September 6, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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More than just a number cruncher

Neal Sword, corporate director of business operations at Lee Memorial Health System, spends his days surrounded by numbers he is responsible for, like these: 8,000: the number of employees at Lee Memorial Health System. More...

Local gym raising money for research

A local women's gym will kick off fundraising efforts to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The event is called Bunco for Breast Cancer and is being organized by the Fort Myers Contours Express. More...

Hospital honored for organ donation rate

More than 3,000 Floridians are anxiously awaiting a phone call that will signal the end of someone else's life, but will allow them to continue theirs. More...

Northern Trust named title sponsor of Wine Fest event

Fort Myers Northern Trust Bank will be a title sponsor of The Southwest Florida Wine Fest, one of the area's premier charity events. More...

Questionable judgments

The medical association in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu reprimanded Dr. K. Murugesan in June after his arrest for unremorsefully allowing his 15-year-old son to perform a Caesarean section on one of his patients. More...

Museum event features author Robert Macomber

Go back in time to 1879 with Lt. Peter Wake at the Southwest Florida Museum of History when this month's Night at the Museum welcomes maritime author and local resident Robert Macomber. More...

SWAFS to offer counseling services

Southwest Florida Addiction Services will begin offering counseling services one day a week, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Estero United Way House. Assessments and group treatment will be offered for adults from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. More...

Lee Visitor Bureau wins national award

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, representing The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, has earned a prestigious 2007 Destiny Award for Marketing Programs and Special Projects from the National Council of Destination Organizations, an industr More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Hit Strike Beat

Mention percussion and most people automatically think of drums. But percussion encompasses much more. More...

A Latin Art Affair

Artists are the sum of their histories - all they've seen, all they've learned, all they've experienced - mixed with their individual vision, talent and dreams. "It's difficult to explain my artwork," says Naples artist Juan Diaz. More...

THEATRE REVIEW

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"

Love contains many paradoxes, including the one expressed by the humorous title of the musical now playing at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." There's something about our perverse human nature that causes More...

Girls making a difference at their own PACE

A recent study from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency reported that females in Florida are getting arrested at young ages. Forty percent of girls in the study committed their first offense before they turned 13. More...

Second Street closed to traffic from Hendry to Monroe

Second Street from Hendry Street to Monroe Street is closed to traffic as construction work on the Downtown Utility and Streetscape Improvements Project continues. Second street is scheduled to be closed until January 2008. More...

Local magazine wins award

CurtCo/Gulfshore Media, the publishers of Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business and a number of other regional publications, received five top awards at the annual Florida Magazine Association Publishing Conference held last month at Disney's Grand More...

Caps help children face surgery with a smile

Sponge Bob, Spiderman, Dora the Explorer and Strawberry Shortcake are frequenting operating rooms around the world, thanks to a program implemented by The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. More...

Education commissioner to speak at ball

Florida State Commissioner of Education Jeanine Blomberg will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Black and White Educational Ball held by the Fort Myers Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. More...

Fine points of the law

In July, Maryland county judge Katherine Savage dismissed, permanently, a 2004 child-rape charge against a Liberian immigrant after finding that he speaks a rare tribal language for which no translators were available in time to meet the state's sp More...

NBC's The Redneck Tenors coming to Ada's on the Cape

Ada's Natural & Organic Supermarket & Deli will feature The Redneck Tenors at the grand opening week-end of their North Woods themed Cape Coral store. The celebration begins on Friday, Sept. 7 and runs through Sunday. More...

Antonucci named to Cape Hospital top post

Dr. Larry Antonucci, an obstetrician-gynecologist and co-founder of Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida, is the new Chief Administrative Officer for Cape Coral Hospital. More...

Business News

Online employment upstart seeks to revolutionize industry

Fort Myers' WorkGiant taking on the big boys

As the CEO of a young Fort Myersbased company, WorkGiant, Kevin Romney, the nephew of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, said he will "revolutionize" the $14-billion-peryear online employment-service industry. More...

Real Estate News

The Lutgert Companies' Azure at Bonita Bay wins awards

The Lutgert Companies won two awards 2602 took top honors in its product-design category for Azure at Bonita Bay in the 17th Annual Sand Dollar Awards, sponsored by the Sales & Marketing Council of the Collier Building Industry Association. More...

Villas at Venezia 50 percent complete

Villas at Venezia, a Mediterranean-style condominium community located in Central Fort Myers, is 50 percent complete with eight buildings and 90 units built. More...

New floor plan introduced by Taylor Woodrow

International developer Taylor Woodrow has introduced the newest floor plan at Estero Palms - The Bismark. Estero Palms is a gated community of 32 single-family estate homes located off River Ranch Road next to Estero High School. More...