May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

KOVELS: ANTIQUES

Dad will go mad for stylish antiques

Father’s Day is coming in June, so think ahead and try to find a unique gift for your father. Shop at a flea market or antiques shop. More...

LMHS offers free pre-kindergarten skills program at three locations

Lee Memorial Health System will offer its free Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday beginning Aug. More...

Mixed results for recent Lee and Collier counties food drive

The 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive/Stamp Out Hunger oneday food collection on May 12 produced 297,532 pounds for Lee County, a 27 percent decrease compared with last year’s total and 269,340 pounds for Collier County, 10,000 pou More...

HIT THE LINKS

Junior Golf Summer Tour hits the fairways   WCI Communities will tee off the 2012 Junior Golf Summer Tour season with an adult-junior tournament Saturday, June 2, at The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs. More...

ISLAND HOPPING

Sanibel Historical Museum is fun, reasonable way to learn about islands

Since I was a child I enjoyed going to museums. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Lead singer reflects on picking up with Styx

Band headlines Cape Coral concert

Before he had ever sung a note on stage with Styx, lead singer Lawrence Gowan says, he knew he had made the right move to put his solo career on hold to join the band.  More...

Making his mark

Austin Kleon finds poetry in newspapers

THE POET WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS once claimed: “It is difficult to get the news from poems.”  “I’ve flipped that around,” says writer/artist/blogger Austin Kleon, who has figured out how to get poems from the news.& More...

BEACH READING

‘If Only’

We all face loss in our lives, some earlier than others. In “If Only,” 13-year-old Corinna Burdette loses her mother to cancer in the summer before she enters eighth grade. More...

NBC2 says farewell to Len Jennings, welcomes Peter Busch

Sitting under studio lights, Peter Busch looks down, looks up and smiles. Photographers tell him to think of high school. He thinks of college, looks down, looks up and smiles. More...

Shoot the Blueway for prizes and glory

Lee County Parks & Recreation has launched its fifth annual Calusa Blueway Photo Contest for boaters, kayakers and nature enthusiasts. More...

Vote for local nonprofit in Toyota national program on May 24

The public can cast online votes to support Lee County-based Stay Alive …. Just Drive! in its quest to win a new vehicle to enhance its work by visiting www.100carsforgood.com from noon to 9 p.m. More...

Lee’s jobless rate drops again in April

Florida’s jobless rate in April fell to 8.7 percent as the state continued an employment rebound that began 11 months ago, the Department of Economic Opportunity reported last week.  But April’s drop was also affected by the fact tha More...

$5,000 from SWFLCF aids Glades summer program

The Harry Chapin Food Bank received a $5,000 donation from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for arts and activities to accompany the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program in Glades County this summer. More...

Bi-monthly Lee County pet microchip ID clinics kick off June 1

Dog and cat owners can take the high-tech step to insure their prized pet will be returned if lost and also save money via Lee County Domestic Animal Services’ Pet Microchip ID Clinics from 9-11 a.m. More...

Business News

Changing times call for new types of coverage for your business

WHEN IT COMES TO INSURING THEIR BUSInesses, most owners think of protecting their livelihood from fire, theft or natural disasters. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

National housing study reports the worst is over

A credible, nonprofit think tank group has released a comprehensive report on the state of the U.S. housing industry that indicates the worst is over. The Demand Group is forecasting a turn in U.S. More...

Watch out for scams as we approach Memorial Day weekend

As we approach Memorial Day Weekend, we prepare to honor those who serve and remember those who have died in war. More...

Real Estate News

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty ranked among top national brokerages

Judy Green, president and CEO of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, a leading Southwest Florida luxury brokerage headquartered in Naples, reported last week that the firm was ranked by 2012 REAL Trends 500 as No. More...

First floor master suites attract new home buyers

More and more often the staff at Toll Brothers reports that new home buyers are requesting firstfloor master suites. In response to the demand, the builder offers more than two dozen designs that meet that need.  More...

Lennar Homes expanding buying opportunities

Lennar Homes has recently acquired five new properties in Collier, Lee and Sarasota counties and is offering and building executive and coach homes to fit potential buyers’ needs.  More...