September 30, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

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Southwest Florida celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ALL MONTH LONG >> The Power of Pink, Brighton Collectibles at Coconut Point: Purchase a piece of jewelry from Brighton's 2009 Power of Pink collection and the company donates $10 to Susan G. More...

'The art of tea' featured at Burroughs Home

The Art of Tea at the Burroughs Home and Gardens is a unique hour-long program being offered to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m., by the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the Burroughs Home, 2505 First Street, Fort Myers. More...

Murder Mystery Dinner Train featured on PBS

The Murder Mystery Dinner Train of Seminole Gulf Railway will be featured on the PBS Kids program, "Fetch!" with Ruff Ruffman Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 pm on WGCU TV 30. More...

WGCU premieres documentaries about 'Ding' refuge, Big Cypress

WGCU Public Media has produced two documentaries highlighting and celebrating the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County and the J.N. "Ding" Darling Refuge on Sanibel Island in Lee County. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

1920s phonograph lamps hid latest technology

Decorators used to try to hide a phonograph or radio because it did not match the rest of the room's decor. They still worry about how to hide a stereo or television, but attractive speakers and flat screens have made technology less intrusive. More...

Professional Advisors Conference scheduled for Oct. 22 in Naples

The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the seventh annual Professional Advisors Conference on Thursday, Oct. 22. The conference will be held at the Hilton Naples, located at 5111 Tamiami Trail in Naples from 8 to 11:45 a.m. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

A Cultural Revolution

FIRST-EVER RINGLING INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS OCT. 7

FLORIDA HAS A PLETHORA OF FESTIVALS. THERE ARE WINE fests, art fests, Shakespeare fests, fests for fests' sake. Feh! More...

Top restaurateurs team up at Cru

Shannon Yates and Harold Balink have been at the forefront of the local restaurant scene for the past decade. Now they are teaming up to pour their considerable collective energy into a single enterprise: Cru. Mr. More...

BEACH READING

'Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson' By Peter C. Mancall (Basic Books, $26.95)

Henry Hudson was an English navigator and explorer. Not much is known about his early life, but as an adult Mr. Hudson was a stubborn and determined man. In fact, it was that very bullheadedness that eventually led to his death. More...

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Sanibel resident creates a field of dreams

Flannel uniforms and wooden bats. That's what propelled Sanibel resident David Carter, a former youth ball player in the 1950s, to create a documentary film about Little League baseball in the heartland of America. For Mr. More...

Rocking chair marathon set for Oct. 24 at FM Toyota

Ft. Myers Toyota, "The Family Store," is co-sponsoring and hosting the ROCK for Charity ROLL With a Ride event, a rocking chair marathon contest. Registration runs until Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. More...

Congressman, experts participate in health care forum in Fort Myers

Congressman Connie Mack is hosting a health care forum with five expert panelists. The forum will take place from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More...

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENTS

Fall Classic Golf Tourney planned at Quail West Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida will hold its annual Golf Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2 and 3, at Quail West, 5950 Burnham Road, Naples. More...

Edison State program awarded accreditation

The Elementary Education program at Edison State College has earned formal accreditation by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. More...

Rotary Club presents Italian Fest

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers is hosting an Italian Fest on the campus of the Alliance of the Arts from 11 a.m., to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. Admission is free and there will be fun for the entire family. More...

Haunted Hike offers safe Halloween fun for families

Mike Greenwells Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park will present its annual Haunted Hike for the 18th year as it kicks off the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 in Cape Coral. More...

Business News

Gearing up for tourist season

Experts say it could be a good one

For some Fort Myers residents (especially those who live here year round) it is a monumental headache, an amalgam of congested traffic, crowded restaurants, teeming beaches and packed stores. More...

Bank merger earns conditional approval

First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization), a proposed new bank in Naples, and Panther Community Bank, N. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

It doesn't hurt to talk

Now, right now, is a good time to visit with your financial adviser and review your portfolio performance and allocations. Talking costs nothing but it could be helpful to you. More...

Real Estate News

$6.3 million model opens in Estuary at Grey Oaks

Borelli Construction has completed The Centurion, a 7,000-square-foot, $6.3 million model home, in Estuary at Grey Oaks. More...

Florida home sales up again in August

Lee County sales up 83 percent from last year

Florida's existing home sales rose in August — marking a full calendar year that sales activity increased in the yearto year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...

BRIEFS

Harbourside CEO sees good signs

Harbourside Custom Homes reports it has three luxury homes in the permitting stage, two in Lee County and one in Collier County. More...