January 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Make January the month to donate blood

Since 1970, January has been recognized as National Blood Donor Month. More...

Osteoporosis exercise program set

The Lee Center for Rehab and Wellness is offering an eight-week Osteoporosis Exercise Program. Classes will meet once a week for an hour and will include a lecture and specific exercises for posture, stability, strength and balance. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Art Quilts Unlimited: the fabric of life

Some organizations have boring names as if Detective Sergeant Joe Friday's requesting "just the facts." Functional, but boring. Some go by a long string of initials, looking like a secret message or as if an alphabet-soup can exploded. More...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

This week's theatre White Christmas - The musical White Christmas is on stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Tuesday, Jan. 1-Sunday, Jan. 6. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; at 8 p.m. More...

Why should children volunteer?

GIVING

Just as with adults, there are so many benefits to allowing a child to volunteer in the community. More...

PIP insurance the law again: Are you covered?

No-fault insurance requirement began Jan. 1

Personal injury protection, no-fault insurance, returned to Florida Jan. 1 more with a ripple than a Tsunami. More...

Lee Memorial helping employees kick the habit

About 300 healthcare workers trying to quit smoking

Some 90 Lee Memorial Health System employees started the 2008 as non-smokers, thanks to a program being offered by the system. The program was rolled out in April, but not widely promoted until November. More...

Community donations put defibrillators in Sheriff's cars

Lee County Heart Ball Chairman Mark Morris recently presented a check on behalf of the American Heart Association for nearly $13,000 to the Lee County Sheriff's Office to assist in purchasing Automated External Defibrillators for first responder sh More...

Business News

Cement Industries continues 55 years of tradition

Iconic company poised to meet latest building challenges

A recreation of a Thomas Hart Benton mural depicting construction workers hangs behind Cement Industries President Gay Rebel Thompson's desk, reminding visitors of the physical power and grace inherent in hard labor. More...

Passenger traffic dips at International Airport

First decrease in nearly two years

After months of setting records for traffic, passengers traveling through Southwest Florida International Airport dropped over the previous year for the first time since July 2006. More...

Contractor launches new Web site

Commercial contractor Brooks & Freund has launched a new company Web site, www.brooksandfreund.com. More...

Real Estate News

Palmira Golf & Country Club hosting open house

Event runs Sunday, Jan. 6

The Ronto Group, developer of Palmira Golf & Country Club is hosting a House Hunters Safari open house event on Sunday, Jan. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Toscana's "Catalano" Grand Estate home opens at Miromar Lakes

The Catalano model by Toscana Homes has opened in the Castelli neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The Catalano is a four-bedroom, four-bath Grand Estate home with a study and is located on Lake Maggiore, a 450-acre lake. More...