November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

New mortgage advice

Some of the basics you need to know if you are looking to buy a home now

The old Virginia Slims cigarette slogan from the 1970s, “You’ve come a long way, baby,” might be drafted to summarize the history of home mortgage lending, too (not just cigarette-smoking women). More...

Your life’s value — demystifying life Insurance

MONEY & INVESTING

Some financial assets are hugely misunderstood. Sometimes they are a large part of an asset mix. Sometimes they carry meaningful funding requirements. Sometimes their value is not appreciated until specific circumstances, where the asset is needed. More...

Real Estate News

WCI Communities announces new residential tower in The Colony Golf & Bay Club

Bonita Springs-based developer and homebuilder WCI Communities is planning its first new high-rise residential tower in Southwest Florida. More...

House Hunting:

870 Bal Harbor Blvd., Punta Gorda

Enter this home through a screened-in area and proceed through etched-glass front doors to a beautiful atrium filled with greenery, flowers and a water fountain. More...

Model estate homes open in Shadow Wood Preserve

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is offering six new estate homes in the golf community of Shadow Wood Preserve, starting in the mid-$800s. More...

‘Food Chains,’ on Coalition of Immokalee Workers opens Thanksgiving Day

“Food Chains,” an expose about America’s farmworkers that focuses on “the intrepid, highly lauded” Coalition of Immokalee Workers, opens in theaters nationwide and via iTunes on Friday, Nov. 21. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

LET THEM ENTERTAIN YOU

Local theater has a role in the cultural scene of every community

THEY’RE NOT THE SLICK PRODUCTIONS OF Broadway or Off-Broadway. With community theaters there’s always the chance of a flubbed line, falling scenery or maybe even a broken leg. More...

Gulfshore Opera presents ‘Hansel & Gretel: A Family Musical Show’ at the Alliance for the Arts

Members of Gulfshore Opera will perform “Hansel & Gretel: A Family Musical Show” from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 , at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. More...

Born with a big butt? Great. If not, no big deal

THE DIVA DIARIES

I attended a plethora of social events last week — grand openings, a couple of cocktail partiers, etc., etc. Plus, I took care of a myriad day-to-day sorts of things — grocery shopping, washing my hair and such. More...