October 1, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Learn the ins and outs of the digestive system

Sanibel seminar will focus on the stomach

Since the invention of Tums and the little purple pill, digestive issues have become a common topic of conversation in the doctor's office. Too little acid? Too much acid? Stomach pain? Chronic inflammation? Chronic constipation or diarrhea? More...

Public invited to Sports Expo AT FGCU

October is Disabilities Awareness Month, and in an effort to raise awareness, Florida Gulf Coast University's Division of Student Affairs and the Office of Adaptive Services invite Southwest Florida to the Eighth Annual Adaptive Sports Expo. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

the glass menagerie

GRITTY AND TIMELESS CLASSIC COMES TO THE FLORIDA REP

"The Glass Menagerie" is a great play for teens, because there are so many things they can relate to in it, says Chris Clavelli, director of the Florida Repertory Theatre's current production of the Tennessee Williams classic. More...

Naples-based Chouette handbags live up to name

Handbag designer Judy Nelson has a thing for France. "I think I was French in another life," she says. So when it came time to choose a name for her "functional chic" purses, it's no surprise Nelson took a lesson from the French language. More...

Mama Does Time

Fort Lauderdale author Deb Sharp's debut murder mystery series is a delight. "Mama Does Time" takes place in Himmarshee, Fla. (think a ranching town on the banks of Lake Okeechobee). More...

HALO Breast Pap exam can detect atypical, pre-cancerous cells

With a new test called HALO Breast Pap, obstetricians and gynecologists with Physicians' Primary Care of Southwest Florida are now able to look into the future, predict who will get breast cancer and begin preventive treatment. More...

Chico's designer creates another original for Handbag Happy Hour

For the second consecutive year, Chico's F.A.S. designer Michael Chase has created a one-of-a-kind handbag to be auctioned at the Island Coast AIDS Network's signature fundraiser, Handbag Happy Hour. More...

Eighth annual Fall Pet Fest set for Nov. 1

Fort Dodge Animal Health is sponsoring the eighth annual Fall Pet Fest hosted by the Lee County Animal Care Trust on Nov. 1. More...

Business News

Things left behind in the bust

Contents of abandoned storage units go up on the auction block in Lee

Lee County residents who have lost their homes to foreclosure have resorted to putting their belongings in selfstorage units. More...

Horizon Council honors Lee County's 2008 industry leaders

The Horizon Council recognized six local companies and one individual for their leadership and innovation during the 2008 Industry Appreciation Week Luncheon held at the Harborside Event Center. More...

Commercial real estate

The Sands Commercial Group - VIP Commercial TCN Worldwide announced the following transaction: The Learning Solution of SW Florida leased 800 square feet of office space at 5245 Ramsey Way, Fort Myers, from Constance Dean. More...

Real Estate News

Taylor Morrison introduces Tortuga

Prices start from the low-$100,000s

Twenty-eight garden home residences are completed and ready for sale at Tortuga by Taylor Morrison, a 46.9 acre community located off Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, just minutes from the area's beaches and shopping venues. More...

Toll Brothers 'quick build' program available at Belle Lago

Toll Brothers has begun construction of a "quick build" villa — the Saranac — at Belle Lago, a community of singlefamily homes on Estero Parkway about one mile east of U.S. 41. More...

Wright wins top honor in Lee BIA awards

Wright Construction Group was named Contractor of the Year, Eagle Concrete Systems was awarded Sub- Contractor of the Year and Gora Mc/ Gahey Associates in Architecture received the Architectural Firm of the Year award at the third annual Lee BIA S More...