September 16, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

New regulation calls for limits on fertilizer use in Lee County

A new regulation on fertilizer use in Lee County sets limits on the amount and type of fertilizer you can use on your lawn and landscape. More...

Suncoast Credit Union named Philanthropist of the Year

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union was selected as Southwest Florida's 2009 Philanthropist of the Year in the Outstanding Large Business Category, an award presented by the Philanthropist Day Leadership Council. More...

Agencies join hands to fight spread of AIDS

In a historic alliance, the Eleventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will collaborate with the Florida Department of Health's Bureau of HIV/AIDS and the Island Coast AIDS Network to fight the battle against the spread o More...

Greyhound track reduces schedule during renovations

The Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track has reduced its live racing schedule through Oct. 12 to three days a week in order to make renovations at the facility. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

How do I love thee?

our enduring love affair with poetry

I F YOU COULD HARNESS MUSIC TO A MUSCLED HORSE AND PLOW A FIELD OF fragrance with it; if you could seed and grow the truth and crop its fruit with carbon steel; if you could drink the four winds whole and raw— the juice and flesh, the pulp an More...

Davis Art Center moves on to second phase

$2 million needed to finish

A dilapidated old federal building in downtown Fort Myers has become a magnet for music, theater and visual arts since renovation efforts began in 2003. But the Sydney & Berne Davis Art Center is far from being complete. More...

BEACH READING

'The National Parks: America's Best Idea, An Illustrated History' By Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns (Knopf, $50)

Most of us take our national parks as a given but, according to award-winning film producer Ken Burns, establishing them was an extremely radical idea at the time. More...

Walk on the wild side at Octagon Sanctuary

Discarded lives find solace at Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Center in Punta Gorda. As the name suggests, abused, sick and neglected wildlife are sent to Octagon to be cared for, some for the first time in their lives. More...

WGCU to focus on health care issues in SW Florida

With Southwest Florida's double-digit unemployment, furloughs, layoffs and mandatory pay cuts, the debate over health care reform takes a backseat to the immediate need for local residents to have access to affordable health care. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Old costume jewelry is a top collectible

Costume jewelry is among the bestselling collectibles in the United States today. Much of the costume jewelry made in the mid-20th century is welldesigned and was created with materials that have lasted. More...

CHARITY GOLF EVENTS

Golf tournament benefits Harry Chapin Food Bank It's not too late for golfers to register for an event benefiting the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Proceeds from the Blu Sushi golf tournament will go to the food bank's "Feeding the New Hungry" program. More...

Business News

Getting the picture

Professional photographers bring new angles into focus as the business changes

Everyone's become a shutterbug since the advent of digital photography. More...

Opportunity Fund provides capital for Florida businesses

The Florida Opportunity Fund announced one of its first commitments to boost venture capital investments in the state will be with Orlando-based Inflexion Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Florida companies, primarily in More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Tea leaves, anyone?

Reading the tea leaves. Those who are my age, or my senior, understand this expression. Some mystics used to swirl loose tea leaves in a cup and depending on their final position or configuration, the future would be told. More...

Real Estate News

Homes selling at record pace as banks unload inventory

Realtors have sold more homes in the first eight months of 2009 then in all of 2005, the height of the real estate boom. In 2005, a total of 9,842 homes were sold. Through August, 11,178 single-family homes have been sold. More...

Construction complete on first waterfront resort in Cape

Project to open in November

Construction is complete on The Resort at MarinaVillage at Tarpon Point Marina, company officials said. The $150 million project is Cape Coral's first waterfront resort. More...

Bruce Gora honored by state association

Bruce Gora, founder of Gora/McGahey Architects, has been honored posthumously by the American Institute of Architects Florida State Chapter for his many contributions to the Southwest Florida community. Mr. Gora was awarded the Hillard T. More...