April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

NBC2 assembles 'Dream Team' for 2009 Hurricane Season

NBC2 has created the most experienced ....forecasting team ever assembled in the state of Florida. Chief Meteorologist Robert Van Winkle is certified by the National Weather Association and has been forecasting weather for more than 30 years. More...

Celebrate Earth Day

Southwest Florida residents looking for things to do on Earth Day will have a number of options. The Sierra Club Calusa Group and the Happehatcheee Center will host their 8th annual Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Edison State College has new job training program

Edison State College has introduced "Rapid Recovery," a new education initiative designed to help people adversely affected by the economy quickly retrain for in-demand jobs. More...

Rain Barrel workshop

The Lee County Extension Master Gardeners will conduct a rain barrel workshop from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at Rutenberg Park, 6490 South Pointe Blvd., Fort Myers. The cost is $35 per 55-gallon recycled barrel. More...

Local farm to be featured on PBS

Troyer Brothers, Inc., a potato farm operation based in Lee County, will be featured on a new television program to air nationally on PBS stations around the country this fall. More...

Holocaust memorial upcoming

The Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties will hold its Annual Community Memorial Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m., at Temple Beth Shalom, 702 S.E. 24th Ave., Cape Coral. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

it happens: The Last Romance

It's never too late. Love is possible. You're never too old for it. So claims "The Last Romance," which has its southeastern United States premiere at the Florida Repertory Theatre April 24-May 17. More...

Topol stars in 'Fiddler on the Roof'

Star of the original motion picture plays Mann Hall

"Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as...as a Fiddler on the Roof," announces Tevye, a humble milkman from the Russian village of Anatevka. And so begins a tale of love and laughter, devotion and defiance, and changing traditions. More...

BEACH READING

Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa By R.A. Scotti (Knopf, $24.95)

During the summer of 1911, the unthinkable happened. On Aug. 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa," one of the most famous paintings in the world, vanished from the Louvre in Paris. More...

Children's Home Society gives 'at-risk' families a leg up

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Two-year old Adam smiled, his curly brown hair bouncing as he laughed. He alternated between toy planes and markers, playing on the living room floor. Before Adam's mother became pregnant at 37, she lived "in a different world. More...

Participants to raise awareness about childhood hunger

Going without anything to eat for 78 hours sounds challenging, doesn't it? Yet that is exactly what thousands of children in Lee County are faced with each weekend. In January, Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. More...

Peanut butter collectibles rank high with collectors

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Peanut butter, everyone's favorite food, has had bad press lately, but peanut butter collectibles rank high with collectors. Peanut butter was eaten by the ancient Incas centuries ago. More...

Somerset at the Plantation earns award

The Fort Myers Beautification Advisory Board recently presented Somerset at the Plantation, located on Treeline Avenue, with the city's Beautification Award. More...

Robb & Stucky to host popular filmmakers

Robb & Stucky Interiors will welcome husband and wife wildlife photographers Doug Allan and Sue Flood for an exciting presentation and exhibition at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. More...

Fort Myers celebrates Arbor Day by planting trees

Seabreeze Palms donated four rare palm trees — Flamethrower Palm, Chambeyronia macrocarpa, a mountainous rainforest palm from New Caledonia; Footstool Palm, Livistona rotondifolia, a tropical rainforest palm from Malaysia; Maya Palm, Gaussia More...

Be aware of new scam

"This is Craig from the church." That is how the caller starts out his conversation. More...

Argyle's Cure fundraiser set for Sunday on Sanibel

Few people know their pets like Ella Nayor knew her Argyle. The playful, yet stoic Scottish terrier "was equal parts vinegar and sugar — mostly sugar, but he would never let anyone know that," she said of her pooch of 13 years. More...

Business News

Beauty and the Beast:

How independent boutiques beat a beastly recession

It's the secret every clothier knows: No human is not an artist. In the very act of dressing for morning or night, for work or play or love or war, every one of us creates — a comfort level, a look, a style. More...

Fort Myers Toyota earns prestigious President's Award

Fort Myers Toyota, located at 2555 Colonial Blvd., has won Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.'s prestigious President's Award for outstanding sales and service. The dealership has won this coveted award 11 times. More...

An insider's look into the options backdating crisis

The Institute for Responsible Corporate Governance at Florida Gulf Coast University hosts The Honorable Edward Stringer, retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice and member of the special litigation committee on UnitedHealth Group; James T. More...

Real Estate News

Existing home sales hits five-year high

Yet, foreclosures and short sales make up the bulk

Sales of existing single-family homes in March were the highest recorded for a single month in the past five years, according to a report by the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc. More...

A view of Vizcaya

Grand estate by Gulfshore Homes fits in beautifully at Miromar Lakes

Gulfshore Homes' Vizcaya residence reflects the tranquil luxury found throughout Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. More...

Beach condo project reaches milestone

Roof on new resort

The roof is in place on Fort Myers Beach's newest resort condominium and construction is on schedule. More...