June 3, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Federal tax credits for energy efficiency can mean savings

As your cooling system ages, it can lose its ability to cool your home. And, not only does it become less efficient keeping your home at the desired temperature, an outdated system can take an increasing toll on your energy bill. More...

Scholastic rowing camp nears

The Cape Coral Rowing Club at Cape Harbour will hold a Summer Scholastic Learn to Row Camp for kids 14 and older. The scheduled dates are July 20-23 and July 27-30, Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Lee Sheriff's Office has summer Youth Program at area schools

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is again offering students ages 11 to 13 a chance to interact with law enforcement in an educational environment. The agency's Summer Youth Program will be held at different Lee County schools in June and July. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. Wednesday, June 3 The Big Band Years - 8 p.m. Peter Marshall hosts this new mix of vintage live, rare and unreleased footage of bands and vocalists from the 1930s and '40s. . More...

Free seminars at the IDC

The public is invited to attend a series of free informative events and seminars presented by the International Design Center: . Saturday, June 6, at 2 p.m. "Design Dilemmas" Bring in your design challenges and receive instant remedies. More...

Homeless Coalition hosts charity golf tournament

The Lee County Homeless Coalition announces its first Crystal Charity Golf Tournament, to be held at Bonita Bay's Shadow Wood Country Club Saturday, June 13, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. More...

Hogs for Dogs Poker Run June 6

The Gulf Coast Humane Society and Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fort Myers are partnering for the second annual Hogs for Dogs poker run on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Lee Mental Health names new chief medical officer

Dr. Donald J. Baracskay II has been named vice president and chief medical officer of Lee Mental Health Center Inc., the Fort Myers-based nonprofit community behavioral health care provider. Most recently, Dr. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

BLUE GRASS INVASION

10 bands in lineup for all-day festival of pickin' and grinnin'

Bluegrass is one of those contradictory forms of music: It makes you feel good and bad, simultaneously. It's almost like Florida weather, the way it can pour rain while the sun stridently shines. More...

Shirley Valentine a stage triumph

ARTS COMMENTARY

"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood when the true way was wholly lost." Dante Alighieri We all start out with such good intentions. More...

Give into your passion

GIVING

At first glance, the title of this article may seem provocative. But before you think that I am advocating a lifestyle free of restraint (or worse), allow me to clarify my use of the word passion. More...

Cute, furry and no place to call home

Nearly100,000 feral cats roam Lee County

There's Daisy, Norman, Maddie and, of course, Doug — the life of the party — always up for a good romp with his fellow felines. And Georgia, she's as sweet as a mom can be, doting on her babies. More...

D-Day, 65 years ago: A soldier remembers

We knew it was coming and we all pretended that we wanted to be there. More...

Teen camp offers fun for area youth

Parents, what are your teenagers doing this summer? Teens who are too young to work, but too old for a babysitter should try Teen Camp in North Fort Myers. All programs and activities are geared for teens, offering fun in a safe environment. More...

SWFAS to dedicate new halfway house for women

Southwest Florida Addiction Services will open a new larger halfway house for women June 17, replacing a 50-year-old structure at the Transitional Living Center on Dixie Parkway in Fort Myers. The dedication and ribbon-cutting will be at 10 a.m. More...

Urgent Care prepares residents to respond to emergencies with offer of Red Cross training

During National CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7, the Urgent Care Center of SWFL will host the Red Cross on Saturday, June 6, for a free CPR/AED Training Day at the Estero Medical Center location. More...

Green Market features locally grown, caught, cultivated foods

There's good news for all food enthusiasts. An exclusive selection of local, fresh, sustainable and organic foods and other products will be for sale at the Lee County Alliance of the Arts' weekly Green Market beginning June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Lee TV to air video on coastlines

Lee TV, Lee County's government access channel, will begin airing a new program that highlights two of Florida's most distinctive coastal ecosystems. More...

Fishermen's Village hosts annual Wildlife/Animal Awareness Expo

The Fishermen's Village annual Wildlife/ Animal Awareness Expo takes place Saturday, June 6, offering informative displays by local and regional facilities and organizations dedicated to assistance, preservation and education related to wildlife an More...

Kiwanis seeks support in fundraising effort

The Gateway to the Islands Kiwanis Club is over halfway to its fundraising goal with its "Delicious Dining Discount" book fundraiser. More...

Business News

Health care quality could suffer without more lab techs

Lee Memorial Health System and other community organizations like Edison State College are planning for Lee County's growth. They are finding ways to attract and educate the next generation of nurses and doctors. More...

An Uncommon evening coming June 4

Tickets are still available for the Uncommon Evening being held Thursday, June 4, at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers. More...

2nd annual Greenprint: 2009 Legislative Update

The second annual Greenprint: 2009 Legislative Update, presented by the American Institute of Architects Florida SW Chapter and Florida Gulf Coast University, is set for Wednesday, June 24. More...

Real Estate News

Home-price declines decelerating in hard-hit states

Cape Coral-Fort Myers home prices down 26 percent

National housing prices fell 11.5 percent in March compared to a year ago, down slightly from an 11.7 annual percent decline in February, according to newly released data from real estate data source First American CoreLogic and its Home Price Inde More...

Beazer Homes holding three-day sales event

Beazer Homes will offer some of its best deals of the year at its new home communities in Florida, including three in the Fort Myers-Naples area during the builder's "Buy Low, Live Smart" sales event, June 12 to 14. More...

Pierre Deux at IDC introduces spring/summer collection

At Pierre Deux, the beauty is in the detail. More...