February 11, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Cruises no longer primarily for the elite

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There was time, propagated by movies showing wealthy travelers in sumptuous staterooms, when it appeared that cruises were principally the province of the financially elite. Many people still feel that way. More...

Sanibel Conservation Forum rescheduled to March 4

The annual Conservation Forum at BIG ARTS, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 4, due to conflicts with Sanibel election programs. More...

Free tax prep service offered

Consumer Credit Counseling Service and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades have launched free tax preparation services for hard-working people and their families. More...

Umpire training school in Southwest Florida

Strike Zone Umpire Training School, the only one of its kind on Florida's Gulf Coast, teaches the basics, including rules and regulations through advanced plate and field mechanics. More...

Pet Valentine photos at animal shelter

Who's your Valentine? If you're a pet owner, it's sure to be a special dog or cat. Why not have his or her photo taken with a festive Valentine theme? More...

This week on WGCU TV

. Looking For Lincoln - Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

WHEN YOUR KIDS FLY THE NEST...THEN RETURN ALONE TOGETHER

When kids leave home, it's a bittersweet experience, a mixture of pride and sadness, parents say. Suddenly, they're gone, and you and your spouse finally have the house to yourselves. More...

Tovah Feldshuh plays Golda Meir at the Phil

One-woman show features Broadway star

It takes a strong actress to play a formidable, historic person such as Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel. But Tovah Feldshuh welcomed the challenge. More...

Poe: A Life Cut Short

By Peter Ackroyd (Doubleday, $21.95)

Edgar Allan Poe was described by no less than Lord Alfred Tennyson as the most original genius ever produced in America. Thomas Hardy thought him to be "the first to realize in full the possibility of the English language. More...

Donations mirror economy at Naples Wine Festival

Event raises $5 million for kids, down from $14 million last year

F. Scott Fitzgerald got it wrong. The very rich, it seems, aren't that different from you and me. More...

PACE Center for Girls celebrates second anniversary in Lee

The PACE Center for Girls in Lee County is celebrating its second anniversary of helping troubled young girls reclaim their lives and start on the path toward brighter futures. More...

Chefs named for SWF Wine & Food Fest

Food Network's Keegan Gerhard highlights charity event

The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has announced its lineup of restaurants and chefs participating in the upcoming weekend event to be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28. More...

WGCU-TV giving viewers more time to get ready for DTV

WGCU TV is delaying the shutdown of its analog transmitter to coincide with the new June 12, digital television transition date. More...

Norman Love earns award from Fine Chocolate Industry

The Fine Chocolate Industry Association recently recognized Norman Love of Norman Love Confections with the Innovation in Fine Chocolate Presentation Award during the organization's Recognition of Excellence Award ceremony held in San Francisco. More...

Spay Day USA set for Feb. 24

Lee County Animal Services encourages all pet owners to observe Spay Day USA on Tuesday, Feb. 24. More...

Cape holding burrowing owl festival

Celebrate the official city bird and Cape Coral's natural resource treasures at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife seventh annual Owl Festival Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Business News

Maintaining our museums

Just like any business, area museums have to regroup to survive

The Getty. The Museum of Modern Art. The Smithsonian. They're just like any business these days — scrambling to restructure finances and making sacrifices in order to survive. More...

FGCU presents economic forum Feb. 13

Florida Gulf Coast University invites the public to attend the free Southwest Florida Financial and Economic Forum on current financial and economic challenges facing Southwest Floridians, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. More...

Real Estate News

Paseo tennis center earns national honors

The tennis facilities at Paseo have been designated a 2008 Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facility by The American Sports Builders Association and Racquet Sports Industry Magazine. Paseo is a private, gated resort-style community in South Fort Myers. More...

Lee County foreclosures jump to 17,960 in December

Foreclosure rates in Lee County have increased for the month of December over the same period last year, according to First American CoreLogic, the leading collector of national, state and local data on home prices, foreclosure and delinquency acti More...