February 25, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

This week on WGCU-TV

. America's Ballroom Challenge - New Season - Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m. Step inside the sizzling action of the world's largest ballroom dancing competition. More...

Discover the winged wonders of Lee County avian wildlife

Visit the Charlotte Harbor Buffer Preserve with a bird patrol guide starting at 8 a.m. March 7 and 8. Walk about two miles for 2 More...

Black and White Ball to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank

Tickets are now available for the Black and White Masked Ball on March 7. The ball, promoted by Hearts of Miromar, will be held at the Miromar Lakes Beach Club, beginning with a champagne reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. More...

Cape Coral water park offering 'Early Bird' discount passes

Cape Coral's Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering early bird discounts for season passes for the first time in its history "Early Bird" season passes, available through April 12, range from $29 to $59 for Cape Coral residents and $39 to $79 for More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Deconstructing Cole Porter

Naples Players music director points out what's most de-lovely about the lyrics in 'Anything Goes'

Nothing says witty and urbane like a Cole Porter song. His tunes are sophisticated fun, with lyrics that delight and surprise, even upon repeated hearing. And the melodies linger in your mind like the memory of someone you love. More...

Classical music and theater converge for two nights

Florida Rep and SWF Symphony mix it up

Music and theater lovers will experience the joy and angst of two of the greatest love stories ever told when the Florida Repertory Theatre and the Southwest Florida Symphony partner to present "Star Crossed Lovers" Saturday, March 7 at 8 pm and Su More...

"We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work"

By Jimmy Carter (Warner Books, $24.99)

Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, sees the current conflict in the Holy Land as a rare opportunity to achieve peace in the Middle East. More...

Florida laws help chimps

Connecticut attack highlights problem of primates, safety

The idea of sitting home with an ape in your living room watching a ball game and letting him live as a member of the family is not business as usual in Florida. More...

Robbie Roepstorff named 2008 citizen of the year

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has selected Sanibel's Robbie Roepstorff as the recipient of the Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year award for 2008. The board made the announcement at its Tuesday, Feb. 17 meeting. More...

Sanibel Conservation Forum set for 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...

FGCU hosts science, technology workshop

The Whitaker Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, as part of its inaugural 2008-09 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Academy Series plans to host a faculty professional development workshop Friday, Feb. More...

Community summit on homelessness Feb. 27

A community summit on a 10-year plan to end homelessness will be presented in two sessions at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, Friday, Feb. 27. The first session starts at 8 a.m. More...

New nursing school building underway at Edison State

Edison State College's nationally ranked nursing program will soon have a new home — a two-story, $17 million, 58,000-square-foot building. More...

Business News

Creative energy unleashed:

Southwest Florida inventors who shaped the world

Southwest Floridians are known for pioneering things like vast retirement communities, citrus operations and tourist hot spots. More...

Executive compensation focus of public program at FGCU

The Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at Florida Gulf Coast University is holding a public program Thursday, Feb. More...

Real Estate News

Builders Care announces next 'extreme home makeover'

Grandmother and grandchildren receive complete home renovation

All Mary Lou Tanksley wants is a safe and healthy home where she can raise her family. Right now, parts of her house, including the roof, are in dangerous condition because of unrepaired damage caused by an electrical fire. More...

Bonita Bay communities attract large crowd at recent event

Bonita Bay Group reported more than 500 people visited its communities throughout Southwest Florida during the recent two-day Showcase of Homes. More...

Construction moving forward at Hidden Harbor project

Construction of Southwest Florida's newest waterfront community is progressing with underground utilities, paved roadways and native landscaping now installed. In addition, construction of a monument and gatehouse is complete. More...