June 18, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Edison College selected for State College System pilot

Edison College is now a pilot college under Florida's new State College System after Gov. Charlie Crist signed the recent legislation in to law last week. More...

DEP celebrates 'Florida Rivers Month'

Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed a proclamation honoring June as Florida Rivers Month, recognizing the more than 50,000 miles of rivers and streams throughout the state. Florida's famed waterways include the 310-mile St. More...

Top engineering firm opens Fort Myers office

Wade Trim expands into Southwest Florida

Wade Trim, a civil engineering and planning firm, announced that it has opened a new Fort Myers office to provide consulting services to clients throughout Florida's Southwest region. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Mini-memoirs summarize a life

Used to be biographies were only written about Famous People, or by People Who Have Done Something Historically Important. But the genre's changed. More...

Fort Myers photo exhibit to benefit injured FGCU professor

A photo exhibit of the street children of the Dominican Republic by photographer Chip Hoffman intends to raise funds to benefit FGCU professor Ingrid Martinez-Rico who was seriously injured in an automobile accident. More...

Stealing Trinity

By Ward Larsen (Oceanview Publishing, $24.95)

As history now tells us, the atomic bomb was first tested on July 16, 1945 in an isolated area of the New Mexico desert. The test was code-named Trinity. More...

'Lost souls' find themselves at PACE

Mary Coe is like many teenagers. She's a little bit shy, sometimes serious and occasionally full of sudden smiles. She lives in Lehigh Acres, listens to Reggae and celebrated a 19th birthday last month. More...

Searching for cancer genes

Lee Cancer Care offers genetic testing

Convinced that breast cancer was in her future, Cherie French was planning on having a mastectomy until she underwent genetic testing and found out she did not carry the gene. More...

Animal Services offering adoption specials

Throughout June, Lee County Animal Services is lowering the adoption fee for both dogs and cats to only $25 (50 - 62 percent off the regular fee). If adopters want a second pet it will be free. More...

Sheriff launches 'ICE' your phone campaign

The Lee County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out about ICE. ICE, an acronym for In Case of Emergency, is a contact one would put in their cell phone so emergency workers know who to contact in case of an emergency. More...

Business News

Fireworks prices rising fast

Blast in China creates shortages, nervous retailers

All is quiet at Phantom Fireworks outlet store in North Fort Myers, where manager T.C. Downey awaits the crowds of July 4 buyers to appear. More...

Area foreclosure activity up 7 percent in May

RealtyTrac reports Lee County second in foreclosure activity in U.S.

The Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area registered the second highest metro foreclosure rate in May, with one in every 79 households receiving a foreclosure filing during the month, according to RealtyTrac's May 2008 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report. More...

Enjewel flourishes in a downtown "growing and growing"

Many businesses in downtown Fort Myers' River District say they've struggled to survive amid a street beautification project that has blocked entranceways; and, with the economic downturn, added insult to injury. More...

Real Estate News

Area home sales take a giant leap in May

Market gaining momentum

Southwest Floridians have reason to feel encouraged by the real estate market. More...

New law empowers condo boards in a hurricane

Florida's approximately 25,000 condominium boards can exercise broad new emergency powers if a major storm hits the state. More...

Luxury villa model opens in Volterra at Miromar

Divco Construction Corp. has opened its Belorado furnished model in the Volterra neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More...