June 24, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Pancake server or cheese stand? Who knows?

Several museums have "What is it?" exhibits that display unusual items in the hope that someone will recognize a rarely used specialized tool or a pot for an ethnic dish unfamiliar to us today. More...

Germain Arena ranks in Top 10 Minor League Venues

Germain Arena, the Florida Everblades' home arena, has been named as a Top Ten Minor League Venue in an online poll conducted by MLN Sports. More...

'ed2go' classes available online through FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University's Office of Continuing Education offers a program that makes it easy to take highquality, non-credit online courses. More...

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...

'Shred Day' on tap at Fla. Community Bank

Florida Community Bank and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. will host a free shredding event Thursday, June 25, at FCB's North Cape Coral Branch on Del Prado Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Lee County honored by state planning and zoning association

The Florida Planning & Zoning Association has given its Long Range Study Award of Excellence to Lee County for the Lehigh Acres Comprehensive Planning Study. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

This Summer's MUSTS

SOAK UP SOME GOOD READS WITH THE RAYS THIS SEASON

O K, IT'S SUMMER. Traditionally, time to hit all those books you've been meaning to read. "War and Peace." "Finnegan's Wake." "Gravity's Rainbow." "Crime and Punishment." Yeah, right. Who are you kidding? More...

Entwistle Foundation hosts art, memorabilia show at Davis Center

The Classic Rock Cares Art and Memorabilia show, a fundraising effort by the John Entwistle Foundation, will open July 17 at The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. More...

BEACH READING

'Rescue Ink' By Rescue Ink, with Denise Flaim (Viking, $25.95)

If your idea of an animal lover is a sweater-clad grandma crocheting doilies for her cats, get ready to have your mind blown. More...

Welcome to Florida Weekly's Best special section

Typical "Best of" sections in local newspapers require merchants to buy ads to have their names placed on the ballot. No ad, no chance to win. That's not our style here at Florida Weekly. More...

FOURTH OF JULY

Bonita lights up the night with laser light show As darkness falls on Saturday, July 4, the Bonita Springs night sky will come alive with a unique and spectacular laser light show highlighting Independence Day 2009. More...

Symposium on human slavery continues with program by former congresswoman

As part of its Human Slavery Symposium Series, Florida Gulf Coast University presents "Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking - Identification and Response to the Victims" from 8:30 a.m. More...

Grace Community Center opens new facility to public

The Grace Community Center has opened a state-of-the art Event Center available for event rentals. More...

Hope HealthCare offers new Parkinson program

Edward Steinmetz, M.D. named program's medical director

Hope HealthCare Services president and CEO Samira K. Beckwith has announced the introduction of the Hope Parkinson Program, the only Parkinson support program in Lee County. Ms. Beckwith named Edward F. More...

Sheriff's office issues pointers about debit card fraud

Imagine receiving a text message from your bank confirming you have deactivated your debit card. It says if you have any questions, you should contact the bank. More...

Junior League making plans for 27th Taste of the Town Nov. 8

The Junior League of Fort Myers has set the date for the 27th annual Taste of the Town festival. The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 9 p.m. "The Music Instinct: Science and Song" New work in neuroscience is giving us clues to the mysteries of how and why music penetrates the brain and the emotions. . THURSDAY, JUNE 25 8 p.m. More...

Business News

The scoop on Euro tourism: It's up, it's down, it's good

Unless you're immersed in it daily, data about European tourism from any number of Southwest Florida sources might be confusing. Variables are many, and head-counting methods are not identical county to county. More...

RE/MAX Commercial group named top broker

The CoStar Group, an independent research organization in commercial real estate, has selected RE/MAX Realty Group Commercial Division as a CoStar Power Broker Award winner, an annual award recognizing the "Best of the Best" in commercial real esta More...

Real Estate News

Local real estate team ranked 26th nationally in sales

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate announced that the Fort Myers Kevin Burton Team ranked in the top 100 teams nationwide in closed transactions in 2008, according to the fourth annual "Real Estate Top 400, More...

Michelangelo Homes introduces new designs

New neighborhood features home sites on scenic lake

Michelangelo Homes, one of two builders in Costa Amalfi at Miromar Lakes, has introduced four new house plans. Costa Amalfi is the newest neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, offering unique single-family beach cottages. More...

New Veneto model open at Paseo caters to Southwest Florida lifestyle

The new Veneto Model is part of a Stock Construction's single-family Heirloom Series of floorplans available in Paseo. The interior design has been awarded to Pizzazz Interiors. More...