March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Golden Apple 25th anniversay tickets on sale

The Golden Apple Teacher recognition banquet will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 13, with an after party from 9-11 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. More...

University wins national recognition for community service

In 15 years, Florida Gulf Coast University students have devoted more than 1 million hours to community organizations as part of the university’s service-learning program. More...

Fort Myers Regional Library under way

A ceremonial groundbreaking took place this week for the new state-ofthe art Fort Myers Regional Library, a joint venture between the city of Fort Myers and Lee County. More...

CREW attains another vital piece for protecting watershed

The Lee County Conservation 20/20 Program purchased 5 acres in the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed located northeast of the intersection of East Terry Street and Radio Tower Road in Lee County. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

BBQ, Bands and Brew promises fun and flavor

The Lee Building Industry Association is hosting the third annual BBQ , Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

This week on WGCU-TV

n SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 9 P.M. Masterpiece Classic Great Expectations – Part 1 More...

“The School for Wives”

Molière’s 17th century comedy of manners pokes fun at some familiar human foibles

IT’S A SAD FACT OF LIFE, BUT SOME MEN like their women young and stupid.  If the woman is ignorant or naïve, these men figure, they’ll come across as intelligent in contrast, even if they’re not. More...

Photographs bring back ‘Memories of World War II’

Robert Hilliard, the novelist, playwright and memoirist, remains a paradoxical pacifist who once cheated at his draft board physical exam to get into war.  More...

Uncommonly promising students eligible for scholarships

Applications for 2012 Uncommon Friends Foundation scholarships, honoring deserving individuals who have a financial need and the potential to succeed in school, are available now. More...

FGCU competes as finalist in climate competition

Florida Gulf Coast University is a finalist in the Second Nature 2012 Climate Leadership Awards, a national competition among colleges and universities to earn the title of “Most Innovative Climate Leader.”  More...

With a little more time, United Way exceeds goal

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades has concluded the 2011-2012 Campaign and exceeded the campaign goal of $8,030,533. The campaign had been scheduled to conclude on Feb. 29; however, the campaign was $300,000 short of the goal. More...

Millers to receive Luminaries Award

Hodges University has selected longtime Fort Myers residents Wayne and Mavis Miller as its 2012 Luminaries of the Year award recipients. The annual award will be presented during a luncheon at 11 a.m. More...

Business News

Making music pay

Musicians cash in during season

MOST OF THEM HAVE HEARD “FREE BIRD” SHOUTED FROM A packed bar crowd, rocked a corporate event or just melted into the background as ambient music for a private dinner party or gala.  More...

IBERIABANK acquires Florida Gulf

IBERIABANK Corporation and Florida Gulf Bancorp Inc. the holding company of Fort Myers recently signed a definitive agreement for IBERIABANK to acquire Florida Gulf. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

To Roth or not to Roth, that is the question

‘Tis tax time and, for most, not a season to be jolly.  But investors can choose to make the most of this unpleasant time of year. Investors might want to rethink certain strategies for their IRA retirement assets.  More...

Real Estate News

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Re/Max Realty reported these recent transcactions:   ¦ Chico’s purchased a 10,000- square-foot building in Fort Myers at 6150-6160 Idlewild St. from Darius and Amanda Cochran for $655,000.   More...

Lennar Homes completes the Arlington Oaks at Verandah

Lennar Homes has completed its Hawthorne model in Arlington Oaks at Verandah. This decorator model boasts three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a threecar garage and a huge 578-square-foot enclosed lanai. More...

REIS hosts discussion on county goals

John Manning, chairman of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, will address the challenges and priorities facing Lee County government at the Real Estate Investment Society’s luncheon meeting at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 10.  More...