August 18, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

last writes

AUTHOR LAMENTS THE PASSING OF THE ART OF LONGHAND

A convenience store was holding a sale on the type of pens I like to use, so I went in to buy as many as I could.   But they were completely out of stock. I asked for a rain check.   No problem.   More...

Florida Weekly launches another round of the writing challenge

Throughout the summer, Florida Weekly         has presented readers with various photos to provide inspiration. In response, the audience has delivered enthralling, imaginative and sometimes disturbing tales.   More...

‘The Actor and the Housewife’

By Shannon Hale (Bloomsbury USA, $24)

It sounds like the opening scene of a romantic comedy: Two strangers meet one L.A. More...

Popular bobcat succumbs to old age

If you went to elementary school in Lee County from 1988 on, or have ever been to Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Bob the bobcat. More...

Business News

Where business meets ballots

The primaries’ impact on local commerce

Records show that the vast majority of people reading these words don’t give three tugs of the voting lever about the primary election. That’s despite the fact that during midterm elections, some races for local offices are decided. More...

Real Estate News

ABOVE IT ALL

For work or play, lofts are a big plus

As two-story homes gain favor with Southwest Florida buyers, architects at Toll Brothers are creating bonus spaces that can be used in a wide variety of ways to suit the homeowner’s lifestyle. More...

Kraft Construction at work on Plant City courthouse

Kraft Construction’s central Florida team has begun construction on the new courthouse in Plant City. Senior project manager is Bart Amey; senior superintendent is Joe Carchidi. More...

Lennar records 100th home sale at Bella Terra

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