July 29, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Agencies strive to put the brakes on distracted driving

The Florida Highway Patrol will partner next week with Stay Alive… Just Drive!, a safe-driving program based in Lee County, to promote safe driving practices, with a primary focus on eliminating distractions. More...

American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers

Lack of transportation is one of the biggest challenges many cancer patients face, and the American Cancer Society needs more volunteers willing to help patients get to treatment. More...

Safety program for Alzheimer's

The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center offers a Safety Program for Alzheimer's caregivers in Lee County. The program was created to provide caregivers with tools to implement an emergency plan to prevent crises. More...

Backpack Event nears

Despite a slow economy and difficult year of fundraising and obstacles, the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is hosting its 10th annual Back-To- School Festival & School Supply Giveaway, more commonly known as The BIG Backpack Event, on Su More...

Robb & Stucky Interiors offers August seminars

Refresh your home's décor with tips from the professional interior design team at Robb & Stucky Interiors. More...

Free seminars at the IDC in August

The public is invited to attend the next in a series of free, informative events and seminars presented by the International Design Center. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

I Love it When You Talk Retro

THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE IS A RICH AND COLORFUL thing, full of strange words and unusual phrases. More...

Singer Lee Brice to headline Professional Bull Riding party

Cat Country 107.1 presents country music sensation Lee Brice in concert for the after-Professional Bull Riding party at Shoeless Joe's on Saturday, Aug. 1, immediately following the rodeo. Doors open at 8 p.m. More...

BEACH READING

'Singing Was the Easy Part' By Vic Damone, with David Chanoff (St. Martin's Press, $25.95)

Vic Damone's introduction to show business was as an usher at New York City's legendary Paramount Theater. More...

Thousands of purple martins roost downtown each summer

Greg Biolchini stood watching the orange sky over Hendry Street and Main Street in downtown Fort Myers fill blizzard like with birds. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Art inspired pre-World War I French pottery

The mark "Haviland Limoges" means fine porcelain to most collectors, but in the 1870s Charles Haviland wanted to expand his company's offerings. More...

Local businesses, volunteers needed to prepare hot meals

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida is to provide families of seriously ill children a place to stay while their children are in the hospital. More...

Support group available for adult children of Alzheimer's patients

A support group specifically for adults who have a parent with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder will meet at the Dubin Alzheimer's Resource Center, 10051 McGregor Blvd. Suite 101, Fort Myers. More...

Volunteer tutors needed at PACE

Got a few spare hours to help an underprivileged girl learn to read or do math this summer? More...

Lobster seasons under way

Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida are opening this week. The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 29-30 this year, followed by the regular lobster season Aug. 6 through March 31. More...

Free training in medical office skills

Lee Countians working at dead-end jobs or those who would like to increase their pay and chances for opportunity may want to take advantage of cost-free job training in medical office skills. More...

Cataracts third-leading cause of blindness in U.S.

August is Cataract Awareness Month

Studies suggest that everyone who lives long enough will get cataracts, although there may be some reduced risk for individuals who eat properly, avoid sun exposure and do not smoke. More...

Business News

Marketing Professionals

MAKE LOCAL BUSINESSES LOOK GOOD

Marketing professionals make business look good. They create the campaigns that bring in customers. They keep the media aware of their clients' innovations and good deeds. They design the advertisements that get results. More...

NeoGenomics enters into agreement with Abbott for cancer test

Fort Myers-based NeoGenomics Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM), a leading provider of cancer genetics testing services announced that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott. More...

Real Estate News

Florida's existing home, condo sales up in June

Florida's existing home sales rose in June — the 10th consecutive month that sales activity showed gains in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by the Florida Association of Realtors. More...

A master plan is key to designing on a budget

Today, when home is a respite from busy lives and budgets are tight, it is even more important to surround yourself with quality items that reflect you, your lifestyle and spark desired emotions. More...

Builders Care honored by local senior citizens agency

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, recently was honored by the Department of Elder Affairs Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc. Builders Care was awarded the Helen K. More...