October 8, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Free flu shots for veterans

Flu season begins in October and runs through March. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that you receive a flu shot every year to protect yourself. More...

Pace Center for Girls receives $20,000 grant

The PACE Center for Girls has received a $20,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to make health and safety improvements to its facility on Schoolhouse Road in Fort Myers. More...

Tech students build electric car

Students in the Automotive Service Technology program at Lee County High Tech Center Central are doing a complete DC electric conversion of a 2001 Ford Ranger as part of their training. More...

Health savings account seminar Oct. 16

Business owners, managers and human resource directors are invited to learn about saving money while providing useful employee benefits at a complimentary seminar to be held on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

THE ART OF THEATER SET DESIGN

CREATING THE BACKDROP FOR "THE GOODBYE GIRL"

Playwright Julie Jensen once led a playwriting workshop for a group of grade-school students. The experience was illuminating, she says. More...

'Bad Dates' opens Theatre Conspiracy's new season

"Bad Dates" by Theresa Rebeck opens Theatre Conspiracy's 2008/2009 season on Oct. 10. The play stars Lauren Drexler in an uproarious smash hit comedy that has left audiences in stitches across the country. More...

Mann Hall announces Variety Series

It will be a "Wickedly" good season at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall for the 2008-2009 Broadway and Variety Series. "This season we have something for everyone," said Scott Saxon, Mann Hall general manager. More...

City increases art funding by $80,000

Grant program helps starving artists and organizations

Art might be set off by a wave of the wand from Southwest Florida Symphony conductor Michael Hall. More...

Chocolate & Spirits Festival Oct. 25

Satisfy your chocolate cravings at a unique taste-testing experience and support a good cause all at the same time. The Chocolate & Spirits Festival is back to offer the public an evening of sweet indulgence from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Gala to celebrate the legacies of Edison and Ford

The board of directors of the Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation, in conjunction with the Edison & Ford Winter Estates board, announced that the foundation's annual signature fundraising event, The Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation Gala, wil More...

Mom and me pink ribbon day Oct. 11

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. has partnered with the Susan G. More...

Edison State College wins Telly Award

For 'There's a Little Bit of Genius in Everybody' campaign

Edison State College and Main Sail Video Productions, Inc. captured a bronze statuette for outstanding achievement in the 29th Telly Awards competition for the College's "Genius" television campaign. More...

Business News

Stamp collecting serious & fun

October is National Stamp Collecting month

"Stamps are a form of money," said Frank Falco, a customer service supervisor at the downtown Fort Myers Post Office. More...

Airport traffic down in August

Nearly 449,000 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in August, a decrease of 8 percent compared to August 2007. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 5 percent over the same period last year. More...

Density subject of ULI meeting

The Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida District Council will host a program on "The Politics of Density: Vision Versus Reality" on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The meeting will be held at Pelican Preserve, 10561 Veneto Drive in Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

The Palazzina by Harwick Homes: Luxury with tropical influences

The Palazzina, a 5,145-square-foot, fourbedroom, five-bath model residence by Harwick Homes, exemplifies the luxury found in custom homes throughout the Pavia neighborhood in Treviso Bay. More...

Pulte Homes completes 1,500 Energy Star homes

In today's conservation-conscious times, energy efficiency is increasingly important. More...

County building permits ties record low month

During September, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 32 single-family homes valued at $8.8 million to be built in unincorporated Lee County. This tied the record monthly low set in December 2007. More...