March 31, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

BEACH READING

REVIEWED BY EALISH WADDELL Special to Florida Weekly

When escapism calls, sometimes the best thing to scratch that itch is a good old, rip-roaring actionadventure. If you like a little edification with your entertainment, two new archaeological thrillers might be right up your pyramid. More...

Crazy about ‘Crazy Mary’

THEATER REVIEW

Randomly assemble a group of people together, and odds are you’ll gather individuals who — if they’re honest enough to admit it — have been hurt in life and want to be loved.   It’s the human condition.   More...

Philanthropy in China: The Hong Kong Council of Social Services

GIVING

Last week, in this series about the similarities and differences between philanthropy in the United States and in China, we talked about the Hong Kong Council of Social Services’ Caring Company Program. More...

Area Holocaust survivors say never forget, embrace tolerance

Until after a long time         I’d be well again           Then I’d like to live and go back home         again         & More...

Business News

Pet pampering industry going strong

The pet service industry is going to the dogs and some local business owners couldn’t be happier. Despite a weak economy, pet spas and bakeries are doing considerably well. More...

Unemployment rate drops in Lee County

About 39,000 people were unemployed in Lee County in February out of a total workforce of 280,000, the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation reported. The jobless rate fell from 14.2 percent in January to 13.9 percent in February.   More...

The new investment lingo

MONEY & INVESTING

New vocabulary is born all the time. An event, a disaster or something that never before happened produces a plethora of words and phrases to describe it. This is especially true in the financial world.   How so?   More...

Real Estate News

Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in February

Lee home sales up 44 percent

Florida’s existing home sales rose in February, which means that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison for the past year and a half (18 months), according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.   More...

Models open at Harbour House on Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach’s newest resort condominium, Harbour House at the Inn, has models open for viewing daily.   More...

Report shows Florida construction backlog below national average

Associated Builders and Contractors reports Florida’s Construction Backlog Indicator for January stood at 5.1 months, down from 6.7 months in November 2009. More...