January 21, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Wear purple and help the fight against cancer

The American Cancer Society invites area residents to dress and decorate in purple for Purple Palooza, an event to fight cancer, on Friday, Jan. 30. More...

Earth Charter scholars to speak in Southwest Florida

Steven C. Rockefeller among featured guests

As part of its fifth anniversary celebration, the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education at Florida Gulf Coast University will host two Rachel Carson Distinguished Panel Lectures on Friday, Feb. More...

Royal Shell donates $25,000 to PURRE

Royal Shell Preferred Properties, Inc. announced it will donate $25,000 to People United to Restore our Rivers and Estuaries (the PURRE Water Coalition) this year. Donald R. More...

New veterans center open in Fort Myers

The Department of Veterans Affairs has opened the new Fort Myers Veterans Center at 4110 Center Pointe Dr., Suite 204, in Fort Myers. The new veterans center services are available at no cost to veterans who experiences combat during any war era. More...

New Gulf Coast Medical Center nears opening

Go behind-the-scenes at the new Gulf Coast Medical Center at a community open house on Saturday, Feb. 14. See the latest technology in the operating rooms, as well as patient rooms. More...

Yappy Yard Sale to benefit Animal Care Trust Fund

The Lee County Animal Care Trust Fund will hold its first Yappy Yard Sale Saturday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

TWO DECADES AT THE PHIL

From one woman's dream to a thriving institution, The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts celebrates it's 20th with top talent

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with a celebration gala starring Michael Bolton and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. The Phil officially opened its doors Nov. More...

Demon barber takes a slice out of Mann Hall

'Sweeney Todd' opens Tuesday, Jan. 27

Experience, live on stage, the musical that inspired the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie. "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" opens at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Tuesday, Jan. 27, and runs through Feb. 1. More...

The Monsters of Templeton

By Lauren Groff (Voice, $14.95)

In the town of Templeton, N.Y., Willie Upton is a success story, a descendent of two of the town's most famous clans, who made good and left to pursue a promising career in archaeology. More...

School officials not candid about cameras

Slowly, secretively and as far from public attention as they can get, Lee County Schools officials have been installing cameras in high schools, middle schools and elementary schools since 2005. More...

New program to help Lee's uninsured get medical care

A year after Lee We Care stopped offering specialist services to lowincome patients, a new program is being rolled out to meet the community needs. More...

Cattle Barons' Ball charity gala set for this Saturday

The Lee County American Cancer Society 2009 Cattle Barons' Ball will include a number of special events thanks to the support of area businesses, announced event chair Theresa Himschoot-Mitchell. More...

The BBC's 'World Have Your Say' to air from Southwest Florida

Groundbreaking worldwide radio show hosted by WGCU

For the first time in the history of the BBC's "World Have Your Say," the groundbreaking radio show will broadcast live from Florida on Jan. 22 and 23. More...

Peliska to Speak at Fort Myers Founders event

Dr. James Peliska, Ave Maria University professor of chemistry and biology, will speak on the topic "Stem Cells, Cloning and the Dignity of the Human Person," Jan. 28 at a Fort Myers Founders event at St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres. More...

United Way needs volunteers for income tax prep program

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades and Consumer Credit Counseling Services are looking for volunteers to help expand the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation program in the community. More...

Edison State College sets enrollment record

Enrollment at Edison State College is up 14 percent over spring 2008, a new record, school official said. As of Jan. More...

FGCU's Renaissance Academy offering classes at Paseo

Florida Gulf Coast University's Renaissance Academy will be offering a winter class schedule at Paseo, a masterplanned community of multi-family and single-family homes being developed by Stock Development. More...

Business News

Art festivals mean big business

Cultural tourists are a highly prized group

When Sharon McAllister arrived in Fort Myers nearly two decades ago, she discovered a cultural wasteland. "There was nothing to do here (involving the arts)," Ms. McAllister recalled recently. More...

Speakers Assembly addresses the financial crisis and what's next

Roy C. Smith, professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University, will address the members and guests of the Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida on Friday, Jan. More...

Water: Is it the new oil?

Meeting will focus on crises, implications and solutions

Water is clearly a worldwide problem. In recent years it has become an increasingly significant issue in the U.S. Yet, crises frequently lead to great opportunities. Join experts at Mediterra Country Club, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

Real Estate News

Bonita Bay Group holding showcase of homes

Bonita Bay Group is offering the Southwest Floridians the opportunity to tour more than 60 model homes behind the gates of four private, master planned communities during its Showcase of Homes. More...

Developer opens new model center at Paseo

Stock Development grand opening event begins Friday, Jan. 23

Stock Development is hosting a Grand Opening Weekend for the debut of its new furnished model center at Paseo, the 2008 Community of the Year. More...

Olde World Italian villa offers the best of Florida-style living

LISTING OF THE WEEK

This gated and secure Olde World Italian Villa style estate was designed by Bud Lawrence, and built by Michael Scroggins for the enjoyment of the outdoor Florida lifestyle. More...