December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

Foulds foundation funds $33,000 playground

The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded a $33,000 grant to Child Care of Southwest Florida to renovate the playground at one of its six child care centers.  The grant will be used to replace the drainage system and rebuild the infant More...

Rebuilt bike garners $20,000 for charity

Local teenagers, the Lee County Sheriff ’s Youth Activities League and Fort Myers Harley-Davidson recently joined together to refurbish a classic motorcycle. More...

Crape myrtles offered to new foundation members

Residents of Florida can ring in the New Year by receiving five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January.  More...

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MUSINGS

“When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. More...

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THIS WEEK ON WGCU-TV

¦ THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 9 P.M. Doc Martin Season 2 Aromatherapy More...

‘It’s just a tutu’

Traveling tulle is self-portrait photographer’s single prop

BOB CAREY HAS NEVER BEEN TO THE ballet, except for maybe the time he watched his niece dance in “The Nutcracker.” Yet he owns a pink tulle tutu that he wears pretty regularly, usually outdoors. More...

Broadway Palm rings in the new year with ‘Tradition’

The Broadway Palm Theatre will celebrate New Year’s Eve with the national tour of the award-winning musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, “Fiddler on the Roof” has captured the hearts of More...

Honoring, thanking all who have served

Portrait project especially points to World War II

This is the story of a thank you in art, delivered in the brilliant hues of the heart from a few talented and civic-minded baby boomers to the Greatest Generation, as television newsman and author Tom Brokaw characterized the men and women who endure More...

Florida courts short 63 judges

Foreclosures continue to clog courtrooms, and judges have to take on the work that former staff used to do, leading the state Supreme Court to say Thursday that 63 new judges and one new appeals court judge are needed in Florida.  More...

‘Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies’ inspires student writing contest

Prelude to fundraiser spearheaded by Barbara Bush

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and children’s author Andrea Beaty announced the Celebration of Reading Holiday Writing Contest, open to third- through fifthgrade students in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry counties. More...

Fundraiser to help finish Heights community center

“Love Your Neighbor,” an annual event benefiting the Heights Foundation, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Gulf Harbour home of Daun and Peter Dessak. More...

Holiday glow lights up the islands

I always have considered Sanibel and Captiva magical places on Earth. Though there are no city lights or glitz, the islands appear to glow. And during the holiday season, this glow seems to burn brighter. More...

Business News

Filling the kettles

Local businesses push to help those in need

Don Corder’s new business idea offers little if anything to do with profit. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The college conundrum

A college education was once deemed a necessity for career success. With costs skyrocketing and a very changed landscape for post college employment, a college education has become a topic of great debate at the kitchen table.  More...

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Mayhugh Realty reported this transaction:  ¦ The Coffee Cup, which specializes in breakfast and lunch items including gourmet coffee, cappuccino, breakfast goodies and lunch sandwiches, leased about 1,200 square feet of retail space at the Rega More...

Real Estate News

Celebration to showcase Sandoval’s final phase

Taylor Morrison is inviting the public to its Phase III grand opening at Sandoval from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.  Taylor Morrison is developing Phase III of Sandoval in Cape Coral. More...

BRIEFS

¦ The Lubner Group and Clive Daniel Home has been retained by Goodmangement to provide interior design services for Coconut Mallory Marina and Resort in the heart of old Key West.  More...