March 10, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Healing through Buddhism event set

The Samudrabadra Buddhist Center hosts an event to teach the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and explain this method of healing oneself and others. The presentation is led by JoAnn Lawrence from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, and 9 a.m. More...

Blueway paddling opportunities abound

. Kayak with your canine at Dog Beach — no dog required. If you and your pooch are experienced, well-mannered kayakers, or if you enjoy paddling without your pooch, this Calusa Blueway paddling trail trip is ideal. More...

Grande Dames pave the way for girls

The Lee PACE Center for Girls’ Grande Dames Tea honors three more of our community’s most revered women. The Grande Dames Tea pays tribute this year to Jeanne Bochette, Helen Hendry and Dr. Veronica Shoemaker from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Lee County camps filling up

Parents can now sign up their children for Lee County Parks & Recreation summer camp, which offers teen, specialty and traditional camps like what parents might remember from their own youth.   More...

FGCU Expo showcases graduate programs

Florida Gulf Coast University invites prospective students to attend the Graduate Studies Spring Expo open house to learn about post-baccalaureate study opportunities from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 31 in the Student Union ballroom.   More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Relatively Speaking

Two men, two women. The possibilities for confusion are endless.

Greg loves Ginny. Unfortunately, so does Phillip. Phillip and Ginny have had a fling, but as far as Ginny’s More...

Diana continues to inspire through memorabilia, dresses

Months of painstaking work by experts and collectors from around the world. Thousands of manhours. It’s finally here.   More...

BEACH READING

‘Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder’ By Gene D. Phillips (University of Kentucky Press, $39.95)

During almost a half a century of filmmaking, director Billy Wilder was responsible for several masterpieces, many above-average films and even some notable flops. Mr. More...

Komen grants help ease breast cancer’s financial toll

When Leesa Crapa was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer, she felt immobilized by the threat of financial devastation.   “My insurance company dropped me,” said the Cape Coral resident. More...

Study shows wealthy are giving less amid downturn

The majority of wealthy Floridians have maintained a sense of obligation to give financially to their communities amid the economic doldrums, but three in 10 have cut their giving, according to the Wealth and Values Survey by PNC Wealth Management. More...

What anglers should know about spotted sea trout

Spotted sea trout (Cynoscion nebulosus) are perhaps the most popular shoreline saltwater gamefish in Florida. Hooked trout put up an impressive fight. That is one reason these fish are so popular with anglers.   More...

Shrimp festival features food and a historical recipe

The 52nd edition of the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival kicks into high gear at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, with the festival parade. Following the closing of the Matanzas Pass Bridge at 9 a.m. More...

Shady Rest changes name, adds services

With new services and increased focus on family- and patient-centered care, Shady Rest Care Pavilion has changed it’s name to Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. More...

Shell Point shows off spring fashions

Tuck that little black dress back into the closet as Shell Point presents “Confetti, the Colors of Spring!” fashion show & tea at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 18. More...

Business News

Fear & Firearms

Gun sales still brisk in the wake of recession and Democratic control in Washington

Just over a year ago, Southwest Florida gun stores experienced a frenzy of buying that industry veterans had never seen before. Store shelves were bare. Customers plunked down thousands of dollars on ammunition. More...

FGCU hosts investment forum, banking experts

Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting the third annual Southwest Florida Investment Forum, sponsored by The CFA Society of Naples, Monday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Student Union ballroom. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Points to ponder about interest rates

Possibly the most important question facing investors and corporate borrowers is, “Are we about to see higher interest rates?” It was the $64,000 question six months ago. More...

Real Estate News

Foreclosure rate up in Lee

Foreclosure rates in Lee County increased for the month of January over the same period last year, according to a report by First American CoreLogic. A leading source of U.S. real estate and mortgage data.   More...

Lennar building new homes at Moody River Estates

Priced from under $190,000

Lennar will start construction of new homes priced from under $190,000 at Moody River Estates, located off Hancock Ridge Parkway east of Orange Grove Boulevard on Moody River Boulevard in North Fort Myers.   More...

Design seminars on tap at Miromar Design Center

Miromar Design Center is hosting a series of informative events and seminars throughout the month of March. The seminars are free and open to the public.   Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. More...