October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Don’t just stop with breast cancer

The two most important phases of the detection process are yearly mammograms and HPV screenings for the early detection of cervical problems.  More...

‘I am now on the other side of the fence’

First, I would like you all to know that I am very blessed to be telling you my story. In February 2015, my world became a tornado. I was told that I had breast cancer.  More...

Cupcakes, cookies benefit breast cancer foundation

Norman Love Confections is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month, offering the community a sweet way to support those who are currently fighting the disease. More...

BREAST CANCER MONTH EVENTS

No-cost mammograms at VBA Clinic   No-cost mammograms are available at the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, 21297 Olean Blvd., Port Charlotte. More...

Fair at Fenway South set for JetBlue

Just in time for the cooler fall weather, the Fair at Fenway South returns to JetBlue Park for two long weekends in November. The fair will be open from Nov. 11-13 at JetBlue Park, located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers, and again Nov. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Alzheimer’s Association walk is slated The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Oct. 15, at Laishley Park in Punta Gorda. More...

In the Beginning

The first patient in the 100-year history of Lee Memorial Health System was a man with appendicitis from LaBelle named Sam Thompson. More...

The 1930s

The decade ended in a whimpering finale when the stock market crashed in October of 1929. It heralded not only the end of prosperity but also the beginning of the Great Depression. More...

Lee Memorial and Modern Medicine Grow: 1970s-1980s

By 1970, the early days of Lee Memorial Hospital were fading into history and few people were still around who remembered its origins. More...

A New Century Begins; the Old Values Remain: 2000s

As one millennium ended and another dawned, Lee Memorial Health System continued evolving and expanding. Both were necessary to keep up with medical advances and Lee County’s explosive population growth. More...

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Business News

Not easy being green

The fight to save Florida’s citrus enters decade two

WHEN THE BACTERIAL DISEASE KNOWN AS greening collided with Florida’s huge citrus industry in 2005, nobody imagined that 11 years later the state’s annual production, now worth almost $11 billion, would have dropped from a once-high 240 mi More...

Economic development in a nutshell

What is the process involved in economic development? To create quality jobs and a broader tax base, it’s important we continue to attract new companies and support our existing industries. More...

What’s going to happen to Saudi Arabia in this oil market?

MONEY & INVESTING

One of my favorite shows as a kid was “The A-Team.” More...

Breast cancer deaths on the decline

Across our community and the entire country this month, we will celebrate the brave women who have done battle with breast cancer. More...

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Dr. David M. Klein

Dr. David Klein is an ophthalmologist known for being one of the community’s biggest philanthropists. He was instrumental (along with Dr. Mark Asperilla) in founding the Virginia B. More...

Male breast cancer: one man’s battle

Punta Gorda-born Frank Desguin has spent his life as a mover and shaker in the community, including being honored for his 15 years of service as former property appraiser for Charlotte County. More...

Sixth annual Bucks for Ducks underway

A donation to the Bucks for Ducks fundraiser supports Lee Memorial Health System Breast Health Centers’ mammography fund to assist less-fortunate patients with breast cancer detection. More...

Teen court

Of fer ing juvenile offenders a positive alter native

ESTABLISHING A JURY OF PEERS FOR ANY DEFENdant is difficult. But when the defendant is a teenage offender, it becomes even more complicated. This is where the Teen Court program comes into play.  More...

100 Years of Caring

Lee Memorial Health System

Since its founding 100 ago, Lee Memorial has been our community’s major health care provider— created, built and staffed by the people of Southwest Florida. More...

The Roaring ‘20s

By time the calendar flipped to 1920, the first baby born at Lee Memorial Health System was nearly 3 years old. That was James Fielder Allred, who arrived on March 3, 1917, six months to the day after the hospital opened. More...

Growing Up: 1940s-1960s

In the 1930s, there was just that one little building in downtown Fort Myers. As that decade wound down, work had begun in small ways for a new hospital building. More...

1990s: The Century Winds Down and Construction Goes Up

When the decade of the ’90s began, Lee Memorial Hospital was a 608-bed hospital near downtown Fort Myers. More growth would follow when HealthPark Medical Center opened in December 1991 several miles away with 220 beds. More...

A Century of Change

When Lee Memorial Hospital first opened a century ago, medical care and technology were in relative dark ages compared to the 21st century. Insulin wasn’t used until 1922, when the hospital was 6 years old. More...

Thank You

This publication would not have been possible without the tireless dedication of volunteers; and current and retired employees who helped to research, organize volumes of old documents and share their stories. More...

Real Estate News

What $200,000 will buy in Southwest Florida

16025 Begonia Drive, Punta Gorda Here’s a two-bedroom, two-bath home sitting on three acres in a private wooded area along a freshwater canal. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

RIAF 2016

Experience the sublime, surreal, hilarious and audacious at Sarasota’s Ringling Festival

CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER DOUG ELKINS considers himself a creative magpie; collecting various appealing things and bringing them back to his nest where he transforms them into something different. More...

Florida International Air Show returns in force

In 2013, USA Today rated the Florida International Air Show as one of the top 10 best air shows around the world. It was attracting up to 70,000 spectators, and raking in more than $700,000 in income — $100,000 of that profit after expenses. More...

Compendium of Florida facts and follies links the loony, lousy and laughable

FLORIDA WRITERS

¦ “Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country” by Craig Pittman. St. Martin’s Press. 336 pages. Hardcover, $26.99. More...