August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Study: Edison College students busy with their studies

Results from the spring 2007 Community College Survey of Student Engagement show that Edison College students exceed both the Florida community college and national samples in their engagement with academic courses, programs, and services. More...

Airport celebrates recordbreaking passenger traffic

Passenger totals at Southwest Florida International Airport have increased for the 12th straight month. During the month of July, over 535,000 passengers traveled through the airport, an increase of 6.5 percent compared to July 2006. More...

FGCU selects Bradshaw to lead university

Wilson Bradshaw will be the third president of Florida Gulf Coast University beating two other candidates in a search that took months and was at times controversial. "This is certainly one of the best days of my life. More...

Royally tripping with a right proper, bloody bloke

Blowing all of my two weeks vacation time in sunny Florida was customary for so many years while living in Chicago. It led me to move here years ago. More...

Hospital holding volunteer recruitment fair

Lee Memorial Health System will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lee Memorial Hospital and Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center. More...

Caregiver classes set

If you are the full-time caregiver for a loved one, you are invited to attend free caregiver training and education classes in Lee County during September. More...

Lee Memorial holding classes for people with heart problems

Lee Congestive Heart Failure Care is holding free education series open to any community member who has been diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure or who has a loved one with this condition. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

REPORTER FLOODS OFFICE WITH TEARS!!

Everyone has their guilty pleasures. Some scarf down Twinkies. Some are hooked on "America's Got Talent." Some crank up the car radio and sing along with ABBA. Me? More...

Alliance for the Arts director resigns

Search committee looking nationally for replacement

Louise Senneff, the popular head of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, is leaving her post of five years. More...

PET TALES

Friend gets horse to calm frazzled nerves

Créme Brule. Mmm the word alone conjures up visions of the delectable creamy, sweet dessert. Now hold your horses if you think the pet columnist is trading places with the food writer. Not at all. More...

Lee charter committee eying single-member districts

Commissioners now chosen countywide

Single-member commission districts - in lieu of the present system of electing commissioners countywide - may be the principal issue for the Lee County Charter Review Committee. More...

Help stamp out child abuse and neglect

The News-Press is hosting a vigil commemorating the victims of child neglect, abuse and murder. It will be at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30. More...

One great gardener

Ruth Danforth is cool and direct like a haiku. More...

Lee County Animal Services earns award

Lee County Animal Services' 6th Annual Fall Pet Fest was honored August 9th at the Florida Festivals and Events Association Media Awards Banquet. More...

Sheriff: More tickets, fewer accidents

Year to date statistics for 2007 compared to the same period in 2006 show a sharp decline in the number of traffic crashes and fatalities in Lee County. At the same time, the number of tickets and warnings given out by deputies is up. More...

Richard and Axel named deputies of the month

The Lee County Sheriff's Office named the following employees and volunteers award-winners for July. The winners are: Deputy of the Month - Cpl. William Richard and K-9 Axel Together, Cpl. More...

Good Wheels to roll out charter service

Good Wheels is hoping to offset financial losses in its charitable service by branching out more extensively into chartering. "We ordered three vehicles," said Gary Bryant, president of Good Wheels. More...

New therapy for children's swallowing disorders at Gulf Coast Hospital

Gulf Coast Hospital's Rehabilitation Center has introduced an innovative medical treatment for children either born with swallowing disorders or who have developed them as a result of an illness or injury. More...

Norman Love to be featured at Wine Fest 2007

Norman Love, the world-renowned pastry chef of Norman Love Confections, will provide a wide array of his specialty gourmet chocolates to be paired with dessert wines at the Southwest Florida Wine Fest Gala. More...

Business News

New flooring company catering to the trades

Floorco sells only to professionals and the housing industry

For nearly 20 years, Kevin Knapp and Vincent Spallone have been serving the retail flooring needs of Lee and Collier residents through their Floorcrafters store, but now the duo are branching out and opening a wholesale direct-to-trade business cal More...

What hath DiGiorgio wrought?

Local artist skilled in ironworks

I found a six-foot-four foot tall James DiGiorgio working at his shop on Evans and Fourth St. on a Monday afternoon dressed casually in a white t-shirt at a metal table. More...

Real Estate News

Stock Development picks up Aurora, Excel Awards

Stock Development has added to its portfolio of industry awards with six more Aurora and Excel Awards. The 28th Annual Aurora Awards were presented last month at the annual Southeast Building Conference in Orlando. More...

Bonita Bay high-rise set to open next month

Designers are working on six model homes at Esperia South at Bonita Bay, the fifth of eight high-rises being developed by The Lutgert Companies within the Bonita Springs community. More...

Panthers in the path of growth

The latest information on Florida Panther habitat preservation and restoration will be presented at the Real Estate Investment Society's Sept. 11 luncheon meeting. Brad Rieck, of U.S. More...