February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Walk to Cure Diabetes in April

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is hosting its annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. The goal of the event is to raise more than $100,000 for diabetes research. More...

Tourist season brings some uninvited guests

During February the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a report of an unknown female that entered a home while the owner was napping. More...

Greater Fort Myers Dog Club Spring Show in May

For nearly 35 years, volunteers of the Greater Fort Myers Dog Club have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to promote the sport of showing purebred dogs. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

reiko celebrates 25

Concertmaster Reiko Niiya notches a quarter of a century with SWFLSymphony

Reiko Niiya was only six years old when she heard her first concerto: Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major." Her aunt, Taeko Yamauchi, a renowned violinist in Japan and Niiya's first violin instructor, taught it to her students. More...

Silly knights: Tony winning musical opens at Mann

"Monty Python's SPAMALOT," lovingly "ripped-off" from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," opens at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 26. More...

Fairport Convention

Unhalfbricking

Reviewing reissues of favorite records is like shooting fish in a barrel. I much prefer to turn my friends (that's you, dear readers) onto records that are new and hot off the press, but in this instance I will make an exception. More...

FOUR AMBITIOUS FORT MYERS ENTREPRENEURS TACKLE NEW BUSINESS IN STRUGGLING ECONOMIC TIMES ... THEY'RE RISKINGITALL

ourage and necessity are often the parents of commercial adventure (or any other kind of adventure), which must explain why some people in Lee County continue to ignore the experts. More...

Jewish Federation celebrates Israel's 60th birthday

Israel is turning 60 this year, and you can join in the celebration right here in Fort Myers. More...

Keep your computer healthy

Whether we are part of a small business, a multinational, or are just trying to find a recipe online at home, we seem to spend just as much time fixing 'issues' and 'conflicts' on our computers as we do working on them. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Gulf Coast Humane Society open for pet adoptions Gulf Coast Humane Society remains open for pet adoptions and has coordinated efforts with Lee County Animal Services to accept referrals for additional owner-surrendered animals until further notice More...

Kidney disease takes toll on area family

When Anice and Gilbert Haring decided to move from California to Fort Myers in April, they were full of hope. They were raising grandchildren Sara, 10, and Alyssa, 5, and the girls' other set of grandparents wanted them close by. More...

Business News

Staying busy on Southwest Florida's rooftops

Lee Crowther and Co. have laid roof in the area for 33 years

Lee J. Crowther's worn hands and rugged visage now pay tribute to the roofing workforce he commands, even if he's an office man now. More...

Flynn, Gravina honored for business achievement

Junior Achievement names leaders to Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida named Paul Flynn, past president and CEO of Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and Amy Gravina, president of Gravina, Smith & Matte, as the 2008 Business Leadership Hall of Fame laureates. More...

Figuratively Speaking

47: If the ultimate makeover were possible, percentage of Americans who would like to be Bill Gates, according to a survey by GBC Document Finishing Group. 25: Percentage who chose Oprah Winfrey as the person they would most like to be. More...

Real Estate News

Tarpon Point home wins eight awards

Voted "Best Overall" in CCCIA Builders' Showcase

The Amelia model in Tarpon Landings, the first condominium village in Tarpon Point Marina was presented with eight awards including the "Best Overall" award in its category at the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association's Builders' Showcase aw More...

Naples Realtors report sales up in January

Closings slightly higher than last year

January home sales were up slightly compared to a year ago, including an 11 percent increase in condo sales, announced in a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (ex More...

Lee BIA Parade of Homes kicks off next month

Showcasing premier builders in the area and the very latest in architectural design, construction, technology, ti cabinetry, lighting, c la landscaping and py pool design, More...