October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Two 'Ding' Days birding tours will travel to Bunche Beach

Because of the popularity of the Bunche Beach Birding Tram, "Ding" Darling Days again will offer two free excursions during its week of festivities, Oct. 18-24. Reservations and a deposit are required. More...

H1N1: Health Department poised to vaccinate Lee County residents

The Lee County Health Department, along with the School District, Emergency Management and United Way, have developed a plan that will provide county residents with a convenient and simple way to protect themselves and their families from H1N1 (swi More...

Olympic Coach Richard Callaghan, Olympian Todd Eldredge call Germain Arena home

Germain Arena's youth hockey program has developed a nationwide reputation for developing top hockey talent. The same will soon be said for its figure skating program. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

DIRTY ROTTEN COMPOSER

David Yazbek takes a leap composing for 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' and more

WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING MUSIC, DAVID YAZBEK believes in jumping off the cliff. "I still remember Stephen Soderbergh's Oscar acceptance speech," he says. More...

'Time and Ina Meyerhoff ' opens Oct. 9

Theatre Conspiracy presents the winner of its 11th annual New Play Contest, "Time and Ina Meyerhoff," Oct. 9-24. More...

BEACH READING

'Barbie All Dolled Up: Celebrating 50 Years of Barbie' By Jennie D'Amato (Running Press, $29.95)

Escorting readers down Barbie's pink-brick memory lane — from her glamorous stints as a surgeon and Oscar-winner, rock-and-roller and superhero, to her dashing boyfriend Ken's debut in 1961 (he donned a red bathing suit and sandals, and carri More...

Siblings work to be family's first generation of college graduates

Maria, Pepe, Juan and Marisol Gomez are Edison State College students set to graduate with associate's degrees this May. The act of graduating is not that momentous in and of itself, nor is the fact that they are all attending the same school. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Porcelain bed pillows once common in Asia

Do you like hard pillows or soft pillows? It might depend on where you grew up. Homemade pillows were used in ancient Egypt, medieval Europe and early America. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 8 P.M. This Old House Hour In honor of its 30th anniversary, producers of the Emmy-winning series have selected two projects in the Boston area for the season premiere. . FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 8:30 P.M. More...

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month marked by adoption special, Howl-o-ween Paw-ty

Lee County Domestic Animal Services will celebrate National Adopt-A-Shelter- Dog Month with a $25 reduction in dog adoption fees during October. More...

GreenMarket still growing at the Alliance for the Arts

GreenMarket, at the Alliance for the Arts, is still expanding, with new vendors joining weekly. The market offers locally grown, caught and cultivated foods and much more. More...

Business News

What a great idea!

Seasoned and newbie inventors turned on by U.S. Department of Commerce program

Thanks to Planet Eureka!, area inventors have the chance to put their products on the fast track in a national forum. Planet Eureka! is a program of the U.S. More...

Financing entrepreneurs subject of Venture Forum meeting

The Gulf Coast Venture Forum, in association with the Florida Venture Forum and the Economic Development Council of Collier County, will hold its kick-off meeting for the 2009-2010 season Thursday, Oct. 8, at The Naples Grande Resort & Club. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

One year later

Twelve months ago, our world — our economic world — was turned topsy turvey, upside down and inside out. No need to recount the seeds of the problems or how the turmoil played out (Bear Stearns begot Lehman Brothers begot AIG). More...

Real Estate News

Meet HGTV star Jason Champion at the IDC

Jason Champion made it to the top five in the most recent season of HGTV's "Design Star" competition. Now he is making his way to the International Design Center on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. More...

Quick Delivery Homes available at Botanica Lakes

One of the premier communities in Southwest Florida is Botanica Lakes by G.L. Homes, a family-oriented enclave of spacious homes with gorgeous appointments and world-class recreational amenities that is a must-see for prospective homebuyers. More...

New home building still light in Lee County

During September, Lee County Community Development issued permits for 31 single-family homes valued at $8.2 million to be built in unincorporated Lee County. More...