November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Other News

Lee Memorial seeks lower ‘sick tax’

Savings would fund new children’s hospital

Looking for help in financing a major children’s hospital project, Lee Memorial Health System has proposed giving some public hospitals a break in the state’s “sick tax.’’ More...

Grant garners new tools to treat addiction

The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded a $13,675 grant to Southwest Florida Addiction Services to purchase new technology that will enable SWFAS to treat more people in need of substance abuse treatment. More...

Stories with Santa to collect books and toys for local kids

The Omni Club of Fort Myers is partnering with the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida to host a book collection and Santa reading event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec 17. More...

Play ball!

Red Sox warming up with jobs for spring training season

With JetBlue Park set to open in just a few months, the Boston Red Sox are looking to hire individuals to work during the 2012 spring training season and beyond. More...

Children’s Center earns national accreditation

The Community Children’s Center in Lehigh Acres has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs for outstanding early childhood programs that meet national standards of quality. More...

Foot Solutions provides Santas for Seniors

Foot Solutions of Estero is one of several locations around Southwest Florida participating in the “Be a Santa to a Senior” campaign, organized by the Home Instead Senior Care network. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Prized chestnuts had their own special bowls

A Chinese porcelain “chestnut basket” recently was offered for sale at a Virginia auction. More...

Protect your assets and identity

Last month, the FBI arrested a man who hacked into the e-mail account of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson. In addition to hacking into the e-mail, the admitted perpetrator posted several racy pictures of the actress on the Internet. More...

Program for new parents wins award

The Healthy Families Collier/Lee program won a Healthy Families Award of Excellence given annually by Healthy Families Florida. More...

Kiwanis collects books for kids

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South is collecting new or likenew children’s books for the All Children’s Specialty Care of Fort Myers patients and their siblings. More...

Spring training tickets go on sale Dec. 17

The Boston Red Sox recently released the 2012 spring training schedule, which includes 18 games at the new JetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

ISLAND HOPPING

Sanibel Farmers Market grows with hungry crowd

Note too self: Never, ever go to the Sanibel Farmers Market with a full stomach. There is way too much good food and delectables to not come hungry. I spent my Sunday morning and early afternoon hours at the Sanibel Farmers Market. More...