July 26, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Mrs. Williams' Fancy Flamingo

The shaded doors of Fancy Flamingo Antiques on Peck Street, across from the Fort Myers police station, promise a cool hour of browsing. More...

Beware of traveling con artists

Traveling con artists are in Lee County

"Travelers" arrive every spring and typically prey on elderly homeowners with door-to-door roofing, paving and other scams, intimidating consumers into paying thousands of dollars for poor quality work. More...

New traffic signal system launched

Lee County Department of Transportation, Lee County Emergency Medical Services, and South Trail Fire Rescue District recently launched the traffic signal preemption system pilot program. More...

Lee Memorial addresses affordable housing for workers

Health care employees and public service employees from schools, law enforcement, emergency services, municipalities, and other government are invited to attend an expo designed to assist them in finding affordable housing. More...

Fishing tournament to benefit Hodges University

Mangrove Madness, an International Game Fish Association World Qualifying Tournament will be held on Aug. 17 and 18 at 'Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island. More...

Summer airport traffic up

June figures up 4 percent over last year

Passenger totals for June 2007 at Southwest Florida International Airport increased again, making this the 11th straight month of record-breaking traffic. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

FGCU art exhibition showcases faculty work

A summer reception and art exhibit at the Florida Gulf Coast University art gallery last Thursday evening, showcased work by its professors, such as Carl E. Schwartz. More...

PET TALES

There's etiquette for pet introductions

Dogs never cease to amaze and captivate me. This of course includes my irrepressible Scottie Argyle. The other day while reading a book on my lanai I began to hear a series of sniffs and thumps. More...

Pets of the week

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

New county artificial reef project hit by snags

Old Causeway roadbed crumbling before it's dumped into the Gulf

Lee County's newest artificial reef project is not going quite as well as hoped, said Chris Koepfer, a supervisor with Lee County Division of Natural Resources. "We're tied up with the (Sanibel) Causeway right now. More...

Seals to be honored by PACE Center for Girls

Circuit Court Judge James Seals will be honored by the PACE Center for Girls with the "Voice for Girls Award" for his advocacy on behalf of girls in juvenile justice and dependency. More...

Teen reading skyrockets at Lee libraries

Lee County Libraries are reporting that teens are checking out 67 percent more items than they did at this time last year. More...

Sanibel's beaches top rated for families

Sanibel Island's appeal to both kids and grown-ups has secured it a spot on the "Top-10 Family Beaches" list released recently by ShermansTravel. com, a leading publisher of travel deals and destination advice. More...

FGCU professor invited to Mexican Earth Day event

Florida Gulf Coast University professor of Environmental Studies and director for the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education Peter Blaze Corcoran was recently invited by Mexican President Felipe Calderón to participate in an e More...

Street racing makes a dangerous comeback

If you're like most Americans, you have very fond memories of your first car. Whether it was used or new, it didn't matter - you had a sense of freedom and independence like you had never experienced before. More...

Business News

Mother, daughter make inroads in moving business

Two Men and a Truck really two women

It may be called Two Men and a Truck, but the Fort Myers' franchise is actually owned by two women. It is a fact that surprises many callers, according to Lisa Gaber, who opened the office along with her mother, Constance Howe, in 1997. More...

Fort Myers Toyota wins sales award for ninth time

Fort Myers Toyota, was named recipient of the 2006 Toyota Motor Sales President's Award. The 21st annual award was presented to a select group of dealerships across the country. It is the ninth year they have received the President's award. More...

Real Estate News

Fort Myers home wins regional award

Michelangelo Homes, Inc. received a prestigious Aurora Award for its Salerno model in the detached single-family home in the $2-3 million category at the annual Southeast Building Conference in Orlando. More...

Park Center design complete

Gora McGahey Associates in Architecture has completed the design for Park Center, an upscale two building complex located on College Parkway in Fort Myers. More...

Villas at Venezia finishes amenities

Villas at Venezia, a new Mediterranean style condominium community located in central Fort Myers, has completed the community amenities that include a centrally-located clubhouse with multi-purpose room, swimming pool with sundeck, cabana area with More...