May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Beware of con artist's phone calls

Lee County residents are receiving calls from a con-artist attempting to get their checking account numbers. The con-artist claims to be working with area banks to change all checking account numbers nationwide. More...

Turtle license plates help protect sea creatures

The first day of May signals the official start of sea turtle nesting season in Florida. Like the massive amphibious landing on D-Day, each year thousands of sea turtles storm Florida's sandy nesting beaches in the battle for survival. More...

Shell Point hosting open house

Shell Point Retirement Community will host an Assisted Living Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at the Arbor Assisted Living Facility located in The Woodlands at Shell Point. More...

Fort Myers museums offer half-price admission

The Southwest Florida Museum of History and the Imaginarium Hands-On Museum and Aquarium are offering a 50 percent discount to city of Fort Myers residents on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18. More...

Utility, street closures continue downtown

More work being done on parts of First Street

With nearly half of the Downtown Utility and Streetscape Improvements complete, progress on the remaining portion continues through the downtown "core" area. More...

'Kid's Day on the Bay' this weekend

Beach fundraiser benefits schools and students

Salty Sam's Marina and Parrot Key Caribbean Grill will host "Kid's Day on the Bay," a fundraiser to benefit area middle and elementary schools, on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.. More...

Sleep Management Centers is now accredited

Sleep Management Centers, LLC, in Fort Myers recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). More...

Cruelty case dogs in need of new homes

Lee County Animal Services takes custody of 37 neglected dogs

Lee County Animal Services has been given custody of 37 dogs confiscated from their owners for severe neglect. The dogs' owners made the decision to surrendered legal custody of the dogs to Animal Services on May 1. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Visiting Mr. Green

THE VISITOR: Kraig Swartz Ask actors what appeals to them about a play, and the answers, of course, are as varied as the actors themselves. For Kraig Swartz, who's starring in the two-man play "Visiting Mr. More...

Kat Epple plays the Arcade Theatre

Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated flautist and composer Kat Epple, will perform a benefit concert for the Florida Repertory Theatre Monday, May 12. More...

Take a bite out of Vampire Weekend

Self Titled (Vampire Weekend) Vampire Weekend created a buzz last year when their demos wound up being passed around on the Web. Although this is their first album, there has been quite a bit of hype over its release. More...

New technology makes hearing aids smaller, more discreet

Baby boomers, fastest-growing population with hearing loss

Today there are 32 million Americans who, whether they acknowledge it or not, have a hearing loss. In the next 10 years, that number is expected to more than double, to 78 million people. More...

Mental health grants to aid veterans

Lee Mental Health Center, Inc., a private not-for-profit agency, today announced that it has received a $60,000 one-year grant from The Able Trust to initiate a Veterans Outreach Project to serve Lee County veterans with mental illnesses or substan More...

United Way 211 launches volunteer center

Finding help and giving help in our community is easier than ever before. More...

Bike to Work Day on May 16

On Friday, May 16, the local business owners of Downtown Fort Myers and the River District will promote and host Bike to Work Day. More...

Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $655,000

The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation has announced that more than $655,000 was raised in partnership with the Boston Red Sox and will be directed toward treatments and programs for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients and their families. More...

Rabid bat confirmed in Lee County

The Lee County Health Department has confirmed the presence of rabies in a local bat. The animal was found in the Whiskey Creek area last week, and testing confirmed rabies over the weekend. Rabies can be confirmed only through laboratory analysis. More...

Astronaut to speak at Calusa Nature Center

Fans of space, the stars and the moon will want to attend the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium's Spring Fling 2008 on Saturday, June 14 at Verandah's River House, featuring Astronaut Story Musgrave. More...

Self-defense programs available

Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness will hold a women's self-defense class from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 8 in its conference room. The center is located at 2070 Carrell Road, Fort Myers. More...

Gulf Coast Humane Society in need of Purina ONE pet food

Gulf Coast Humane Society announced that all dogs and cats housed in the Fort Myers shelter are now eating a consistent diet of Purina ONE brand Pet Food products only. The dietary transition began last week and is now complete. More...

Business News

Play ball: Fort Myers Miracle style

Ball club has a reputation for zany promotions

Ask Fort Myers Miracle owner Mike Veeck what the minor league baseball club (a single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) brings to Fort Myers and he responds, "Joy. More...

Susan Bennett, Addiction Services take top Image Awards

Florida Public Relations Association presents annual kudos

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association presented awards to public relations practitioners in its 2008 Annual Image Awards competition. More...

Real Estate News

Mirasol at Coconut Point: live, play, shop

Development is within walking distance of the new Coconut Point mall

Jim Fenton followed the typical house hunting routine. He looked at advertisements and visited a fair share of communities. More...

Free Seminars at the International Design Center in May

The public is invited to attend exciting and informative seminars presented by the International Design Center, free and open to the public. Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. More...

First penthouse model opens in Esperia at Bonita Bay

The first penthouse model has opened on the 26th floor of Esperia South at Bonita Bay, a 27-story highrise developed by The Lutgert Companies. More...