July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Uncommon species of mosquito found in Lee County

Lee County Mosquito Control District workers recently discovered an uncommon species of mosquito.   Identified as culex coronator, the mosquito was initially found by surveillance technician Tom Miller in a trap located in North Fort Myers. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Salad days

Who wants the heat in the kitchen? Summer’s a great time for salads

Whether you’re determined to turn heads by the pool or at that class reunion, or you just can’t stomach the thought of turning up the heat in the kitchen, summer is a great time to dig into cold, fresh salads.   More...

English photographer displays in the River District

ARTIST IN FOCUS

Coloring The World Gallery welcomes photographer Phil Dodd as its guest artists for August. The exhibit opening will coincide with Art Walk on Aug. 6. A reception will be held from 6-10 p.m. and is open to the public. More...

‘Eat, Pray, Love’

By Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin, $24.95)

“Eat, Pray, Love,” a story of one woman’s personal journey around the globe to find emotional healing and spiritual fulfillment, has been a beloved bestseller worldwide and will soon be released as a hotly anticipated Hollywood mov More...

Soothed by butterflies at The Estates

Wherever Florida’s state butterfly flutters, it draws an invisible line through the air in mad curlicues or long, languid strokes. More...

Health experts vigilant as dengue fever is found in Key West

Amid reports from the Centers for Disease Control that dengue fever has been found in the blood samples of many Key West residents, there has been some concern over whether the mosquito-transmitted disease could spread throughout Florida.   More...

Business News

Businesses’ tiny giants

What’s in a hot dog? If you ask Joe D’Acunto, who sells the Sabrett brand from his shiny silver hot dog vending in Fort Myers, he might tell you about the casing, which seals in the natural juices. More...

Instead of slacking off this summer, stay focused

Ah, summer… That wonderful time of year when everything slows down — including your business.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Brazilian economy enjoying a carnival of its own

Brazil is hot.   The fact is that Brazil has always been viewed as “hot.” Prior to 2005, the “hot” was the Rio de Janeiro beaches and, more specifically, the scantily clad ladies (and men) parading on the beach.   More...

Real Estate News

Top dog

Verandah finds success, builds community, by offering pets amenities

Samantha trembles in anticipation as she waits impatiently for her “father,” Charlie Riley, to open to the screen door at Blossom’s, the community gathering spot by the Orange River at Verandah.   More...

Southwest Florida communities report healthier inventory levels

In real estate, existing resale home inventory is a leading indicator in determining the health of a market. Typically, a balanced real estate market is approximately 12 months of inventory. More...