January 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Area doctor tells patients to stay on Vytorin

Study said cholesterol drug doesn't perform

When two drug companies announced this week that their drug Vytorin had not produced the desired results in a case study, it made national news and alarmed a local cardiologist who is worried that patients will stop taking the medication. More...

Cattle Barons' Ball is rearing to raise money

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...

Area Ford dealers sponsor breast cancer cure event

The Southwest Florida Ford Dealers have agreed to be the Local Presenting Sponsor for the 2008 Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida Race for the Cure to be held on March 15, 2008. More...

New procedure helps those with trigeminal neuralgia

Facial pain is described as electric-shock-like

Imagine a facial pain so severe that it drives the sufferer to suicide. That's how trigeminal neuralgia is described. For Port Charlotte resident Dorothy Sweet, it struck her so quickly that it took her breath away. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Cirque dreams

The building's surprisingly nondescript for a place that houses such magic. Two-stories tall, snow white with blue trim, it's tucked inside an industrial park on Florida's Southeast coast. More...

Chamber music: It doesn't get more intimate than this

Chamber music is a very intimate form of music says Janelle McCoy, artistic director of the newly formed Chamber Music Society of Southwest Florida. Imagine listening to a trio or string quartet perform music in your living room or bedroom. More...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

This week's theatre Guys and Dolls - The musical fable of Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls runs through Feb. 16 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theater. The consummate gambling man, Detroit operates "The World's Largest Floating Crap Game". More...

New memorial honors war dead from Southwest Florida

Vietnam claimed 76 area servicemen

Names remain etched in black granite while former comrades reach to touch what everyone calls simply, "The Wall." Veterans brought the spirit of the Washington D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial home to Fort Myers to honor their local fallen comrades. More...

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...

Beach offers guided walking tours

Did you ever wonder what a gopher tortoise is? Did you know there are three different kinds of mangroves? Did you know if you're on Fort Myers Beach right now that you could be near an endangered or protected creature? More...

Preview new boat propulsion system at Salty Sam's Marina

Joystick docking to be unveiled in Miami next month

Salty Sam's Marina on Fort Myers Beach is one of the first marinas in the nation to showcase an all-new propulsion system designed by MerCruiser, a division of Mercury Marine. The public can preview the new system at Salty Sam's on Thursday, Jan. More...

Business News

An exhaustive automotive lover

Pam's Motor City has been fixing cars in Lee County since 1995

Pam Oakes, auto-repair woman among men, lover of the written word and perennial student, still savors rich, exhaust-filled memories of home. More...

Fox Electronics continues Asian expansion

Vice President of business development moves to Hong Kong

With overseas sales continuing to grow, Fort Myers-based Fox Electronics has transferred its business development office from Fort Myers to Hong Kong. More...

Real Estate

Gates, D'Alessandro & Woodyard announced the following transactions: Rudolph K. Matland leased 880 square feet of office space at Suite 107 in the Pinebrook Park Complex from Harry M. Lowell. More...

Real Estate News

Shenandoah: country living near the beach

Carlton-Naumann project has just 21 homes on 42 acres

Bette and Jack Keller can speak to the "location, location" adage of real estate talk. The retired couple have all the privacy and space they want on an acre of property in Shenandoah, a gated equestrian development in south Fort Myers. More...

Luxury home tour attracts record number of builders

Sixteen elite custom homes on next month's showcase

A record-breaking 16 elite custom home builders have signed up to participate in the 2008 Southwest Florida Luxury Home Tour. The annual event takes place during the first three weekends of February. More...