December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

THE IMPOSSIBLE: MAKING A LIVING AS AN ARTIST

Thirteen years ago, Marcus Jansen sold his paintings on the sidewalk.

Every day, he’d take the subway down from the Bronx and stand at the intersection of Prince Street and Broadway in SoHo, hoping to sell his scenes of city life. Most were small, and on cardboard, because he couldn’t afford canvas. More...

‘The Santaland Diaries’ celebrates holiday with snark

David Sedaris' snarky holiday comedy, “The Santaland Diaries,” is back onstage at Florida Rep for a special engagement, playing Dec. 9-23 in the new Studio Theatre. More...

‘ZooBorns,’ and ‘The Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittehs: A LOLcat Guide 2 Kittens’

By Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland (Simon & Schuster, $9.99) and By Professor Happycat and Icanhascheezeburger. com (Gotham Books, $12)

‘Tis the season for stocking stuffers, and these two little books packed with adorable baby animals will be a hit with any creature-loving kid — or adult.   More...

FLORIDA WEEKLY TAKES ON: THE ANIMAL OVERPOPULATION

High euthanasia rates show a persistent problem

Putting down a stray animal is considered a last resort by animal control agencies. More...

THE IMPOSSIBLE: ARSENIC SUPPORTS LIFE

NASA-funded research changes our understanding about what comprises all known life on Earth

Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. More...

Business News

THE IMPOSSIBLE: GETTING A SMALL BUSINESS LOAN

Recession be damned, Bob Grace needed to expand his business and that meant he needed a loan. More...

New poll tabulates time devoted to holiday festivities

Ever wonder how much time we devote to celebrating the winter holidays? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

While Europe struggles, U.S. banks face their own problems

The world has been paying a lot of attention to problems with the banks in the EU, with emphasis most recently on Ireland’s banks. More...

Real Estate News

Looking beyond the Islands

Royal Shell Real Estate expands

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc. is expanding into Fort Myers and Naples. More...

Lee commissioner to discuss upcoming goals

John Manning, the newly elected vice chairman of the Lee County Board of Commissioners, will address the challenges and priorities facing Lee County government in the year ahead at the Real Estate Investment Society’s Dec. More...

Association elects new president

Marion Briggs of Sun Country Realty of Florida is the 2011 president-elect of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. More...