July 28, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Fish kills common this time of year

High temperatures and cloudy rainy days can spell trouble for fish in Florida’s rivers and lakes. More...

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POP CANTOR

Grammy nominee trades stardom for spiritual life as synagogue’s cantor

The idea that a musician can be cool, have A-list celebrities like Madonna and Gloria Estefan for friends and be a devout Jewish man is not hard to imagine for Lawrence Dermer. It’s his life. More...

Art of the Olympians presents dance and sculpture performance

The Dance Alive National Ballet Company will join Art of the Olympians to present a unique evening of art, dance and music at the Al Oerter Center for Excellence on Friday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m.   More...

‘Hellbound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin’

By Hampton Sides (Doubleday, $28.95)

James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr., was much more complex than the cardboard redneck he was portrayed to be.  More...

Businesses can prepare to file oil spill claims

BP is setting up offices throughout the gulf states to handle claims from Florida’s coastal residents and businesses for losses and damages incurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More...

Crime rate drops in Fort Myers

Crime is down in the City of Fort Myers by 10.6 percent for the first six months of 2010 compared to the same time period last year. More...

Business News

Solar solution?

Incentive programs plagued with cuts, uncertainty

The solar power industry is poised to create jobs and spur economic growth, not to mention reduce carbon emissions.   More...

Eight companies will share $383,000 grant to fund training

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association has received a $383,000 grant from Workforce Florida Inc. to provide customized Quick Response Training for new and expanding businesses. More...

Bond market tougher to call as municipalities wrestle with falling revenue

MONEY & INVESTING

Municipal bonds are a meaningful part of many a Southwest Florida retiree’s investment portfolio as they offer special tax benefits to those in upper -income tiers. More...

Real Estate News

Sarita neighborhood construction advances at Paseo

Stock Development has reached the 47 percent mark on construction in the Sarita neighborhood of single-famliy homes at Paseo, a private, gated community in South Fort Myers. More...

Florida’s existing home, condo sales rise in June

Existing home sales slow

Sales of existing homes in Florida rose 15 percent in June, marking 22 consecutive months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...