Fort Myers

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Environmentalists Lose Lawsuit Over Buggies, Panthers, and Big Cypress Plan

    For one subset of the Florida cracker, hunting, fishing, and frogging is a way of life. And intrinsic to their subculture, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, is the use of swamp buggies. So when the National Park Service banned their use in parts of the Big Cypress Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Florida Greyhound Deaths: 131 Dogs Killed Last Year at State Tracks

    The dog was electrocuted before it even had a name. In October of last year, the anonymous animal "fell into a rail" and died at a Flagler compound training track, newly released records from the Department of Parimutuel Wagering show. "Some of the cases are just heartbreaking," says Carey Theil, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Named Second-Most-Exciting Place in Florida

    Another day, another reminder that Fort Lauderdale is awesome. While the Venice of America has been hitting the top rankings in national surveys, it was about time the city was placed against other cities in its own state. And, thanks to real estate blog Movoto, Fort Lauderdale ranks as the number ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    'Florida Breweries' by Gerard Walen is a Guide to Craft Beer in the Sunshine State

    For the past few weeks, I've been reading through, section by section, the latest and probably most all-encompassing book to showcase the craft brewing scene in the state of Florida. Florida Breweries, as it's helpfully and purposefully named, is a primary source on the state of craft beer in the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Bikepath Country Florida: DEP Cuts Deal With Dodgy, Lobbyist-Heavy Company For Ads on Park Trails

    In a controversial decision to allow advertising along trails and greenways in the state parks system, the Department of Environmental Protection on April 3 inked a deal with Bikepath Country Florida, a Fort Myers company whose managing partners include two powerful Tallahassee insiders. See also: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    West Palm Beach Doctor Bills for More Medicare Reimbursements Than Any Other Doctor in the Country

    Salomon E. Melgen lives in a 5,000-square-foot North Palm Beach mansion. He travels by private jet to the Dominican Republic with New Jersey senators. He's the subject of not one but two current FBI investigations. The 59-year-old eye surgeon has yet another claim to notoriety now, the New York Time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Rep. Trey Radel Going Back to Work After Cocaine Bust

    Trey Radel, the freshman Republican representative who was charged in November with cocaine possession, is getting ready to go back to work Tuesday when Congress' new session kicks off. Radel had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession after getting busted, and spent 28 days in an inpatien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Rep. Trey Radel Busted For Cocaine Possession

    Trey Radel, the freshman Republican representative, was charged on Tuesday on cocaine possession, according to court documents. Radel, 37, who represents the 19th Congressional District in the Fort Myers-Naples area, was arrested on October 29 for "unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally" possessi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Darryl Woods, Missouri Bank Manager, Used Bailout Money to Buy Luxury South Florida Home

    In a case of a bank manager acting like a bank manager, a Missouri bank chairman admitted earlier this week that he misappropriated nearly $400,000 worth of TARP money -- and instead bought a luxury home in South Florida. According to court documents filed on Tuesday, the money, which the governmen ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    SoFla Teenaged Girl Suspended for Protesting School Bullying

    At DeSoto County High School in Arcadia, freedom of speech doesn't extend to silence. Amber Hatch, 15, sued its principal, its dean of student, and the local school board last week in Fort Myers federal court, claiming she was suspended last year after school administrators tried to coerce her from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Florida Man Pees On Cop's Sandwich

    Christopher Brennan didn't like being put inside a Lee County deputy's patrol car after cops were called in to investigate a disturbance at a Fort Myers resort at nearly 2 Monday morning. So Brennan thought he'd bemoan this treatment. And by "bemoan this treatment," we mean he unzipped his pants ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Joe Biden Visiting Florida on Friday and Saturday

    He's like the crazy uncle who comes to your family holiday party and says awkward things but always has a dollar to give ya 'cause he thinks you're awesome, squirt. Unfiltered. Off the cuff. A little nutty. He's Uncle Joe Biden, and he's hitting up the Sunshine State for a two-day marathon o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Bill Nelson and Connie Mack Television Debate Is Set

    The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Murder Suspect, Felipe Alex Torrealba, On The Run

    Felipe Alex Torrealba, wanted in connection with a Broward County murder, is on the run again after BSO homicide detectives tracked him to his southwest Florida home. The 26-year old Torrealba, fled authorities Thursday night just before they arrived at the Lehigh Acres home near Fort Myers, where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Foreign Buyers Totally Into South Florida Real Estate

    Popular real-estate website has been tracking you, international real estate buyers. And now it's telling everybody.While a study released earlier this week found that searches for U.S. homes from other countries has dropped 10 percent on the website since 2011, there was other informatio ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    South Florida Lags Woefully Behind in Spring Break Dangers

    ​In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website, looked at c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    South Florida Homes Safe From "Worst Cities for Real Estate Investing" List

    Flickr: lexlevinradApparently in Port St. Lucie the foreclosure bus will come foreclose on your house in a hurry.Want to invest in some real estate? Don't start looking in writer Francesca Levy published a list recently called "The Worst Cities for Real Estate Investing." Out of t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    National Greyhound Association Issues Statement Regarding Dismissed Florida Trainer

    C. Stiles​Two days ago, we broke the news that a woman arrested in 2002 in connection to a massive greyhound graveyard was still involved in dog racing in Florida. The owners of the track where Ursula O'Donnell was a "trainer of record" say they asked her to step down.Today, the National Greyhound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Rubio - Crist Fast Becoming Proxy War Between Republican Right and Center

    Rubio​Another conservative U.S. Senator has defied party leaders to give an endorsement to Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist. And check out the statement by Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, particularly this part:"Like me, Marco believes that the federal government works best when it returns dollars, deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    West Palm, Miami Lose "Sweatiest City" Honor to Phoenix

    flickr user: greencolanderSure is hot ...In an unabashed marketing ploy, the makers of Old Spice deodorant have ranked the Top 20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities.  Phoenix, AZ took the top spot; Miami came in at number 7; and West Palm Beach placed at number 8. Old Spice number-crunchers say that "Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    At Last, Peace Reigns in Tattooland

    The bill that would have overhauled tattoo regulation in Florida is dead. The two factions of state tattooists, who had earlier this month waged an epic, expletive-laden battle in the comments thread of this Juice post, are now on the same team, or soon to be. And together, they will work toward a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Teflon Charlie Rules Lauderdale Stage

    The big punchline in Washington D.C. these days is "bipartisanship." Barack Obama wants to be friends with Republicans but they don't want to be friends with him. Of course, it's all politics. The Republicans have nothing to gain from jumping on the Obama bandwagon and everything to gain if that wag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    The Hoax on You

    Here is a video of a UFO, courtesy Paul. Who knows whether Paul shot the original video -- which would have required the purchase of a remote-controlled flying saucer, or at least some nifty special effects. Or whether he deserves credit for time-stamping it February 9, 2009, and indexing it with "F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Lauderdale Votes for Non-Obama Candidates, Democracy Ignored in Non-Twitter Format

    Voters in Fort Lauderdale will elect a mayor and an entire city council today, while over in Fort Myers, President Obama is speaking. Approximately four dozen or so Fort Lauderdale residents are expected to turn temporarily away from their Twitter accounts to vote, and, oh, over on the west coast, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Morning Juice: Forgotten Orioles Leaving, Ninja Thieves Franchise Begins?

    An excited fan of the Fort Lauderdale Ninja Thieves!Orioles May Leave, Opening Door for Thieves Team officials for the Orioles snuck out of Broward County yesterday for a secretive meeting with Lee County leaders. Over lunch at a Perkins, they discussed the possibility of the Orioles moving to Fort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008
  • Dining

    July 31, 2008

    Highway to Hog Heaven

    Deep Down South takes the road less traveled and finds itself far ahead of the pack

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Music

    April 10, 2008
  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Car Club Crazy

    The South Florida Dubs go scrapingly low

  • Music

    November 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    Shula Picks Colts

    Dave Barry is a millionaire who writes best-selling books and has Hollywood up his ass. Does he really want to write this daily dreck any more? And do we want to read it? I revere the guy and consider him the greatest humorist of his generation, but the newspaper gig is tired. It reminds me of those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    Who's The Baby's Mummy?

    Mummy From Texas Kevin Deutsch's little article in the Palm Beach Post today reminded me of the time I saw a mummified baby that had been left in a briefcase. It was at the Lee County Medical Examiner's Office and the thing that struck me about it was how perfect it had been preserved, almost lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2006

    Prostitutes and Reporters

    Bill Ingram/PB Post Most of you have probably already seen the Paul Lomartire's feature story in the Palm Beach Post about one of the more storied prostitutes in PBC. Good on Lomartire to get the story of Maggie Williams (or "Scaggie Maggie" as they call her on the streets) -- and it's got some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    How Much Do You Make?

    The Sun-Sentinel poll over the weekend: Broward County may give teachers a 6.45% pay raise, hiking salaries to $37,000 a year for beginners and $70,000 for the most experienced. What do you think of the pay scale for teachers? 57.8% Teachers are grossly underpaid, considering the importance of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2006

    Radio Round-Up

    Just when I get through, they drag me back in. It looks like I'm going to be on the Steve Kane Show tomorrow morning. It should be interesting. Big Steve has taken umbrage with this post of mine. And apparently there's going to be some corporo-politico teacher of "people skills" named Frank Turek on ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Letters for January 8, 2004

    What? You expected team loyalty?

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Dying to Be Thin

    Like other "super morbidly obese" people, Marc Patterson would do almost anything to slim down

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Why Mia?

    The search for good, casual Mexican fare in South Florida continues

  • News

    November 21, 2002
  • News

    November 14, 2002

    The Antiwarriors

    Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement

  • Sports and Recreation

    May 11, 2000

    Best Day Trip

    Koreshan State Historic Site

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • News

    March 5, 1998

    It Came From the Swamps!

    A huge, hairy beast that walks upright and craves lima beans is stalking South Florida's marshland.

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    A Revolting Development

    Does the Fort Lauderdale beach area want to be a "world-class tourist destination" or a decent place to live?

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