August 12, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Port Charlotte's Ace is back after Charley brings hard wear

What took them 25 years to build, Hurricane Charley destroyed in one afternoon, managers of Morton's Ace Hardware say. And a steady stream of customers encouraged them to rebuild. More...

Benefit aids PACE Center For Girls

Love that dress you wore to the last charity event but don't want to be seen in it at the next event? Then donate it to the PACE Center for Girls Lee County's "Love That Dress" charity fundraiser set for Tuesday, Sept. More...

FGCU, Seminole Tribe historians collaborate in archeological field trip

Faculty and students in the anthropology program at Florida Gulf Coast University's Department Marine and Ecological Sciences and the Seminole Tribe of Florida's Tribal Historic Preservation Office joined forces over the summer in a collaborative e More...

Fifth Third Bank, school foundation launch 'Back to School' supply drive

Fifth Third Bank, in partnership with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, has announced a project to provide local school children with free backpacks and school supplies. From Aug. 14 through Sept. More...

Needed: storage facilities for families facing foreclosure

The Lee County Homeless Coalition Inc. a not-for-profit organization, is seeking help for families who are facing foreclosure or eviction. Many families forced to leave their homes are in no financial position to care for many of their belongings. More...

Suncoast Schools credit union offers student lending program

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union announces a partnership with Credit Union Student Choice to provide turnkey private student lending services to its more than 480,000 members. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Studio paperweights are especially popular today

Paperweights are popular and often expensive collectibles. The first glass paperweights probably were made for an exhibition in Vienna in 1845. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

AUCTION ART

Going once, going twice: The Arts for ACT Masquerade auction showcases Rauschenberg, other top local artists

A BUSE COUNSELING AND TREATMENT'S 21ST annual fundraiser will once again be a highlight of the summer season and an art lover's fantasy. The Arts for ACT Masquerade of the Arts is set for Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. More...

New musical comedy 'Married Alive' hits Broadway Palm Stage

Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre begins its 17th season with the funny, yet touching, musical comedy "Married Alive," playing Aug. 13 through Sept. 26. This wacky new musical takes a peek at two couples as they experience life from Niagara to Viagra. More...

BEACH READING

'Hold Love Strong' By Matthew Aaron Goodman (Touchstone, $24.99)

Abraham Singleton's mother's addiction to crack leaves her dead, facedown and with bullets through her skull. More...

Woman contracts Lyme disease on Sanibel

One local woman is crusading to let people know there is Lyme disease in Southwest Florida, despite the fact the Lee County Health Department is not overly concerned. More...

Peace River Church peaceful at last

The Peace River Church of Christ in Punta Gorda was blown away by Hurricane Charley on Aug. 13, 2004. Last week, Bob Henry, one of three trustees of the church, spoke of its recovery. More...

Seven words that sum up a hurricane experience

When Florida Weekly asked Southwest Floridians to summarize their hurricane experiences or sentiments — in seven words, no more and no less — we were flooded with responses. More...

County pet licensing program changes approved by BOCC

On Aug. 4, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners approved a revision to the county's pet licensing program. The revision is not an increase but changes the requirements to qualify for reduced license fees. More...

Home and garden show has tailgate theme this year

One sure indicator of autumn's arrival is the return of football. With great football everywhere in the state, residents have turned football parties and tailgating into an art form. More...

Legion hosts Salute Our Troops Day

The Rabe O. More...

Informational meeting on tap at Shell Point

Southwest Floridians 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...

Business News

Air Berlin - Flying Direct

Happy birthday, Air Berlin! More...

'Tween Waters launches interactive Web site

'Tween Waters Inn Island Resort has launched a new Web site (www.tweenwaters. com) dedicated to enhancing the visitor's trip experience to Captiva Island. More...

Dividend growth and inflation

MONEY & INVESTING

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

Bringing homes up to speed in a tech-savvy world

Bill and Caryn Schuman requested one thing for their residence in Bay Colony. Sure, they were sold on 18th floor views of the rolling green of Pelican Bay Golf Course to the east and calm waters along the Gulf of Mexico to the west. More...

Builders Care to help unemployed volunteers

Since 2005, construction volunteers have helped the Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care program provide free home repair services to economically disadvantaged residents in Lee County. More...