December 3, 2008 RSS feed / Top News

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...

Lee issues 14 home permits in Nov.

During November, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 14 single-family homes valued at $6.7 million to be built in unincorporated Lee County. More...

Menorah lighting

Join Chabad of Bonita Springs for the fifth annual Grand Menorah Lighting & Chanukah Festivities at the The Promenade Shops in Bonita Springs on Monday, Dec. 22, at 5:30 p.m. More...

2009 Cattle Barons' Ball announces special guests and auction hosts

The Lee County American Cancer Society 2009 Cattle Barons' Ball live auction and R.O.C.K. program will be hosted by special guests Sheriff Mike Scott and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp, announced event chair Theresa Himschoot Mitchell. More...

CROW's 'Giving Tree Festival' Dec. 7

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) will host its annual fundraiser, the Giving Tree Festival, on Dec. 7, from 6:30-10 p.m. at The Sanctuary Clubhouse on Sanibel Island. More...

CROW now offers student, family memberships

In anticipation of the grand opening of its new Visitor Education Center, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is now offering annual student and family memberships. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

INDIAN BLOOD

A.R. Gurney's play has southeastern premiere at the Florida Repertory Theatre

Life is a never-ending series of transitions. But the ones that occur during our teens can be particularly seismic, says playwright A.R. Gurney. "We all have, all through our lives, crossroads and transitions," he says. More...

Looks like snow

The Phil features Phoebe Snow's genre-defying voice and repertoire

Is there any other voice on the planet quite like Phoebe Snow's? The woman can growl rougher than a menacing dog, tenderly caress a lyric like a lover, and skip octaves as easy as a stone skimming a lake. More...

Christmas Is Murder

By C.S. Challinor (Midnight Ink, $13.95)

"Christmas Is Murder," by Bonita Springs author C. S. Challinor, is an intriguing cozy that takes place at Swanmere Manor in the south of England and introduces Scottish barrister Rex Graves as the protagonist. The novel begins when Mr. More...

Salons often get to the root of domestic abuse first

Tina Martellacci-Haworth might spot the signs of domestic violence in some women before their doctors or even their friends and family. More...

$5 million allocated for alternative water projects

15 projects help sustain water resources

The South Florida Water Management District has approved the investment of an additional $5 million for the development of alternative water supplies to better protect water resources for the public and the environment across South Florida. More...

Bike Patrols riding the River District this holiday season

As visitors saunter through the downtown Fort Myers River District during the Holiday Stroll series of festive events in December, they will notice yellow-shirted men on bicycles riding through the crowds — a special unit of the Fort Myers Po More...

South Fort Myers Food Pantry opens

The South Fort Myers Food Pantry Coalition, a coalition of faith communities, has opened a food pantry located at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers. More...

Mail carriers collecting toys for tots

Area postal workers are hoping to deliver a happy holiday season for underprivileged children in the community. Lee County letter carriers will help Santa and The Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program on Saturday, Dec. 6. More...

Deer Santa at the Bell Tower shops

The herd of decorated deer slated for the Bell Tower Shops "Deer Santa" Auction is on display and ready to be enjoyed in a home or business for Christmas. They will be auctioned off on Dec. 5 as part of Friday Fest. More...

Colgate Offshore Sailing School hosts Fantasy Sail regatta

Fantasy Sail Weekend will return to Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa, hosted by Colgate Offshore Sailing School, on Dec. 13. More...

Hospital hosts Medicare Part D info session

Lee Memorial Health System's SHARE Club will host an information sessions regarding Medicare Part D. More...

Business News

Look ma, no boat!

North Fort Myers cable park starts a 'Revolution' in water sports fun

One of eight "cable parks" in the country opened last summer on a 14-acre lake in North Fort Myers. More...

Northern Trust named main sponsor of SWF Wine Fest

Northern Trust Bank will be the main sponsor of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest set for Feb. 27 and 28. More...

Cardiologists open new clinic

Florida Heart Associates has opened its new Cape Coral clinic at 1002 Country Club Blvd. The cardiologists of Florida Heart Associates have had a presence in Cape Coral for more than 30 years. More...

Real Estate News

North Star introduces four new models

Twin 12-story high rises feature spacious riverfront condominiums

Four new model residences are now open at North Star Yacht Club, twin 12-story high rises with penthouse level located along the Caloosahatchee River in North Fort Myers. More...

Home prices still dropping in Lee County

National home depreciation rate remains steady for the eighth straight month

Home prices across the U.S. More...

Cape hotel nearing completion

Construction is 75 percent complete on The Resort at MarinaVillage at Tarpon Point Marina, announced Grosse Pointe Development Company President Jim Crumbie. More...