October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

USA swimming trials at Miromar Lakes

Contestants vying for spot on US Olympic team

The USA Swimming Open Water World Championship Trials will be held at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21, 2007. This is the final North American event in a fouryear qualifying cycle. More...

Program helps girls deal with trauma

They've witnessed serious car crashes, shootings or lost loved ones. The Children's Advocacy Center is offering a program aimed at girls between 12 and 17 who have experienced traumatic events. "It can be anything. More...

SWF Wine Fest featured vintner announced

The Southwest Florida Wine Fest Committee announced that Swanson Vineyards & Winery's Vintner Clarke Swanson, of Naples and Napa Valley, Calif., will be present at this year's Northern Trust Southwest Florida Wine Fest Gala on Saturday night Nov. More...

October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month

10 tips to pick the right pet for you

If you have ever thought about becoming a "Pet Parent", this month is the perfect time for you to seriously consider expanding your family. More...

Pets of the Week

To adopt a pet There are many dogs and cats available at Lee County Animal Services, 5600 Banner Drive, Fort Myers. Call 432-2083 or visit the agency's Web site at www.leelostpets.com. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Natalie Cole on stage at the BB Mann

Grammy winner hits the stage in Fort Myers for one night only

Natalie Cole's new album "Leavin'" is simultaneously a bold point of departure and a moving return to form for one of music's most accomplished vocalists. More...

Walk through the arts

The idea came late at night, as good ideas often do, without regard to time. More...

Raising the stakes on dating

Once, coming out of a metro stop in the seedier part of Paris, I noticed a hooker giving me the eye. More...

New roof regulations increase cost

Putting a new roof on your home just got more expensive. A new state law covering the installation of stronger, hurricane-resistant, replacement roofs might actually hurt those it is meant to serve, roofers said. And they're steamed. More...

Internet fraud on the rise in Fort Myers

The internet is a great way to inexpensively advertise anything you want to sell; there are a number of popular websites just for this purpose. More...

Junior Olympic sailing regatta at beach this weekend

More than 250 youth sailors from as far away as New Jersey and Ohio will compete in the waters off Fort Myers Beach Oct. 20-21 in the annual Beach Romp Sailing Regatta. More...

Program to aid senior addicts

Poor eyesight, confusion and addiction may be driving seniors to serious health problems, but officials at Southwest Florida Addiction Services are hoping that a new program will help. More...

Edison & Ford offers many events this month

October events at the Edison & Ford winter Estates: Painting Floorcloths with Leoma Lovegrove, Oct. 20 and 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Canine Celebration

How much do you know about everyone's best friend?

This week, we're again sharing excerpts from two of our three new books. Here, we go to the dogs with fun canine facts from "Bow- Wow: Curiously Compelling Facts, True Tales & Trivia Even Your Own Cat Won't Know" (HCI, $15). Enjoy! More...

Where does a nonprofit organization go for funding?

GIVING

Nonprofit agencies face an everdecreasing funding sources. Federal, state and county money for nonprofits is diminishing. As more agencies are established to meet the evergrowing need for services, the pot available to nonprofits gets smaller. More...

Business News

Yoga studio celebrates milestone

Fort Myers' Health & Harmony Center's been in business 17 years

Sitting in the traditional cross-legged poses associated with Yoga, the three women place their hands open facing up on their knees and chant, "Ah-Ooommmmmmm." Their voices resonate like a choir's hymn through the yoga room in Fort Myers' Health More...

LeeSar vital cog in healthcare machine

Like the stagehands in the theater getting no applause from audiences, many businesses contribute to hospital healthcare and receive no recognition. More...

Real Estate News

Downtown Publix opening Nov. 1

First shopping to open in First Street Village

Call 93-year-old June Johnson one happy woman - she gets her own Publix supermarket in November. Johnson lives on Clifford Street across from First Street Village where Publix supermarkets plans to open one of its stores Nov. 1. More...

MARKET NEWS

Real Estate CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers-Naples announced the following real estate transactions: European Design, LLC has leased 3,772 square feet of space in the Alico Commerce Center, located at 7800 Drew Circle in Fort Myers, from Carroll P More...

Model homes selling in Mediterra

Bonita Bay records $17 million in sales this year

Four model homes totaling more than $17 million sold during the first three quarters of 2007 in Mediterra, announced Bonita Bay Group, developer of the 1,697- acre North Naples community. More...