September 23, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Waste not, want not

Recycling isn't a new idea. Our ancestors reused bits of cloth for quilts, made clothing out of flour bags and used old cigar boxes to make chip-carved picture frames and boxes. More...

This week on WGCU

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Doggy Dash seeks walkers for event

Lee County Domestic Animal Services is seeking interested animal lovers to participate in the Doggy Dash, a fundraising effort to benefit the Animal Care Trust Fund. The Doggy Dash is being hosted by Miromar Outlets in Estero from 10 a.m. More...

Citizens Police Review Board members announced

Seven appointments have been made to the Citizens Police Review Board of the City of Fort Myers. The members of the board are: · Wilmer Wallace Carter, appointed by Councilman Simms (Ward 3) · Rev. More...

Becoming Cosmopolitan event benefits those who are hungry

In celebration of the cosmopolitan lifestyle in Southwest Florida, this year's Becoming Cosmopolitan event is giving women what they love most: fashion, pampering and chocolate, thanks to the sponsorship of several vendors in our community. More...

Intergenerational awards ceremony to honor businesses, individuals

The Area Agency on Aging invites the community to help recognize outstanding examples of intergenerational activities at an awards ceremony and reception at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. More...

New single-incision procedure a first for HealthPark facility

Procedure potentially leaves no visible scar

Lee Memorial Health System announces the successful completion of its first colon surgery using the next generation SILS procedure. The right hemi-colectomy, or right color removal, was performed for the treatment of a benign colon tumor. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

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Naples' newest theater, Silverspot, spares ples' pares no expense for luxury

Movies theaters are usually like toddlers: sticky and grungy. But a new one just opened in Naples that promises to be different. More...

LeeCulture.org: Showcasing the arts scene of Lee County

Lee County's newest online directory and calendar can be found at www. leeculture.org. More...

BEACH READING

'In Great Waters' By Kit Whitfield (Del Rey, $15)

The setting is England, the time not too long ago, but there is a major difference between this world and our own: Humans not only cover the land, but also inhabit the seas. More...

Community program 'chips' away at bad health

Perhaps one of Fort Myers' best-kept secrets lies in a non-descript building across from the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. There, healing of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure and obesity, begins. More...

Watch these gardens grow

A look at some robust gardens sprouting up around Southwest Florida

Bonita Springs Middle School H HAVING LEARNED ABOUT THE EDIBLE SCHOOLyard Project begun by California chef and food activist Alice Waters, Brenda Tate has wanted to start one locally. More...

October filled with special programs at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

October at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is highlighted with the return of the Estates Clothesline Quilt Show and Airing of the Quilts as well as a variety of other special programs. More...

Komen affiliate awards grant money to fight breast cancer

The Southwest Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announces the availability of grant funds for the 2010-2011 grant year. More...

FGCU hosts Estero Bay Symposium

The health of Estero Bay and its watershed will be the focus of a two-day event beginning Sunday, Sept. 27. The public may participate in a variety of informative, fun and free guided tours to various locations. More...

Summerset Regatta sets sail

The hurricanes may have postponed the racing, but with "Sail the Tradition" the theme, the Summerset Regatta will continue Oct. 2-5. More...

Meridian Broadcasting makes the move to FM with '92.5 FOX NEWS'

Meridian Broadcasting announces the premiere of "92.5 FOX NEWS." Southwest Florida will now be able to hear all of their favorite news, weather and talk programming on FM in addition to WINK 1240 in Lee County and WNOG 1270 in Collier County. More...

Bishop Verot hosts 'Visit Days'

Bishop Verot High School announces the dates for its 2009 Verot Visit Days, a time for prospective students and their parents to experience Bishop Verot High School first hand. More...

Five local companies recognized for employee wellness programs

Five area businesses and organizations — Lee Memorial Health System, Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Lee County School District, Chico's and Florida Heart Associates — have been recognized by the American Heart Association's Star More...

Local ophthalmologists partner with NIH for benchmark studies

The National Institutes of Health has released findings of a three-year study in which it partnered with local ophthalmology practice Retina Consultants of Southwest Florida. More...

Business News

A cathedral of art and design

Where interior designers get it all, from everywhere

The goliath-sized front doors, opened by a suited attendant, welcome you to Southwest Florida's cathedral for the interior design industry. More...

FGCU hosts Edison Inventors workshop

Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center, Edison Inventors and Planet Eureka hosts the Innovation Roadshow Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 26, at Lutgert Hall on campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. More...

How to find a good adviser for your investments

MONEY & INVESTING

Look through any Southwest Florida magazine or newspaper and you are bombarded by ads from banks, brokers, insurance companies, investment advisors and peddlers of investment products. More...

Real Estate News

Summit Awards given to top builders

Lee BIA celebrates the best of commercial construction

The Lee Building Industry Association's fourth annual Summit Awards were held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point on Sept. 18. The event celebrates the success and professionalism within the commercial and remodeling industry. More...

Robb & Stucky Interiors earns design awards

Robb & Stucky Interiors, a nationally renowned interior design and premier home furnishings retailer, was recognized by the Gold Coast Builders Association for design excellence during the PRISM Awards presentation in West Palm Beach. More...