June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Business News

In the {mortgage} hole?

A new program will help those burdened by foreclosure

F OR MORE THAN A FEW WHOSE Recession has morphed into a hybrid Great Depression, this may be the best news in years. It could be pretty good news for bankers or other lenders holding delinquent notes on homes, too. More...

Naples gets noticed

National magazine, real estate figures reveal a hot market in cool times

While the end of season marks a slowdown for most real estate professionals, Naples brokers are celebrating a barrage of overwhelming good news. More...

Trading versus investing

MONEY & INVESTING

Thirty years ago, the words “day trader” would have generated quizzical looks even in financial circles. Some 60 years ago, the average holding period for a stock by individuals was several years. More...

Real Estate News

Buying, building a new home offers advantages

W hile many deals abound on foreclosed and shortsale homes, many buyers are finding there are many advantages and discounted offers, for buying new. More...

Wildcat Run undergoes kitchen facelift

Compass Construction Inc. of Cape Coral announces the start of renovations to the commercial kitchen facilities at Wildcat Run in Estero. More...

Lee building industry provides wheelchair ramp for Lehigh Acres girl

Builders Care recently partnered with local nonprofit organizations to provide multiple wheelchair ramps in Southwest Florida as part of the 6 Days 6 Ramps Community Service Project. This state-wide initiative was part of National AmeriCorps Week. More...

Demonstrators to hold hands across area beaches

A group of people brought together through an Internet site and frustrated with the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will gather at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26 on area beaches. More...

THE LIVING GULF COAST

Deadly bull shark is a magnificent, hunted creature

In recent years, the bull shark has replaced both the great white and the tiger shark as the most dangerous shark in the ocean. The reason is simple. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New York, New York

Actress Debi Guthery recounts her big leap from Naples to The Big Apple and back

Debi Guthery went to New York to pursue her dream. After acting locally and around the state of Florida, she wanted to see what the city might hold for her. More...

Castle of kook

Hardee County fortress built by consumate tinkerer

North of Lee County, along the winding country road called U.S. 17, past the small Fort Ogden post office, past the TV repair shop in Nocotee that’s only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. More...

‘Charlie Chan’

By Yunte Huang (W.W. Norton & Company, $26.95)

Nearly a century after the movies that made him famous, the solemn, mustachioed visage of Charlie Chan is still a polarizing image, a beloved pop hero to some and a regrettable farce to others. More...