November 18, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Tux & Trees gala set for Dec. 4

Tickets to one of Southwest Florida’s premier holiday celebration are now on sale. Tux & Trees gala tickets are available for purchase online and over the telephone. The glamorous blacktie holiday affair will be hosted Friday, Dec. More...

Lee Trust for Historic Preservation announces ‘Heart of Hendry’ event

On Nov. 18, the Lee Trust for Historic Preservation will host “The Heart of Hendry,” a celebration on Hendry Street between Main and Second streets, highlighting historic preservation on this block.   More...

‘Becoming Cosmopolitan’ set for Nov. 19 at The Veranda Restaurant

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 participation of several vendors in t More...

HELPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Donations, volunteers needed     Christ Community Church is hosting a free Thanksgiving Day meal for the less fortunate from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Christ Community Church, 4801 Orange Grove Blvd. in North Fort Myers. More...

Touch Spa & Salon places 2nd in national competition

Touch Spa & Salon of Fort Myers placed second in the national Redken 5th Avenue NYC Night of Color competition. More...

Barefoot Beach Chapter of DAR schedules genealogy workshop

On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Barefoot Beach Chapter, will hold a hands-on genealogy workshop. The event begins at 9 a.m. with scheduled appointments on the hour. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Oscar

FASHION MOGUL OSCAR DE LA RENTA BUZZES THROUGH NAPLES

High heels click-clacked across the floor as women bustled to and from dressing rooms. Racing to adjust hats and garments, store staff triplechecked mannequins and merchandise. More...

Alliance for the Arts hosts annual Walk Through the Arts

The sixth annual Walk Through the Arts, a preview of the upcoming season of art, dance and theater in Lee County, is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21. More...

BEACH READING

‘Inklings: A Memoir’ By Jeffrey Koterba (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25)

Becoming a wildly successful cartoonist today is just about as likely as getting struck by lightning. Jeffrey Koterba, the accomplished editorial cartoonist, has somehow managed to do both! In his memoir, “Inklings,” Mr. More...

ABLE Academy helps special-needs students in Fort Myers

Parker, a 10-year-old boy who lives in Fort Myers, wasn’t responding to his teacher’s questions at a public school. If he did, it took him four or five seconds. More...

Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club reveals Holiday House theme

The Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club has announced the theme “A Season of Joy” for Holiday House 2009. Holiday House is a Southwest Florida tradition that has taken place for more than 30 years. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 8 P.M. Three Tenors Christmas   Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and the Vienna Symphony perform holiday songs   . FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 8:30 P.M. Connect! Wellness   More...

Carol Sing to help CCMI’s Soup Kitchen feed the hungry

Area residents can celebrate the holidays at an old-fashioned sing-a-long and help feed the hungry at the Holiday Carol Sing Thursday, Dec. 10, at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Myers. More...

Scale Rails on track for 27th annual Holiday Train Show

Scale Rails of Southwest Florida presents its 27th annual Holiday Train Show Nov. 28 and 29. The event will again be held at the Araba Shrine Temple at 2010 Hanson Street. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. More...

Nordic Walking a new fitness craze

Lindy Smith, a trained professional Nordic Walking instructor, is gearing up to launch a series of Nordic Walking classes to fit almost anyone’s fitness needs.   More...

Hunger Walk 2010 planned

Grab your walking shoes, gather your friends or organization and participate in the second annual Hunger Walk on Jan. 23. Participants can register a team or walk as an individual in the fundraiser for the Harry Chapin Food Bank. More...

Nominations sought for Edison Festival honorary grand marshal

The Edison Festival of Light Board of Directors is providing Southwest Floridians with the opportunity to nominate someone to be the parade’s honorary grand marshal. Nominating a local hero is simple. More...

LMHS announces lecture series

Lee Memorial Health System’s annual Well Informed health lecture series kicks off with the advances in endovascular surgery from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Hyatt Place Coconut Point, located at the Coconut Point mall.   More...

Business News

Hueys: Fascinating flying machines

Owner did his research before taking off with business devoted to Huey helicopters

Before embarking on a career, Mike Turner conducted thorough research. Hoping that his life’s work would tie into a love for travel, he thought he might delve into something export-related. More...

VCB reports positive tourism statistics

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau reported favorable results for its fiscal year 2008-2009, which ended Sept. 30, 2009.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Why you should talk to your advisers about C, I and G

Give me a C, an I, a G! And what have you got? GDP! Louder! GDP!   More...

Real Estate News

Realtors to create national property database

The National Association of Realtors has acquired technology to create a database of all properties in the U.S. According to NAR, it will help Realtors better serve clients who expect immediate information.   More...

Home sales continue on record pace

But nontraditional sales make up 70 percent of closings

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach sold over 63 percent more single-family homes in October than the same period last year but nearly 70 percent of the sales were either foreclosures or short sales.  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...