August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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Space 39's owner shares passion with public

Space 39 art gallery owner Terry Tincher shares a Jan. 19 birthday with the famous French painter, Paul C More...

Goodwill holding open house

Goodwill Industries and Southwest Florida GWI Housing is holding an open house and ribbon cutting for The Pines HUD Housing Project located at 1961 Queen Street in North Ft. Myers. The ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 23. More...

Guardian ad Litem selects new director

Advocates for abused kids

Frank Prado has been selected to direct the Twentieth Judicial Circuit's Guardian ad Litem program for Southwest Florida. More...

Chamber holding Global Expo 2007

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is hosting their Global Expo 2007 on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 3 p.m. until 7:30 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Financial tips for credit card-smart college freshmen

For incoming freshmen, college means one thing: freedom. It also is usually a person's first experience with credit cards. More...

More women are choosing to breastfeed

But rates fall short of national objectives

Although more women are choosing to breastfeed, the percentage of mothers who breastfeed exclusively is far short of national objectives, according to a report last week in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued by the Centers for More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Misha, Misha, Misha!

Rise & Shine each Saturday morning with Southwest Florida's favorite morning personality

T o the average person, a TV show airing at 6 a.m. on Saturday sounds like a less-than-ideal time. After all, the sun isn't even up yet! But then, Misha McK (pronounced MEE-sha Mick-KAY) isn't your average person. More...

Downtown arts building progressing

Having been promised a downtown arts center that will provide world famous entertainment, galleries, a rooftop sculpture garden and rooftop bar, a passersby might be curious as to why the interior of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center remains va More...

PET TALES

Pet skunks are nothing to turn nose up at

I couldn't believe my good fortune the other day. Here I was reading the classifieds in a local newspaper when lo and behold an ad grabbed my attention. Skunk for Sale. More...

New shelter gives hope to domestic abuse victims

Victims of domestic abuse and their children in need of long term, transitional housing could soon have a new option available. Mary's House of Hope, a local non-profit, is hoping to have a 10-bedroom duplex built in Fort Myers by Christmas. More...

Local teen earns Eagle Scout Badge

The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America convened a Court of Honor and presented the Eagle Scout Badge to Kyle Reichenbecher on Aug. 14. Reichenbecher, 17, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 35 at St. Francis Xavier School in Fort Myers. More...

Stop unwanted telephone calls

One of the best ways to protect yourself from identity theft and telemarketing fraud is to stop businesses and charities from selling your name. More...

Rowing club comes to Lee County

Cape Harbour will host organization

One of the original sports in the modern Olympic Games finally has a home in Lee County, at The Marina at Cape Harbour. More...

Kids campaign raffling off role on TV's "Scrubs"

To benefit Southwest Florida's "Cribs for Kids"

Children's Home Society of Florida Southwest Division, in collaboration with Cribs for Kids, is raffling off a walk-on role on NBC-TV's "Scrubs", a full day on the set with the "Scrubs" cast and crew, $1,000 spending money, round-trip airfare for t More...

Goodwill looking for car donations

Do you have a car you no longer drive? Is your driveway looking like a car lot? Why not donate that car to Goodwill and change someone's life? More...

Wear your college colors on Aug. 31

Gov. Charlie Crist has proclaimed Aug. 31 as College Colors Day as the official day to show your collegiate spirit by wearing your college colors. More...

Business News

Elite offers total gym experience

When the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred, Sue Foanio was teaching martial arts. But before long, American Airlines had Foanio and other instructors working with pilots and flight attendants in all their hubs, including Miami. More...

Bonita Bay magazine wins award

IN Good Company, Bonita Bay Group's new lifestyle magazine, has received the Florida Public Relations Association's Golden Image Award of Distinction. More...

Real Estate News

Historic Loomis estate for sale

Captiva Island home built in 1937 for sale for $6.1 million

A historic gulf to bay home located on Captiva Island is for sale. Built by James L. Loomis, Sr. More...

North Star project earns awards

Lee Building Industry Association has honored North Star Yacht Club, a condominium project developed by Continental Realty, with three "2007 Parade of Homes" awards for its "Aquarius 08" floor plan. More...

Pirrello to host national panel discussion

Jamie M. Pirrello, CEO of Vision Homes USA, will host a panel discussion entitled "Capital A for Access" at the Big Builder '07 conference in Las Vegas on Nov. 28. More...