June 17, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

GreenMarket features organic fish, produce

Joining the trend to "Go Green," the Lee County Alliance of the Arts is offering a weekly GreenMarket on Saturday mornings. Products for sale are certified organic and fresh from the sea, farm, oven, kitchen and even the bee hive. More...

Around Southwest Florida: Start planning your Fourth

Here are some early listings of things to consider for a fabulous Fourth of July celebration: •The Bonita Springs night sky will come alive with a laser light show Saturday, July 4, in Riverside Park as part of the annual Star Spangled B More...

Celebrate summer solstice by land and by sea

Come along on the longest day of the year and explore the shoreline and estuary preserve of Bunche Beach. More...

Miracle-Tampa Yankees game will benefit Uncommon Friends

Miracle Baseball fans in the ballpark for the Saturday, July 25, home game against the Tampa Yankees can help support the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the same time. More...

Greeters Club hosts UF professor to discuss plants and waterways

The Greeters Club of Greater Fort Myers invites local residents to attend its next luncheon meeting at Crown Colony Country Club on Winkler Road. The meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, with lunch at noon. More...

Summer is a time for continuing ed at Edison State College in Fort Myers

The following continuing education classes are being offered at Edison State College in July. For information and to register, visit http://www.edison.edu/lee/ce/, e-mail celee@edison.edu or call 489-9235. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

TIME FOR TEA (POTS)

I F YOU THINK ALL TEAPOTS are, as the song says, "short and stout," just simple utilitarian household items to be used but not admired, you're in for a surprise. More...

Filmed locally, 'Still Green' comes out in Naples this weekend

Graduating from high school is a milestone for every teen, but the eight friends who start out celebrating in the movie "Still Green" wind up facing another milestone, too — a much bigger, more difficult one: the death of a friend. More...

BEACH READING

'When March Went Mad' By Seth Davis (Times Books, $26)

The mega event known as March Madness in men's college basketball had a seminal moment (other than the rise of office bracket pools) that helps explain why it now attracts such a rabid following among sports fans. More...

It may not be much, but it's home

AmeriCorps worker interviews the homeless about daily life

The melaleuca-choked woods bordering a well-traveled thoroughfare in Fort Myers were quiet and beautiful in a late-afternoon summer rainstorm. Drivers passing by don't see what the melaleuca grove also is: a place that people call home. More...

Bloodsport

Physical, mental integrity at the heart of gruesome and brutal combat

Looking at Adam Deane, it's not hard to guess that he has a secret. He has all the accoutrements of his official job as a CPA for Bank of America in Naples — the well-tailored suit, the clean shave and ever-present cell phone. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Just in time for Father's Day, cufflinks make a comeback

A smart woman created Father's Day in 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd wanted to honor her father, William Smart, in the same way mothers were honored on Mother's Day. More...

Florida Everblades raise almost $200,000 for charity

The Florida Everblades donated $196,780 to charity during the 2008-09 season, thanks to jersey auctions and fundraisers. The "NHL Night" jerseys worn by Everblades players on Jan. More...

Book publisher will be guest when Gulf Coast Writers meet

James Abraham, a book publisher who specializes in helping authors who self-publish, will address the Gulf Coast Writers Association at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Freedom Hall, Zion Lutheran Church, 7401 Winkler Road in Fort Myers. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. Wednesday, June 17 Great Performances: "Chess" in Concert - 8 p.m. More...

Business News

The site that sells sunshine

Florida Vacation Auction has the ticket to affordable getaways

It started back in the '90s, when the Internet became public domain and electronic marketing was just emerging. In 1996, a marketing program caught the eye of veteran hospitality marketer Sal Dickinson. More...

Bell Tower Shops planning a facelift that would create jobs

The Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers is taking on a multi-million dollar investment that will modernize the shopping center. The work exterior renewal work started in May and is scheduled to be finished in the fall. More...

Real Estate News

Home sales pace double last year

Bank-owned properties account for two-thirds of volume

In May, 1,451 existing single-family homes were sold in Lee County, more than double the number of homes sold in May last year, according to a report by The Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. More...

Four new high-rise model residences at Bonita Bay

The Lutgert Companies has introduced the first four model residences in Tavira at Bonita Bay, its sixth luxury high-rise in the Bonita Springs community. More...

Old Corkscrew makes Zagat list of top golf courses

Old Corkscrew has been listed as the only Fort Myers area golf course in the recent release of America's Top Golf Courses Guide Book. More...