May 6, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Bonita Springs utilities changing tap water treatment during May

Bonita Springs Utilities customers may notice a slightly different smell or taste in their tap water, but the change is temporary and harmless. Each May, BSU changes its water-treatment process as a routine, preventative-maintenance measure. More...

A politically correct muscle car? Meet the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

Never let 'em tell you they can't bring a dinosaur back to life. More...

Additional volunteers needed for carriers' May 9 food drive

Additional volunteers are needed to assist in the Saturday, May 9, National Letter Carriers 17th annual food drive. More...

EDISON STATE COLLEGE

College offers new round of Continuing Education classes

Edison State College is offering new Continuing Education classes to fit a variety of professional needs. Obtain information and registration form at http://www.edison.edu/lee/ce/, e-mail celee@edison.edu, or call 489- 9235. More...

Lee Emergency Dispatch earns world distinction

Lee County's Emergency Dispatch Center recently became the 126th accredited "Center of Excellence" in the world. It received the certification by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch after completing a six-month audit of its 911 operators. More...

Southwest Florida College named training provider

Federal stimulus funds reduce cost of education for qualified applicants

Finding a job often means learning new skills, and mastering those skills often means a trip back to school, where advanced education and professional development can be costly. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE GOOD?

THE DILEMMA OF THOSE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

EVERY SEASON, WHEN "AMERICAN IDOL" holds open auditions in cities around the country, thousands More...

Gulf Coast Symphony performs Beethoven and Bruckner

The Gulf Coast Symphony, Southwest Florida's premier community orchestra, presents another of its critically acclaimed Classical Access Concerts on Saturday evening, May 9. More...

BEACH READING

Nobody Move: A Novel By Denis Johnson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $23)

Scoundrel Jimmy Luntz considers himself a lucky guy, a lucky guy who is many things to many people: To his debt-collector, he's a dead man. To his lover, he's an irresistibly no-good loser. More...

So you think you know everything you need to know about honeybees?

We all know what a honeybee is — or do we? "Honeybee" is the common name for several species of social bees that make honey. They have six legs, four wings and compound eyes. Most are yellow and black, and some have striped abdomens. More...

Notice to Lee County Utilities customers

Lee County Utilities will be temporarily converting its disinfectant process from chloramines to free chlorine residual through May 29. This is a routine measure that is common for water utilities using chloramines as its primary disinfectant. More...

Lee County fertilizer use regulation takes effect May 13

Lee County has launched a public awareness campaign called "Fertilize Smart, Do Your Part" to spread the word out about its new regulation on fertilizer use in the county, which takes effect May 13. More...

Federal agency pulls plug on coastal protection funds

The Fort Myers-based American Shore and Beach Preservation Association has learned the White House's Office of Management and Budget pulled funding for the periodic beach nourishment projects from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus More...

FGCU's Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited

Florida Gulf Coast University College of Health Professions announced its Clinical Laboratory Science program was recently awarded accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Vintage flower-decorated dishes are back

It's spring and the flowers are blooming. The fashion magazines say that overallflower prints are the thing to wear this year. So why not "dress" your table in vintage flower-decorated dishes? More...

Cape Harbour farmers' market reopens

Succulent fruits, garden-fresh vegetables, seafood delights and homemade breads and desserts are just some of the mouthwatering treats that will be offered at this season's Farmers Market on The Marina Promenade at Cape Harbor beginning Saturday, M More...

State-of-the-art ambulance arrives at The Children's Hospital of SW Florida

The Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida's new state-of-the-art ambulance is now on Lee and Collier County roadways. More...

Regional Cancer Center offers free workshops

Beginning in May, the Regional Cancer Center will offer free monthly workshops that are designed to educate patients and their loved ones about specific cancer diagnoses, treatments and symptom management. More...

Business News

I scream, you scream

Even in a recession, we all scream for ice cream

There's a certain amount of nostalgia in the ice cream business these days, but nostalgia with an engine: Ice cream is an old-time enterprise that can navigate comfortably through new times, hard times and any other times (good, bad, happy, sad). More...

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Panther Community Bank set to merge

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, a new bank in organization in Naples, and Panther Community Bank, N.A, an independent bank serving Lehigh Acres, have signed an agreement under which FNB of the Gulf Coast will merge with and into PCB under it More...

Real Estate News

Bank auctioning 75 condos in Fort Myers' Rivera

20 will be sold to the highes bidders, regardless of price

A lender-ordered auction of 75 new waterfront condominiums in the Rivera in Fort Myers will take place May 16 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Lamar Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Auction Co. Inc. More...

Three furnished model homes sell at Mediterra

Valued at more than $8.5 million

Fully furnished model homes continue to sell at Mediterra, the 1,697-acre North Naples community created by Bonita Bay Group. Buyers closed on three model homes between early December and mid-March. More...

Bonita Bay offering non-resident golf memberships

For the first time, Bonita Bay Group is offering non-resident golf memberships that include play on nine golf courses. More...