April 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

This week on WGCU TV

. Wednesday, April 29 Legacy of War - 10 p.m. Walter Cronkite explores key European locations, after covering the aftermath of World War II. . Thursday, April 30 Celtic Woman: The Greatest Journey - 8 p.m. More...

World Laughter Day celebration set

Join a worldwide celebration to promote joy, good health and world peace through laughter. This free celebration will run 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, May 3, at Lynn Hall Park's beach near the fishing pier. More...

The day we hung Hitler: A G.I. remembers

We raced through Germany so quickly those last weeks of the war that I'd almost forgotten what town it was where we hung Hitler. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Wedding cake toppers became fashionable in the 1890s

At most American weddings, you can expect to see a wedding cake, usually covered in white frosting and often topped by bride and groom figures made of china, plastic, composition or even molded sugar. More...

Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 9

The "Stamp Out Hunger" will be held on Saturday, May 9. The U.S. Postal Service is supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive in Fort Myers and Cape Coral in cooperation with the Harry Chapin Food Bank. More...

Lee Memorial Health System receives highest rating from Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer has designated Lee Memorial Health System as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program, the highest accreditation possible from the CoC for a non-teaching hospital. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

SOAPFEST BRINGS YOUR FAVORITE DAYTIME STARS TO MARCO ISLAND (AND YES, YOU CAN MEET THEM)

Leave the daily drama and drudgery of your own boring life behind this weekend and get a glimpse into the serious, serial (albeit fictional) thrills of the daytime soap stars during the 11th annual SoapFest Charity Weekend on Marco Island. More...

Downtown Fort Myers Art Walk showcases new features, and a one-act play, in May

The fifth monthly Art Walk of the year will be Friday, May 1, in the downtown Fort Myers River District. The May Art Walk will feature new art exhibitions, performances by students from the Young Artists Awards Program and a free, one-act play. More...

BEACH READING

The Military Wives' Cookbook By Carolyn Quick Tillery (Cumberland House, $22.95)

Tampa author and military wife Carolyn Quick Tillery has written a cookbook that's a true national treasure — "The Military Wives' Cookbook." This is not just a cookbook, although it definitely contains some mouth watering and historic recipe More...

Swashbuckling crew sets sail from FM Beach

Pirate ship offers family adventure trips

They steal. They kidnap. They plunder. They're in Fort Myers. More...

Susan G. Komen grant recipients announced at Grandezza April 30

More than $900,000 to be allocated to nonprofit programs in 5-county area

The Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. More...

Huckabee speaks at upcoming community prayer breakfast

Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate and political commentator Mike Huckabee will be in Fort Myers Thursday, April 30, as the guest speaker at the Community Prayer Breakfast presented by the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee. More...

State of Our Schools Breakfast Is headlined by superintendent

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Inc. will have its 18th annual State of Our School Breakfast Friday, May 22. The event begins with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 7:30. More...

Fort Myers Dog Club holds spring show May 16-17

For more than 35 years, volunteers of the Greater Fort Myers Dog Club have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to promote the sport of showing purebred dogs. More...

May 2 Derby Extravaganza will aid Alzheimer's Resource Center

"Sweet Memories: A Derby Extravaganza," a gala event, will be held as a fundraiser to benefit the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center. The gala event is set for Saturday, May 2, from 5:45 p.m. More...

Special Equestrians plans 2nd annual open house party

Special Equestrians invites the public to a day of food, fun, entertainment and celebration Saturday, May 2. Events, including an open house, ribbon cuttings and horse show, take place from 9 .m. to 2 pm. More...

Business News

Angel investors take root in SWFL

For the right entrepreneurs, a pool of private equity awaits

Southwest Florida has never enjoyed a diverse economy, in part because real estate, agriculture and tourism haven't produced the kind of entrepreneurs who attract venture capital firms. More...

PR association announces winners of Image Awards

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association announced the winners of its Local Image Awards competition — "Super- Powered PR. More...

Real Estate News

Stock Development sells 100 homes in first quarter 2009

Stock Development sold 100 new homes at its communities of Lely Resort, Paseo in Fort Myers and Vivante in Punta Gorda during the first quarter. More...

Rapallo opens Chiavari coach home model

Rapallo at Coconut Point has opened the Chiavari model, a unique coach home with windows on all four sides. This Mediterranean-style three-bedroom, two-bath home is 1,612 air-conditioned square feet and 2128 total square feet with a garage. More...

Commercial space now available at The Resort at MarinaVillage

Grosse Pointe Development is accepting applications for commercial leasing opportunities at The Resort at MarinaVillage in Cape Coral. More...