July 22, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

AT THE EDISON & FORD WINTER ESTATES

Estates mark Henry Ford's birthday with free programs

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates will celebrate the 146th birthday of Henry Ford and the completion of the restoration of the Ford Estates at The Mangoes, the winter home of Henry and Clara Ford, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 30. More...

A call to bikers: Harley-Davidson strives for record parade July 26

Harley-Davidson/Buell of Fort Myers is calling all local riders to be a part of history as they attempt to break the current Guinness Book world record for the largest Harley parade on Sunday, July 26. More...

Latisse eyelash enhancement presentation to be held July 28

Latisse, a newly released product originally designed to treat glaucoma, has recently been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for cosmetic use through prescription. More...

Driver's license services now available at tax office

The Lee County Tax Collector now offers driver's license services at its South Fort Myers office, located at 15680 Pine Ridge Road. More...

Protecting your home and car from burglars

With summer comes an increase in home and car burglaries, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. These thieves often get in through open and unlocked windows, doors and garage doors. Home Protection Tips: . More...

This week on WGCU TV

. WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 8 p.m., Time Team America New Philadelphia, Ill. The team digs for the remains of the first American town founded by freed slaves, now covered by a farmer's field. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Deconstructing 'Grace:' How Mary Jo Cartledgehayes turned her book into post card mail art

MARY JO CARTLEDGEHAYES SPENT YEARS carefully choosing just the right words in just the right sequence while writing her book, "Grace: A Memoir." As a writer, words are precious to her, and she has a reputation for weaving them together in unexpec More...

Ocean Roads presents 2nd annual Surf & Song Fest

Three-day event raises money for Blessings in a Backpack

A weekend filled with music and fun is coming to the Reserve Cigar and Wine Bar and the Edison in Fort Myers to benefit the local nonprofit, Blessings in a Backpack. More...

Postcards from Richard

One day, Mary Jo Cartledgehayes began receiving postcards with writing on them. More...

Maintaining beaches comes at a price

Preserving is a way of life for the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association

It would take a legion of poets to accurately capture the beauty of Lee County's 590 miles of shoreline, including 50 miles of white sand beaches. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Farm-related toys pique collectors

Now that vegetable gardens are in the news — there's one at the White House and cities are encouraging residents to plant them on vacant lots — collectors are looking at farm-related toys with more interest. More...

Children's Advocacy Center capital campaign tops $2 mil

The Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida has passed the $2 million mark in its ongoing Honor Thy Children capital campaign with help of the Lee County Capital Project Funding Program. More...

Tarpon Point Marina marks National Marina Day Aug. 8

As part of a nationwide observance, Tarpon Point Marina will celebrate the seventh annual National Marina Day on Saturday, Aug. 8. More...

Book fair scheduled to raise $ for Adopt-A-Student

The Multicultural Centre of S.W. Florida will hold a fundraising book fair at Barnes & Noble in Fort Myers. More...

Volunteers needed to make interview calls

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida Inc. is seeking volunteers to help complete short 20-minute phone interviews of applicants who want to become volunteers for the organization. More...

Business News

Growing need for care at home drives SeniorBridge acquisitions

Advances in medical technology and therapy are enabling people with multiple health problems to live longer lives, increasing the need for comprehensive care management. More...

National speaker to address financial planning group

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roy Diliberto of RTD Financial Advisors Inc. will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, July 24, Financial Planning Association of SW FL monthly membership dinner at Springs Run Country Club at The Brooks. More...

WCI bankruptcy moving forward

WCI Communities Inc. announced that the Delaware Bankruptcy Court presiding over its chapter 11 cases has approved the adequacy of its Disclosure Statement for its Plan of Reorganization. More...

Real Estate News

New home sales strong at Taylor Morrison's Lucaya

New home sales continue to be strong Taylor Morrison's Lucaya community. The developer has sold nine homes since the beginning of May, including all remaining garden homes in Lucaya's Sonsette neighborhood. More...

Toll Brothers hosting outdoors sales event

Toll Brothers will celebrate outdoor living with the Outdoors Oasis Sales Event beginning Saturday, July 25, through Sunday, Aug. 2, at communities throughout Florida. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Only three town homes ready for sale at Somerset in Estero

Only three move-in-ready town homes priced from $149,900 remain for sale at Somerset, located on Cypress View Drive off Estero and Three Oaks parkways near I-75 in the Estero area of Fort Myers. More...