December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

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happy new year

Florida Weekly offers you the how & where to bring in 2011

I T’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN: WHERE WE TAKE stock of the old year and vow to make the new one better. It’s also a time to drink, party, celebrate, revel, feast, toast, sing and dance. More...

Susan Stroman: Monster choreographer and director

Dr. Frankenstein might have brought a dead monster to life, but Susan Stroman taught him to dance. More...

‘Unstoppable in Stilettos: A Girl’s Guide to Living Tall In a Small World’

By Lauren Ruotolo (Health Communications, $14.95)

Diagnosed at the age of 2 with a rare genetic disorder called McCune-Albright Syndrome, Lauren Ruotolo learned early on that she couldn’t let people put limits on her. More...

Check that cash — counterfeit money more abundant during holidays

Was that $20 bill produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, as is all genuine U.S. currency, or is it a worthless copy from someone’s printer? The latter is more likely than ever over the holidays. More...

Business News

Plates of permanence

Secrets of keeping a restaurant alive

For almost four decades, Jo and Terry Mooney have made annual trips from their home in Columbia, S.C., to Sanibel, a favored vacation getaway. More...

Information technology group hiring

Gartner is growing and increasing its workforce in Fort Myers. The company is recruiting for more than 30 open vacancies locally in roles such as sales, client service and finance. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Constructive financial gift giving

There is year’s end charitable giving that allows one to get the deduction booked for 2010. There is year-end estate planning and giving. There is Christmas, Hanukah and holiday gift-giving. More...

Real Estate News

Florida Lifestyle Homes

Awards, sales, new models all add up to a banner year for luxury builder

Florida Lifestyle Homes, a Fort Myersbased luxury builder, chalked up a year of successes in a market that many businesses called sluggish.   More...

November home sales slip

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. recorded closed sales on 972 homes in November, a decrease of 21.93 percent from the November 2009 total of 1,245 sales. More...

Real Estate Investment Society will hear about FGCU programs

Florida Gulf Coast University is launching new programs to prepare students for careers in real estate development, financing and other real estate-related fields. More...