April 16, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Medical devices not immune to hackers

Designed to make things easier, advancing technology may instead be responsible for some unexpected problems within the health care industry. More...

Edison students earn academic awards

The Florida Department of Education has honored three Edison College students by naming them to the 2008 All-Florida Academic Team. Mariamo Oyebanjo, Fort Myers, is among 30 students from across the state to be named to the first team. More...

FGCU earns $1.5 million grant for biodefense

Florida Gulf Coast University was presented with a check for $1.5 million for Dual-Use Technologies Project to conduct research that will help develop the United States' biodefense potential and provide new technologies with civilian applications. More...

Hospice hosts aging conference

Hope Hospice and Community Services will host the Seventh Annual Southwest Florida Conference on Aging, to be held in Fort Myers on Friday, April 18. The Conference is sponsored by Osterhout, McKinney & Prather, PA., Elder Law Attorneys. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Taylor-made flexibility: Theatre Conspiracy's new space

Bill Taylor loves his new space. It's edgy, flexible, a little rough around the edges - just like his theater company, Theatre Conspiracy. The floor's concrete, the walls cinderblock, painted black. More...

Angels feted at annual arts celebration

Florida Weekly picks up two awards

It wasn't quite the Tony awards but more than 400 artists, performers, spectators and well wishers crammed into the Florida Repertory Theatre last Sunday for the 2008 Angels of the Arts Awards. More...

Two Weeks of Life: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Politics

By Eleanor Clift (Basic Books, $26)

In early 2005, Eleanor Clift's husband and partner for more than 20 years, journalist Tom Brazaitis, slipped into the final stages of a losing battle with kidney cancer. More...

Dermatology: Where safety and beauty now meet

More dermatologists are offering cosmetic procedures; old advice still stands

More than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year; and one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More...

City launches new Web site

The City of Fort Myers launched its new Web site located at www.cityftmyers.com last week, with a dynamic new look. More...

New Fort Myers college receives approval to start classes

Rasmussen College recently received approval from its regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, to open its newest campus in Fort Myers this fall. More...

Oliver North to speak at community prayer breakfast

Combat-decorated Marine and former U.S. Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Oliver North will be in Fort Myers Thursday, May 1 as the guest speaker at the Community Prayer Breakfast presented by the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee. More...

Fort Myers Dog Club show next month

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...

Business News

Hospital TV network focuses on 'carevertising'

Patients, visitors, physicians, nurses, EMTs, even third shift security guards - these are the people who might be watching the 24-hour Health Care News Network. More...

Woodyard announces new brokerage firm

Commercial realtor buying assets of Gates D'Alessandro & Woodyard

Tom Woodyard, formerly of Gates D'Alessandro & Woodyard, has formed Woodyard Associates, LLC, a fullservice commercial real estate firm offering sales, leasing and investment opportunities in Southwest Florida. More...

Real Estate News

Construction moving on first Condo/Hotel in Cape Coral

Project is on schedule for grand opening in Fall 2009

Construction is 25 percent complete on The Resort at MarinaVillage at Tarpon Point Marina said Grosse Pointe Development Company President Jim Crumbie. More...

Affordable housing project hits milestone

Work on two new homes, being developed through a Lee County affordable housing program funded with federal and state dollars, has quickly reached a construction milestone. More...

Verandah sales jump 130 percent in first quarter

Buyer demand up in east Fort Myers community

Bonita Bay Group reported a total of 46 sales through the first quarter of 2008 at Verandah, the 1,456-acre community along the Orange River in Fort Myers. More...