August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Culinary event will benefit breast cancer research

Robb & Stucky, Norman Love, The News-Press to host event

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Norman Love Confections partners with the Robb & Stucky KitchenAid Culinary Center at Robb & Stucky Casual Living · Outdoor and The News-Press to host a Cook for the Cure reception Saturday More...

Publix prescription plan a plus for consumers

Treating urinary tract infections, chronic bronchitis, ear infections and a host of other ailments just got a lot cheaper. Publix Super Markets began offering a 14-day supply of seven antibiotics free of charge last week. More...

Food bank holding fundraiser

Fort Myers Casino Night, a fun gaming event to raise critical funds for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, will take place Aug. 31 at 7 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza at the Bell Tower Shops, near the corner of U.S. 41 and College Parkway in Fort Myers. More...

Make 511 part of emergency plans

System provides travel information for 29 major area roads

With Florida in the midst of hurricane season, the Florida Department of Transportation encourages Southwest Floridians and visitors to incorporate its free 511 service into their emergency preparedness plans. More...

Teas give cancer patients respite

A Fort Myers church is pampering women who have been diagnosed with cancer. More...

Lee Memorial shares clinical skills with students

Thirty-five employees teach at college level

They encourage moms-to-be through labor, teach stroke patients to walk, x-ray broken bones and tend to patients coming through the emergency room doors. By day they are the medical professionals at Lee Memorial Health System. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

One Foot Square

O ne square foot of space may be the measure by which office real estate's determined, but it also happens to be the dimension of all the artwork at the Alliance for the Arts this month. More...

Dance program coming to Fort Myers

The Alliance for the Arts is kicking off its newest program, "Dance Alliance," geared toward encouraging and showcasing creative movement. Register by Friday, Aug. 17 and take advantage of a special Early Bird discount. The fee is $75. More...

PET TALES

Remembering Sheila: Homeless pets need loving homes

I want to share something with you all today - my other life. Yep I live a double life. Not a secret agent 007 James Bond kind of life but a double life all the same. Aside from working as a writer I work at an animal shelter in Port Charlotte. More...

Census: Hispanic population growing at 17 percent

New figures put Lee's overall growth at 5 percent

Lee County's population is getting younger and more diverse according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau late last week. More...

15 MINUTES

Long journey leads to Fort Myers

BY EVAN _WILLIAMS ewilliams@florida-weekly.com "You know what my dream is?" asked Rina Frederick. "To see this whole country. I don't know if it will happen in my lifetime. More...

Summer adoption special at Humane Society

The summer months have historically been the slowest time of year for pet adoptions at Gulf Coast Humane Society. With over 150 animals available for adoption, Gulf Coast Humane Society is taking action. More...

Imaginarium celebrates 12th birthday

Join the celebration as the Imaginarium turns 12 years old. On Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. More...

Restaurant chain donates to food bank

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the locally owned Prawnbroker Restaurant group is partnering with the Harry Chapin Food bank for "Dine Out and Help Out". More...

Beware of bogus email advisory

Cell phone restriction not true

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has received a number of inquiries regarding new traffic laws alleged to have been enacted in Florida and effective the first of this month. More...

Local doctor makes "Best in America" list

Local Ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan M. Frantz has been selected by his peers to be included in the "Best Doctors in America 2007-2008" database. He had previously been included in the 2005-2006 database. More...

Five-year-old gets titanium femur

Five-year-old Angeline Thompson is one of a kind. More...

Business News

Bouquets good enough to eat

It was one of the darkest hours of Jennifer Palma's life. In September 2005, Palma was living in New Jersey and her husband had just died from bladder cancer after a six-month fight. More...

PRstore in Bonita gives businesses a boost

Debbie Irberseder wasn't excited about developing a marketing plan for her husband's production company. She thought it would be a dreadful experience, but instead found herself laughing as she browsed various stock images at PRstore. More...

Real Estate News

Bonita Bay named top golf community

One of 40 in U.S. to make magazine's list

Golf Connoisseur has named Bonita Bay as one of the top 40 golf communities in America, on its inaugural list of the best places to live and play in the U.S. More...

Mr. Shower Door wins national award

The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association recently named Mr. Shower Door as a winner in its Annual Design Awards Competition. Bill Daubmann Senior Vice President of Mr. Shower Door will be honored at BEMA's Annual Membership Meeting, Sept. More...

Real estate development workshop planned

An experienced investor/developer, a planning expert, and Lee County staff - all familiar with Southwest Florida's current economic climate - will present tips for mastering the land development approval process at a Real Estate Investment Societ More...