October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Football video contest could mean money for local teams

Evangelical Christian among last year’s winners

State Farm Insurance Companies is kicking off Friday Night Feats, a national high school football video contest, to find the biggest moments of the season. Players, parents and fans can win up to $17,500 for their high school. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

rock rebels

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club brings gritty sound to Germain

IF THE BEATLES AND THE STONES GAVE birth to a musical baby, it would I probably sound a lot like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. More...

Authors are keynote speakers at Edison program

Acclaimed authors Lois Lowry and Lee Bennett Hopkins are the keynote speakers for “Writing for Children: Inspiration to Publication” at Edison State College. The program runs from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 16. More...

‘Errol and Olivia: Ego and Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood’

By Robert Matzen (GoodKnight Books, $39.95)

In 1935, Olivia de Havilland was just 19 years old when she stepped onto a soundstage in Hollywood to make a screen test with Errol Flynn. Mr. More...

Ape Center working to keep primates out of homes, entertainment

More chimps due to arrive at center

Butch is younger than 50 and retired. The former circus chimp seems to enjoy lying in the sun, soaking up rays with another chimpanzee, Marco. Marco lived in a private home until he was brought here. More...

Valerie Elam and The Velvet Edge to perform at CCMI’s Cosmo after party

Local jazz ensemble Valerie Elam and The Velvet Edge will perform at the afterparty for Community Cooperative Ministries Inc.’s fifth annual Becoming Cosmopolitan event, which will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Business News

Fit for business

How three SWF entrepreneurs keep their fitness centers in shape

When Ed Ryan used $100,000 to start his popular club, Fort Myers Fitness, seven years ago in Gateway, competition in the area was rare. But then things got tough, he recalls. The corporate gyms began moving in, and so did the recession. So Mr. More...

Manufacturers ‘green’ assessment leads to large savings

Federal grant funds free in-depth study for businesses

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is hosting Dr. Shihab Asfour, professor and chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering and the director of the Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Miami. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The bull is back... maybe

All investors are trying to figure out if the bull back is back... really back. Everyone will know 12 months from now whether Wall Street’s upswing is the harbinger of a rebounding economy or a bear in bull’s clothing. More...

Real Estate News

round house

Local family builds home engineered to withstand hurricanes

Irene and Van Davis wanted a home engineered to withstand hurricanes for their second home on Pine Island. They also wanted a Florida-style house that would offer panoramic views of Charlotte Harbor. More...

Summit Awards honor Lee builders at top of their profession

The Lee Building Industry Association’s fifth annual Summit Awards were held at the Paseo Village Center on Sept. 25. J.L. Wallace, Inc.  More...