March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

United Way surpasses goal

Donations up 10 percent over last year

United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades announced that local residents and companies contributed $7,600,332 to create real and lasting solutions to critical local issues. More...

Summer camp teaches about nature's dangers

Parents who sign up their children for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Summer Camp this year can choose from two new day camp adventures. More...

City offices closed for Good Friday

The City of Fort Myers will observe the Good Friday Holiday on Friday, March 21. All City government offices, including the Solid Waste and Utility Billing offices, will be closed that day. More...

'Bunnies for Babies' fundraiser to benefit Ronald McDonald House

Norman Love sponsors this event annually

Just like Santa Claus and Cupid before him, the Easter Bunny plans to tickle the taste buds of discriminating chocolate devotees this year with a delectable assortment of artistically crafted chocolate eggs and bunnies by Norman Love Confections. More...

Economic stimulus check scam latest fraud

Most of us have heard about the Economic Stimulus checks; unfortunately our many industrious con-artists have as well and are taking full advantage of it. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

hanging by a thread

... the fiber art of Polly Matsumoto and Michelle Sales

"There aren't any rules," fiber artist Polly Matsumoto declares. "You can do whatever you want. It's art. You can make art out of broken pottery. "Look at Rauschenberg. More...

"Wicked" headlines new Mann Broadway Series

"Wicked," the smash Broadway hit that tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, headlines the 2008-09 Broadway Series at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. More...

MUSIC SCENE

The Magnetic Fields

Distortion The ever clever Stephen Merritt will always have the shadow of his 1999 critically acclaimed epic threedisc set 69 Love Songs hanging over his shoulder, a very high standard to live up to. More...

After the boom: how lending has changed in SWF

Interest rates are heading down but is it enough

Five interest rate cuts made by the Federal Reserve in the past six months are intended to stimulate the economy. More...

Scouts gearing up for kayak fishing classic

The Southwest Florida Boy Scout Council will hold its 3rd Annual Kayak Fishing Classic on Saturday, May. There will be great prizes in both the adult and youth divisions and trophies for the first three places in both adult and youth divisions. More...

Cape only post office open late on tax filing day

Construction closes Page Field office

Last-minute tax filers in Lee County will have to trek to Cape Coral this year. Due to construction at the Page Field Main Post Office, extended hours for Tax Night, April 15, will not be offered. More...

Easter Egg hunt downtown

The City of Fort Myers Recreation Division invites all children up to six years old to the "Spring Egg Hunt," Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Centennial Park. 4000 eggs will cover Centennial Park and a special visit from E. Bunny is expected. More...

Animal Services shelter in need of towels

Lee County Animal Services is in need of large towels for the shelter animals. Towels are used for the animals' care and comfort in their kennels and in the both the shelter and mobile clinics for post surgery care. More...

Business News

The question of what to wear

iwearitwell.com has an answer for chemotherapy patients

Fort Myers resident Kelly Henderson was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, 2006. Soon after, chemotherapy and radiation treatments began. Out of many challenges, one of the most demoralizing things was losing her hair. More...

Goodwill selected as provider for document destruction

As part of their commitment to corporate responsibility and dedication to community involvement, the Fort Myers and Sarasota offices of UBS Financial Services have selected Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. More...

Real Estate News

Rapallo hosting model home show at Coconut Point in Estero

Rapallo at Coconut Point is hosting its own parade of homes to showcase its latest decorator designed models. More...

Real estate activity up in Naples

Third consecutive month of sales gains

For the third consecutive month, real estate activity in the Naples area steadily increased, with condo sales and singlefamily homes under $300,000 leading the way, according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks h More...

Designer Showcase extended through March 29

Due to its tremendous success, The Southwest Florida Symphony Society's Designer Showcase at the International Design Center has been extended through Saturday, March 29. More...