June 11, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU offers human trafficking awareness class

The Center for Public and Social Policy, in collaboration with Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University recently received funding from the Lee County Sheriff's Office towards community education events on the topi More...

Addiction center gets big gift

Southwest Florida Addiction Services has received a pledge of $100,000 from David and Linda Lucas in support of its capital campaign to build a new Detoxification Center and Outpatient Treatment Facility. More...

Edison College continuing education courses set

Edison College is offering a variety of classes and seminars this summer. All classes will be held at the Lee County campus at 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. To register, email ldick@edison.edu. The costs vary. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

fire, rain & Bob Stillman

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES TAYLOR

Nothing helps you understand the inner workings of a song like performing a cover, says Bob Stillman. More...

'The Wizard of Oz' hits the Broadway Palm stage

The classic movie musical "The Wizard of Oz" is now on stage at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through July 26. The Wizard of Oz, based on the book by Frank L. More...

The Sugar Queen

By Sarah Addison Allen (Bantam Books, $22.00)

The last thing Josey Cirrini expects to find on the floor of her closet is a woman, and especially not Della Lee Baker. More...

Florida Weekly writers win top honors

Florida Weekly took home five prestigious awards last Friday at the Florida Press Association's 2007 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards ceremony in Orlando. Writer Roger Williams won first place for his Humorous Column dealing with "Going Green. More...

FGCU scientists on biotech's cutting edge

Florida Gulf Coast University received a $1.5 million grant in the Spring to continue research that will help develop the United States' biodefense potential and provide new technologies with civilian applications. More...

Sheriff opens new forensic center

The Lee County Sheriff's Office opened its new Forensic Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, June 9. The 80,000 square foot structure nearly doubles the 44,000 square feet currently used to store evidence. More...

June is an exciting month at Edison Estates

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates offers a variety of children and adult programs, special exhibits, discounts and events throughout the month of June. More...

Florida waterways should be cleaner this rainy season

Nitrogen and phosphorus, two mainstays of traditional fertilizer, may be wreaking havoc upon Florida's waterways and the plant and animal life they support. More...

Business News

Shell Point marks 40th anniversary

Retirement community one of nation's best

It was 40 years ago that Reverend Ralph and Emilie Torgerson, a retired missionary couple, became the first residents to move into Shell Point Retirement Community. More...

FineMark bank opens new headquarters

The new FineMark National Bank & Trust headquarters is now open for business in Riverwalk at Whiskey Creek in Fort Myers. The new upscale banking center replaces FineMark's former headquarters site on South Cleveland Avenue, which is now closed. More...

Non-profit workshop set

When the going gets tough, where do the tough go? They turn to Southwest Florida's non-profit community. It could be food, clothing, medical, housing or other physical needs. More...

Real Estate News

Movie theater, fitness center opens at Paseo

Stock Development has opened a community movie theater, fitness center and lap pool at the Paseo Village Center. Located on the Village Center piazza, the 90-seat state-of-the-art movie theater is part of the 26,000 square foot amenities complex. More...

Builders Care reaches $500,000 mark with latest project

Organization to provide free home repairs for Fort Myers widow

As Builders Care kicks off its next life-changing home makeover on June 9, the organization will reach a significant milestone - a half million dollars worth of home renovations. More...

Lee County issues 80 home permits in May

During May, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 80 single-family homes valued at $26.9 million to be built in unincorporated Lee County, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach. More...