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2011-02-11 00:00:57

In order to attract more attention to the region, the six counties of Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry Lee and Sarasota counties pooled their resources to develop a unique brand and take advantage of their collective size and offerings. The Southwest Florida Economic Development Partners create a powerful resource for businesses seeking to expand or relocate to this promising region of the State of Florida. Fort Myers, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 In order to attract more attention...

2010-12-03 10:24:00

CLEWISTON, Fla., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Key business leaders, elected officials and community members came together recently to witness the unveiling of a new tourism brand for the Okeechobee region. "Southern Shores of Lake Okeechobee: Gateway to the Everglades" is a united marketing and branding effort established to attract tourists to the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee to help revive its communities. Approximately 100 participants attended the branding event at...

2008-07-03 12:00:31

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Jul. 3--A FOOT OF WATER -- that's the difference one wetter year makes in Lake Okeechobee. The big lake, which serves as the region's rain barrel, fell to its all-time low on this date last year, bottoming out at 8.82 feet above sea level. On Thursday, it sat at 9.85 feet, climbing by nearly a half-foot over the last week alone, thanks to steady rains over and north of the lake. While the lake is in better shape than last year, water managers...

2007-06-05 18:00:21

The drought in southern Florida has led to a major archaeological find on the bottom of Lake Okeechobee -- pieces of pottery, conch jewelry and human bone. Researchers say the number of known-but-unexplored settlement sites on the lake bottom has increased from three to more than 20 during the drought. But there also are signs looters have been at work, leaving deep holes in the mud. I literally stay up at night wondering whether people are out on the lake looting it, Chris Davenport, the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'