January 6, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Free tax preparation available

Consumer Credit Counseling and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades have launched free tax preparation services for hard-working people and their families. More...

Shell Factor’s Gumbo Fest benefits nonprofit foundation

The Shell Factory & Nature Park’s largest event of the year is returning this month. Now in its 10th year, Gumbo Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

Opus

Playwright Michael Hollinger and the music of words ...

A marriage between two people possesses its own unique joys and challenges. Now imagine being married to not one, but three other people. That’s what it’s like to be a musician in a string quartet, some say. More...

Theatre Conspiracy presents ‘Journey Through The Mind... Edgar Allan Poe’

Theatre Conspiracy opens “Journey Through The Mind... Edgar Allan Poe on Jan. 8 at the Foulds Theatre in Fort Myers. More...

BEACH READING

‘Soulless’ By Gail Carriger (Orbit, $7.99)

With her unfashionably dusky skin, ample curves and propensity for speaking her mind, Alexia Tarabotti is used to not fitting in. More...

Lucky couple to win $100,000 wedding

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers will provide the setting for one lucky couple’s fantasy wedding in February. More...

Shell Point’s second annual Speaker Series begins in January

Shell Point Retirement Community’s second annual Speaker Series will begin in January. All residents of Southwest Florida are invited to attend, but tickets are required. This series will feature the following programs:   . More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Community group extends scholarship application deadline     More...

Heart Association notes year’s top research for heart disease and stroke

Among the top research in heart disease and stroke from the past year are studies that look at the importance of managing such behaviors as obesity and smoking to reduce health risks, as well as promising new medications and basic science advances, More...

Business News

Here's to a Thrilling New Year

Lose the stress, try some adventure travel in our own backyard

Business people and business writers must have a secret thirst for a life of derring-do. The language they use often “invest(s) ordinary events with high adventure,” according to essayist E.B. White.   More...

Internal medicine group expands in North Fort Myers

Internal Medicine Associates recently opened its new North Fort Myers office at Entrada Plaza, 3571 Del Prado Blvd. North. More...

Slow economic growth poses big problems

MONEY & INVESTING

Complicated is best understood when it is made “simple.” Here is an attempt at “simple.”   More...

Real Estate News

London Bay Homes closes on Mediterra

Naples-based London Bay Homes has closed on its purchase of the remaining 50 single-family home and villa sites in Mediterra, the luxury golf community developed by Bonita Bay Group. More...

‘Quick-build’ villa already permitted at Belle Lago

The Saranac, a new quick-build villa home by Toll Brothers, has been released for sale at Belle Lago, a community of single-family homes in Estero.   More...

Lee permits down for the year

Builders in unincorporated Lee County pulled 20 permits for singlefamily houses in December, concluding a year in which 331 permits were issued for single-family homes collectively valued at nearly $106 million. More...