January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Lasers help extract pacemaker leads safer

New procedure in Southwest Florida

Patients with extensive scarring around defective pacemaker leads can now stay in Fort Myers to have them repaired. Three weeks ago, Florida Heart Associates Dr. More...

Everglades conference on Captiva this week

The Everglades Coalition will host its 23rd Annual Conference on beautiful Captiva Island Jan. 10-13 at South Seas Island Resort. More...

Major Crimes Lieutenant earns doctorate

The Lee County Sheriff Lieutenant Ron Curtis recently became the first member of the agency to earn a Doctorate Degree. More...

Fashion show benefits cancer care

Tanger Outlets, just before the Sanibel Causeway in Fort Myers, is holding a fashion show and luncheon to benefit Lee Cancer Care on Friday, Jan. 25 at noon. The event will be held at the Lexington Country Club and begins at 11 a.m. More...

Conference participants volunteer to improve local wetlands

Nearly 400 HSBC North-America executives who are visiting Lee County for a conference are partnering with Lee County Parks & Recreation and Conservation 20/20 staff. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

"What do you do when you're not sure?"

- Father Flynn, in " Doubt: A Parable"

Inspiration hits in myriad ways. For playwrights, it can come as a line of dialogue, a conflict, or a character or two. More...

Broadway meets BIG ARTS

David Mamet's "Oleanna" part of OnStage series

Tony nominee Alan Campbell, best known to Broadway audiences for his lengthy stint as the ill-fated Joe Gillis in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard," will star in the original Gulfshore Playhouse production of David Mamet's "Oleanna," in the More...

MUSIC SCENE

Juno Original Soundtrack

Juno is an independent film about a teenager who gives her unborn child up to a Yuppie couple who are unable to have children themselves, But the soundtrack, for the most part, could be considered a record for the kindergarten set and, yes, for par More...

Uncertain future awaits Sanibel lighthouse

134-year-old icon needs some help

Sam Bailey, 84, appeared on Sanibel Island just as many of its flora and fauna have, as natives. More...

Glaucoma: Are you at risk?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

There are approximately 2.2 million Americans age 40 and older who have glaucoma, and half of those are at risk for going blind because they do not know they have the disease. More...

FGCU participates in "Global Warming" teach-in

Florida Gulf Coast University invites students, faculty and the public to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion about "Global Warming Solutions for America" at the FGCU Climate Change Teach-In beginning Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Historic walking tours of Fort Myers now available

Discover the legends, lore and rivalry that built our town. More...

Autism: Dealing with misunderstood behaviors

Leading Autism author, lecturer, and advocate, Susan Golubock, will be speaking on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Boy Scouts of America auditorium (1801 Boy Scout Drive) in Ft. Myers. More...

Lee gets federal grant to help the homeless

Lee County agencies will receive $2.2 million this year to provide housing and supportive services to homeless families and individuals - part of a record $1.5 billion in grants announced last month by the Bush Administration and U.S. More...

United Way hits $6.5 million donation mark

When the thermometer edges down toward freezing, as it did last week, there's only one thing to say: "Baby, it's cold outside." What if you want to restore some warm feelings as winter takes hold this January? More...

Business News

Not your average vegetable patch

ECHO's gardens are filled with innovation for developing countries

The lush organic plant life at nonprofit ECHO in North Fort Myers is as beautiful as any Greek garden. More...

Florida real estate market hit bottom in 2007

Report forecasts market expected to recover

A new report released Jan. 7 by Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Inc. and posted on www.MyRealEstateStory.com finds that Florida's housing market slowed in 2007 in nearly every county analyzed. More...

Airport chief Bob Ball never gave up on his dream

Bob Ball, executive director of the Lee County Port Authority and chief of the Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, caught up with his childhood dream in Florida, eventually. More...

Real Estate News

The Club at Renaissance: tradition and intimacy

The Club at Renaissance in south Fort Myers has the expanse befitting a masterplanned community. But its 394 residences over 500 acres have made it especially delightful for those seeking an upscale lifestyle. More...

First penthouse residents set to move in at North Star

Maybe it was the sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee and the Fort Myers skyline at dawn and sunset, or perhaps envisioning their yacht snug in its slip in the private deep-water marina that clinched their decision to buy their elegant new penthous More...