September 27, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

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A portrait of the artist as an older woman

In 1991, when Mary Richey was a mere 62 years old, she was leaving Duluth, Minn. on a 35-foot Bristol sailboat with her husband, bound for Fort Myers. "By gum, we went sailing and we had a good time," she said, flashing a broad smile. More...

Heart surgery drug carries serious risks

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U.S., Mexico sign postal agreement

The U.S. Postal Service and the Servicio Postal Mexicano have signed an agreement to improve mail services between the United States and Mexico. More...

Local company's donation helps build homes

Congress Jewelers gives $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Congress Jewelers has donated $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee County. The contribution, in funds received through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program, is underwriting the costs of four homes being built this year. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

MUSICAL MARIONETTES

The creation of Cuban-American artist Pablo Cano

The marionettes dangle from a silver dress rack, loose-limbed. They possess the relaxed attitude of performers taking a quick break in-between rehearsals. More...

PET TALES

Better box habits A cat who's missing the litter box may be sending a message - so listen up!

When the weather turns colder and houses close up for warmth, every little thing starts to annoy us. Like the smell of the litter box, or (worse) the smell of a cat who's not using the litter box at all. But don't blame the cat. More...

Sounds of Sinatra ignite hot pops season

Southwest Florida Symphony 2007/08 Season

The Southwest Florida Symphony 2007/08 Pops Season kicks off Nov. 30 with A Red Hot Pops Cocktail Party & Fundraiser and The Sinatra Songbook, conducted by the incomparable 'Prince of Pops' Erich Kunzel. More...

Jay Leno on a $100 bill?

Bogus bill found in Fort Myers may have star's image

A bogus $100 bill turned up in Fort Myers last week and bank tellers and a customer agreed: The watermark image imbedded in the currency looked like TV host Jay Leno. More...

Mann, Berlam appointed to Edison College board

Edison College District President Kenneth P. Walker announced that Mary Lee Mann of Alva, and Ann E. Berlam of Naples, have received gubernatorial appointments as members of the College's District Board of Trustees. "Mrs. More...

Web site aids in search of Baby dos Santos-Gomes

The Web site is: www.FindBabyBryan.com

Kid Finders Network has launched a new Web site for dedicated to finding missing Fort Myers baby, Bryan dos Santos Gomes. An unknown suspect abducted him at knife point on Dec. 1. The Web site is: www.FindBabyBryan. com. More...

Kids Club partners with Sheriff to transcribe books for the blind

Female inmates learning Braille

The Winning Kids Club, Braille Institute of Florida, and the Lee County Sheriff's Office have formed a partnership to reach out to the community and provide books for blind and low-vision children. More...

Win a Cadillac at Canterbury golf classic

A hole-in-one could win a lucky golfer a brand new Cadillac at the Canterbury School Cougar Golf Classic on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Mediterra, a Tom Fazio designed 18- hole championship course. More...

Business News

Local firm an international player

Nestled along I-75, Fox Electronics has maintained a low profile locally for 28 years but has become a major international player. More...

Horizon Council honors Lee businesses

E.L. Fox Jr. and Fox Electronics were among five industry leaders recognized last week for their contributions to Southwest Florida by the Horizon Council at the Industry Appreciation Luncheon. More...

Real Estate News

Bella Terra appeals to all ages

Although residential development in Bella Terra is not yet complete, Lennar Corp. representatives believe the Estero community already features a population of multi-generational residents. More...

Area broker named to Fortune magazine list

CB Richard Ellis 33rd fastest growing in U.S.

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. has been named the 33rd fastest-growing company in the United States, according to a new ranking in FORTUNE magazine. More...

Michelangelo Homes enters Naples market

Fort Myers-based Michelangelo Homes announced it began construction on its first model home at Quail West, the 7,818 square foot overall Villa Navona. More...