August 6, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

FGCU master's program receives accreditation

The Master's of Public Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University was recently approved for accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration for a period of seven years, the maximum allowed under the NA More...

Hodges University schedules open houses

Hodges University will host three open houses where potential students can meet with admission coordinators, financial aid representatives and program faculty. The events, set for Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. More...

V-J Day: How we scooped the Star and Stripes

Editors note: Victory in Japan or V-J Day is Thursday, Aug. 14. On that dayin 1945, Robert Hilliard, now a retired journalist and professor who lives on Sanibel, was in Germany recovering from a wound suffered in battle. More...

Blueway Mobile ready to hit the streets

Van promotes the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival

Excitement is building as the Blueway Mobile — a funky cargo van equipped with lights, sirens and a PA system — gets ready to hit the road and divvy out prizes. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

BETRAYAL & FORGIVENESS

... AT THE INTERSECTION OF THEOLOGY AND THEATER

T here's no pain like betrayal, the unexpected wound inflicted by a trusted intimate. More...

Schoolhouse Theater's repertoire growing

About 45 minutes before the show starts, actors made their way backstage. Everyone has a different way to warm up, said Mindy Montavon, the marketing director for the Schoolhouse Theater in Sanibel. More...

Men: The Gods of Love

By David G. Eigen, Ph.D. (Gender Studies Institute Press, New York, N.Y., $24.95)

I'll admit it right up front. I read the title "Men: The Gods of Love" and my hackles soared. Most men I know, while I think the world of them, don't come close to what I would consider a god of love. More...

Beach channel dredging caught in government quagmire

Boats having trouble navigating waterway

Sand and silt are clogging the federal waterway that runs under Mantanzas Pass to Bowditch Point near Fort Myers Beach, causing commercial boats to often wait for high tide to get in to port. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Become a Cancer Society transportation volunteer Lack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges for thousands of cancer patients. Many need daily or weekly treatment and they don't have a car or are too ill to drive. More...

Lee Parks & Recreation unveils new Web site

Lee County Parks & Recreation's Web site has a new look and lots of new resources. The Web address is still the same: www. leeparks.org. But the site has been updated with lots of new bells and whistles. More...

Worldwide sandsculpting event set for Fort Myers Beach

For the 22nd year, 35 to 40 professional and semi-professional sand sculptors from Italy, Canada and the U.S. are being invited to compete for cash prizes at the American Sandsculpting Championship Festival on Fort Myers Beach. More...

Business News

Genetics research becoming big business in Lee County

D r. Michael Dent, a local OB/ GYN, founded NeoGenomics Laboratories seven years ago as a prenatal lab with a staff of about six or seven. More...

Study shows Fort Myers travel taxes among nation's lowest

Chicago travelers hit with biggest tax

The National Business Travel Association released the findings of a comprehensive study of car rental, hotel and meal taxes in the top 50 U.S. More...

Real Estate News

Sales at Mediterra up 40 percent in first six months of 2008

First-half sales in Mediterra increased more than 40 percent compared to Januaryto June numbers from 2007, according to Bonita Bay Group, which is developing the 1,697-acre master-planned community in North Naples. More...

Toll Brothers building clubhouse at Firano in Naples

Toll Brothers has begun construction of the community clubhouses at Firano at Naples, a new community of single-family homes off the Davis Boulevard corridor in Naples. More...

Lee County housing permits down in July

Only 49 home permits issued

During July, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 49 singlefamily homes valued, at $16.8 million, to be built in unincorporated Lee County. More...