June 10, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Toy horsemobiles helped Moxie sell soda

Moxie, the soft drink that was introduced as a medicine in a Massachusetts drugstore in 1876, used some very early automobiles in advertising campaigns. More...

Some things never change, including the Atlantic horseshoe crab

Anyone who's ever walked Florida's beaches has surely seen the Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). This crab lives along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America from New York to Mexico. More...

Greyhound track poker room awarding $25,000 on June 30

The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track will offer its own summer 2009 entertainment stimulus package with a record $25,000 being given away on June 30. ............................ More...

Habitat for Humanity tops 1,000 homes in Lee County

On May 29, Habitat for Humanity of Lee County dedicated its 1,000th home in the community. More...

Enjoy Garden Market, workshops at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Throughout the Edison & Ford Winter Estates public gardens and under the banyan tree, the Estates Garden Shoppe will be selling unique tropical heritage plants and trees and will be joined by several dozen south Florida vendors for the Edison Garde More...

Bird man of Southwest Florida

Professor lives to learn and teach about the wild things

Jerome A. "Jerry" Jackson plunges into his jam-packed office on a quest that would discourage most mortals. More...

Retina Health Center offers genetic test to determine macular degeneration risk

Retina Health Center is now offering a genetic test to determine a patient's risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. More...

FineMark backs Habitat for Humanity mortgages

At a time when many businesses are pulling their support to charities, Fine- Mark National Bank & Trust is adding to its list of supported nonprofits. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

LOOKING BACK AT OUR SEASON ...

WHAT WE LIKED, WHAT WE LOVED, AND WHAT WE, UH, MISSED...

THERE MAY BE A SHOW OR TWO left, but the 2008-2009 season is rapidly coming to an end. Those in the arts venues breathe a sigh of relief, announce their upcoming season, and plan their summer vacation More...

Get hooked on 'Peter Pan' at Broadway Palm Theatre

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre is going on a high-flying adventure this summer with the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical Peter Pan, playing June 11 through Aug. 8. More...

BEACH READING

'The Food of a Younger Land' By Mark Kurlansky (Riverhead Books, $27.95)

Award-winning food writer Mark Kurlansky discovered the files of "America Eats" in the Library of Congress by accident. More...

Sitting still on LeeTran route 140

Passengers let thoughts drift and just enjoy view

On the outskirts of Edison Mall's parking lot, people were clustered by a few shelters and benches, coming and going on city busses. Route 140, driven by Tom Marinell, left there Friday at a quarter til noon, heading north on U.S. 41. More...

Edison State buys land in LaBelle for expansion

Edison State College Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the purchase of a 19-acre site in LaBelle. The new center expands Edison State's longstanding commitment of service to students in Hendry and Glades counties. More...

Geraci travel celebrates 50 years of travel excellence in SW Florida

In these challenging business times, Geraci Travel is a testament to companies who excel in consistently providing their customers top-notch service and sound value. More...

Shell Point Academy offers seminar on changes in Medicare, health care

The public is invited to attend a seminar on the changes in Medicare and health care sponsored by the Shell Point Academy. The seminar starts at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in the Village Church Auditorium, located on The Island at Shell Point. More...

Lee leaders receive award from 1000 Friends of Florida

The Lee County Board of County Commissioners has received the 1000 Friends of Florida's 2009 Community Steward Award. More...

'Sole Food' drive means food for Harry Chapin

Brighton Collectibles in the Coconut Point mall is participating in a nationwide promotion that will provide food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The promotion runs through June 28. More...

Center for Laser Vision Correction receives 2009 Best of Fort Myers Award

For the second consecutive year, The Center for Laser Vision Correction has been selected for the 2009 Best of Fort Myers Award in the Physicians & Surgeons category by the U.S. Local Business Association. More...

Donation helps Sanibel with annual July 4 fireworks show

The Sanibel City Council has accepted a donation of $13,200 from Royal Shell Vacations and Royal Shell Properties to underwrite the city's annual Independence Day Fireworks display. More...

Business News

The big green awareness machine

Local nurseries and garden centers report the green movement has helped their business thrive

In the nursery business, the spring of hope never becomes the winter of despair, because something is always growing. More...

Shell Point receives Business Ethics Award from Uncommon Friends Foundation

Shell Point Retirement Community was named as the recipient of the Fourth Annual Uncommon Friends Business Ethics Award at "An Uncommon Evening" held June 4 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Woodyard & Associates and its agents named 2008 'Power Brokers'

Woodyard & Associates LLC was named one of the top commercial leasing firms in Southwest Florida by CoStar Group Inc. and Real Estate Forum magazine. More...

Real Estate News

Million dollar-plus market shows signs of life

There is a renewed interest among buyers in the luxury home market as sales of properties priced above $1 million become more prevalent, according to John R. Wood Realtors. More...

Stock Development continues strong sales in May

Stock Development continued to repeat strong sales for the month of May, posting 26 new home sales at its communities Lely Resort in Naples and Paseo in Fort Myers. More...

Hidden Harbor announces Granite Development as preferred builder

DRD Development has selected Granite Development as one of the preferred builders for Hidden Harbor, a new waterfront community located in South Fort Myers. More...