July 2, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Fireworks, parties, music and lots of fun in Southwest Florida

Check out the best 4th of July events

FORT MYERS The City of Fort Myers will celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4th with Riverfest in Centennial Park. The event is free and begins at 6 p.m. More...

Post office opens in Sun Harvest Citrus

The United States Post Office has opened its newest Contract Postal Unit inside Sun Harvest Citrus, the popular south Fort Myers destination for fresh squeezed juice and Indian River citrus. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Assisted Loving

Bob Morris was a funny, talented writer in his mid-40s living in New York, but he often found himself lonely and dateless on the weekends. When he would go on dates, inevitably they wouldn't work out. Things couldn't get worse, he thought. More...

Clyde Butcher exhibit coming to Fort Myers

Renowned photographer

The Southwest Florida Museum of History will host an exhibit by renowned black and white photographer Clyde Butcher beginning Aug. 14. Butcher will debut a new exhibit, "Visions of Florida - A Clyde Butcher Retrospective. More...

BEACH READING

The 33-Year-Old Rookie By Chris Coste (Ballantine Books, $25)

Would you like a book in which the theme of the "Rocky" movies is fed into a baseball template? More...

Edison College ranked as top producer of Associate's Degrees

Community College Week magazine named Edison College one of the nation's top producers of associate degrees in its June 16 issue. More...

Sanibel Island named 'top shelling beach'

Sanibel Island has been named as one of the "Top Shelling Beaches" in the July 2008 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine. More...

Business News

GAS PRICES GET MOTORISTS PEDDLING

Area bike shops see boom in activity

Brooklyn native Frank Cretella, who has been a Lee Tran bus driver for 17 years, noticed a recent change at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center in downtown Fort Myers, and all over the city: more people are peddling to the bus station so they can More...

City Furniture set to open complex in Naples

Fort Myers store also under construction

City Furniture, one of Florida's fastest growing furniture retailers, will open its newest furniture showroom in Naples on July 26. The Naples showroom is 53,500 square feet with a 32,000-square-foot Ashley Furniture HomeStore next door. More...

Smoothie King expands in Fort Myers

Smoothie King, the originator of the nutritional fruit-based smoothie, opened the doors to Fort Myers' second lifestyle center at 8595 College Parkway, in the College Park Plaza. More...

Real Estate News

Florida existing home sales improve month to month

May home sales show modest gain

Florida Realtors statewide continued to report positive signs in their local housing markets, with an uptick in existing home and condominium sales in May 2008 from April, according to the latest housing statistics released by the Florida Associati More...

Coldwell Banker reports 84 percent increase in sales

Firm says buyers are getting back into the market

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Southwest Florida, reported that its May sales were 84 percent better than May 2007. More...

McGarvey opens new model home in Mediterra

The Villa Rosa, a four-bedroom custom single-family model home, is now open in Mediterra's Serata neighborhood. Mediterra is the 1,697-acre master-planned community created by Bonita Bay Group in North Naples. More...