May 28, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

When making plans, don't forget your best friend

Lee opens pet-friendly hurricane shelter

The pictures of abandoned animals - dirty, hungry and terrified, left behind by owners fleeing Hurricane Katrina - still haunt pet lovers three years later. More...

NOAA predicts busy Atlantic Hurricane season

Expect 12 to 16 named storms this year

Projected climate conditions point to a near normal or above normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this year, according to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. More...

The Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity. This is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Organic & Abstract

the Art of Pavol Roskovensky

Look at Pavol Roskovensky's artwork, and you could make a good case for arguing that, artistically, he's the love child of Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock. More...

Broadway Palm announces new season

It's "Sweet 16" for Fort Myers dinner theater

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre announced its Sweet 16th Season. Tickets for all of the 2008 - 2009 Season productions will be on sale June 1. Main stage show prices range from $25 to $53 with group and children's prices available. More...

"Wolves at the Door"

By Thomas A. Chown (Pipers Willow, $19.95)

Wolves at the Door is Ocala author Thomas A. Chown's debut book. A novel based on the history of William Henry and March Chown - his own grandparents. The story opens in Bourbon County, Kansas in the mid 1860s. More...

Expect an active hurricane season this year

Experts say Florida at risk for a major storm

Experts say the upcoming hurricane season - that begins on June 1 and ends Nov. 30 - will be more active than usual with an above-average chance that a major storm will hit the U.S. More...

Power up when the power's out

Florida Weekly's hurricane gadget guide

For most folks our homes are our sanctuaries, our respites from the daily toils of the world. We spend dollars and energy building our abodes into comfy havens. More...

Clash of the roiling maelstroms

Which is worse: tornado or hurricane

Which is meaner, deadlier, scarier? Which is the King of Atmospheric Disaster - a Midwestern Tornado, whose spin offs have produced the earth's fastest wind; or an Atlantic Hurricane, always giving satellites the evil eye. More...

Throwing a hurricane party

Keep it safe but have some fun

Mother Nature is getting ready to give people a reason to party. With hurricane season here, stress and tensions tend to rise a bit for residents. More...

Business News

Hunting for the thrill and the needy

Sportsmen provide local wild game for cancer patients

I t's not everyday that you get a chance to hunt with native tribesmen in the African desert. But Fort Myers resident Darrell Alexander, 45, is going there June 30 with a fellow member of Safari Club International Foundation. More...

SWF International gets low grade on survey

But officials question the study's validity

A national survey of airline passengers ranked Southwest Florida International airport in Fort Myers below average leading local airport officials to scratch their heads. More...

Women's Empowerment Speaker series set

Deborah Shane owner of Train with Shane announced the return of The Women's Empowerment Speaker Series June 13, 20, 27 featuring some of Southwest Florida's most inspiring, accomplished, successful women sharing their passion and wisdom. More...

Real Estate News

Housing sales up in Lee County

Realtor Association reports 41 percent increase

The April housing statistics released by the Florida Association of Realtors indicates that the pace is picking up on existing home sales. More...

Toll Brothers presents designer model showcase

Designers will be on hand to offer tips

Visitors to Toll Brothers' Southwest Florida communities May 31 and June 1 will have the opportunity to receive tips and incentives to make their new home look like a model during Designer Model Showcase Weekend. More...

Realtor hits major milestone

Denny Grimes & Company reaches halfbillion dollars in sales

Denny Grimes & Company, a Fort Myers-based residential real estate firm, reports that it has reached a significant milestone, achieving a half-billion dollars in sales volume. More...