November 12, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Aviation Day set for this Saturday at Page Field

Aviation Day 2008 will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Page Field General Aviation Airport with free admission and parking. More...

Pet photos with Saint Nick

As part of its annual Home 4 The Holidays pet adoption campaign, Lee County Animal Services will sponsor pet photos with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 am to noon at the shelter, 5600 Banner Dr., Fort Myers. More...

Stay Alive, Just Drive holds 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...

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Arts & Entertainment News

FANTASMAGORICAL: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

The cast has yet to arrive in town, but the star of the show's already on stage in the spotlights, the center of everyone's attention. She faces forward, then glides 90 degrees to show her profile, practically preening like a fashion model. More...

Critic's Choice

Elaine Newton's fans love being lectured

Summer's typically a time for light reading More...

Hungry Planet

Photographed by Peter Menzel Written by Faith D'Aluisio (Ten Speed Press, $40)

Some 275 miles north of the Arctic Circle, a family enjoys Greenlandic Seal Stew, prepared with the fresh seal they hunted the evening before. More...

Liveaboards love having a different view of the water

Like people who work the nightshift, liveaboards see the world from an unusual vantage point. More...

Fort Myers Boat Show has something for everyone

The 36th annual Fort Myers Boat Show will take place along the waterfront of the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin on Edwards Drive and Monroe Street and in the Harborside Event Center Nov. 13 - 16. More...

Post Office opens new shop at Sun Harvest Citrus

Postmaster Anne Murray will host a grand opening of the new post office located inside Sun Harvest Citrus on Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Postal customers who visit between 10 a.m. More...

Becoming Cosmopolitan event Nov. 20

Community Cooperative Ministries' third annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Veranda restaurant in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Marine task force kicks off Jr. Officer Program at Boat Show

The Lee County Marine Law Enforcement Task Force is set to debut its newest tool for spreading the word on water safety - a Web site designed to educate kids about the importance of wearing life jackets as they become "Junior Task Force Officers. More...

Local surgeon helps hundreds in Haiti

Mission sees more than 800 patients

Hundreds of Haiti residents can see better today because of the good work of a local ophthalmologist and his staff. Dr. Rick Palmon and two of his staff at Southwest Florida Eye Care recently completed a week-long mission trip to St. More...

Business News

Diverse services help marinas stay afloat in turbulent economic and political seas

The traditional image of the American dream has a happy family, a house with a white picket fence, two cars in the driveway and Fido in the back yard. More...

City dock is a cutting-edge location for a ship-shape salon

Rumours Hair Design, a salon in downtown Fort Myers for 24 years, is moving to a two-story, canary yellow boat docked at the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin. More...

Real Estate News

Waterfront living in style and luxury

Estate in Gulf Harbour on sale for $15.9 million

Al Hoffman's house on the Caloosahatchee River is arguably as grand and stately as its older neighbors just up the river, The Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Inspired by Old World Spanish architecture, Mr. More...

VIP Realty offering developer closeout on Marbella homes

VIP Realty Group, Inc. of Fort Myers is offering the lowest prices yet available on 23 developer closeout homes at Marbella at Cypress, announced VIP Sales Manager Robin Driskill. More...