October 29, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Radiothon benefits local children with cancer

Barbara's Friends — The Children's Hospital Cancer Fund — will once again be the beneficiary of a fantastic 12-hour 95.3 OLZ Radiothon. More...

The joys of single motherhood outweigh the lack of a husband

Kim Morgan Vagnuolo, Sheri Nadler and Nanci Christopher all dreamed of being mothers and worried that they might have waited too long for Prince Charming to come along. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

How to speak with a Scottish Accent: Learning a dialect for "The women of Lockerbie"

When Dolores Fetters was cast in the Naples Players' current production of "The Women of Lockerbie," her first reaction was joy. Quickly followed by panic. More...

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center goes "Wicked" The Wizard of Art' gala features Broadway stars

This weekend, supporters of the Fort Myers arts community will have a chance to get "Wicked." The fourth annual Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center fundraiser, The Wizard of Arts, will take place downtown Saturday, Nov. More...

"Diva Dogs: A Style Guide to Living the Fabulous Life"

By Jo Jo Harder (Bowtie Press, $14.95)

"Diva Dogs," by Boca Raton resident Jo Jo Harder, deserves five barks. Sorry about that. Just couldn't resist. More...

Rising tide

Area animal shelters struggle to stem flood of homeless animals

When hundreds of people and their pets converge on the grounds of Lee County Animal Services for the eighth annual Fall Pet Fest on Saturday, the mood will be festive, with games, goodies and fun. More...

Special donation to be featured at Edison gala auction Nov. 14

Item has ties to three prestigious couples

Bidders will be pleased to find a lovely and significant item has been added to the auction list for Edison Ford Winter Estates Foundation's eighth fund-raising gala to be held Friday evening, Nov. 14, at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates. More...

Business News

Economic woes suspended at happy hour

The economy might be in the dumps, but last Wednesday around 5 p.m., the Hide-A-Way Sports Bar in downtown Fort Myers was hopping. And Martin Funk, aka Martin the Builder, was on his second beer. More...

Airport traffic still lagging

Passenger count down 15 percent in Sept.

During September, more than 328,000 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 15 percent compared to September 2007. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 5.7 percent over the same period last year. More...

Real Estate News

Realtor report: Homes sales up again in Sept.

Lee County sales up 128 percent over last year

For the first time in almost three years, Florida's existing home sales rose in September, noting a 24 percent increase in activity in the year-to-year comparison; last month's sales of existing condos statewide increased 11 percent in the year-toy More...

Third-quarter sales strong for Stock Development

Continuing a strong year of new home sales, Stock Development has issued a stronger than expected third-quarter sales report. More...

Royal Shell Preferred Properties now representing Carlton-Naumann

The Jane Reader Weaver & Associates team is now offering the properties for several Carlton-Naumann Homes projects throughout Southwest Florida. These offerings include custom homes and home sites in the prestigious St. More...