May 13, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

BikeWalkLee to launch on May 15

BikeWalkLee: A Coalition Working to Complete the Streets in Lee County, will announce its launch on the steps of the Old Lee County Courthouse on Friday, May 15, as part of the national Biketo Work Day. More...

Former governor, presidential candidate Huckabee SWFL address on WRXY TV

Former Arkansas governor, presidential candidate and political commentator Mike Huckabee spoke to more than 1,500 people at the annual Community Prayer Breakfast presented by the Community Prayer Breakfast Committee at Harborside Events Center Apri 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. Each month, Edison State begins a new round of courses. More...

'What's Up Wednesdays'

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, IFAS, University of Florida and Lee County Department of Natural Resources is offering "Fertilize Smart, Do Your Part" introductory What's Up Wednesdays sessions educating homeowners how to reduce lawn and landscape More...

Support group for children of Alzheimer's persons

A support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 101, Fort Myers. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Glass kitchen utensils and containers are popular items

Next time you go to a house or garage sale, be sure to look for glass kitchen utensils and containers from the 1930s to the 1960s. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Hold the palm trees

Naples Museum of Art showcases 46 painters and photographers living, working in the Sunshine State

I F IT'S PALM TREES AND MANGROVES and pelicans you want, you might have to look elsewhere. More...

John Legend coming to Mann Hall

Tickets go on sale May 15

Multi-platinum recording artist John Legend announced a major tour that will sweep across the U.S. this summer beginning June 27 and running through Labor Day. More...

'Puttin' on the Ritz: Fred Astaire and the Fine Art of Panache'

By Peter J. Levinson (St. Martin's Press, $32.50)

Without a doubt, Fred Astaire was one of the most celebrated entertainers of the 20th century. More...

Forged in steel, high-rise sculpture responds to its site

In an alternate universe immune to time and place, the city's new Albert Paley sculpture near downtown Fort Myers might have sat in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or graced a busy thoroughfare in the artist's hometown, Philadelphia, circa 1979, More...

On the road again: How to take a nearly free vacation

I love traveling for almost nothing. There's something about knowing I'm getting 10 times the value it costs me. I truly love that feeling. More...

Fort Myers River District Bike Night season finale is May 16

The 2008-2009 season of Fort Myers River District Bike Nights wraps up Saturday, May 16. Musical entertainment will be provided by the band Matter of Faith, and approximately 40 street vendors and many downtown businesses will be open. More...

Useppa: War and peace on a small island

TRAVEL

When we signed up for the one-day cruise to Useppa, a small island in Southwest Florida's intracoastal inland waterway that intertwines with the Gulf of Mexico, all we knew was that it had stately vacation homes, a pristine beach, lovely walks and More...

Living Well Expo scheduled at Gulf Coast Village May 18

Area residents are invited to experience the healthy lifestyle available at Gulf Coast Village at the LivingWell Health Expo on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. More...

Fort Myers organizations issue an invitation to 'Stomp the Violence'

Teen dancers are urged to "Stomp the Violence" on Friday, June 12. The event takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Billy Bowlegs Park, 951 Marsh Ave., near Lee Middle School. The competition is open to all teams in grades 6- 12. More...

Support group for families of long-term care facility residents meets at Dubin Center

A support group specifically for families of nursing home and assisted living facility residents will meet on May 19, at 10 a.m. at the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd., Ste. 101, Fort Myers. More...

Lee Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation celebrates 25th

The Lee Center for Wellness and Rehabilitation, located at 2070 Carrell Road, Fort Myers, is celebrating its 25th anniversary throughout the month of May with many activities that are open and free to the public. More...

Free events at the IDC in May

The public is invited to attend the next in a series of exciting and informative events and seminars presented by the International Design Center, free and open to the public. . Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. More...

Business News

All according to plan

FGCU business students write success into class projects

Recognizing that small businesses play a large role in Southwest Florida's economy, faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University find that creating synergy between business students and business owners in the community is beneficial to both. More...

Powersport Innovations debuts a high-tech motorcycle light

One of the motorcycle industry's latest inventions, an LED light strip that comes on whenever a bike's g-forces start to drop, was developed right here in Southwest Florida. More...

Real Estate News

April existing home sales more than double last year

But median price still shrinking; It's $80,000 now

There were more than twice as many homes sold in Lee County in April compared to April last year, according to a report by the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. More...

Cape Harbour has new financing offer for condos

Buyer can now get up to 100 percent financing

The dream of owning a home in one of Cape Coral's most prestigious areas, Cape Harbour, can now be made a reality. More...

Rapallo introduces new Tellaro II model

Rapallo at Coconut Point announces its new three-bedroom, two-bath Tellaro II Coach Home furnished model in The Enclave gated neighborhood. The Tellaro II is a courtyard-entry, 1732 air conditioned square feet and 2196 total square feet. More...