November 22, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Grant to focus on cutting tobacco use

Nearly 28 percent of high school students in Lee are using tobacco

The Lee County Health Department and the Lee County Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida will spend the next three years trying to cut down on tobacco use locally, thanks to a $580,000 grant from the state Department of Health. More...

Deceased Vietnam veteran honored at construction site

Three days after Veteran's Day, Thursday, Nov. More...

Seasonal boating speed zones now in effect

Lee County Division of Natural Resources reminds area boaters to heed the seasonal changes in several speed zones in Lee County that went into effect last week. Areas throughout the county including Estero Bay and St. More...

New physicians join Lee Memorial Health System

Lee Memorial Health System announced the following physicians joined countywide hospital system last month: Reggie Augusthy, DO - Physiatry, obtained his osteopathic degree at Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his Internsh More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Irridescent Landscape

>>The Art of Mark Messersmith

W alk into Mark Messersmith's "A Southern Landscape" exhibit, and you might take a few steps back involuntarily. His oversized paintings are bold and initially overwhelming, too much to take in at first introduction. More...

Frank Sadera's landscapes: as good as the real thing

His work will be on display beginning Dec. 8

Frank Sadera's landscapes are extremely pleasing for how they depict nature as mysterious and infinite. More...

MUSIC SCENE

I am a capitalist, music fan and next to "Talk Like A Pirate Day" (Sept. 19) Christmas is my favorite holiday. More...

"Made in China" on toy shoppers holiday hit list

Recalled toys make parents extra careful

In the mad rush of the holiday season, starting with Black Friday, parents and relatives continue to check toy labels for "Made in China." Recently toys made in China have been recalled for containing lead paint, magnetic parts and GHB, the date r More...

Cape doctor opens heart care group

A Cape Coral cardiologist is hoping to change the way residents on the west side of Lee County view health care. "It is a bedroom community," said Dr. Louis Scala, a cardiologist who opened a practice in July. More...

Edison Estates opens Caretaker's House

For the past several years the Edison & Ford Winter Estates has opened the Edison Caretaker's House for a special project and show called "Creative Cottage" which is part of the activities of the Estates Holiday House. More...

Check out charities before giving

Are your mailboxes filling up with year-end solicitations for charitable donations? Deciding to whom to give is not always easy. There are no laws that require charities to use a specific percentage of your donations on charitable purposes. More...

Local jeweler helping kids this Christmas

Congress Jewelers' Southwest Florida locations will serve as collection sites for toys and gifts for area children as part of this year's Giving Tree program. More...

Business News

Drive, Determination, Discipline, Dedication

Oswald Trippe and Company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. More...

Fireservice Disaster Kleenup handles those really big messes

When the next big meteor strikes the earth and in particular, the tri-county area (Lee, Charlotte, and Collier), Fireservice Disaster Kleenup will be ready, said spokesperson Greg Frith. More...

BUSINESS PROFILE

Rick McCormack is taking up space

When architect Rick McCormack, CEO of R.J. McCormack, looks at the empty field outside his office, he understands it in a way most people probably don't. More...

Real Estate News

Lakeside living, a hit with homebuyers

D.R. Horton's Sorrento appeals to young professionals

If house hunting, young successful professionals with growing families might want to consider D.R. Horton's Sorrento Series at Catalina Isles in south Fort Myers. More...

Bonita Bay forms environmental design team

Bonita Bay Group has created a low impact design team to share information and develop innovative techniques that will enhance existing environmental practices and programs while identifying new ideas for responsible land use. More...

Mediterra opens new model home

Sliding glass and zero-corner glass doors along the back walls of Harbourside Custom Homes' new Grande Tuscano model in Mediterra showcase the home's rock-scaped lagoon-style pool and lakefront homesite. More...