October 15, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Blood centers need O Negative

Florida's Blood Centers, the local blood bank, is asking for donations immediately. Many blood types are needed, especially O Negative. More...

Fall is the perfect time to discover Germany's hidden treasures

TRAVEL

Market lights swing overhead in the Aldtstadt, the old city, as a 1980's cover band sings Cher in a German accent. The night is brisk - fall in Germany is never balmy - but the crowd spread across the cobblestone alleyways warms the evening air. More...

Paddling festival a great way to have fun, serve the community

Calusa Blueway event starts Oct. 25

The Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, a nine-day eco-event across Lee County, offers many options for residents and tourists to help out and give back to the community. While the Oct. 25-Nov. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

more than just a picture

PHOTOGRAPHY WITH J. TOMAS LOPEZ

"Everybody knows how to look, but very few people can see," says Miami photographer J. Tomas Lopez. So when he teaches a photography workshop, that's one of the first things he covers. More...

The dead walk: Zombicon returns to Fort Myers

Oct. 25 event promises more blood, more music

The streets of downtown will once again play host to legions of the "Living Dead," as Zombicon returns to Fort Myers on Saturday, Oct. 25. More...

The Kennedy Family Album

By Linda Corley with photographs by Bob Davidoff (Running Press, Philadelphia/London. $29.95)

"The Kennedy Family Album," with text by Linda Corley and photographs by the late Bob Davidoff is, as you might expect, beautiful. More...

Lee County health care future plotted

Mental health, drug addiction treatment most critical need

A lack of mental health care, including addiction treatment, is the number one concern for Lee County medical providers, according to Lee Memorial Health System CEO Jim Nathan and The Community Health Visioning 2017 Steering Committee. More...

Panel ranks Fort Myers police chief finalists

A six-member panel of citizens and law enforcement experts interviewed the four candidates for the position of Fort Myers police chief last week. They ranked them as follows: 1. Douglas E. More...

Kidz expo set for Oct. 25 and 26

3 Kings Productions Company, Inc. is holding its third Kidz World Expo on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Child protection agency stretched thin

As Southwest Florida families struggle financially, the Department of Children and Families is seeing a dramatic increase in abuse and neglect reports. "The economy, it's a big stressor," said spokeswoman Erin Gillespie. More...

Tickets on sale for Becoming Cosmopolitan

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event benefiting Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. This women's only evening is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. More...

Business News

The show goes on for new business, even in downturn

They say dreams die hard. For some, even the climate of economic malaise isn't enough to kill off the opportunity of a lifetime. More...

Title sponsors named for 2009 Cattle Barons' Ball in Lee

First Community Bank of Southwest Florida and Oswald Trippe & Co. have signed on as the title sponsors for the Lee County American Cancer Society 2009 Cattle Barons' Ball ,announced event chair Theresa Himschoot-Mitchell. More...

Banker Morris to head United Way campaign

Mark Morris, president of Commerce Bank of Southwest Florida, has been named Campaign Chair for the 2008-2009 United Way Campaign. As volunteer Campaign Chair, Mr. More...

Real Estate News

Home sales up in Lee

But median price continues freefall

For the ninth consecutive month, sales of resale homes in the Greater Fort Myers area rose again. In September, 756 properties sold - up 275 percent from the prior year and up 4 percent from the prior month. More...

Miromar Lakes named 'Best Community' by Collier builders

For the sixth consecutive year, Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has been named Best Community and Best Clubhouse by the Collier Building Industry Association at last annual Sand Dollar Awards, given in recognition of residential and marketing desig More...

Seven model homes sell at Mediterra in 2008

Seven fully furnished model homes totaling more than $21.47 million sold during the first three quarters at Mediterra, Bonita Bay Group's 1,697-acre master-planned community in North Naples. More...