September 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

OPEN MIC NIGHT

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PLAYS HOST TO UNEXPECTED MUSICAL TALENTS

Even in September, one of the slowest months of the year for the service and entertainment industry here, open mic nights draw all comers: the young, old, hopeless, brave, brilliant and amusingly odd. More...

Reggae festival to groove in downtown Fort Myers

The third annual Riddim Runway Reggae Festival and Fashion Showcase will take place Sunday, Sept. 26, in downtown Fort Myers starting at 3 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center. More...

Crossbows, big hair and choking: Awkward family photos

Somewhere in our history, we all have photos we’d rather no one else see.   I’m not talking about wild-weekend-atthe hotel, “Oh, don’t worry, no one will ever see these” photos. More...

HVAC ‘Cash for Clunkers’ rebates stalled

Program stuck in legislative wrangle

A program that would have given consumers up to $1,500 back in purchases of new air-conditioning systems was put on hold last week after a legislative commission did not approve releasing the funds to pay for it.   More...

Business News

Big givers play huge role

SWFL philanthropists speed ahead, even in tough times

They get up in the morning, they run companies and corporations all day, and they make a lot of money doing it, while employing a lot of other people to help them do it.   But so do many other Americans and Floridians. More...

Unemployment figures continue to disappoint, especially in Southwest Floirda

Unemployment throughout Southwest Florida rose in August and remains among the highest in the state. In Lee County, 13.7 percent of the workforce, or 37,649 people, are looking for work. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Unraveling the unemployment problem

Tough economic circumstances continue for millions of workers. These times are confusing to the average citizen as well as Washington policymakers and the corporate world.   More...

Real Estate News

Ronto Group purchases TwinEagles from Bonita Bay Group

The Ronto Group and Angelo, Gordon & Co., a privately held registered investment advisor, have closed on the purchase of TwinEagles from Bonita Bay Group for $11 million.   TwinEagles is a 1,115-acre, masterplanned community in North Naples. More...

EVENTS INDUSTRY

‘Focus on the Future’ builder, developer panel discussion set   When: Tuesday, Sept. 28   Location: Pelican Preserve Country Club, 10561 Veneto Dr., Fort Myers   Cost: $25 members, $50 non-members   More...

Eco-friendly Sea Glass community receives award

The design for Sea Glass of Sanibel, a 12-acre sustainable residential community, received the 2010 Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects Florida in the Unbuilt Design category. More...