August 26, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Fabrics depict American heroes, political campaigns

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Many different drapery fabrics and bed coverings were decorated with pictures of the famous men of the day. Some were made for political campaigns. More...

'Spear Fest' on tap to raise funds for local food bank

Fish-Tale Marina on Fort Myers Beach is hosting "Spear Fest 2009," a spearfishing tournament and photo contest that will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. The three-day event will be held Sept. 11-13. The top cash prize to be offered is $1,000. More...

Home and garden show has tailgate theme this year

One sure indicator of autumn's arrival is the return of football. With great football everywhere in the state, residents have turned football parties and tailgating into an art form. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

How to listen

Different views from experts who work with sound

"H e who has ears to hear, let him hear." — Matthew 11:15 When Rickey Minor was a young man, he was given a copy of the Charles Mingus album "Mingus Mingus Mingus." He listened to it once, and hated it. More...

Disney On Ice brings Worlds of Fantasy to Estero venue

Experience four magical worlds in one ice spectacular when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy in Lee County. This brand new production visits Estero from Sept. 10-13 at the Germain Arena. Tickets are on sale now. More...

BEACH READING

'Nice Girls Can Finish First' and 'Self-Promotion for Introverts'

'Nice Girls Can Finish First' By Daylle Deanna Schwartz (McGraw-Hill, $16.95) 'Self-Promotion for Introverts' By Nancy Ancowitz (McGraw-Hill, $18.95) They say the meek shall inherit the earth, but in the modern world, it usually seems like the op More...

Keeping baseball document cheats at bay

SWF historian aids FBI in historical records case

"Everything good happens to me on July 5,"says Dorothy Jane Mills. Indeed, she was born that day in 1928. She moved into her much loved home in The Carlisle, a retirement community in Naples, that day in 2007. And on July 5 this year, Mrs. More...

Chaco Canyon: Home to America's oldest culture

TRAVEL

With the dollar continuing to fall against the Euro and gasoline prices moving only moderately upward, many travelers — especially those who recently traded in their gas guzzlers under the government's clunker subsidy plan — are hitting More...

More jobless families rely on Nations Association every day

The Rev. Israel Suarez, who is 65 but still bullishly energetic, went on a routine errand last week to pick up someone's old purple couch for his Nations Association Charities. More...

Locals help teens learn how to avoid distracted driving

When Chris Isley's daughter turned 16, she had specific rules to follow while driving. More...

Business News

Storm Smart named one of America's fastest-growing firms

For the fourth consecutive year, Inc. Magazine has named Storm Smart Industries as one of the fastest growing privately-held corporations in America. Inc. magazine's annual Inc. More...

Dividend growth and inflation

MONEY & INVESTING

The problem with inflation is that everything costs more. While this is common knowledge, the solutions for protecting yourself from inflation are less well known. There is solid rationale that short-term inflationary risks are currently limited. More...

Baseball stadium development plans to be revealed at REIS meeting

Development plans for Lee County's new baseball stadium for the Boston Red Sox will be revealed at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society. More...

Real Estate News

Stock Development introduces new homes at Paseo

Stock Development has released a new phase of six casitas at Paseo, a gated, resort-style community located in South Fort Myers. More...

The man behind the Funky Fish Houses

From the time he was a boy, nature and the sea have always had a powerful influence on Steve Turner. He embraced it as a youth, painted it as a young artist and today its influence gives excitement, variety and adventure to his architectural work. More...

Lee Building Industry takes top national honors

The Lee Building Industry Association has been awarded two National Association of Home Builders' Association Excellence Awards. More...