January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Dial 511 for information about wildfires

Florida residents and visitors who need the latest information about the effects of wildfires on travel conditions statewide can call the Florida Department of Transportation's free 511 travel information service. More...

Learn about mangrove butterflies at "Ding" Darling lecture

Dee Serage-Century, the landscaping for wildlife educator at SCCF, will talk about native butterflies and how to attract them to your gardens at a special lecture starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the "Ding" Darling Education Center. More...

Two area businesses make big donations to addiction services

Southwest Florida Addiction Services received a boost to its capital campaign last week with the announcement of two pledges from First Community Bank of Southwest Florida and Oswald, Trippe and Company to support construction of the service's new More...

Golden Apple selects 36 teacher finalists

Thirty-six Lee County District public school teachers were named finalists in the 21st annual Golden Apple Teacher Recognition Program. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

ink, brush, stroke

Four contemporary Chinese artists bring their massive works to FGCU

The elements: The sable paint brush, looking a lot like a brush men used to apply shaving cream, sits on the wooden table, patient, pregnant with possibility. By it: a sheet of white paper, a wide expanse of emptiness, like a snow-covered meadow. More...

Cantors hold American premier in Fort Myers

The Gulf Coast Symphony presents "Cantors: A Faith in Song" on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

Forever Young: My Friendship With John F. Kennedy Jr.

By William Sylvester Noonan (Plume/Penguin, $15)

Like many Americans, I get a little wistful when I think about "the days of Camelot." No, I don't mean the times of Lancelot and King Arthur, but rather, the time of the Kennedys, when this political family seemed to rule the world. More...

respect the cells

GIVING EMBRYOS EMBRYO THEIR DUE

"BLASTOCYST," exclaims Dr. Craig Sweet, staring intently into the screen. Reverence, not profanity, characterizes his sudden utterance. "That's at five days. More...

FEMA updates preliminary flood maps

As a result of successful appeals, 76 of Lee County's 155 preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map panels have been revised by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. More...

Mrs. Edison hymn sing part of Edison Festival

Celebrate the Edison Festival of Light by attending "Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing" Tues, Feb. 5, at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers. It's the 19th year of the hymn sing that has attracted larger audiences each year. More...

Lee County school nurse named best in Florida

Shelly Bumm cares for students at Villas Elementary

The Florida Association of School Nurses announces its 2008 School Nurse of the Year, Shelley Bumm. Shelley is in her 20th year of school nursing with the Lee County School District. More...

Cattle Barons' Ball is rearing to raise money

After more than nine months of planning and countless hours of meetings, the fifth annual American Cancer Society's Cattle Barons' Ball will kick off Saturday, Jan. 26 at the City of Palms Park, in the Fort Myers' River District. More...

Business News

The Sky's the Limit

Youthful promise put to work on the Web

Today's Internet is still roughly where the automobile was during the era of Henry Ford's Model T," wrote Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates in 2000. "We've seen a lot of amazing things so far, but there is much more to come. More...

Vapiano opening first Florida location in Fort Myers

European restaurant expanding in U.S.

Vapiano, named the "Future of Fresh Casual" by Foodservice Europe recently signed its first lease in Fort Myers. More...

Azul opens new office in Bonita Springs

Dr. Patrick M. Flaharty and the Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa staff of professionals has opened a second office in Bonita Springs located at the Coconut Point Professional Center, 23451 Walden Center Drive, Ste. 400. More...

Real Estate News

Paseo offers new home designs and lower prices

With the announcement of new pricing and the introduction of two new single-family products this week, Paseo in South Fort Myers is taking shape as one of the most exciting new communities in Lee County. More...