops

Fort Myers resident Debbie Ringsmuth has been undertaking a labor of love for the past four years for her "kids." Asked how it all started, Ringsmuth spoke of her 48 year-old "kid." "The first person I got involved with was a Vietnam vet named Sc More...

Triage project success luncheon Friday

Addiction Services used state grant to start referral program

Southwest Florida Addiction Services will host a luncheon Friday, June 29, to announce the success of the pilot triage project and to thank participating community agencies. More...

Business News

Used books a big seller

Customers trade old paperbacks or other titles

Jobless and unsure, Carole Badger took a chance 17 years ago when she decided to sell her house, move to Fort Myers and open a Book Rack store. "It was very scary. More...

Airport budget leaner this year

Reduced capital spending causes decline

The Lee County Port Authority has proposed an overall annual budget of $270.3 million for the 2007-08 fiscal year for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field General Aviation Airport. More...

Real Estate News

Cape's first "mixed-use" development thriving

Realmark plan makes living walkable

Realmark Group has developed Cape Coral's first mixed-use community, with the completion of Marina South II at The Marina at Cape Harbour. More...

Hurricane Grill opens in Gulf Coast Town Center

East Coast icon plans West Coast expansion

Hurricane Grill and Wings opened its newest restaurant in Gulf Coast Town Center. More...

Verandah earns environmental award

Bonita Bay project honored by Florida governor

The Bonita Bay Group's Verandah project earned the Fort Myers community the 2007 Green Building Best Practices Award from the Council for Sustainable Florida in a year that marked a record number of entries. More...