May 14, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Help aid cyclone victims

Fort Myers-based nonprofit New Missions Systems International (NMSI) is organizing relief efforts for people critically affected by the cyclone and tornados that devastated Myanmar in Southeast Asia. More...

Walk to raise funds for pediatric cancer

The "Wave of Hope" walk to benefit Barbara's Friends - the Children's Hospital Cancer Fund - will take place on Saturday, May 17 at Bowman's Beach on Sanibel Island. More...

Lee leadership class tours developers Denver operations

The John Madden Company is building research center here

The John Madden Company, which is developing the Madden Research Loop at Southwest Florida International Airport, hosted 33 members of Leadership Lee County's 2008 spring class, who were in Denver attending the Community Leadership Association's an More...

Program to highlight family caregivers of older adults

The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center will hold an educational series for caregivers during the month of May. More...

World's sexiest plumber set to join Miracle

Desperate Housewives star to appear May 15

Hammond Stadium, the home of the Fort Myers Miracle, is in need of a plumber. So who did they call? Well, none other than ABC television series "Desperate Housewives" hunky handyman, Mike Delfino. More...

West earns top honor at 'Lee Heart Ball'

Dr. Steven R. West was honored as the first recipient of the American Heart Association's "Dr. Pascotto Golden Heart Award" at the 2008 Lee Heart Ball Saturday at the Hyatt Regency in Coconut Point. More...

Gulf Coast Humane Society celebrates "Be Kind to Animals" week

In honor of national "Be Kind to Animals" week and to encourage pet adoption throughout Southwest Florida, Gulf Coast Humane Society is reducing all pet adoption fees by $5 for the month of May. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

'Wit'

THE THINGS THIS ACTOR DID FOR ART:

J anina Birtolo sits in the stylist's chair, watching as her golden hair falls to the floor. It's been 30 years since she's had her hair cut professionally, 30 years of wearing her hair at a below-the-shoulders length. More...

Bernstein & Brahms light up the night

Gulf Coast Symphony continues its popular 'access concerts'

The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Florida's community orchestra, presents another of its acclaimed Classical Access Concerts on Sunday, May 18 at the Anderson Theater on the campus of Bishop Verot High School. More...

Rabbit in the Moon

By Deborah and Joel Shlian (Oceanview Publishing, $24.95)

The latest novel by Boca Raton residents Deborah and Joel Shlian, "Rabbit in the Moon," is a medical/ international thriller set in China. The novel begins in San Francisco in 1989 and 40 years after the Cultural Revolution when 27-year-old Dr. More...

Medical specialties make strides in treatment options

State-of-the-art techniques aid vein specialists, OB-Gyns

Most people think of vein specialists in a limited fashion: those who treat varicose veins and get rid of ugly spider veins. More...

Medical 'gray market' bypasses Lee Memorial

LeeSar buys only from licensed vendors

It's enough to lure even a savvy, educated consumer. Bargain basement priced medical equipment - everything from sterilized gloves to emergency trauma bags - fills 212 pages and accounts for more than 10,000 items on EBay. More...

New physicians join Lee Memorial

Lee Memorial Health System announced the following physicians joined the medical staff in April. Andrea L. Cambio, M.D., dermatology, obtained her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. More...

Canterbury to hold open house

Canterbury School will host a schoolwide open house at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27. Pre registration is required; please call (239) 415-8945 to reserve a space. More...

Water safety a must as summer nears

The American Red Cross of Lee County is committed to water safety and drowning prevention. More...

Wright Construction to build habitat home in 5 days

Habitat for Humanity of Lee County is kicking off "Home Builders Blitz" as part of a nationwide effort to encourage local contractors to get involved in the local Habitat affiliate's mission. More...

2008 Rotary South Scholar Athlete Awards

COURTESY PHOTO The 22nd annual Rotary South Scholar Athlete Awards went to the best male and female athlete after being selected for consideration by each Lee County high school. More...

"Pet Food Pantry" now open

In recent weeks, all dogs and cats housed at Gulf Coast Humane Society have transitioned to a consistent diet of Purina ONE brand pet food products only. More...

Business News

Wind Path Sailing offers hope for the boatless

Fort Myers resident Matthew Hauf, 31, doesn't have the time or resources to own and care for his own sailboat. But that has not stopped him and his fianc More...

FDLE launches new domestic security alert system

BusinesSafe provides businesses with important and timely domestic security information

Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Gerald Bailey, in conjunction with Florida's Regional Domestic Security Task Forces and business partners, unveiled a new alert system designed to bolster the ability of Florida's businesses to pro More...

Real Estate News

April home sales up 32 percent from last year

Inventory of unsold homes declining

The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. reports that a total of 684 existing single family houses were sold in April. That's a 32 percent increase in the number of single family houses sold compared to last April. More...

Verandah's cedar hammock neighborhood half sold out

Cedar Hammock, a neighborhood of custom single-family homes at Verandah, is 50 percent sold, according to Bonita Bay Group, which is developing the 1,456-acre master-planned community along the Orange River in Fort Myers. More...

Grimes named top real estate agent in Lee County

Realtor expands business, sells $51 million in 2007

The Lee Building Industry Association recognized Denny Grimes as its Sales Person of the Year, during the recent 18th Annual Pinnacle Awards gala. It is the tenth time Grimes has earned this honor. More...