April 23, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Make chocolates like a pro

Chef Love announces 2008 class schedule

Pastry Chef Norman Love has announced the class schedule for his spring and summer chocolate making classes at Norman Love Confections. More...

Big Cypress Market Place makes list of places to visit

The state tourism bureau has named Big Cypress Market Place as one of 40 great places to visit in Florida. More...

FGCU NEWS

20th commencement set at FGCU Florida Gulf Coast University will stage the largest commencement exercise in its history this Spring, conferring diplomas upon 925 graduates. The ceremony lasts about two and a half hours. FGCU President Wilson G. More...

New college to host first open house April 24

Rasmussen College, new to Fort Myers, will host its first open house on Thursday, April 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. at its main campus at 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, just east of interstate 75 and Colonial Boulevard. More...

Carlene Sharples named Volunteer of the Year

The American Red Cross of Lee County named Pine Island resident and long-time chapter volunteer Carlene Sharples with its annual Volunteer of the Year award at a recognition dinner. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

WHINE, WHINE, TWANG, TWANG

The Doyle and Debbie Show bring the best- and worst- of country music to Naples

"Whine, whine, twang, twang! Don'tcha love to hear me sing?" croon the duo, bending the word "sing" so it sounds past-tense, rhyming with "twang." The woman has Big Hair, coiffed in a style popular in the 80s. More...

'A Rhapsody in Love' features top international musicians

Gulf Coast Symphony concert Sunday at Mann Arts Hall

Gulf Coast Symphony presents the North American debut of "A Rhapsody in Love: Master & Margarita" at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Sunday, April 27. More...

Shattered Bonds

By Cindy Band and Julie Malear (New Horizons Press and Expanding Horizons in paperback, $6.99)

Boynton Beach resident Cindy Band was 16 when she came home from a party and found her mother dead at the foot of the stairs in the basement of the family home in Old Westbury, N.Y. More...

What you don't know about heart disease can kill you

Southwest Floridians, like other Americans, live in a world filled with pink ribbons, innocent-looking icons of awareness that many women also see as harbingers of a dreaded breast cancer diagnosis. More...

Lee County Heart Ball tickets now available

May 10 event includes gourmet dining, dancing and auctions

Tickets are now available for the Lee County Heart Ball, a gala event to raise funds to combat the No. 1 killer in America - heart disease. More...

Fiddlesticks' tourney nets $580,000 for charities

In just six years, the Bobby Nichols- Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation has raised $1.942 million for children's charities. This year's Nichols Cup Celebrity Pro-Am tournament, held February 17-18 at Fiddlesticks Country Club, was the biggest yet. More...

Paleo Day Saturday at museum

See and experience prehistory in a big way on Saturday, April 26 at both the Imaginarium and SWFLMuseum of History. At 1:30 pm at the Imaginarium, hear worldfamous paleontologist Dr. More...

Grants offer recovering women workplace training, new beds

Two grants worth a total of $17,900 have been awarded to Southwest Florida Addiction Services, to assist women recovering from substance abuse at its Transitional Living Center on Dixie Parkway in Fort Myers. More...

National Day of Prayer event May 1 in Estero

Christians gather at Estero Community Park on May 1 to honor the National Day of Prayer. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with music provided by the Summit Church band and praise team. The time of worship through prayer begins at 7 p.m. More...

Business News

Solid gold comes to life

Bradley's Fine Jewelers defined by value, creativity and personal service

Brad Congress took his life and turned it into gold. Among the sparkling creations in his South Fort Myers boutique, Bradley's Fine Jewelry on US 41 is the first ever solid gold cartoon: Sea Reel Life. More...

Medical billing firm celebrates 10 years in Lee County

Designated "a symbol of success and workplace innovation" by the Lee County Horizon Council, Apollo Information Services, Inc. celebrates its 10th anniversary in Lee County next month. More...

Real Estate News

The Plantation: wide-open and natural

For the Vollmars, the wide-open space and natural beauty of The Plantation were too much to resist. They are not the only ones to feel that way. More...

Reflection Key Homes available at half price

A selection of just 66 coach and garden condominium homes are available at half price at Engle Homes' Fort Myers condominium community, Reflection Key, located on Summerlin Road, announced Vice President of Sales and Marketing Bruce Hershey II. More...

Naples reports highest pending sales in 31 months

Best March in three years

Pending sales in the Naples area during March increased for the second consecutive month - resulting in the greatest market activity in the past 31 months - according to a report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home li More...