August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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WEBSITE BILLED AS ‘THE STRONGEST BIRTH CONTROL ON THE INTERNET’

HAVING CHILDREN IS SOMEWHAT AKIN to creating your own personal demolition team. Because kids are just naturals at wrecking stuff. They’ll destroy any organization or punctuality you possess. Forget about schedules or getting enough sleep. More...

Art center seeks public help to win Pepsi grant

Online contest could pay for restoration

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers is in the running to win a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant. The money would go toward completing the transformation of the historic post office building into a creative hub.   More...

‘When the Game Was Ours’

By Larry Bird, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Jackie MacMullan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26)

In the wake of yet another memorable NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, it’s a good time to revisit one of the key segments of the longtime rivalry. More...

Jackson Labs receives some funding, awaits more

Boosters claim new facility will reshape economy

The move to bring a world-class research complex to Collier County continues, and supporters say recent events — which seem to have slowed, but not derailed, progress on the proposal — were not totally unexpected.   More...

Business News

In with the old

Antiques business holds steady in hard times

Joe Fink pauses in mid-sentence to welcome customers into his Pearl’s Place antique shop in Arcadia. Sitting behind a glass case displaying antique baubles and assorted glassware and trinkets, Mr. More...

Small businesses eligible for new health care tax credits starting this year

A report by the nonprofit group Families USA finds that more than 80 ercent of businesses in Florida are eligible for tax credits to help pay for health-care costs for employees. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Savings abound for savvy deal-seekers

Since the onset of The Great Recession (the name given to the current, prolonged malaise), thrifty behavior has become very much “in vogue." Shopping for values and asking for discounts have always been behaviors largely characteristic of thos More...

Real Estate News

Lennar reports strong sales at Bella Terra, Hampton Park

Moody River homes on rise

L ennar reported it has sold 100 new homes since December at Bella Terra, the country club community Lennar is developing three miles east of I-75 on Corkscrew Road in Estero. More...

Denise Ward Interior Design receives Aurora Award

Denise Ward Interior Design Inc. won an Aurora Award during the annual Industry Gala at the 2010 Southeast Building Conference/Green Building Show in Orlando. More...

John R. Wood ranked 89th in nation

Realtor Magazine, in its annual report of the nation’s top 100 companies, announced that John R. Wood Realtors ranked 14th in closed sales per agent. More...