October 28, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Green Expo & Conference set for Nov. 1-2

The Southwest Florida Green Futures Expo & Energy Options Conference will be held Nov. 1 and 2 at the Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center in Punta Gorda. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Waste not, want not: repairs prolonged useful life

Recycling and reusing is not a new idea. In the 18th century, well-to-do European and American families bought made-toorder dinner sets from China that were sent across the ocean in ships. More...

Pies, turkeys and hams will benefit soldiers overseas and their families

Anyone who plans on an oven-roasted or smoked turkey, a succulent ham or a perfect pie this Thanksgiving should do their shopping at one of Lee Memorial Health System’s hospitals (Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medi More...

LMHS co-hosts Young Driver Safety Program

Lee Memorial Emergency/Trauma Services, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition and the Stay Alive, Just Drive campaign are hosting a program for young drivers between the ages of 15 and 21. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Theatre: Dracula   Bram Stoker’s infamously sinister, and famously undead, character comes to life.   . FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 8:30 P.M. FGCU Quarterly Report   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

sanibel island writers conference

Florida’s native son: Carl Hiaasen talks about his bizarre novels

I USED TO THINK CARL HIAASEN WROTE FICTION. Then I moved to Florida. And when I’d read the news or catch a local newscast, I’d often find myself thinking: Oh my God! I’m living in a Carl Hiaasen novel! More...

‘Grease’ opens at Mann Hall Nov. 3

Production features American Idol’s Taylor Hicks

After spending a hopelessly devoted summer with Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, Danny Zuko’s world is thrown upside down when Sandy appears at Rydell High on the first day of school. More...

BEACH READING

‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ By Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (Quirk Books, $12.95 each)

Take a beloved classic, add a heaping dose of the supernatural and garnish well with silliness, and you have two of the most surprising publishing sensations of the year.   More...

Behind the scenes at a Haunted Walk

Calusa’s ghostly event returns to Lee County

Sunset descended over the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium’s pine woods on the opening night of the Haunted Walk. More...

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Zonta HallowSwing golf event     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Zonta Club of Bonita Spring is doing its part to bring attention to this disease by holding its second annual HallowSwing Golf Tournament benefiting the Ral More...

Holiday Nights to light up Edison & Ford Estates

Southwest Florida is home to the winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Best known for his work with electricity and the light bulb, Mr. Edison also created early Christmas lights. The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating Mr. More...

Costume ball, fishing event highlight Blueway Paddling Fest

The fourth annual Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival, running through Nov. More...

Lee County Animal Services announces new winter hours

Beginning Oct. 31, Lee County Domestic Animal Services will change its hours of operation for the winter season. Animal viewing hours for claiming or adopting pets will be from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. More...

FGCU presents free annual Student Dialogue Nov. 4

Florida Gulf Coast University Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education presents the annual Terry Tempest Williams Student Dialogue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Student Union ballroom.   More...

Business News

Harvesting stone crabs is hard work, big business

Paul Gladding harvests stone crab claws, a delicacy brought up almost exclusively from waters off the coast of South Florida. In spite of a fractured and swollen wrist from a recent slip on his boat — and the fact that Mr. More...

FGCU’s Lutgert College named a top business school

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business is recognized once again as one of the best business schools in the nation according to The Princeton Review. More...

Love is in the air

MONEY & INVESTING

It seems that people are once again smitten by the U.S. equity market. Words such as; “I love this stock” or “I love the market at these levels” are being bantered about again.   More...

Real Estate News

Members buy club at Bonita Bay’s Mediterra

The Mediterra Members’ Advisory Board and Bonita Bay Group agreed for the members of the New Club at Mediterra to purchase the combined club assets for $6.8 million in cash and assume the $15 million Community Development District debt.  More...

Stock Development reports sales climbing

Stock Development issued a strong sales report for the first three quarters of 2009. From Jan. 1 through Sept. More...

Robb & Stucky Interiors hosts design seminars

Refresh your home’s décor with tips from the professional interior design team at Robb & Stucky Interiors. More...