November 5, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Lee Memorial employee crisis fund helps out during difficult times

Donna Page was faced with eviction when her fiancé died. Marie Burda was at wits end on how to pay the bills when she underwent foot surgery only to have her husband break his leg in a car accident the following day. More...

The Edison Estates receives national award

The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented the Edison & Ford Winter Estates the Trustee Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites. More...

Political consultant Kinnaman to lead women's discussion

"Women Discussing," a new BIG ARTS workshop, will host political consultant Brenda Kinnaman on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. Ms. Kinnaman worked on Sen. Hillary Clinton's first campaign, and Sen. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Looking @ Memoirs

Writing memoirs is the art of living backwards, says writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest. More...

Sugarland headlines second annual Lakeside Country Bash

Outdoor country concert to benefit Lakes Park foundation

Country music sensation Sugarland will headline the second annual Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash at Lakes Park on Nov. 8. More...

'A Brief Guide to Florida's Monuments and Memorials'

By Roberta Sandler (University Press of Florida, $21.95)

. Do you know who is memorialized by a plaque at The Naples Zoo? Hints: The man honored by the memorial was 6 foot, 6 inches tall and a stuntman for Johnny Weissmuller in the 1939 movie "Tarzan Finds a Son," which was filmed at Silver Springs. More...

Help times seven at east Fort Myers United Way House

Building on a prior success, United Way has opened a Lee County United Way House in east Fort Myers, bringing seven social service agencies to one spot. The agencies all share offices in one building at 4040 Palm Beach Blvd. More...

14th annual Jewish Book Fair set in Lee and Charlotte

The Jewish Book Fair of Southwest Florida, in conjunction with Jewish Book Month, opens Sunday, Nov. 9 with two authors speaking in the morning in Port Charlotte at Temple Shalom at 10 a.m. More...

Stay Alive, Just Drive hold awareness event

Stay Alive, Just Drive is holding "Bikes, Blues & BBQ" Nov. 23 at the Sun Sports Mall on Colonial Boulevard to raise awareness for its effort to curb distracted driving. More...

It's smooth sailing at Germain BMW

TAKE A SPIN

It takes more than a malfunctioning economy to curb "the ultimate driving machine." Business is running smoothly at Germain BMW of Naples, said general manager Flavio Galasso. More...

Business News

Cleaning up the foreclosure mess

Summit REO moves embarrassing property for overworked banks

One of the most visible effects of the housing meltdown are empty, abandoned properties that dot neighborhoods all over Southwest Florida. More...

Florida Weekly wins seven advertising awards

Press Association honors winners statewide

Florida Weekly took home seven prestigious awards last month in the Florida Press Association's 2007-2008 Fall Advertising Contest. More...

Commercial real estate

. Woodyard & Associates, LLC announced the following transaction: Pyramid Enterprises, LLC purchased 4,650 square feet of office/warehouse space from Landshore of Benchmark, LLC, located at 1685 Target Ct., Units 16-17, Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Miromar adds new beachfront development

Costa Amalfi fronts Lake Como

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club announced its newest beachfront neighborhood, Costa Amalfi. The neighborhood has only 16 home sites, three of which have already been sold. More...

McGarvey Development donates $32,000 to Builders Care

Donation will help agency provide ongoing home renovations

McGarvey Development Company has donated more than $32,000 to help the Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care program provide free home repair services to disadvantaged Lee County residents. "We are so grateful to receive this donation. More...

Public invited to Old San Carlos/ Downtown celebration

The developers of Fort Myers Beach's newest resort condominium are kicking off the tourist season and sharing their future plans for the Old San Carlos/ Downtown neighborhood with the local residents. More...