September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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BEAUTIFUL ROOMS FOR BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Faculty, students sing praises of new home for FGCU’s Bower School of Music

S TEPPING ONSTAGE IN THE RECITAL HALL IN THE brand new home of the Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University is like entering a sacred space. You just intuitively know in your soul that beautiful music will be created here. More...

SWF Wine & Food Fest toasts signature vintner for 2011

Napa Valley’s Staglin Family Vineyard has signed on as the signature vintner for the 2011 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest set for Feb. 25-26 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.   More...

‘Dragon Keeper’

By Robin Hobb (Eos Books, $26.99)

It’s a world where rivers run with acid, people build sprawling cities high in the treetops, and dragons are waking again after generations of absence. More...

Downturn, confusion lead to health coverage scams

State regulators targeted health insurance scams earlier this year after reports that the confusion surrounding the new health care legislation, and rising unemployment, led to an increasing number of substandard or worthless plans being sold. More...

Business News

Foreigners buying Florida

Almost a quarter of all foreign buyers seek Sunshine State homes

A perfect economic storm — spawned by a strong Euro, a weak dollar and a depressed American housing market — has made Southwest Florida an enticing location for foreign investors interested in purchasing real estate.   More...

.. FW feedback

>> In response to our story on the advantages to hiring the disabled, a reader wrote: I grew up in a rural Iowa farm community where we had a weekly newspaper. I always look forward to the Florida Weekly as it very much reminds me of my roots. More...

Lee County housing program exceeds goal

$18 million in federal funds spent, more could be on the way

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program of Lee County has reached an important milestone by spending all of the $18 million received from the Federal Housing and Economic Recovery Act.   The federal government had set Sept. More...

Real Estate News

Sarita neighborhood construction advances at Paseo

Stock Development has passed the 50 percent mark on construction in the Sarita neighborhood of single-family homes at Paseo, a private, gated community in South Fort Myers. More...

Speakers share insights on acquiring

Speakers have been announced for the REIS seminar on resources for acquiring real estate capital. The line up includes experts on SBA loans, commercial banking, foreign investors, capital markets and venture capital sources. More...

Free title requirement class available

Title Junction hosts a free Signature/ Escrow Requirement class at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. More...