November 17, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Operation Medicine Cabinet nets thousands of pills

Ongoing effort aims to curb prescription drug abuse

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit PILS section and the Lee County Coalition for a Drug Free Southwest Florida hosted Operation Medicine Cabinet, confiscating thousands of medications, on Saturday, Nov. 13. More...

Chocolates & Spirits to support literacy

The 12th annual Chocolate & Spirits Festival will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Bell Tower Shops, at the corner of U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF STEPHEN HAYFORD & HIS ACTION FIGURES

WHEN STEPHEN HAYFORD WAS A boy, he loved playing with action figures. At 38, he still does. The Cape Coral artist discovered a way to transform his boyhood passion into a career. More...

Musicians to descend on River District for Music Walk

The monthly Music Walk event returns Nov. 20 for its fourth month. More...

BEACH READING

‘Sinatra: Hollywood His Way’ By Tim Knight (Running Press, $35)

Although it’s been more than a decade since the death of Frank Sinatra, he is still very much a part of our American culture. More...

Public funds help to market Lee County

The Board of Lee County Commissioners last week approved a transfer of $85,000 from Lee’s Economic Development Office to its Industrial Development Authority, in an effort to attract new business, particularly manufacturing, to the area. More...

LIVING GULF COAST

Opossum enthralls from the royal court of Spain to streets of Southwest Florida

North America’s only marsupial, the opossum, is a native of South America. It migrated into North America more than 2 million years ago over the Isthmus of Panama. More...

Holiday party to help PACE Center

Janet Maries Studios is hosting a holiday open house and fashion show to benefit PACE Center for Girls on Wednesday, Dec. 1.   The specialty women’s apparel boutique will be helping to collect clothing donations year-round for PACE. More...

Shell museum celebrates 15th anniversary with free admission

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will celebrate its 15th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 20, with Family Day at the Museum. Admission will be free throughout the day for everyone. More...

Business News

Switching careers

Changing course in search of opportunity

Every human being carries between 21,000 and 25,000 protein-coding genes, according to geneticists. But only some, apparently, display the career-changing gene.   More...

Robb & Stucky has job opportunities in Bonita, Fort Myers

Robb & Stucky Interiors has been in business in Southwest Florida for 95 years and now is in the business of bringing much-needed jobs to Southwest Florida. The company is holding career showcases through Nov. 20 and again Nov. 29-Dec. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Commodities: A necessity or a fad about to bust?

Prices of commodities have been soaring and many investors in managed futures have exceedingly benefited. More...

Real Estate News

Award-winning designs

AIA recognizes area architectural achievements

The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest presented its 2010 Design Awards for architectural achievements by chapter members and advocates during a celebration Nov. 12 at Miromar Design Center in Estero. More...

Sales set the pace at North Star Yacht Club

While sales of luxury waterfront residences in much of Southwest Florida remain lackluster, North Star Yacht Club in Fort Myers continues its stellar sales pace. More...

Premier Properties announces Sotheby’s affiliation

Premier Properties of Southwest Florida Inc. has affiliated with the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and will operate as Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. More...