July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Downtown focus of Cape meeting

The next Cape Coral Council for Progress meeting will be held Friday, July 13, at Gulf Coast Village, located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Breakfast and networking opportunities begin at 7 a.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. More...

Advocates fighting for a triage center in Lee

Lee County desperately needs a triage center, according to officials with Southwest Florida Addiction Services, The Salvation Army and Lee Mental Health Center Inc. More...

"Stay Alive…Just Drive" campaign kicks off

The Stay Alive...Just Drive traffic safety campaign encourages all Southwest Floridians to support the effort to curb distracted driving. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Dumpster Dreams

Stephen Johnson's fascinated with the ephemera of life. More...

Property tax cut may starve Florida arts

Culture often first to get axe in lean budget years

Homeowners finally rejoiced over what Florida Legislators call the largest property tax cut in the state's history. Gov. More...

Keeping the pooch occupied with tunes

These days it seems there's nothing high tech you can't get. We can chat with folks across the globe and see them face to face with tiny cameras installed in our computers. More...

Edison producing top medical grads

ontrary to French wisdom, at Edison College, the more things change, the more they don't remain the same. More...

Edison Estates offer summer program

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will offer a variety of children and adult programs, special exhibits, discounts and events throughout the month of July. + Wild Wizard Lab Show "Big Bangs and Beyond the Sound Barrier," Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. More...

Home buying seminar set

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...

Fall registration open at Edison College

Special to Florida Weekly From Accounting to Zoology, the lineup of classes for the fall semester at Edison College is open for registration. Fall classes begin August 23. More...

Cape hospital 30 years old

Part of the countywide Lee Memorial system

David Bateman was a 19-year-old high school student when he accepted a job working at the newly opened Cape Coral Hospital back in 1977. He had no idea it would become his career. More...

Business News

Internet helps local Swedish business take off

A Swedish Affair has been a Fort Myers icon for 23 years

Visitors from around the world have been stopping by A Swedish Affair in Royal Palm Square since the shop opened 23 years ago. More...

Commercial permits set record

Housing permits up in June over last year

Commercial building permits issued for Lee County, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach hit an all-time monthly high of $332.9 million in June, due primarily to a rush to beat a June 29 deadline to qualify for lower road impact fees. More...

Real Estate News

Historic Casa Rio estate for sale

Special to Florida Weekly The historic riverfront estate Casa Rio - built in 1926 by inventor C.W. Stribley next to the Henry Ford estate in downtown Fort Myers - is for sale. More...

Construction of the Village Center has Begun at Paseo

Special to Florida Weekly Stock Development has begun construction of the Paseo Village Center at its gated 444-acre community surrounded by the pristine environment of the Six Mile Cypress Slough in Fort Myers. More...

New warehouses going up near Airport

Special to Florida Weekly 4-M Properties, LP and Fireservice Inc recently purchased 12 acres for development of the International Commerce Center in South Fort Myers. More...