Island House Cafe pays homage to the Chicago Dog
Updated 07/13/2011 at 3:11 p.m.
When one thinks of hot dogs, one may think of the Oscar Mayer wiener jingle, the famous Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, the popular destination Coney Island or simply the act of enjoying a frank in the ballpark. Whatever your ...
1,000 flags collected for disposal
Updated 06/21/2011 at 2:53 p.m.
The flags are collected every year for a ceremonial disposal once they are deemed unsuitable for display. The collected flags were burned properly in a flag disposal ceremony on Flag Day, Tuesday, June 14.
ABC’s Karaoke Battle USA South Florida Finalists Advance to NYC
Updated 06/21/2011 at 2:17 p.m.
They sang their hearts out. Twenty-six contestants from all over South Florida performed at the Sandy Parrot on Monday for a shot at ABC’s Karaoke Battle USA.
PHOTOS: Joplin fundraiser at Fort Myers Beach raises cash for tornado victims
Updated 06/06/2011 at 11:30 a.m.
To support of the work of the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the devastating Joplin, Mo., tornado, Nervous Nellie’s Waterfront Restaurant in Fort Myers Beach is holding a fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, featuring live music, a ...
FGCU, College of Life Foundation form partnership to fund museum studies program
Published 03/31/2011 at 3:54 p.m.
An opportunity has opened up for history majors, or any other student with an interest in museum studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. The growing university received a $60,000 check yesterday to fund a program in museum studies. The launch ...
Political comedian Mark Russell honored by Marine Corps League of Naples VIDEOS/PHOTOS
Published 03/17/2011 at 12:56 p.m.
Long before Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, there was Mark Russell. That comment came from Jack Connelly, the public information officer for the Marine Corps League of Naples, who had the pleasure to introduce Russell, a political comedian, columnist, PBS ...
RCMA day care coordinator thanked for her 30 years of service to families
Published 02/14/2011 at 10:07 a.m.
Juanita Garcia has been helping and caring for the children of migrant farmworkers for more than the past three decades, and she was recently honored for her tireless devotion. Garcia, having been raised in a family of migrant workers, knows ...
PHOTOS: Bark for Life raises money for American Cancer Society
Updated 01/16/2011 at 9:55 a.m.
Bark for Life was held for its first year in Naples, benefiting American Cancer Society. 34 dogs from all kinds of breeds and backgrounds came to enjoy some treats, compete and raise money for ACS.
Volunteers prepare 10 millionth meal for Meals of Hope
Published 12/18/2010 at 4:34 p.m.
It wasn’t just another fast-paced Saturday morning for Stephen Popper’s family and the Meals for Hope organization. This weekend day was special as the group packaged its 10 millionth meal.
PHOTOS: FGCU graduation: For cancer survivor, diploma first step in uncertain future
Published 12/12/2010 at 8:03 p.m.
Like many of the more than 900 students that graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University on Sunday, Troy McPherson is uncertain what the future will bring.
PHOTOS: 25th Bonita Springs Christmas Boat Parade lights up faces, Imperial River
Published 12/11/2010 at 11:19 p.m.
The 25th Bonita Springs Holiday Boat Parade created plenty of moments like Aileen’s and gave locals a chance to decorate their boats and earning bragging rights. And for the first year, homeowners along the Imperial River were judged for their ...
A warm feeling: FGCU Empty Bowls Soup Lunch raises money for charities
Published 12/03/2010 at 10:02 p.m.
The aroma of beef and barley and butternut squash filled the cool, crisp air on a perfect day for soup. Yet, warm hearts caused the long line through the breezeway of the Florida Gulf Coast University Arts Complex on Friday.