September 20, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Detecting identity theft: the quicker the better

To minimize the effects of ID theft, selfdetection is the best protection. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe: • Monitor your account balances and activity at least weekly. This will help you catch the fraud earlier. More...

Duck Stamp art exhibit opens on Sanibel

The nation's oldest, most prestigious art contest, the Federal Duck Stamp, is coming next week to Sanibel Island for the selection of the 2008-09 duck stamp. More...

Airport earns top award from state

The Florida Department of Transportation recently honored Southwest Florida International Airport with the prestigious award of the "2007 Outstanding Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year" for its Runway 6/24 Rehabilitation project. More...

Women mentors desperately needed

The Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. urgently needs responsible women, at least 18 years of age or older, to work with at-risk middle school girls in a mentor program. Young professionals and college students are encouraged to apply. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Clever Book Covers

Florida Weekly read some recently published books with clever covers or titles to see if they were as good as promised - some were.

F orget what your Mom told you, that you can't judge a book by its cover. It might be good advice about people, but not when it comes to books. After all, if you can't judge a book by its cover, then what good's the cover? More...

SUMMER READING

Forget About It By Caprice Crane (Warner Books, $13.99)

Caprice Crane's latest book, "Forget About It," is everything a good chick-lit book should be: smart, funny, entertaining and a touch bittersweet. More...

Frontman: Richard Castelli of Poor Richard and the Almanacs

Richard Castelli has the appearance of one who is wise. Kindness emanates through his lenses. His beard - well trimmed; his head - hairless. A literate, picky music lover, he's witty, charming and writes his own songs. More...

Church construction rises above market slump

Religious building at fastest pace since 2000

Statistics and news reports indicate Lee County foreclosures are on the rise and building permits are falling, but Church construction is still heaven bound. More...

15 MINUTES

Standing on the corner

Victor Casiano may be spotted standing on a street corner in downtown Fort Myers. He's small and slightly bow-legged, like a cowboy, and is usually friendly; he might ask you for a cigarette. More...

United Way: calls for aid at record level

United Way 211, a non-emergency help call line, received a record number of phone calls in July and August. The call volume, 2,172 for July and over 3,200 for August, is larger than any non-hurricane month since 211's inception in 2003. More...

Local chefs cook for children's charities

Twenty-three local chefs from some of the area's finest restaurants will cook up their favorite dishes at the two-evening Northern Trust Southwest Florida Wine Fest events slated for Nov. 9 and 10. More...

Hangar dance to benefit Sundowners

Sundown Patrol of Lee County, Inc., a non-profit club that flies on the weekends helping stranded boaters, will hold their only fund raising event of the year, a hangar dance featuring live dance music on Nov. 3 at Page Field. More...

Wachovia joins Lee Memorial for scholarship program

In partnership with Lee Memorial Health System, the Wachovia Foundation has established the "Wachovia Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Educational Grants Program." The financial services company has provided a $10,000 grant through the Lee M More...

Business News

KnowledgePoints gives students extra boost

Just a month after classes resumed throughout Lee County, Knowledge- Points is already seeing students that need a little extra help. "Right now, we're at our lowest for a long, long time," said Sandra Bublis, director. More...

Bonita Bay magazine earns Charlie Award

IN Good Company, Bonita Bay Group's new lifestyle magazine, has won the Charlie Award, the Florida Magazine Association's highest honor. The premier issue, which debuted in February, earned first-place honors in the custom magazine category. More...

Bar Louie opens in Edison Mall

Ray Partlow has been named general manager of Bar Louie at Edison Mall. The Columbus, Ohio, native, who managed a Bar Louie in Ohio for the past three years, says he is happy to bring the fun of the Cheers-style bar/eatery to Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

First 'green home' debuts in Tarpon Point Marina

Home is 35 percent more energy efficient

BCB Homes has opened its new La Torre model, the first Certified Green Home in Tarpon Point Marina, announced Nick Cross, director of sales and marketing for the developer, Grosse Pointe Development. More...

Shell Point opens newly remodeled courtyards

Shell Point Retirement Community held the official grand opening last week, for the recently renovated courtyard garden of the Mid-Rise Courts. More...

Richardson Homes earns Parade of Homes accolades

Richardson Homes, Inc. More...