August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Scholarships aid healthcare workers

Lee Memorial funds future employees education

Tara Morales has always been interested in science and the human body, so a career in nursing made sense. After high school, she began taking some of the pre-requisite classes while waiting tables and tending bar. More...

Lee Memorial upgrades Cardiac Decision Unit

$250,000 gift buys new equipment

One third of Lee County's deaths every year are attributed to heart disease. Although lower than the national rate of 42 percent, it is still a number that concerns local medical officials. More...

August events at the Edison Estates

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers a variety of children and adult programs, special exhibits, discounts and events throughout the month of August. The August schedule of programs and events include: • Mini Inventors Camp, Aug. More...

ROTARY CLUB

Rotary South names new officers

Every year in July, more than 32,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide have a change of watch. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South recently held their annual banquet and installed its new officers. More...

Lee Parks wins state awards

Lee County Parks & Recreation has received an Agency Excellence Award from the Florida Recreation and Parks Association along with three other statewide awards. The awards will be presented at the annual FRPA conference banquet Thursday, Aug. More...

Salvation Army gets new rolling kitchen

Better to aid disaster victims

Should another hurricane hit Southwest Florida, the Salvation Army will be better prepared to meet the community needs thanks to the purchase of a new canteen. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Textured, no text

Art is not a competition to me," says Naples painter Susan Merritt. "It's a way of life. It's what you are. It's how you are. "It's not about following the trends. More...

Theater Conspiracy finds port in the storm

In the midst of ongoing trials and tribulations, Theater Conspiracy theater production company has already managed to enact a new production at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. More...

PET TALES

Pet cats come to rescue in time of need

Sadie and Vader are two felines that know what's up. These two kitties' seem to have special antennas that detect their human mom and my fellow gal pal's feelings. More...

Customers can prepare for afterlife at Costco

Wholesale store sells coffins

Dying isn't quite what it used to be. The days of seeing a funeral director in a dark, pin stripe suit showing a grief-stricken family around a showroom of caskets and embellished urns are seemingly passé. More...

Gone forever? Infant abduction case still unsolved

Eight months after the disappearance of the infant Bryan dos Santos-Gomes on Dec. 1, the basic details of his story, built by a flurry of media reports in the weeks following his abduction, remain unchanged. More...

15 MINUTES

The inimitable Israel Suarez and his Nations Association Charity

The Reverend Israel Suarez exists, he said, to help people who cannot help themselves. More...

Habitat for Humanity opens four new homes

Habitat for Humanity of Lee County will dedicate four new homes in Lehigh Acres on Saturday, Aug. 4. The four dedications will be split into three ceremonies with the first one beginning at 9 a.m. at 2505 70th Street, Lehigh Acres. More...

Artificial reef falling apart

Former New York tugboat, sunk in Lee waters in 1999, rusting away

Salt water, poorly constructed welding seems, low grade steel, waves and rough weather are taking a toll on one of Lee County's artificial reefs. More...

Addiction Services nets $50,000 grant

Foulds Foundation donates for new detox center

The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Southwest Florida Addiction Services in support of its capital campaign to build a new Detoxification Center and Outpatient Treatment Facility. More...

Edison College gets top marks for dental program

Edison College's program for dental assistants and dental hygienists recently received accreditation with commendation by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation with no recommendations for improvements. More...

Business News

Pet business rescues abandoned canines

Neglected, abandoned, malnourished and sickly, most of the dogs that find their way to Jennie Curtis and Sunny Lichtenberg have been given up on and seem to have little chance of finding a permanent home. More...

Annual Cattle Barons' Ball tickets sold out

Only sponsorships still available

Tables for the American Cancer Society of Lee County's 2008 Cattle Barons' Ball have sold out six months prior to the actual event date. More...

Real Estate News

International Design Center: top end interiors

Elegant facility caters to designers and the public

Looking for the elegant, unique, or state-of-the-art to furnish that new home - or need some help with the interior design? The International Design Center in Estero has it all. More...

Florida Housing launches statewide mortgage reduction program

Florida Housing Finance Corporation announced details of a new statewide program to help first-time home buyers reduce their monthly mortgage payments. More...