August 27, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Skills workshops offered at Edison

Through its Continuing Education department, Edison State College in Fort Myers will begin providing personal and professional skills workshops designed to help students transition from the classroom to the boardroom. More...

Rehabilitation Hospital earns certification

The Rehabilitation Hospital, part of the Lee Memorial Health System, has been granted a certificate of designation as an "Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. More...

'Ding' Darling to host 100 year anniversary celebration on Pine Island

As part of this year's celebration of the 100th anniversary of three of the refuges that are part of the J.N. "Ding" Darling Refuge Complex, the refuge will host a free celebration in Pineland on Saturday, Sept. 27. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

SEX SEX SEX

A book about the crazy world of sex research and bonking your husband in a laboratory all for the sake of science

M ary Roach has a gift for writing about unusual subjects in an entertaining way. For example, in the past, she's written about carrot addiction, vaginal weightlifting and amputee bowling leagues. More...

'Wicked' star coming to gala

Art fundraiser brings talent to Sidney & Berne Davis Center

Start spreading the news. New York, New York is coming to Fort Myers for a night. More...

Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001)

By Don Felder, with Wendy Holden (Wiley, $25.95)

Capturing the country-rock band the Eagles in written form has always been difficult, as the band members have been mostly closemouthed. The mouth that finally opened was guitarist Don Felder's. More...

Caring for families of sick children

Ronald McDonald House is an oasis for many

In the 1970s, 3-year-old Kim was hospitalized in Philadelphia for leukemia. Her parents wanted to stay by her side so they lingered in her room. They slept on chairs by her bed. They roamed the lobbies, paced the cold hallways. More...

Pet skunks are nothing to turn nose up at

Ever cuddle up with a skunk? We're not talking a Pepe Le Pew romance but the animals with their characteristic white stripe and fluffy tail. They can be every bit as much the pet as Fido or Kitty, according to skunk fanciers such as Lynnda Butler. More...

Beaches earns top tourism honors

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau earned a "Henry Award," the highest award for imaginative destination marketing at the 41st Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism Flagler Awards Competition presented Aug. 17-19 in Orlando. More...

Animal Services seeks information about cruelty case

On Aug. 11, a Lee County Animal Services officer responded to an anonymous call regarding a dog at 12631 Third St. in Fort Myers. The caller stated that a dog, bound by duct tape around its muzzle and legs, was seen at the address. More...

Business News

Your daytime professional may have an 'Alter Ego'

Business pros shed suits for funk after work

A group of local professionals are lending credence to superstition — that a sedate lawyer, accountant, or even doctor, may turn into a hip-twisting rock star come nightfall. More...

Rogers, Ershowsky earn PR awards

Local public relations professionals Carolyn Rogers and Phyllis Ershowsky received a state Golden Image Award in the Florida Public Relations Association's 2008 Annual Image Awards competition The award recognized the best public relations project More...

Saunders gives an inside look at the Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislative Report will be presented by Sen. Burt L. Saunders at the Real Estate Investment Society's luncheon meeting on Sept. 9. The presentation will focus on legislative actions and issues affecting business growth and development. More...

Real Estate News

Contractors 'top off' The Resort at MarinaVillage

Vertical work done, builders start with finishes on Cape project

Grosse Pointe Development Company and BBL Construction celebrated the topping off of The Resort at MarinaVillage in Tarpon Point Marina with a ceremony last week. More...

Lee Building Industry Association honored

The Lee Building Industry Association announced it has received seven Association Excellence awards by the National Association of Home Builders'. The NAHB is made up of 800 associations, with more than 235,000 industry professionals. More...

Foreclosure defense workshop scheduled

If you have refinanced within the last three years, "Consumer Credit & Foreclosure Defense Education - A Workshop for Self-Help" is important. This workshop will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. More...