January 31, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Changes to benefit premature babies

Premature babies born at Lee County hospitals may have long-term advantages over their counterparts born elsewhere and it may all be attributable to lowering lights, decreasing sound and other minute changes being implemented at Lee Memorial Health More...

Shell Point holds open house

Shell Point Retirement Community will open its doors for the 12th annual Open House on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. More...

Shoot the Blueway photo contest

The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail is hosting its first ever photo contest, "Shooting the Blueway." If you have an eye for photography, this is the perfect opportunity to capture the beauty of the blueway. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

TIFFANY OWNBEY'S WHIMSICAL CREATURES INVADE ArtFest Ft. Myers

Most of us made something out of papiermâché when we were kids - usually a miniature volcano that spewed "lava" when we mixed baking soda with vinegar. More...

Film noir wood engravings

Moody and atmospheric, Dave Bruner's wood engravings look like film noir images. Streets are slick with rain, headlights gleam menacingly, tail lights are just a blur. Mysterious shadows drape doorways. More...

Hijinks: 'Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy' plays at Mann Hall

There's nothing like a circus to make you feel like a kid again. It's easy to grow jaded as an adult and feel as if you've seen it all, done it all, ho-hum. More...

Downtown's potential makes inconvenience worth it for some

In the last few years, downtown Fort Myers began to look like what city planners envisioned three decades ago. Business and apartment fronts pop out over First Street - the main drag - in colors like lavender, salmon and canary yellow. More...

Cardiac CT Angiography now available

Test highly accurate In diagnosing heart disease

Patients who need to undergo tests for possible coronary artery disease may have a choice in diagnostic procedures. More...

Lee Memorial co-hosts young driver program

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for persons aged 15 to 24. During 2005, nearly 400,000 motor vehicle occupants in this age group sustained nonfatal injuries, severe enough to require treatment in an emergency department. More...

Free environmental workshops and guided tours

If you've ever wanted to learn more about your Florida environment, Lee County has just the solution with information about nature, landscaping and recycling. More...

Heart and stroke death rates steadily decline

Risk factors still too high

New mortality data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that, since 1999, coronary heart disease and stroke age-adjusted death rates are down by 25.8 percent and 24.4 percent, respectively. More...

Business News

This weekend's festival will pump big bucks into the downtown economy

"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art," said iconic pop artist Andy Warhol. By that definition, ArtFest Fort Myers, an outdoor art festival that arrives on Edwards Drive downtown Saturday and Sunday, Feb. More...

BUSINESS NEWS

Commercial Real Estate

The Sands Commercial Group ~ VIP Commercial TCN Worldwide announced the following transactions: Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA), leased 2,652 square feet of space at 13461 Parker Commons Blvd in Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Palmira development offers something for everyone

Joe Loukota visited 10 to 15 communities when looking for a spot to settle in Southwest Florida. More...

Construction starts in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes

Gulfshore Homes has begun construction on the first building in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Ravenna is a neighborhood of luxury waterfront condominiums on Lake Como. More...

Short sale seminar scheduled for Feb. 27

Sponsored by Carla Bonten Realty Inc.

Learn all the "how to's" of real estate short sales at this informative seminar scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 3:30-5 p.m. at 28000 Spanish Wells Boulevard #103 in Bonita Springs. More...