November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Holiday Carol Sing to feed the hungry

Area residents can celebrate the holidays at an old-fashioned sing-a-long and help feed the hungry at the "Holiday Carol Sing" Tues., Dec. 11, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers. More...

New ambulance to aid premature babies

Babies born prematurely and fighting for their lives will soon have a state-of-theart ambulance to transport them to The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. More...

Boat safe, boat smart workshops open to all

Powerboaters, paddlers and sailors who are novices or newcomers to Southwest Florida are welcome to attend a free workshop Thursday, Nov. 15. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

" It's Art Royale

Expect anything (and everything...)

W hen Fort Myers artist Jen Riley learned that the theme for this year's Art Royale event was "Games People Play," she instantly thought of the psychological games people play. More...

Pianoman Roger Williams plays Fort Myers

Concert kicks off Shell Point arts series

Roger Williams will kick off Shell Point Retirement Community's sixth annual Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. More...

MUSIC SCENE

Sigur Rós Hvarf/Heim I've been in involved in the business of music for many years and have been known to judge a book by its cover. I know it's wrong but it's true. More...

The price of corn

U.S. popcorn prices have risen more than 40 percent since 2006 making America's quintessential comfort food an expensive treat

W hen David Holton and his wife, Bernese Holton, arrived at the Regal Bell Tower 20 Cinemas in south Fort Myers one evening last week, they paid $9.50 each to get in the door. More...

Top horsewoman

PHOTO COURTESY ONE GUY AND A CAMERA Stephanie Farnum, atop her horse, was the winner of the Lee County Horseman's Association/ Terri Lodge Mini Grand Prix at last month's horse show at the Sheriff's Posse Arena in North Fort Myers. More...

Remembering the iconic Norman Mailer

Florida Weekly reporter recalls interview with author

Editor's note: Author Norman Mailer died Saturday of acute renal failure. He was 84. Mailer won two Pulitzer Prizes for his literary work but was equally known for his larger-than-life personality and his combative, More...

More road closings downtown

And some openings

Work crews have closed the following streets for the next phase of the Downtown Utility and Streetscape Improvements Project. These roads are scheduled to be closed for approximately four to five months. More...

Libraries go wireless

Nearly all Lee County Library System locations now offer wireless access; and the rest will welcome laptops before the end of the year. More...

Business News

Office Furniture and Design Concepts, Inc. back on its feet

Office Furniture & Design Concepts is a source for quality office furniture in Southwest Florida.

I n the lobby of Office Furniture Design Concepts, Inc., in South Fort Myers, leather chairs are arranged around a coffee table with conspicuous symmetry and abstract paintings under a long, svelte desk evoke… something. More...

Synthetic lawns a cure for SW Florida water restrictions

Everyone wants green grass, but with a severe water shortage in the area authorities imposed restrictions on lawn watering. No water. Brown yards. One company could have the answer to keeping lawns green without water. More...

Figuratively Speaking

Rank of "slacker" and "kiss-up" among the most irritating and annoying people to work with, according to a survey conducted by SnagAJob.com: 1 (tie -- 32.6 percent) Ranks of "gossip hound" (18.4 percent), "loud talker" (11.8 percent) and "hypochon More...

Real Estate News

Real Estate

Gates D'Alessandro & Woodyard reported the following transactions: Mitchell Mgmt. of FL, LLC for Ares Lending, LLC leased 267 square feet of office space to Freire & Gonzalez, P.A. More...

Construction

Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Inc. has completed the construction of their new corporate headquarters at 14311 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 101 in Fort Myers. The new building totals 12,873 square feet. More...

Architectural

RJ McCormack Architect, Inc. has been selected by developer IAK Florida Builders, LLC, to provide urban design, planning and architectural services for its new $460 million dollar residential community. More...