August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Design in the works for new Lee County VA clinic

Lee County residents will soon be able to see conceptual drawings of the new VA clinic when the preliminary design phase is complete, which is expected by September. More...

Don't forget your kids' shots as new school looms

Without a 'Blue Card,' a child can't enter school

Lee County's 80,000 students go back to school on Monday, Aug. 18 - and parents are reminded that if their child doesn't have up-to-date immunizations, they're just not going to start school on time. More...

Early primary voting on now in Lee County

Early voting for the Aug. 26 Primary election runs through Saturday, Aug. 23. Early voting hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Bird watching on Bunche Beach

Experience the Beautiful Birds of Bunche Beach with a Bird Patrol Guide on Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at Bunche Beach (one of the best birding sites in Lee County). More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

One angry inch

Botched sex change operation premise for quirky musical

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is one of those quirky musicals that, like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," inspires a cult following and causes people to fall in love with it, even when they think they won't like it. More...

'Reno 911' star hosts Arts for ACT 2008

Niecy Nash, star of the Comedy Central hit "Reno 911," will be this year's guest celebrity auctioneer for the Arts for ACT 2008 Fine Art Auction on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs. More...

Bachelor Degree

By Judith Marks-White (Ballantine Books, $14)

A guilty literary pleasure arriving hot on the stilettoclad heels of "Sex and the City's" big-screen foray, Judith Marks-White's steamy chick-lit novel, "Bachelor Degree," chronicles the fierce competition in life and in love between wealthy Manhat More...

'Ding' Darling looking at transportation changes

Study will address heavy traffic at island wildlife refuge

A big federal grant recently awarded to Lee Transit Authority, may impact how you travel to, and through, the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. More...

Study: LeeTran can save drivers more than $8,000 per year

A person can save more than $8,533 annually by taking public transportation in Lee County instead of driving based on today's gas prices, according to an analysis released today by LeeTran and the American Public Transportation Association. More...

Exhibitors and sendors sought for Aviation Day at Page Field

Aviation Day 2008 will be held Saturday, Nov. 15 at Page Field General Aviation Airport from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Edison College nursing grads earn top passing rate

Nursing graduates at the Charlotte Campus of Edison College achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the December National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. More...

Fox Electronics reaching out to European markets

Fort Myers-based Fox Electronics, a leading global supplier of frequency control products, has authorized United Kingdom-based competitor Euroquartz to offer the full range of Fox's patented XpressO configurable oscillators to the European markets. More...

Business News

Law gets Lee businesses on the green track for recycling

County ranks at top of Florida for recycling

At the World Famous Buckingham Blues Bar on Buckingham Road, bartender Karen Kantz was surprised by how much they now recycle, since a new ordinance in unincorporated Lee County required businesses and multifamily properties to recycle as of Jan. More...

Susan Bennett, SWFAS earn top public relations honors

Southwest Florida Addiction Services and Susan Bennett Marketing & Media swept the Florida Public Relations Association's annual Golden Image awards, capturing the state's top two awards for the best public relations programs in Florida last year. More...

VR Business Brokers huge sale

Regional weight loss company acquired by private equity firm

VR Business Brokers of Southwest Florida, a mergers and acquisitions firm, announced the sale of its client Results Weight Loss, an award winning operator of weight loss centers, to The Riverside Company, one of the largest global middle market pri More...

Real Estate News

Home sales up, inventory down compared to last year

But prices keep dropping

The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. reports that a total of 745 existing single-family houses were sold in July, an 87.7 percent increase of last year. More...

Mirasol's first building sold out at Miromar Lakes

The first Mirasol building has been sold out at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club and only five luxury residences remain available for sale in the second building. More...

GATES wins three Aurora Awards

GATES has been awarded the Grand Aurora Award in the category of Public Works/Environmental Projects for the construction of the Interpretive Center at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Lee County. More...