June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Modern art adorns parking garage downtown

A PARKING GARAGE AND FINE ART ARE TWO things that seem as if they’d never go together. But the new Lee County Justice Center parking garage is about to change that. More...

All that Summer Jazz

Concert series continues 25-year tradition of free shows

Blue Dice, a soulful nine-piece band from Tampa, rolls into Naples to open the 25th annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club on Saturday, June 26.   More...

‘Thrillers: 100 Must Reads’

Edited by David Morrell & Hank Wagner (Oceanview, $27.95)

In the fall of 2004, a group of authors meeting at the Bouchercon conference in Toronto founded the International Thriller Writers organization. More...

Seafood sellers promote safe, fresh fish

Using the slogan, “It’s Safe… It’s Plentiful… It’s Available,” Charles H. Bronson, the Florida agriculture commissioner, is trying to quell some of misconceptions about Florida seafood.   More...

Brunch buffet, castoff gold to raise money for backpacks

The second annual Brunch For Backpacks, gold drop and silent auction on Saturday, June 19, will raise money to buy basic school supplies for families. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd. More...

Business News

Professionals in demand

Vet techs, IT among hot jobs in a slowly recovering market

Veterinary technicians, surveyors, network systems analysts and computer software engineers are four careers projected to grow by more than twice the average annual percentage in Southwest Florida through 2017.   More...

Palm cards provide crib notes for tourism-based businesses

Numerous efforts under way to attract and keep visitors

State and local tourism officials are working to prevent another catastrophe in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the erosion of the state’s tourism industry.   More...

Summer headwinds provide good reason to reevaluate portfolio

MONEY & INVESTING

For many an investor and many an adviser, this conversation rings true:   Investor: What should I do? Sell my equities? Buy gold? How can I even think of buying Treasuries with long terms rates at 3-4 percent? More...

Real Estate News

Mortgage industry licensing application system shuts down, reboots

Procrastinators could be left without a license

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation will stop accepting applications for mortgage broker, mortgage brokerage business, mortgage lender and correspondent mortgage lender licenses on Thursday, July 8. More...

Miromar Lakes sales boosted by buyer confidence

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is experiencing a marked jump in home buyers and new home sales in the first half of 2010. More than $43 million in real estate sold at Miromar Lakes in the first five months of this year. More...

Saviero design wins buyer applause

The Saviero, a new design recently introduced at Firano at Naples, has been received with enthusiasm by homebuyers. Firano at Naples is community of single-family homes off the Davis Boulevard corridor in Naples developed by Toll Brothers.   More...