October 20, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Football video contest gives away money to local teams

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

Solar tinkering to be made easy

UF Extention to host workshop

The University of Florida IFAS Lee County Extension will hold a workshop to teach participants how to make their own solar panels and solar irrigation systems from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 26 and 27.   More...

Women’s volunteer group welcomes new recruits

The Junior League of Fort Myers conducts its spring membership recruitment “Meet & Greet” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Alliance for the Arts. More...

Salvation Army provides new café to help those in need

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties revealed a groundbreaking renovation during an Oct. 6 ribboncutting ceremony. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

MEANWHILE, BACKSTAGE...

The cast of ‘Noises Off’ tells tales of theater mishaps, onstage and off

In real life, things don’t always go according to plan. And even though it’s scripted, neither does live theater.   Sometimes actors forget lines, leave their props offstage and struggle with costumes or sets.   More...

NIFF cues up for another banner year

The Naples International Film Festival last year rolled out the red carpet to independent filmmakers for the first time. It went   so well — for example, the   More...

‘The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition: Complete Chart Information about America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists, 1955-2009’

By Joel Whitburn (Billboard Books, $35)

To say that Joel Whitburn is one of the most respected authorities on charted music would be an understatement. Mr. More...

Florida Weekly designers win state awards

Florida Weekly graphic designers tallied up 13 individual awards at the annual Florida Press Association 2009-2010 Display Advertising Contest, including six for first place and this year’s Best of Show. More...

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 23 Tanger Outlets, Fort Myers   More...

Disaster videos and posters could earn students prizes

The Florida Division of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross are hosting a pair of contests for Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week from Jan. 31 – Feb. 4.   More...

Lee school awarded grant

Outcomes expected to improve

East Lee County High has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for $345,000. The twoyear grant will support the Jaguar Academy Graduating Students student enrichment program.   More...

New genealogy research opportunity now available in Southwest Florida

Tracing your family’s history has just become more convenient. More...

Business News

PAINTED, WRAPPED & ROLLING:

Creative vehicles attract clients

I t was 1981, and Steve Marino was struggling to get his new business, known as Home-Tech, up and going. Mr. More...

Bin cleaning comes to Southwest Florida

T&M Portable Restrooms Inc, a company based in LaBelle, has launched a new division to provide bin cleaning services in Southwest Florida. American Bin Cleaning uses automated container wash trucks for curbside cleaning. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Pension fund investors look to timber and farmland

Pension and other tax-exempt money is so big that a change in their investment allocation has important implications for numerous sectors of the economy. More...

Real Estate News

Oasis slashes prices for waterfront condo auction

40 absolute sales promised by owners

The new owner of the Oasis condominium in the River District, Oasis Associates LLC, will conduct a public auction of 125 new waterfront condominiums at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Harborside Convention Center, 1375 Monroe St. More...

Foreclosure defense course offered

April Charney, a nationally recognized expert on foreclosure defense, will conduct a workshop for attorneys from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Myers. More...

Aqua charts strong summer sales

Recent closings exceed $11 million

At Aqua condominum in North Naples, there were three closings in August and September, traditionally slow months for luxury condominium sales in Southwest Florida. More...