March 25, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Spring Home and Garden Show focuses on what's new for homes

Regardless of whether you are a parttime or full-time Floridian, you'll find something to pique your interest at the third annual Fort Myers Spring Home & Garden Show. More...

Workshop offers insider strategies for landing jobs in tough economic times

Tough times call for tough measures. .......... Find the hidden job market, put a polish ................ on your resume, and take a crash course in .................... self-marketing from one of the leading outplacement .... More...

Derby Casino Night benefits Canterbury students

Canterbury School's Derby Casino Night will be held at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 4. Tickets are $150 per person. Sponsorships are available. More...

WGCU premieres 'Sanctuary Islands: The Sanibel Legacy'

Sanibel Island's natural beauty remains intact, thanks to waves of conservation movements that have shaped the Lee County barrier island through the past century — waves that continue to ebb. More...

'It's Twilight Time' to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee

The third annual "It's Twilight Time" event to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County will take place on Sunday, March 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. This year the event will be held on First Street, in the Fort Myers River District. More...

Easter pet event includes Yappy Yard sale in Lee

An Easter Pet Event is on tap from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4, at Lee County Animal Services. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Stephen Hanna talks about Broadway and returning to Southwest Florida for BRAVO!Ballet

As a strong, muscular ballet dancer, Stephen Hanna is used to ignoring gravity for seconds at a time, leaping into the air. But all too soon, his feet return to the ground. More...

Coalition benefit concert good for whole neighborhood

What might happen one evening next week at Moorings Presbyterian Church in Naples — with its newly refurbished, 600-seat venue and superb acoustics — is what happened on occasion in renaissance or romantic Europe centuries ago: More...

A Lion Called Christian

By Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall (Broadway Books, $21.95)

Originally published in 1971, "A Lion Called Christian" has been updated and reissued in response to the overwhelming popularity of a 2008 Internet video showing the joyful, moving reunion of a grown lion with the two men who had raised him. More...

Local educator, restaurateur raise cash for clean water

A Lee County educator and restaurateur are selling water this week to help raise money and awareness of the 900 million children worldwide who are dying for lack of access to the clean, bacteria-free liquid. More...

Earth Day 2009 features theme of family/fitness

In partnership with Tarpon Bay Explorers and "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge will host Earth Day 2009 on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Live and silent auctions to benefit the Boy Scouts

Spend a swinging evening, dancing and dining with the Perry Fotos Big Band and enjoy fantastic silent and live auctions to benefit the Southwest Florida Boy Scouts of America. The auction will take place on Friday, March 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Foundation Fighting Blindness to hold 3rd annual VisionWalk

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Inc. will be hosting the third annual Southwest Florida VisionWalk on Saturday, March 28, beginning at 9 a.m. at Lakes Regional Park. More...

Workshops focus on conserving water in lawns and gardens

Unlike other areas of the country that invoke the rhyme "April Showers Bring May Flowers," April is the driest month of the year in South Florida. More...

Play-reading, documentary conclude Holocause Memorial Week programs

They are haunting words, the stories the survivors tell. And their once strong voice is beginning to diminish to a whisper as the passage of time claims many. More...

Prendergast Lectureship will feature child abuse authority

The Lee Memorial Health System Foundation will feature top child abuse expert and author Victor Vieth at its fourth annual Prendergast Lectureship. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. Great Performances: "King Lear" - Wednesday, March 25, 8 p.m. William Shakespeare's unrelenting tragedy is widely considered one of the playwright's most enduring and haunting works. More...

Business News

Keeping an eye on the futures

Sought-after new Bordeaux wines might have prices from the past

Spring might be when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love, but it's also when wine lovers' thoughts turn to fancy wines — especially the coveted Bordeaux variety. More...

Bizjournals.com ranks Lee among best places to start a small business

Bizjournals.com has ranked the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area No. 20 in its list of best places in the U.S. to launch a small business. More...

Real Estate News

Builders Care makes dream come true

Charity gives grandmother a newly remodeled home

In an emotional ceremony last week, officials from Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, and Stevens Construction unveiled the newly remodeled home of Mary Lou Tanksley in one of the largest Builders More...

Centex starts the New Year on a positive note

Centex wraps up the first quarter of 2009 with 103 new home sales, more than a dozen awards in The Lee Building Industry Association 23rd annual Parade of Homes and the announcement of a new Energy Advantage program. More...

Miromar Lakes reports healthy sales

New builders, new models spark activity, buyers

Sales activity at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club closed strongly in 2008 and the momentum is growing in 2009. More...