November 19, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

Baker selected as new Fort Myers police chief

Fort Myers City Manager William Mitchell has selected Interim Police Chief Douglas Baker as the city's new police chief. Mr. Mitchell said Mr. More...

After-hours sports clinic just for young athletes

Pediatric Orthopedics of Southwest Florida is offering an after-hours sports clinic for young athletes injured in sports or weekend activities, such as Friday night football sprains, strains and breaks to falls in gymnastics, skateboarding accident 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...

Hope Hospice Tree of Lights enters 25th season

This year marks the 25th season for the Hope Tree of Lights. This signature event enables Hope Hospice supporters to decorate the tree and honor a loved one while making a contribution to Hope. More...

Healthy heart seminar Nov. 20 on Sanibel

Your heart beats more than 100,000 each day without rest, squeezing more than 2,500 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Wow! Just thinking about how hard your heart works may make you want to sit down and rest. More...

Bank partners with United Way to help families

FineMark National Bank & Trust is working with Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. and United Way to feed local families who are struggling to afford a nutritious holiday meal this Thanksgiving. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Get Lost in Translation

WHEN FORT MYERS ARTIST MEGAN KISSINGER LEARNED that the theme of this year's Art Royale festival was "Lost in Translation," she was initially stymied. "I really wasn't originally attracted to the idea," she says. More...

There's no place like home

10 years later, the Naples Art Association celebrates the opening of The von Liebig

Naples needed an art center. So the Naples Art Association built one. It's that simple. And that difficult. "It took passion and tenacity," says Bette Young, former NAA president and building chairperson. More...

From a Wilderness: The Building of America

By James D. Cary (iUniverse)

Boynton Beach author James D. Cary has written a noble book, almost a love letter to the United States. More...

Chimp change: area sanctuary is retirement haven for many

Some great apes are retired movie stars

Shawn McKelvy logs about 350 extra miles on her vehicle every week. She's also quit her regular profession. All for the love of apes. No monkeying around. Ms. More...

Fort Myers lands national sailing championship

Event precedes world championships here

Weeks after landing the 2009 World Championships of the 2.4mR class of sailboats, Fort Myers has secured the 2009 National Championships to precede the Worlds, boosting the caliber of sailors who will compete and increasing the length of stay of vi More...

Stay Alive, Just Drive holds awareness event

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

Distinguished citizen award honor Lt. Gov. Kottkamp

A limited number of tickets are still available for the 2008 Distinguished Citizen of the Year dinner honoring Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp on Monday, Nov. 24, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. More...

Red Cross has Festival of Light tickets

The American Red Cross of Lee County is making dozens of extraordinary seats to the 2009 Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade available to the general public. The parade will be held Feb 21. More...

Holiday House 2008 debuts at two Fort Myers historical homes

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Fort Myers, as hundreds of volunteers prepare for this year's Holiday House. More...

Business News

Is the timing right for a career in real estate?

Larson Educational Services is banking that it is

Rick Larson watched his son Dan make a Power-Point presentation to a group of young, and not so young, hopeful real-estate agents at Larson Educational Services' first class last week. More...

ArtFest launches Art Dollar Challenge supporting education

ArtFest is asking businesses and individuals to reach into their wallets to support arts in education through the Art Dollar Challenge. A Fort Myersbased non-profit organization, ArtFest serves a dual function in the Southwest Florida community. More...

Downtown parking garage under construction

Construction has begun on the new multi-level parking garage which is part of the new Lee County Justice Center complex. BSSW Architects Inc. designed the structure. More...

Real Estate News

Homes sales up for 10th consecutive month in Lee

But median price keeps dropping

Sales of resale homes in the Greater Fort Myers area rose for the 10th consecutive month in October, with a total of 805 properties sold — up 122 percent compared to the prior year. More...

Capistrano model now open in Mediterra

McGarvey Custom Homes' latest offering

The Capistrano, a new single-family home in Mediterra, is designed around a courtyard, giving most of its 3,965 square feet of living space views of the tumbled rock waterfall, circular stackedstoned spa and custom-designed pool. More...

Speakers announced for Market Pulse 2009

The Bonita/Estero Market Pulse 2009 committee announced that Bradley Hunter, Michael Timmerman and Jim Garinger will be this year's guest speakers. More...