October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Zombie events are back from the brink of death

THE ZOMBIES WERE PERTURBED. Every October, for the past six years, they’d gather on the streets of downtown Fort Myers for ZombiCon, staggering and lurching about, looking for fresh brains to suck. More...

‘Did you just die, or have you been dead for a while?’ How to be a zombie

What makes a good zombie?  Madison Mitchell’s been one every October for the past six years.  “I’ve gone to ZombiCon every year,” she says. “It’s super cool. It’s great for the area. More...

Dog rescuer puts heart and soul into volunteer position

In the animal rescue community, saying someone is “all about the dogs” is considered the ultimate compliment.  More...

A rebuilt community center brightens Harlem Heights

The new Harlem Heights Community Center could be likened to a tugboat, ready to pull families away from the limited horizons of poverty and into the wider ocean of opportunity, suggests Julie Workman, the center’s chief advocacy officer.  More...

Business News

Energy concerns shape Middle East policies

MONEY & INVESTING

A recent Money and Investing column suggested the real reason behind the Syrian conflict was a war over a proposed pipeline to transport natural gas out of the Persian Gulf (the location of the largest natural gas find in the world) and into the Euro More...

FGCU offers government records management workshop

Florida Gulf Coast University’s Florida Institute of Government is offering a two-day workshop in public records management from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday Tuesday, Oct. 28-29, at the FGCU Cohen Center. Cost is $175. Steve M. More...

Eco-tourism topic of Greater Fort Myers Chamber luncheon

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will hold its October general membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Shell Point Retirement Community, 14441 Woodsong Lane, Fort Myers. More...

Real Estate News

Maison Coco model nears completion at Miromar Lakes

A new fully furnished designer model home is nearing completion in the Murano neighborhood at Miromar Lakes. More...

Eagle cam launches season two

The Southwest Florida Eagle Cam is back, along with a beloved pair of bald eagles that have flown down for nesting season. Last year, the cam reached global success and garnered more than 16 million views and worldwide media coverage.  More...