November 11, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

‘Grand Tour’ pieces gain popularity

The wealthy and the almost-wealthy of the late Victorian era chose to take the “Grand Tour” of Europe to show off their sophistication, education and good taste. The tour could take a year or more. More...

Upcoming at the Calusa Nature Center

. Friday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Night hike and campfire   More...

Senior officials from U.S. Central Command in Tampa visit FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University will host Coalition Chairman Air Commodore Richard Newlands from New Zealand, Brigadier Gen. Lothar Schmidt of Germany and Brigadier Gen. More...

Chorale performs at upcoming Festival of Trees in Fort Myers

“Spirit of the Gulf,” one of the world’s top-ranked women’s chorale groups, will perform at the Festival of Trees in Fort Myers River District on Saturday, Nov. 28. More...

Ophthalmologist presents ground-breaking research

New research by Dr. More...

Lee County holds last 2009 Microchip ID Clinic for pets

Lee County Domestic Animal Services will hold a Pet Microchip ID Clinic for dogs and cats from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The event will be held at the agency’s shelter, 5600 Banner Drive, in Fort Myers.   More...

Bunche Beach bird patrol runs Nov. 21

Experience the beautiful birds of Bunche Beach with a bird patrol guide on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 8 to 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at Bunche Beach, located in South Fort Myers off Summerlin Road. More...

Ballpark Festival of Beers makes fall return

The sixth annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, hosted by Miracle Professional Baseball, returns to Hammond Stadium this month. The event is set for Wednesday, Nov. 25, from 6 to 10 p.m.   More...

Suncoast Surgery Center receives 2009 Best of Fort Myers Award

Dr. Jonathan M. Frantz, owner and medical director of Suncoast Surgery Center, has been selected for the 2009 Best of Fort Myers Award in the Ambulatory Surgical Center category by the U.S. Commerce Association.   More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Whole lotta sound

lostotaund Naples Philharmonic Orchestra rocks to the music of Led Zeppelin

It’s a given: Every new generation of composers borrows from and builds upon what’s come before.   Some pioneers of rock borrowed the energetic beats of jump and jive; others adopted the syncopation of western swing.   More...

Edison State presents ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’

Imagine a world where true love always triumphs, where fairies are free to meddle with the lives of mortals, and the person of your dreams could be... a donkey?   More...

BEACH READING

‘The Goliath Bone’ By Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins (Mariner Books, $13.95)

The problem with being a dead author is that your fan base often doesn’t get the message when you release a new book, mainly because your fans thought you were dead.   More...

A Redneck Yacht Club Mudventure

There’s a Punta Gorda playground for off-road groupies to indulge their hunger for mud.   The Redneck Yacht Club opened in February this year on the outskirts of Punta Gorda on County Road 74.   More...

Local orthopedic surgeon offers new custom knee replacement

Local orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter J. Curcione is offering custom knee replacement to better match the fit and placement of the implant to the patient. As a member of the Lee Memorial Health System Orthopaedic Technology Committee, Dr. More...

Biofuels center planned for Hendry County

Edison State College and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have received a nearly $1 million grant to produce biofuels in Hendry County.   More...

Make-A-Wish Foundation needs community’s help to grant local children’s wishes

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is seeking help from individuals, business owners, organizations and community leaders of Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties to fulfill the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical c More...

Nov. 15 Poker Run benefits Harry Chapin Food Bank

The public is invited to participate in Arizona Pizza Company’s inaugural Poker Run and Car Show to assist the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The poker run, led by Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott, begins with registration at 9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. More...

New ‘brainy’ Memory Spas offered at Lee Memorial Health System

Spas typically cater to fitness, weight loss and beauty, but starting this month, Lee Memorial Health System will offer a new twist on wellness called the Memory Spa. More...

Barn Buddy Program: Lee Animal Services offers new adoption option

Lee County Domestic Animal Services continually seeks new adoption options to place as many pets as possible into permanent homes. The Barn Buddy Program is one of these options and LCDAS is asking residents to consider being part of the program. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 10 P.M. American Experience: The Berlin Airlift   A striking look at the first battle of the Cold War in 1948, and the world’s largest humanitarian campaign.   . FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 8:30 P.M. More...

Southwest Florida College reaches record enrollment, expands Charlotte Campus

One new campus, five new programs, a virtual school, and 2,300 students are swelling Southwest Florida College’s enrollment statistics. More...

Heart Association starts quality improvement program for health care professional offices

The American Heart Association has launched a new program to improve the quality of patient care in the health care professional office setting.   More...

Business News

The hassle-free way to own a boat is to share it

The high cost and hassles of boat ownership is even more off-putting when you consider the amount of time people find to use their boats. More...

Grants available to fix historical buildings in Lee

Owners of older buildings in unincorporated Lee County have a chance to obtain funds to fix up their historic structures under the Lee County Historic Preservation Grant Assistance Program. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Cash: Is it king or false refuge?

In these uncertain times, many investors do not know what to do. More...

Real Estate News

New home sales continue to surge in Estero Palms

Taylor Morrison community offers homes from the $220,000s

Nestled in the heart of Estero, the Taylor Morrison community of Estero Palms continues to experience strong sales. The community has sold seven homes since August with 20 of its 32 total home sites now sold.   More...

Stock completes Provencia Court at Paseo

Stock Construction is finishing construction of Provencia Court, a singlefamily home neighborhood at Paseo in Fort Myers. More...

Foreclosure, bankruptcy workshop schedule for Nov. 19

The Lee County Bar Association will sponsor another free foreclosure and bankruptcy workshop for the public on Thursday, Nov. 19 starting at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. More...