September 2, 2009 RSS feed / Top News

Kayak with your canine on the Blueway

If you and your pooch are experienced, well-mannered kayakers, plan to join Lee County Parks and Recreation for an outing Rover won't forget on the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

in search of the best little black dress

WHETHER IT'S A BLIND DATE OR YOUR engagement party, the first day at a new dream job or your 20th high school reunion, the Little Black Dress is always the perfect fit. More...

Local social scene draws famed and fashionable

Oscar de la Renta may headline Naples event

Summer has come and gone as quickly as a thunderstorm rolls through in August. It seems just yesterday we were contemplating whether we should wear white and now we're making note of must-haves for our autumn and winter wardrobes. More...

window shopping

Mirage Boutique » 13451 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers; 437-4410 When owner Barbara Kinee relocated Mirage Boutique from Fort Myers Beach to Cypress Square in Fort Myers (home of Blu Sushi and The Prawnbroker restaurants) nearly four years ag More...

It's that guy: Mr. Orange and Blue

For 25 years, he's warmed up Gator football crowds

On any given fall Saturday during football season, hordes of Gator fans cram their way in to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to root for the University of Florida players. And, for the last 25 seasons, Fort Myers resident Richard Johnston Jr. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

Celluloid toys are popular collectibles

Twentieth-century iron toys and tin toys have been collected for generations. Many books and articles have been written about the toys and their makers. More...

This week on WGCU TV

. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 8 P.M. American Masters Trumbo A look at the life and award-winning career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, author of the antiwar novel Johnny Got His Gun, who was blacklisted during the Red Scare. More...

Business News

In tough times, businesses turn to local chambers of commerce

Local chambers of commerce that lost members during the recession are finally seeing a trend toward growth. A turnaround started this summer for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and others. More...

Study: Rude work behavior hurts job performances

A destructive form of secondhand rudeness has been discovered by a University of Florida study, which concludes that employees who are not the intended targets of abusive workplace remarks still suffer from their effects. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Using covered calls to 'sell high'

With danger constantly lurking around the corner, investors need to have effective tools at their disposal to earn competitive returns while minimizing risk. More...

Real Estate News

Vogue Interiors offers solutions for sluggish sales

Vogue Interiors has teamed up with an east coast design firm to offer builders and developers a fresh way to market their empty condos and homes with a new line that provides a lifestyle approach to interior design. More...

Design center, Robb & Stucky host seminars

The International Design Center in Estero and the Robb & Stucky showroom in Fort Myers invite the public to free seminars about design tips and trends. The September lineup is as follows: • 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

Harbourside Custom Homes reports uptick in luxury home sales

Harbourside Custom Homes, an NRS Diamond Award winner for customer satisfaction, reports it has three luxury homes in the permitting stage, including two in Lee County and one in Collier County. More...