July 30, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Portion of First and Hendry streets open with old brick

First Street from Jackson to Hendry streets (including the intersection at First Street and Hendry Street) and Hendry from First to Bay streets is now open. More...

Celebrate the dog days of summer

Lee County Animal Services offers dog adoption special in August

Dogs will be the featured pet at Lee County Animal Services throughout the month of August. More...

Edison Estates holds variety of events in August

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will offer a variety of children and adult programs, discounts and events throughout the month of August. More...

June traffic down at International Airport

During June, more than 488,000 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 7 percent compared to June 2007. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down nearly 4.7 percent over the same period last year. More...

Family Thrift Center moves to new location

Family Thrift Center, Fort Myers' popular used clothing and household furnishing store, has relocated to a new building on Colonial Boulevard near Winkler Avenue, making it more accessible to Lee County shoppers from Lehigh Acres, Fort Myers, and C More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

COMES TO BROADWAY PALM IN FORT MYERS

he rehearsal room explodes h waj with joyful song, the young actors energetically dancing, jumping and throwing their h hands up into the air. More...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

This week's theater High School Musical - Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre will present Disney's "High School Musical," playing July 31 through Sept. 20. This is the first production in Broadway Palm's Sweet 16th Season. More...

Nine (& ½) things I love about 'Mad Men'

I'm just mad about "Mad Men." And I know I'm not the only one. The AMC dramatic series, adored by viewers and critics alike, began its second season this week. More...

Chinese language programs rekindled at FGCU

The Olympic Games will put China's vast recourses and growing economic status on the world stage. Some local educators hope it will also rekindle the need for Chinese language and culture programs in local school systems that ignore them now. More...

Local reproductive endocrinologist receives lab accreditation

Specialists in Reproductive Medicine Surgery has earned Joint Commission Accredited Healthcare Organizations "Gold Seal of Approval" for its laboratory services, according to practice owner Dr. Craig Sweet. More...

Raw Food Networking Group in Fort Myers

Dr. David Dyer launched a Raw Food Networking Group in Fort Myers to meet up with business professionals and individuals who share his passion for eating healthy raw vegetables, fruits and vegetarian foods. More...

Multiple Sclerosis Society women's retreat

Diagnosed in 1999, Lehigh Acres resident Laura Crabtree looks forward to being pampered every year during a women's retreat sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Society. "We do just about everything there," she said. More...

FGCU hosts part-time job fair

The Florida Gulf Coast University Office of Career Development Services will host a "Part-time job fair" on Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union ballroom. More...

Lee County announces Green Team committee

The University of Florida, SustainabLEE Program has launched the "Lee County Green Team"- a committee of nine members who will serve as advisors to the program' coordinator. More...

LeeTran earns alternative transportation study grant

Lee County Transit, in cooperation with its partners, the J.N. More...

Business News

Federal interest rate stimulus doesn't help locally

Lee County excluded from mortgage program

A footnote in the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 was designed to unclog the stagnant housing market by letting many homeowners across the nation with mortgage loans over $417,000 and up to $729,750 pay lower interest rates. More...

Executive Title changes name to Stewart Title

SW Florida firm has 11 locations

Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc., with 27 years in Southwest Florida, has changed its name to Stewart Title, the firm's parent company. More...

Real Estate News

Lee's housing market shows improving conditions in June

While sales of existing homes in Florida were down slightly in June, sales in Lee County were strong. More...

Stock Development reports strong sales at Paseo

Developer adding a new model center

Stock Development reported 97 sales in the first half of 2008 at its innovative Paseo complex in Lee County "We have been thrilled with our sales at Paseo, which have surpassed all of our expectations," said. More...

Vineyards home sales up 39 percent over last year

The Vineyards in Naples reports that sales of homes for the first six months of 2008 were up 39 percent over the same period last year. More...