February 17, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Public invited to events with Southwest Florida Legislative Delegation

The regional delegation for the Florida Legislature will be on hand Feb. 24 for a workshop and luncheon activity presented by five leading regional organizations. More...

Regional water quality forum set

The BIG ARTS Annual Conservation Forum will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at BIG ARTS Schein Performance Hall. More...

Harlem Globetrotters’ 2010 World Tour brings high-flying fun to Germain Arena

Coming off the most successful year in the franchise’s illustrious history, with a record-breaking 62 box offices records and more than two million smiling fans, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to showcase their eye-popping 2010 Wor More...

Sun Splash season passes offer savings up to 29 percent

With the March 13 opening day fast approaching, season passes to Sun Splash Family Waterpark are on sale now. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

15 THINGS YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT JERSEY BOYS

T HERE IS NO OTHER SOUND QUITE LIKE IT: A MIXTURE OF Beach Boys-esque harmonies, ‘60s pop with a light sprinkling of doo-wop, and hook-filled melodies fronted by a high, soaring falsetto. More...

ArtPoems goes multi-media in the Alliance Foulds Theatre

Art Poems, the collaborative transmedia poet and artist project of Southwest Florida, will celebrate its fourth year at the Alliance for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3.   More...

BEACH READING

“You Say More Than You Think: Use the New Body Language to Get What You Want!, The 7-Day Plan” By Janine Driver, with Mariska van Aalst (Random House, $25)

In the television criminal drama “Lie to Me,” crimes are solved by adeptly decoding the lawbreaker’s gestures and facial expressions. More...

Musical treasure trove exists within RV parks

Many musicians will tell you they have to play their music — it is who they are. For local musicians like Jim Houston, who once performed alongside Henry Mancini, retirement did not mean the end of sharing his talent. More...

United Way makes final push toward $8 mil goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades is approaching the conclusion of its 2009-2010 Campaign. As of Jan. 30, the drive had raised $7,020,605, or 86 percent of the goal of $8,020,330.   More...

Frontier extends Denver service to RSW

Frontier Airlines has announced its summer 2010 schedule with the addition of year-round service between Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Denver International Airport (DEN). More...

Community Foundation awards nearly $274,000 in grants to local nonprofits

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, through its annual Designated Endowment Fund granting cycle, has awarded 47 grants totaling more than $273,000 to nonprofits in its five-county service area. More...

Pirate Fantasy Ball benefits local charity for children

Tom Messina, president of Total Concept Inc., a graphic studio specializing in advertising and Web design, has announced plans for the inaugural Pirate Fantasy Ball. More...

Business News

Social networking gains credibility with businesses

Parker Bradtmiller sits at an austere glass desk that is bereft of the usual postit notes, comic strips and action figures you might expect at the IT guy’s station. More...

Business Hall of Fame inducts Nathan, Uhler

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Jim Nathan, president of Lee Memorial Health System, and Tom Uhler, a founding principal of Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and aw More...

IMAGINE SOLUTIONS

Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions

Editor’s N ote: T he f irst-ever Imagine Solutions C onference will pr emiere this week. F or mor e inf ormation on ho w t o still g et tick ets, c ontact 21 6-4226 or visit www.imaginesolutionsconference.com.  More...

Real Estate News

Denny Grimes to analyze local impact of distressed properties

One of the first Realtors in Southwest Florida to earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation by the Distressed Property Institute, Denny Grimes will use this expertise to share insight into how distressed properties are influencing th More...

Lee foreclosures second highest in U.S.

With 11.87 percent of its housing units receiving a foreclosure notice in 2009, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area had the second highest foreclosure rate in the U.S., according to a report from RealtyTrac, a leading online marketplace for More...

Sales up but median home price drops

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. closed 22.5 percent more homes in January than the same period last year.   More...