July 8, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Don't just settle for a bench or sofa

What's the difference between a settle, settee and sofa? All three evolved from the "bench," a furniture form with a flat wooden plank seat long enough to hold two or more people. A "settle" was in use by the 12th century. More...

Saturday passport service offered locally on July 11

On Saturday, July 11, the Alva, Fort Myers and Naples Post Offices will host passport fairs: Alva Post Office, 17301 Broadway St., Alva, will offer service from 7-11 a.m. with no appointment required. Page Field Post Office, 2655 N. More...

Informational meetings focus on life at Shell Point

Residents of Southwest Florida who would like to learn about resort-style retirement options and lifecare are invited to attend one of several informational meetings at Shell Point Retirement Community. More...

Lee EMS makes it to prestigious competition finals in Orlando

Lee County Emergency Medical Services earned a spot in the prestigious final competition of emergency medical teams from around the world in finals being held in Orlando. The four-person team, along with coach Lt. More...

Snapshots of July 4: Fort Myers Beach fills up

The Gulf of Mexico finally appeared over the crest of the bridge. The line of traffic inched slowly down to Fort Myers Beach on the afternoon of July 4. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

an allegorical & acrobatic journey

Cirque Du Soleil brings its jumping, acrobatic city to Germain Arena

A STOUNDED. Stupified. Amazed. Happy. That's how you'll feel when watching "Saltimbanco," one of Cirque Du Soleil's traveling shows. It'll make you feel like a kid again. It'll remind you of when you wanted to run away and join the circus. More...

Creative Theater Workshop gains nonprofit designation, holds auditions for new show

The Creative Theater Workshop Inc. has recently become a nonprofit organization, which will enable it to continue to bring quality children's theater to the Lee County area. More...

Looking back at the season

ARTS COMMENTARY

Well, season is definitely over. We're now into those hot and humid months where nothing much of note happens culturally. More...

Bats vital to a healthy environment

"We fear what we don't understand." For some, this fear takes in dark, winged denizens of the night alleged to fly into our hair, land on our necks and suck our blood. More...

Friends of Lovers Key hosts new Nature Program Series

The Friends of Lovers Key Inc. presents a unique new series of seven firsttime events designed to enhance the public's understanding of the natural and recreational resources found at Lovers Key State Park. Pre-registration is required. More...

AREA FUNDRAISERS

Benefit for people and pets July 18 An all-out effort to collect non-perishable food and pet items on Saturday, July 18, by stores in Tanger Outlets, will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. More...

Community Foundation awards initiative grant to fight hunger

Southwest Florida Community Foundation awarded $86,000 to United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades as fiscal sponsor of the Hunger Task Force of Southwest Florida through the community foundation's annual Initiative Grant. More...

Local florist receives Florida Master Designer Certification

Mary Lou Mack of In Bloom Flowers & Gifts in Fort Myers was awarded the prestigious designation of Florida State Master Designer at the recent Florida State Florists' Association 88th Annual Convention held in St. Petersburg June 5-7. More...

This week on WGCU-TV

. WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 9 p.m., The Ascent of Money From ancient Mesopotamia to Renaissance Italy, Niall Ferguson explains the origins of money, credit and debt. More...

Business News

The business of do-good

When the streets are paved with heart

Never mind the current stereotype of single-minded profiteering and greed in American business, with its crippling economic consequences. The do-gooders remain strikingly in evidence, fortunately for the rest of us. More...

E-mail, Web marketing seminars offered

If you are a small business, nonprofit, or business professional, you know the importance of using new media in business. More...

Real Estate News

Home-Tech funding two Habitat homes

Company's contribution exceeds $500,000 since 2002

Home-Tech, a local air conditioning and major appliances service and sales company, recently donated funds received through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program to Habitat for Humanity. More...

Cape Coral's first waterfront resort to open this fall

Project on schedule for grand opening in November 2009

Construction is nearing completion on The Resort at MarinaVillage at Tarpon Point Marina, announced Grosse Pointe Development Company President Jim Crumbie. More...

Lee building permits down in June

Builders in unincorporated Lee County pulled 24 permits for single-family houses in June, collectively valued at more than $6.1 million. That compares to 50 permits issued during May and 56 issued in June 2008. More...