August 9, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Experience of a lifetime

Inside the salmon colored Ambassador Hotel on the river, in the bar, it is about 4 p.m. and bartender Liz Shepard, 56, is stocking up on ice and Budweiser, as well as a few sixpacks of Samuel Adams. More...

Hospitals debut new record system

Lee Memorial Health System is rolling out a multi-million dollar electronic record system aimed at linking area emergency rooms with physician offices. More...

Web site dedicated to seafood consumers

Seafood consumers in the U.S., increasingly concerned about the sustainability and quality of seafood, can now turn to a NOAA Fisheries Service Web site, Fish- Watch, for the latest information. The Web site, at www.fishwatch.noaa. More...

Less intense hurricane season predicted

But August - October is the big season for Lee County

August is the real beginning of hurricane season. "This year's hurricane season has gotten off to a fairly slow start, due primarily to unfavorable thermodynamic conditions," said Philip Klotzbach, a Colorado State University storm forecaster. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Postcards from the edge

t's a classic hunting scene: the hunter behind the steering wheel, rifle propped next to him, with the captured game proudly displayed on the hood of the car. More...

Artist Gray-Blancett featured at ACT Gallery

Arts for ACT Gallery in downtown Fort Myers will feature the compelling and mood evoking paintings of local artist Stephen Gray-Blancett. Gray-Blancett's work has been featured in numerous publications and is exhibited across the country. More...

Pet Scotty's getting old but still charms the ladies

Going to the vet's office has become as normal and regular as pouring a cup of coffee - mind you decaf - and reading the paper in the morning. My 12-year-old pet Scotty Argyle seems to have made me a frequent flyer at the veterinary clinic. More...

State to reform juvenile justice system

But leaves Southwest Florida off the 25-member committee

Florida announced a plan last week to reform the juvenile justice system that was rocked by the death of a 14-year-old boy in a juvenile boot camp in 2006. More...

Cord blood can aid future medical battles

Every year along with his property taxes, Dr. Kevin Fleishman receives another bill. Nine years ago, Fleishman decided to collect his newborn son's umbilical cord blood and have it sent to Cryobanks International in Altamonte Springs for storage. More...

Unclaimed property tops $1 billion mark

Lee residents owed more than $17 million

Florida's Bureau of Unclaimed Property recently reported that it currently holds unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $1 billion, mostly from dormant accounts in financial institutions, insurance and utility companies, securities and tru More...

Enjoying space on Earth

Exploding nebulas. Bursting stars. And endless black holes. Oh what the thought of space and all of its mysteries do to me. More...

New Web site highlights area hot spots

A Cape Coral woman is hoping her Web site will become the myspace of the 239 area code. "We do the whole myspace thing and everybody is into blogging," said Susan Milner, 27, of Cape Coral. More...

Business News

Vision Homes is finding success

In a market where other builders are going under, Vision Homes is finding success. The company opened in July 2006, just as the market had begun to turn. It employs 13 full-time employees and two part-timers. More...

Entrepreneur opens first Little Caesars Veterans Program Store

Fort Myers store first in nation under new program

Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. recently opened the first store under the Little Caesars Veterans Program, as U.S. military veteran and Little Caesars franchisee Martin Lorenz opened his doors for business at 11600 Gladiolus Dr. More...

Real Estate News

Fort Myers condo community construction progressing

Construction is progressing at Palmetto Cove, a condominium community located on Cypress Lake Drive near McGregor Boulevard. More...

Traditional Southern Plantation architecture

Traditional Southern Plantation architecture has found a home in Southwest Florida at The Plantation, a community being developed by Centex Homes. More...

Naples upscale flea market set to open in November

Basik Development has leased more than 60 percent of the merchant spaces at The Big Cypress Market Place, an upscale indoor flea market, winery and event center under construction on U.S. 41 in Naples. More...