September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Nominations open for Hispanic Achievement Awards

Nominations are being accepted through Sept. More...

FGCU researcher studying the way infants learn

March of Dimes grant key to finding answers

A researcher at Florida Gulf Coast University is trying to find out if infants that are born preterm are developmentally delayed in matching objects with words, thanks in part to a grant provided by the March of Dimes. Lakshmi J. More...

Community Disaster Relief Fund seeks to aid flood victims

The Southwest Florida Disaster Relief Fund has been activated to coordinate fundraising efforts in our community. Nearly 500 people, many who are children, remain indefinitely in the Estero Community Center because their homes have been flooded. More...

Traffic slides at International Airport

During July, nearly 503,000 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 6.1 percent compared to July 2007. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 4.8 percent over the same period last year. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Drum virtuoso:

Taku Hirano headlines Percussion Summit

There are certain moments in careers when you know you've arrived. T For percussionist Taku Hirano, that moment came when he was on tour with Whitney Houston. More...

Superpowers

By David J. Schwartz (Three Rivers Press, $14.95)

What if you suddenly woke up one day and found you had superpowers? More...

WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

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

Lee Memorial Blood Centers use incentives to pump blood to hospitals

With a shortage of a universally acceptable blood type, Lee Memorial Blood Centers are offering a variety of incentives to lure healthy donors. More...

County parks guru calls it quits after 29 years

John Yarbrough built extensive park system for everyone

John Yarbrough recalls breaking his leg sliding into a base on field No. 2 during a ball game at Terry Park when he was a boy. He remembers attending Southwest Florida's fair at the park, too, before the Lee Civic Center existed. More...

Family Thrift to hold grand opening

Family Thrift Centers, a used clothing and household furnishing store, will mark its official grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the store in its new building on Colonial Boulevard near Winkler Avenue. More...

Discovery Challenge Course open in Naples

Adventure Training Concepts has opened the Discovery Challenge Course in Naples. The 5½ acre team-building course is conveniently located and is easily accessible from I-75, local businesses and local resorts. More...

Estero Animal Hospital opens new facility

Estero Animal Hospital, a full-service veterinarian practice, has moved into its new freestanding clinic off Corkscrew Road in Estero. More...

Veterinary Referral Center growing, adding doctors

A state-of-the-art facility, the Florida Veterinary Referral Center in Estero continues to see increased demand from veterinarians and pet owners for the specialty services and advanced technology provided by this animal hospital. More...

Business News

Storm protection firm has eco-friendly in the bag

Storm Smart Industries used to discard tons of polypropylene waste each year, after using the material to make popular hurricane protection screens. More...

Back-to-school Sneaker Drive extended until goal reached

The back-to-school Sneaker Drive for Laces of Love will be extended until the goal of 500 new pair of shoes is reached. More...

Island Grooming celebrating four years of grooming

Island Grooming by Lisa is celebrating four years of grooming beautiful pets on Sanibel Island Sept. 1. More...

Real Estate News

Toll Brothers completes estate home at Belle Lago

Toll Brothers has completed a new estate home - the Playa Riente - at Belle Lago, a community of singlefamily homes on Estero Parkway. More...

Robb & Stucky designs three interiors in luxury high-rise

Robb & Stucky Interiors has completed the interior design for three residences in Jasmine Bay North, a luxury high-rise developed by West Bay Development Corp. at West Bay Beach and Golf Club. More...

Naples Realtor expo Sept. 16

The Naples Area Board of Realtors/ Women's Council of Realtors Annual Expo is Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. This year's theme is "SURVIVOR NAPLES: Outlist, Outsell, Outperform. More...