January 20, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

SPRING AWAKENING comes to the Barbara B. Mann

STEVEN SATER’S TONY AWARDWINNING MUSICAL DEALS WITH AWAKENING SEXUALITY IN A REPRESSIVE WORLD

Musicals are often thought of as fluffy, inconsequential things, but when Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik were writing “Spring Awakening,” “We set out to change the world,” Mr. Sater says.   More...

One-man play probes the mind of Poe

The narrator of “The Cask of Amontillado” is a twisted protagonist; a study in gruesome, sadistic vengeance. More...

BEACH READING

‘Wish: A Novel’ By Alexandra Bullen (Scholastic Books, $17.99)

After the death of her twin sister, high-school junior Olivia Larsen and her family move from their home on the quiet East Coast to lively San Francisco, where Olivia confronts life in a new house, a school filled with strangers and a bustling city w More...

A passion for learning at any age

Higher education isn’t just for the young and career driven. Southwest Florida retirees and part-time residents are signing up for classes taught by professors and professionals, in collegiate settings, for the pure pleasure of learning. More...

Families live and die with the war everyday

Susan huddled in the family car. She couldn’t stay another minute inside the chapel where her husband and members of the 5th Stryker Brigade 2-1 Infantry A Co. were crying.   More...

Business News

saving money ... is costing investors

Safe investments offering meager returns

CDs — certificates of deposit — just aren’t as attractive as they used to be. Interest rates on CDs for one year or less are typically paying at or below 1 percent. More...

FGCU hosts ‘Healthcare in 2010’ community clinic

In order to help consumers understand the latest health care bills and developments, Florida Gulf Coast University Lutgert College of Business, Small Business Development Center, Undergraduate Business Association and the Financial Planning Associat More...

IMAGINE SOLUTIONS

Ounces and pounds, dollars and sense: The compelling case for obesity control

Editor’s note: David Katz, M.D., is one of the 40 speakers presenting at the inaugural Imagine Solutions Conference to be held Feb. 22 and 23 in N aples. More...

Real Estate News

Harbour House opens on Fort Myers Beach

Boutique hotel offers 34 units

Fort Myers Beach’s newest resort condominium, Harbour House at the Inn, has received governmental approval and is now open. More...

Homes selling fast but median price still stagnant

Realtors report record sales for 2009

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. closed 29.5 percent more existing single-family homes in December compared the same period a year ago. More...

Foreclosure rates in Lee County still up

Foreclosure rates in Lee County have increased for the month of November over the same period last year, according to First American CoreLogic.   More...