July 9, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

FAA awards Port Authority $6.1 Million

Funds will improve Page Field

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded a grant totaling more than $6.1 million to the Lee County Port Authority for the construction of a new aircraft parking apron that will ultimately serve a new terminal building at Page Field General Aviat More...

Wine. dine. donate

Naples Wine Week is Sept. 1 - 5; benefits the Children's Museum of Naples

Gather your friends, have a great culinary experience, and taste some notable wines - while supporting and contributing to the development of the Children's Museum of Naples. More...

Beach conditions report may be sent to your e-mail

A daily report on conditions at 22 beaches along the Florida Gulf Coast is available to the public on-line or by e-mail, and is being used by the national weather service agencies to improve service. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

It's a dog's life

A dog's life, full of whimsy and oddity

Someone once wrote British etymologist and writer Michael Quinion inquiring about the phrase "it's a dog's life." There seem to be two interpretations, the letter writer said: it could mean it's a difficult life, or, some now interpret it as "what More...

Arts for ACT preview exhibit July 10

Join Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. for the preview exhibit for Arts for ACT 2008 on Thursday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the campus of Edison College in Fort Myers. More...

Takeover

By Lisa Black (William Morrow, $24.95) Release date: Aug. 5

BOLO. . .BOLO. . .That's police parlance for "Be On the Look Out" and it's especially relevant to "Takeover," an excellent debut novel by Lisa Black, forensic specialist with the Cape Coral Police Department. More...

Medicaid cuts hurting local service providers

Local service providers are scrambling to find ways to make ends meet after Medicaid reimbursements were cut in the state budget. More...

Local inventor on TODAY Show July 10

Local inventor Jeff Archambault and his product the Baby Butler Hands Free Bottle Holder will be featured on the TODAY Show this Thursday, July 10 in a segment with Matt Lauer regarding must-have baby products. More...

Fort Myers getting new parking garage

Multi-story structure will provide relief for parking woes

Final construction documents have been approved for the new multi-level parking garage planned for the Lee County Justice Center complex. BSSW Architects, Inc. designed the structure. More...

New low-cost spay/neuter program available

Lee County has approved a new spay/neuter program for residents who need to have their pets sterilized. Owners will now be able to have their pets spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped for an affordable fee. More...

Business News

jatropha=solution?

Tropical plant spurs $6 million bio-diesel effort in Fort Myers

You don't have to look far to view the quickly-evolving alternative fuel industry: a group in Fort Myers is cultivating the jatropha plant for its oil-bearing fruit. More...

Mortgage employment stabilizing

Second-quarter jobs losses in the real estate finance sector fell by more than half from the prior quarter and the prior year, according to mortgage employment data tracked by www. mortgagedaily.com. More...

McGarvey Development holding food drive

McGarvey Development is holding a summer food drive to benefit the Salvation Army, which is struggling to meet the demand for food this summer. More...

Real Estate News

Home sales up again in June

Lee County shows sixth consecutive month of increases

Single-family home sales across the Greater Fort Myers area rose again in June for the sixth consecutive month, according to the statistics released by the REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. More...

Toll Brothers hosts unique buyers program

"Buy Now, Sell Later" available in Estero, Naples developments

For those who are looking for a new home but need to sell the home they are in, Toll Brothers has created a unique "Buy Now, Buy New, Sell Later" program. More...

New home permits still light in Lee

During June, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 74 singlefamily homes valued at $27.4 million to be built in unincorporated Lee County, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers Beach. More...