April 9, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Audubon survey says SWF residents want wildlife protected

Two out of three residents believe area is growing too fast

The vast majority of Southwest Florida residents want the needs of both wildlife and people to drive decisions pertaining to the region's growth, according to an Audubon of Florida survey released today. More...

School Foundation looking for mentors

Impact a child's life forever

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. is recruiting mentors for high school and middle school students. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

MARC SALEM: PURVEYOR OF MIND GAMES

Marc Salem can read your mind. Or so many believe. More...

The theatrical experience "Rent" at Mann Hall

National touring company here for one night only

The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway musical "Rent," featuring Heinz Winckler as Roger Davis and Anwar Robinson as Tom Collins, will be on stage at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Thursday, April 10 for one performance only. More...

Six Mornings on Sanibel

By Charles Sobczak (Indigo Press, $13.95)

Only two rules govern the books reviewed by this columnist. First, they must either be written by Florida authors or be about Florida. Second, they cannot be self published or published by a vanity press. More...

Battle lines in Lee County

Bonita Bay wants to build 2,500 homes north of the river but residents are fighting back

In a state and county (Florida and Lee) celebrated for unpredictable development stories, yet another one is being added to the oddball list: while the housing market and the economy remain in crisis, More...

Web site lets potential homebuyers 'snoop' around the area

A new Web site gives potential homebuyers an up-close look at lifestyle and real-estate in Southwest Florida, where fallen home prices have created a "buyers market." You may have noticed its advertisements: bright, yellow billboards and ads featu More...

Animal Services guarantees health of adopted pets

Lee County Animal Services just made it even more attractive to adopt one of the thousands of homeless pets that arrive daily, by guaranteeing that animal's health for 10 days after you bring it home. More...

Business News

A Ritttter pen might be found anywhere

The company came to Fort Myers in the 1980s, when it began to make sales in America.

Ritter Pen, a German company with offices in Fort Myers, makes pens for businesses in 80 countries with thousands of distributors all over the world. You know the pen advertising a brand of medicine at the doctor's office? More...

First Community Bank earns award

School district names it 'Business Partner of the Year'

First Community Bank of Southwest Florida has been named Business Partner of the Year by the School District of Lee County. More...

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Real Estate News

Marbella: lake views in a park setting

All is quiet at Marbella on Cypress in Fort Myers. The Royal Public Properties community off Six Mile Cypress Parkway may stay that way once fully occupied. More...

Developers report strong first-quarter sales

Bonita Bay Group reports 75 percent increase over 2007

Bonita Bay Group continues to make a strong case for a sustained rebound in the Southwest Florida real estate market, announcing today that sales for the first quarter of 2008 were 75 percent higher than the same time period in 2007. More...

New residents now available at Pacifico in Costa Rica

With 165 home sales since the January 2007 introduction of Pacifico, developer The Jack Parker Corporation has released for sale Ocean Vista Residences, 72 condominium homes within the company's 175-acre, mixed-use development in Playas del Coco, C More...