September 24, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Food banks to gain from weight loss

Earlier this month, Weight Watchers announced plans to donate a pound of food for every pound members lost to two major hunger organizations. Now, local members have decided to match the efforts at home. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Gary Kimble

FROM 'WHOREHOUSE' TO THE MONASTERY AND BACK AGAIN

Actors' careers rarely follow a linear path, but Gary Kimble's journey is an especially unusual one. He always knew he wanted to be an actor, and left for New York City right after graduating high school in Canton, Ohio. More...

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' to hold local auditions

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," the most fantasmagorical Broadway musical in the history of everything, is searching for six children in the Fort Myers area to make their stage debut at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Nov. More...

"Stars Under the Stars" opens Opera Naples' new season

Opera Naples, Southwest Florida's professional regional opera company, will perform "H.M.S. Pinafore," "La Boheme" and "Rigoletto" during the 2008-09 season. The season begins with the second annual "Opera Stars Under the Stars" at 8 p.m. More...

Fort Myers' citizens may watch police more closely

Ready or not, the Fort Myers Police Department might get some extra help — and be watched more closely — by a group of independently elected citizens next year. More...

Paul Flynn remembered

P AUL FLYNN, the tough Yankee with a big heart who helped ignite USA Today as a career newspaper manager and later raised millions in Lee County to shore up people in need, has lost his long battle with disease. More...

Business News

While the economy is cold, scrap metal is hot

Business opportunity, thefts have ensued

Keith Davis has three children to feed, but wasn't finding much work last year. Tired of hustling for scant construction jobs, he started driving his big red van around the Cape Coral neighborhood where he lives, looking for scrap metal to sell. More...

Junior Achievement to honor Todd Gates, Paul Marinelli

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Todd E. Gates of GATES and the late Paul J. Marinelli of Barron Collier Companies into the 2008 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday, Oct. More...

Real Estate News

Stock Development announces new model center at Paseo

Sales strong at South Fort Myers development

Stock Development has released plans for a new furnished model center at Paseo in Lee County. Fourteen new models will be open for the upcoming winter sales season, said Anthony Lucas, vice president of sales for Paseo,. More...

Standbyhousing.com offers free listings through Sept. 30

Fort Myers-based Standbyhousing.com is waiving its fee for property listings for those who post an available property for rent from now until Sept. 30. More...

New Harbourside homes underway in Bonita's Palmira community

Harbourside Custom Homes has two new homes under construction in Palmira Golf and Country Club, a gated golf course community off Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. More...