February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Sunrise Easter service set for City of Palms Park

Congregations from throughout Southwest Florida will gather at City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers Easter Sunday, March 23, to worship and to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Gates open at 5:45 a.m. More...

Kevin Lewis named Citizen of the Year

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners selected Kevin Lewis, the Chief Executive Officer of the Southwest Florida Addiction Services, as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year award for 2007. More...

Mulching helps save water

As Southwest Florida is experiencing one of its driest periods in history homeowners are faced with searching for ways to maintain their landscapes while adhering to mandatory one-day-a-week irrigation restrictions. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

refined masculinity

Jock Soto comes out of retirement to dance for the Gulfshore Ballet

Jock Soto is muscular grace in motion. He dances with a fluid certainty, his gestures and spins making tangible the joy of movement. As principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, Soto won accolades for his 24 years of performances. More...

Naples Museum of Art holds studio tour

The 13th annual Artists' Studio Tour, presented by the Friends of Art at the Naples Museum of Art, will present a delicious feast of fine art - along with food and conversation - featuring the work of eight internationally recognized artists. More...

Take a bite out of Vampire Weekend

Self Titled (Vampire Weekend) - Xl Recordings

Vampire Weekend created a buzz last year when their demos wound up being passed around on the Web. Although this is their first album, there has been quite a bit of hype over its release. More...

Expansion progressing at new hospital

$286 million Gulf Coast Hospital set to open next year

It might still be a year away from occupancy, but Gulf Coast Hospital staff showed off its four-story addition to the media last week. More...

Lee students earn medical awards

Earlier this month 36 students from Lee County High Tech Center Central competed in the Region 6 Health Occupation Students of America's annual competition. HOSA is a national organization for students enrolled in health-related training. More...

Scholarship applications being accepted

Applications for 2008 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. Completed applications are due by April 1. More...

Yoga for Sleep class set

Health & Harmony Center is offering a two-hour class, Yoga for Sleep, Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m.-noon. This easy and beneficial use of yoga is suitable all body types and experiences. More...

Bird Fest set for the weekend

Guided tours on tap for springtime, too

The Lee County Bird Patrol welcomes the public to attend its sixth annual Bird Fest on Saturday, March 1, at Lakes Regional Park and also to mark calendars now for upcoming bird-counting trips on Conservation 20/20 sites. More...

Business News

One foot at a time

The Snyderman family's signature is personal service

The smell of new shoes fills the sales floor of Snyderman's Shoes Plaza in south Fort Myers, where feet of all dimensions come in search for their shoe soul mates. More...

Architect Bruce Gora joins elite group

Nominated to prestigious College of Fellows

Bruce Gora has been nominated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows by his peers in the AIA Florida Southwest Chapter. The announcement was made by the Board of Directors and officers of the local AIA Chapter. More...

Community Foundation executive announces retirement

Carol McLaughlin, Chief Program Officer at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation will retire as of June 30. McLaughlin, with the Community Foundation since 2000, is the many grants and scholarship programs at the foundation. More...

Real Estate News

Sandoval popular in Cape Coral

When it comes to master-planned communities in Southwest Florida, the Bonita Bay Group is consistantly mentioned among the best. More...

Lee BIA Parade of Homes kicks off next week

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

Robb & Stucky Interiors' Designer Model Showcase underway

The roster for the First Annual Designer Model Showcase, hosted by Robb & Stucky in conjunction with some of the area's most respected builders and developers, began with more than a dozen homes on the tour. More...