December 2, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign begins

Lee County Domestic Animal Services has joined more than 2,000 pet shelters and adoption centers across the country for Home 4 the Holidays 2009, a national event organized to raise awareness of the joys of owning shelter-adopted pets. More...

Letter carriers launch 2009 Toy Drive

The Letter Carriers of Lee County are having their 2009 Letter Carrier Toys Drive to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, Dec. 5. Lee County residents are asked to place new, unwrapped toys by their mailbox or drop them off at the nearest Walgreens. 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...

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Business News

In the diamond business, romance still selling

Engagement, wedding jewelry sales remain strong

Since the phrase “A Diamond is Forever” first appeared in advertisements in the late 1940s, the retail diamond industry has maintained a long, happy partnership with fairy-tale romance. More...

Estate planning program on tap

Merrill Lynch will host “Estate Planning and Charitable Giving Basics” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Guest speaker Cynthia Carlson, Esq. More...

Real Estate News

Lee County’s residential market hits bottom

But unrealistic optimism can be costly

Psychologists may have an official name for a mental condition that is characterized by people believing that everything in their lives will be hunky dory as soon as some anticipated event happens in the future. More...

International Design Center changes name to Miromar Design Center

The International Design Center in Estero has been renamed the Miromar Design Center. The center is Southwest Florida’s premier resource for design professionals and consumers. More...

Half of Lee County homes underwater

Report says 87,213 properties worth less than their mortgages

In the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area, 50 percent, or 87,213, of all residential properties with a mortgage, were in negative equity as of September, according to First American CoreLogic, the first company to develop a national, state and city-level ne More...

People flock to see feathered friends at Sanibel park

Walking among the towering shade trees and kitschy cottages and mobile homes lining the streets of the Periwinkle Park & Campground on Sanibel tends to give one a nostalgic feeling of a simpler era. More...

Rep. Mack nominates 22 area students to U.S. Service Academies

Rep. Connie Mack has named 22 students in Florida’s 14th Congressional District to receive Congressional nominations to United States Service Academies for the Class of 2014. More...

Beer festival moved to Dec. 11

The Fort Myers Miracle announced that the Ballpark Festival of Beers has been postponed due to inclement weather. The sixth annual event has been rescheduled for 6-10 p. m. Friday, Dec. 11. More...

Lee County citizen survey being mailed this week

A random sample of Lee County households will be receiving a postcard this week, notifying them that they will soon be receiving a Lee County citizen survey. More...

Renaissance Academy seeks faculty, course suggestions

The Renaissance Academy at FGCU is the university’s premier life-long learning program for adults, seniors and retirees. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 8 P.M. Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics – The Sixties More...

Arts & Entertainment News

DIAL M... FOR MURDER

Lunch with a murderer

It’s not every day you lunch with a murderer. So I jumped at the opportunity. Giles Davies is so charming, I forgot about my plan to switch drinks when he wasn’t looking, just in case he was trying to poison me. More...

Art alliance remembers Bruce Gora with a special night

The Lee County Alliance for the Arts invites the community to celebrate the arts and the life of Bruce Gora, Dec. 5 at the premiere arts event of the year. “Bruce Gora: A Night to Remember” will feature Mr. More...

BEACH READING

“Now and Then” By Jacqueline Sheehan (Avon, $13.99)

Newly divorced, jobless and rudderless, Anna O’Shea returns from a trip to Ireland to be greeted with family tragedy. More...