July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Local nursing homes sold

Two publicly owned Fort Myers nursing homes are about to go private. Manor Care, Inc., which owns Heartland Health Care Center and Manor Care Health Services, announced last week that it was going to be acquired by The Carlyle Group. More...

Local children's advocate leads Atlanta parade

Lee County's Braille Institute helped lead the recent March for Independence for the National Federation of the Blind in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Red Cross celebrates 90 years in Lee County

It was 1918, World War I had just begun and nurses were needed when the Lee County chapter of the American Red Cross formed. Today, the chapter is celebrating its 90th birthday while the nationwide organization is celebrating 125 years. More...

Preventing pets from getting poisoned

For some reason I have been thinking of an old gal pal's beagle named Madison. First I need to explain that Madison was no ordinary run-of-the-mill yodeling hound - though she did do her share of baying. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Radio Unpredictable

102.9 Bob FM format gives Lee listeners iPod shuffle feel

Bob knows what you like. More...

Libraries cater to Harry Potter maniacs

Harry Potter fanatics who are counting down to the release of J.K. Rowling's final chapters in the series should add a few other magical events to their calendars. More...

"One Foot Square"

The Alliance for the Arts knows that the summer months bring out the creativity in local artists - every year the members consistently present a fantastic exhibit. The 2007 Alliance Member show opens Friday, Aug. More...

What do you do when it is after hours and you are having a Veterinarian Emergency?

Several Lee County clinics offer 24-hour care when your pet needs it most

Milo's small body was riddled with lacerations and puncture wounds. Yet his tenacious little self fussed just as much over the medical care he received as he did the alligator that chomped on him near his Sanibel home recently. More...

The bar association

There is one patch of paint left on the wall from the short-lived bar on Hendry Street called Olivia's - a place where gangs of youth and professional drinkers co-mingled in gloom, and a big Rockabilly bartender lurked in his cramped space with a More...

New Lee doctors announced

Lee Memorial Health Systems made the following staff appointments in June: Nima Mowzoon, M.D. (SWR/ LMH/ CCH) - Neurology Dr. More...

Punta Rassa Boat Ramp temporarily closed

On Monday, July 9 the Punta Rassa Boat Ramp temporarily closed to the public. The move was made to complete the renovations and expansion of the parking area as well as to create a safety buffer for demolition of the drawbridge. More...

Scientists' Society donates to Edison

The Scientists' Society of Southwest Florida has donated $3,000 to the Edison College Foundation. The funds will be used for science scholarships at the college. Since 1995, the society has contributed more than $30,000 to Edison. More...

Pets of the week

To adopt a pet These animals are among the many available at Lee County Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Call 432-2083 or visit the agency's Web site at www.leelostpets.com. More...

Business News

80 Lee County businesses still around since 1960

Segregation was still the norm, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and muscle cars were popular when Horace Barrett Sr. opened up his funeral home and embalming business in Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Designer chosen for cigar and wine bar

Architecture, Inc. has been contracted to design the new Reserve Cigar and Wine Bar, opening in the former Tony Roma's location on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers. The firm is responsible for the interior design, space transition and project administration. More...

New model open at Miromar Lakes

Distinctive Communities has opened its newest model home in the Caprini neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More...

Eagle Concrete building new headquarters

Eagle Concrete Systems has begun construction of its new corporate headquarters in Gateway. Located at 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, the 25,177- square-foot building will showcase the company's concrete and masonry construction techniques. More...