February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Take a tour of Florida's Black History

Black Heritage Trail Guide is a roadmap for Black History Month

Celebrate Florida's rich Black History throughout February and let VISIT FLORIDA's Black Heritage Trail guide show you the way. More...

Golf Doctor moves International Golf Studio

Mike Calbot heads to Old Corkscrew

Mike Calbot, more commonly known as the Golf Doctor, is relocating his International Golf Studio and TRIAD Golf Schools to Old Corkscrew Golf Club, a freestanding golf facility located on Corkscrew Road in Estero, Florida. More...

Hope Hospice introduces new care program for seniors

One of only two approved programs in Florida

Hope Hospice and Community Services has introduced a new healthcare program to provide all needed preventive, primary, acute and long-term care services to the frail elderly in Lee County. More...

Museum needs volunteers

The Southwest Florida Museum of History, the historic train depot that is home to Southwest Florida's heritage through artifacts, exhibits and displays, needs volunteers to help in a variety of roles at the museum. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Kimmelman - eyes wide open:

The Art of Life ...and the Life of Art

Art's not fluff. It's not a decorative afterthought or an extra you toss on, like sprinkles. And, as the T-shirt says, art's not something pretty you buy to match your sofa. Art is a necessity. More...

Trisha Yearwood live at the Barbara B. Mann

Trisha Yearwood's latest album tells you exactly what it's about with its very first line. "Heaven, heartache and the power of love," she declares - just like a preacher stating the theme of Sunday morning's sermon. More...

MUSIC SCENE

Shelby Lynn

Traditional country music and classic R&B music have always been cousins embracing themes of loneliness, love and heartache. More...

Realtors say Amendment 1 a good start but more is needed

Real estate pros react to amendment passage

Real-estate professionals held out dim hopes that the recently adopted Amendment 1 property tax amendment would jump start the housing market. More...

Galloway honored for community support

Sam Galloway, Jr. has earned a Salute to Dealers award from Ford Motor Company. "I get total satisfaction out of helping people," explained Galloway, president of Sam Galloway Ford, which his grandmother founded in 1927. More...

Humorist details journey from rags to riches to Fort Myers

Chamber of Commerce speaker here Feb. 21

The Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has invited author and motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to speak at its luncheon at The Pelican Preserve on Veneto Drive in Fort Myers on Thursday, Feb. 21. More...

Award-winning political cartoonist slated for Speakers Assembly

Nationally recognized editorial cartoonist Kevin Kallaugher will conduct a participatory brunch on Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Estero. More...

Free boating seminar offered

Powerboaters, paddlers and sailors who are novices or newcomers to Southwest Florida are welcome to attend a free Feb. 11 event designed to help them with everything from etiquette and eco-tips to safe-boating techniques and getting around. More...

Tax help available for low-income people

United Way volunteers will prepare taxes for low-income workers free of charge through April 15 at four United Way Neighborhood Houses located in Lehigh Acres, Harlem Heights, Cape Coral and Dunbar. More...

Business News

No bash too big for Taylor Rental

Beneath the bright fluorescent lights, dining tables complete with crisp linens and silver candlesticks are lacking only the food and guests. A popcorn machine sits idle. No one boogies on a dance floor beneath a gleaming disco ball. More...

Honda executive to speak on state of industry

John W. Mendel, senior vice-president of Automobile Operations at American Honda Motor Company, will discuss the challenges and issues facing the automotive industry at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Estero. More...

Real Estate Investment Society names new officers and board members

The Real Estate Investment Society has announced the election of officers and the Board of Governors to lead the organization during 2008. This year's officers are: President Steven C. More...

Real Estate News

Luxury home tour underway

Latest in home design trends on display

The newest and brightest ideas in home design and construction from Southwest Florida's best custom home builders will be on display through Feb. 17 courtesy of the Luxury Home Tour. During the weekends of Feb. More...

Palmira Golf Country Club to hold House Hunters Safari

Palmira Golf Country Club is hosting a House Hunters Safari open house event on Sunday, Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Home sales in Mediterra still strong

2007 sales top prior year

Mediterra bucked national and local real estate trends in 2007, reporting more home sales than the previous year. The 1,697-acre North Naples community reported 45 sales in 2007 - up three units compared to 2006. More...