August 5, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Beasley's WWCN770 ESPN Radio is newest Gators Football channel

Beasley Broadcast of Southwest Florida announces that WWCN770 ESPN is the newest member of the Gator Football Network broadcasting the University of Florida Gators football games for the 2009 Season. More...

Hope creates 'Personal Treasures' for Hospice families

Memories can take special — and unusual — forms at Hope Hospice. At a family member's request, a patient's bowling shirt was transformed into a precious little teddy bear, which became a comforting companion. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 9 P.M. Levon Helm's Ramble at the Ryman For years, Levon Helm has hosted evenings of music at his home studio in Woodstock, New York, that have come to be known as "The Midnight Ramble." In 2008, Mr. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Three reasons you must go to Arts Walk

1] art 2] art 3] art

J AMIE KUSER SNAPPED A photo of four of his friends following each other across First Street in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Debut exhibit features artists Clyde and Niki Butcher

The Southwest Florida Museum of History announces the debut exhibit of husband and wife photographers Niki and Clyde Butcher opening Thursday, Aug. 20. More...

Courage and hope: The necessities of writing 'close to the bone'

ARTS COMMENTARY

Author Ralph Keyes maintains a major part of writing isn't grappling with words and grammar as much as it is wrestling with fear. "Fear not only goes with the territory," he says, adding, "I don't think you can write well without it. More...

When one man's word is enough to make an arrest

When a young man came to the Fort Myers Police Department in March and told authorities he was being harassed at gunpoint, his word and little else was considered enough probable cause to land four Fort Myers residents — three siblings and th More...

Miracle Charity Golf Classic set to tee off

Slicers and hackers or those who are more than just weekend golfers are invited to play in Miracle Baseball's 10th annual Miracle Charity Golf Classic. The event, presented by Snead Cataract, takes place Sunday, Aug. More...

Lane closures on Alico Road

Seminole Gulf Railroad will be performing major rehabilitation of the railway crossing on Alico Road through Aug. 31. The roadway will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists traveling between I-75 and U.S. More...

National Marina Day offers free family fun

Three area marinas are offering events on National Marina Day, Saturday, Aug. 8. Legacy Harbour Marina, located at 2044 W. First St. next to Joe's Crab Shack, is celebrating from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Activities are free and open to the public. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Old schoolmaster desks are still made today

Schoolteachers — or, as they were called in the early 19th century, schoolmasters — stood in front of the class at a special schoolmaster's desk. It was not used with a chair. More...

Business News

Tammie Nemecek: Talking Economic Development

TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT JUNKIES, nirvana occurs when diverse and growing businesses combine with a great quality of life, resulting in a vibrant community where everyone thrives. More...

Florida Eye Health celebrates 15 years in Southwest Florida

Fifteen years ago this month, area cataract and LASIK specialist Dr. Jonathan M. Frantz started Florida Eye Health in a medical office building at Lee Memorial Hospital. He moved to his current Fort Myers location at 12731 New Brittany Blvd. More...

The great debate: Inflation or deflation?

MANAGING YOUR MONEY

What debate? The debate in every money manager's mind. The debate in most boardrooms. The debate at the coffee shops in rural towns with small manufacturing businesses. The debate at your kitchen table. The debate within my own mind. More...

Real Estate News

Lee BIA calls for entries for 2009 Summit Awards

The Lee Building Industry Association invites those seeking recognition for an outstanding level of success and professionalism in the commercial and remodeling industry during the years 2008 and 2009, to be a part of the 2009 Summit Awards. More...

Harbour House construction on track

Fort Myers Beach's newest boutique resort to open late fall

Construction remains on schedule for Fort Myers Beach's newest boutique hotel. General contractor Carlton-Naumann Construction is currently painting the exterior of Harbour House at the Inn and installing interior drywall. More...

Permit activity weak in Lee County

Builders in unincorporated Lee County pulled 33 permits for single-family houses in July, collectively valued at more than $11.9 million. That compares to 24 permits issued during June and 49 issued in July 2008. More...