March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

Growing for-profit colleges enrich Southwest Florida

Back in the day — the baby boomer’s day, let’s say, or the Greatest Generation’s day — people thought they had all the options in the world when it came to higher education. More...

Brian Rist named small businessman of the year

Brian Rist,, owner and CEO of Storm Smart Industries was recently awarded the small businessman of the year award for 2010. The U.S. Business Administration, South Florida district, made the selection. The awards presentation will be held in May. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Keeping investing simple is hard to do

KISS is a principle that has eluded most of Wall Street in recent years. More...

Real Estate News

Forecast has Cape Coral-Fort Myers homes gaining value

Home prices in Lee County, including distressed sales, declined by 9.04 percent in January compared to January 2009, according to First American CoreLogic and its LoanPerformance Home Price Index. More...

Toll Brothers holding special sale event

Toll Brothers, a leading builder of luxury homes, will host a “Dream Home Sales Event” Saturday, March 27 through Saturday, April 3, at its communities throughout Florida. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Builders Care announces board of directors

The Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care announces its board of directors that will guide the nonprofit agency in its mission to provide construction services at no cost to needy elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners More...

Youthful heartache, purged by pop music

Whitney Wolanin has often appropriated teenage heartache and romantic missteps for her triumphant, piano-based pop songs. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

FROM EARLY BEGINNINGS IN THOMAS EDISON’S STUDIO NAMED BLACK MARIA COMES THE... 29TH BLACK MARIA FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL

FUELING THE INDEPENDENT SPIRIT SINCE 1980

HE WORLD’S FIRST FILM studio, the Black Maria, (pronounced Muh-ryé-uh) was a tar paper-covered movie-mill. From this awkwardlooking shack, The Edison Manufacturing Company shot short films using its Kinetograph. More...

‘Sweet Charity’ on its way to statewide competition

Cypress Lake Center for the Arts presents their award-winning production of “Sweet Charity” for a Southwest Florida audience as they prepare to compete statewide. More...

BEACH READING

‘A Hundred or More Hidden Things: The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli’ By Mark Griffin (Warner Books, $15.95)

Author Mark Griffin, who has written extensively about American cinema, says he became fascinated with Vincente Minnelli in 1984 after seeing one of the director’s final films, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” The “lifea More...