December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Merck recalls children's vaccine

Bacteria may have contaminated PEDVAXHIB and COMVAX

Bacteria found on a sterilization machine at Merck, the international developer, manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceuticals, could spell a shortage in Southwest Florida of the vaccine that protects children against pneumonia, meningitis and ot More...

Computer games available at public libraries

Now's the time for adults, children and teens to put on their game faces and gear up for a lot of thumb and wrist action at the library. More...

Bonita Springs Greyhound track celebrates 50th anniversary this month

Greyhound Track's 50th anniversary celebration which starts Thursday evening, Dec. 27. That's the date in 1957 when Southwest Florida race fans first heard " More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

HAPPY NEW YEAR 01.01.08

It's that time of year again: where we take stock of the old year and vow to make the new one better. It's also a time to drink, party, celebrate, revel, feast, toast, sing and dance. More...

Black is back and he's angry

Furious comedian returns to the Mann Hall

Watch comedian Lewis Black onstage and you half expect that at any moment now, his head will explode. His eyes bulge, his voice grows louder, a vein starts pulsing in his temple. More...

MUSIC SCENE

The Avett Brothers Emotionalism The banjo is a prominent instrument on Avett Brothers records and they have played bluegrass festivals but they have more in common with The Beatles than Bill Monroe. More...

Toll-bridge traffic declining while free bridges get busier

Yet, full effect of toll change not yet known

Did lifting the $1 eastbound toll on Lee County bridges and charging $2 on westbound traffic send drivers scurrying to the toll-free state bridges to the north? Too soon to tell, officials said. More...

A short history of a jolly fat guy

He comes but once a year on his nocturnal flight to spread cheer and joy to the world. Florida Weekly has it on good authority that his flight plan has been filed and he has clearance right into Southwest Florida. So, whether you call him St. More...

Presidential primaries next month

The last day to register to vote or change party affiliation for the Jan. 29 Presidential Preference Primary election is Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. More...

FGCU cagers at home this holiday season

The days leading up to the Christmas holiday will be busy for FGCU basketball. The Eagles, in their first year of Division 1 play, have three home games in Alico Arena in three days. More...

Business News

Edison National Bank is firmly planted in the community

"If you're going to talk the talk, you have to walk the walk."

With professionalism polished to a shine as glowing as the brass at Edison National Bank, that company's president sits in an office, with an advantageous view of the lobby. More...

FEMA tops 13th annual PR blunders list for 2007

It has been yet another banner year for all manner of PR gaffes and errors. More...

Commerce Bank plans to establish a holding company

Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, a locally owned and operated community bank, announced plans to establish a bank holding company under the name of Florida Commerce Bancorp, Inc. More...

Real Estate News

West Bay offers plenty of options for residents

Residents of the West Bay Club don't have far to go to find paradise. The Estero gated community of luxury residences is a bells and whistles destination for the active at heart. More...

Miromar Lakes now boasts over 700 acres of adjoining waterways

With the recent opening of the Peninsula Bridge and passageway between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club now boasts over 700 acres of contiguous freshwater lakes. More...