May 27, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Passport Fair takes place Saturday

On Saturday, May 30, the Page Field Post Office, 2655 N. Airport Road, Fort Myers, will again offer a passport fair for individuals needing an original or renewal passport. More...

Goodwill expands in Bonita

New location provides jobs, more affordable shopping

While many businesses are downsizing because of the economy, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida just celebrated an expansion. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Metamorphic furniture was popular in the 1880s

Dual-purpose furniture is not a new idea. Many unusual pieces were made in the 19th century. Ever see a desk that became a bed? Or a chair that turned into a bathtub? Both were made in the 1880s. More...

'Hog for Dogs' poker run to benefit humane society

Join Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fort Myers on Saturday, June 6, for a "Hog for Dogs" Poker Run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all proceeds going to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

'Ding' Days photo contest clicks in June 1

June 1 marks the opening of the annual "Ding" Darling Days Amateur Nature Photography Contest. The contest, sponsored by the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge and held in conjunction with "Ding" Days, Oct. More...

Nerve receptors new target for treating brain disorders

Scientists are now targeting neuronal nicotinic receptors, found on nerve cells throughout the central nervous system, for treatment of a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders. More...

Second ACT Thrift store on the move

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of sexual assault since 1978 in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties, announces the relocation of its Second ACT Thrift Store. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

The many faces of Lisa MORGAN

I USED TO THINK LISA MORGAN was a great actress. But now I'm working on another theory. Maybe she's part chameleon. Or maybe she's one of those shape-shifters you see in science fiction films and TV shows More...

CLHS Arts Center takes honors in musical awards

Event showcases performances of Lee County high schoolers

The second annual Lee County High School Musical Awards were held May 18 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The program is the brainchild of Scott Saxon, general manager of the hall. More...

BEACH READING

The Red Wolf Conspiracy By Robert V.S. Redick (Ballantine Books, $26)

They don't make 'em like the Chathrand anymore — because they can't. The ship is so ancient that the secrets of its creation are lost to the centuries. More...

Gun safety emphasized by local trauma doctors

With the recent shooting of a young child, surgeons from Lee Memorial Trauma Center want to remind parents about gun safety. More...

UF research suggests mockingbirds know who's who

The birds are watching. They know who you are. And they will attack. Nope, not Hitchcock. It's science. More...

Party with a Purpose to aid local ministry

Bacchus is hosting its May Party with a Purpose on Wednesday, May 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., to benefit Community Cooperative Ministries Inc. More...

Ft. Myers Toyota takes action against car theft

Ft. Myers Toyota has responded to the rise in vehicle thefts in Southwest Florida by partnering with Lo-Jack, the only stolenvehicle recovery system endorsed and activated solely by law enforcement. More...

Mote hosts annual World Ocean Day Family Fest

Mote Aquarium is making a splash for sea life everywhere. The Sarasota facility is hosting the 2009 World Ocean Day Family Festival, a day of fun and education dedicated to Earth's oceans and the wondrous creatures living there. More...

June workshop focuses on creating herbal beverages

Join Slow Food enthusiasts for the Art of Herbal Beverages with fellow Slow Food Southwest Florida member and Edison & Ford Winter Estates Horticulturist Debbie Hughes. The event is set for June 7 at 1 p.m. More...

Hispanic Chamber gears up for 17th annual gala, scholarships

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will hold its 17th annual Gala and Scholarships Presentation on Friday, June 5, at Harborside Event Center from 6:30pm until midnight. The keynote speaker will be State Sen. Dave Aronberg. More...

Institute of Interior Design holds open house

The faculty and staff at the Institute of Interior Design welcome all those who are interested in the field of interior design to attend an open house on Thursday, June 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Business News

Small businesses see conditions improving

Optimism index on the rise

Kathy Beller, owner of Beller's Salon in South Fort Myers, is keeping her chin up (and her hair perfect) in spite of a few final bangs and busts, coming from the economy in its recovery process. More...

Locals unite to sustain environment

Five women from Lee and Collier counties have gathered environmental, community and business leaders for a seminar to inspire positive changes that affect society, spiritually and the environment. More...

Two Lee businesses are finalists for ethics award

Entech Computer Services and Shell Point Retirement Community have been named as finalists for the fourth annual Uncommon Friends Business Ethics Award. More...

Real Estate News

Lee BIA names Pinnacle Award winners

Stock Devlopment's Paseo named Community of the Year

The Lee Building Industry Association held its 19th annual Pinnacle & Remodelers Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, at the Paseo Village Center in Fort Myers. More...