April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

The sweeter side of local politics

Beach candidates bring cookies to political forum

Five candidates competing for three spots on Fort Myers Beach Town Council brought cookies - some fresh baked, some store bought - last week to sweeten an evening of political play and debate. More...

Internet telephone uses must test 911

More than two years after providers were required by the federal government to supply Enhanced 911 service to all users, some Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) customers may still be without the emergency communication capability. More...

Hope Hospice promotes National Healthcare Decisions Day

Hope Hospice and Community Services, along with other healthcare organizations across the country, is leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making - an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of More...

The Florida International AirShow is this weekend

The Florida International AirShow is this Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6 at the Charlotte County Airport. This air show will celebrate 28 years of family oriented entertainment and aviation education for Southwest Floridians. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Tom Dulack

The Crap shoot of comedy: On 'Breaking Legs,' comedy, and how theater's like the Mafia

Ask anyone in theater and - if they're honest - they'll tell you that beyond the glamour and the greasepaint, the business is also filled with intrigue, in-fighting, rivalries, fierce loyalties, doublecrossing and competition. More...

'Cabaret' brings pre-war Berlin to the Broadway Palm

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will sizzle as "Cabaret" hits the stage April 10 through May 31. "Cabaret" is based on the autobiographical short stories of Christopher Isherwood. More...

I'd Like

By Amanda Michalopoulou (Dalkey Archive Press, $12.50)

The curious collection of objects that reappear throughout Amanda Michalopoulou's "I'd Like" - a glass of whiskey, a red beret, soluble aspirin - grow in meaning as the stories themselves unfurl in this unusual group of 13 short stories. More...

Eyes to the future

Clinical trials benefit area patients; new lens technology

The leading cause of legal blindness for Southwest Floridians over 50 is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Now that baby boomer birthdays are putting them into the danger zone for AMD, the disease is getting more press. More...

Fort Myers road closings and openings

During the City of Fort Myers Downtown Utility & Streetscape Improvements Project roads are opening and closing frequently due to utility replacement work. Here is an updated list of road closures and openings. More...

Local doctor marks 50 years of volunteering for American Cancer Society

In 1958, a young radiologist from North Carolina named Joseph K. Isley, Jr. moved his family to Fort Myers to serve as Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Lee Memorial Hospital. More...

Lawn mower racing comes to SWF

NASGRASS opens season in LaBelle

The Sunshine State will make lawn mower racing history as the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA) presents a three-race STA-BIL National Lawn Mower Racing Series this weekend beginning in LaBelle. On Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. More...

Weight loss surgery now available in Lee

Faced with increasing risks of cancer, stroke, coronary disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, Americans are continuing to gain weight and obesity mortality rates are skyrocketing. More...

Business News

The MVPs of good business

Junior Achievement gives 2008 honors to Paul Flynn and Amy Gravina

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has a purpose driven by the heady combination of youthful promise and money making: to educate young people about business, economics and free enterprise. More...

Foreclosure sales hit Florida hard

Auction set for April 8 in Fort Myers

Surging foreclosures in Florida are sending home prices south and luring buyers back into the market. More...

Figuratively Speaking

• Percentage of hiring managers who agree with the statement, "Today's youth do not have the same work ethic as previous generations have had," according to a survey conducted for SnagAJob.com: 56 Source: SnagAJob.com. More...

Real Estate News

Golf course living without the fees

Greens Edge at Province Park near public links

Greens Edge at Province Park - the name says it all. A view of Eastwood Golf Course in Fort Myers has been the selling point for Greens Edge, an emerging community of luxury condos within Province Park. More...

Builders Care announces its next "Extreme Home Makeover"

Grandmother receives much needed home renovation

Abbie Ivery cannot use her washer or dryer due to aging electrical and plumbing systems in her utility room. More...

Bonita Bay names multi-million dollar producers for 2007

Steve Messenger, Tony Mancuso, Mike Kuebel and Mark Blakemore of Bonita Bay Group Realty have been named 2007 Multi Million Dollar Producers. More...