October 29, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Revving up real estate

Tools of the trade have become more technologically advanced

Real estate agents are hungry for time. Their workdays pass as they pivot from one technology tool to the next, wrangling websites, apps and plug-ins to stay on top of the market, pitch sales and close deals. More...

End of the equity market’s happy story hard to predict

MONEY & INVESTING

The equity markets have been telling a largely cheerful story for the past five years. There have been some hiccups along the way … but not too many. More...

Workforce Now estimates 5,000 vacant jobs

Workforce Now released its second annual state of the workforce recently, along with primary research about information technology jobs in Southwest Florida. More...

Real Estate News

$6.4 million closing highest-priced sale on Marco Island since 2008

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate James Bates of the company’s Naples 5th Avenue office, closed on the sale of 330 Seabreeze Drive for $6.4 million. This sale marks the highest priced sale in Marco Island since May 2008. More...

Parade of Homes seeks entries

The Lee Building Industry Association is accepting entries for its 29th premier builder model home showcase program, the 2015 Parade of Homes. Lee BIA’s 2015 Parade of Homes is Feb. 12-15, Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-March 1. More...

GMA Architects & Planners wins Summit Awards

GMA Architects & Planners received three Summit Awards during the Lee Building Industry Association’s annual banquet at Quail West in Naples. More...

From Russia, with gloves

Stop by the Roy Hobbs World Series in Lee County this week, catch a game played by the RusStar Baseball team, and it’s clear something is different about these guys. Oh, they wear the same sorts of uniforms as the other teams. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Fine Arts Festival 11

Sensuality Meets Symmetry: Art Nouveau to Art Deco

TALK ABOUT A STUDY IN CONTRASTS. For its 11th annual Fine Arts Festival, the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda celebrates two very distinct — and different — art styles: Art Nouveau and Art Deco. More...

‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ comes to the Florida Rep stage

Florida Repertory Theatre will open its new season with the hot, new, Tonywinning Best Comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” More...

There’s something about Renee …

THE DIVA DIARIES

If you were within a stone’s throw of the Internet last week, or if you happened to stroll past a television or even glance at a magazine in the checkout line, then you are fully aware that a good part of the world momentarily lost their minds More...