April 7, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

a new performing arts hall takes the stage

Edison 8 movie theater becoming Victory Center for the Performing Arts

ARY WALDMAN HAS HIGH HOPES. G He and his partner, Jamison Troutman, are opening a performing arts theater in Fort   Myers.   More...

Trop Rockers perform magic on the water

For seven years now, Jim Morris has been bringing folks from all over the country to Charlotte County to celebrate the magic of music performed in paradise. More...

BEACH READING

The Devil’s Rooming House: The True Story of America’s Deadliest Female Serial Killer By M. William Phelps (Lyons Press, $24.95)

Lizzie Bordon became famous for probably murdering her stepmother and father in turn-of-thecentury New England. But a lesser known contemporary, Amy Archer-Gilligan, is much more interesting. More...

Chilly weather was bad — and good — for tourist season

The record cool streak, coupled with a recovering economy, might have derailed this year’s busy season. More...

Business News

When the going gets tough:

Small businesses defy the great recession

Dan Desrosiers knows it’s crazy. We suspect that’s why he smiles so much. More...

Event focuses on regional air and road transportation projects

Transportation project managers from throughout Southwest will meet with business leaders on April 21 at the Taeni Student Services private dining room at Edison State College. The Chamber of Southwest Florida hosts the event.   More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Water: the next oil

“You never miss the water ‘til the well runs dry.”   Once a non-literal expression meaning that you don’t appreciate something — or someone — until it’s gone has now reverted to its literal meaning. More...

Real Estate News

Hoffman dream house sells

Home was once priciest in Lee County

The Casa de Sueños, or House of Dreams, formerly owned by former U.S. Ambassador Al Hoffman, has sold. More...

Decline continued in rural land values

The steep decline in the state’s rural land values continued in 2009 but might level off later this year, according to the annual Florida Land Value Survey from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. More...

Free seminars at Miromar Design Center in April

The public is invited to attend a series of informative events and seminars presented by Miromar Design Center. There is no cost to attend. More...