December 29, 2010 RSS feed / Top News

Public invited to give input on Lakes Park Land Stewardship Plan

The public is invited to provide input on planning for South Fort Myers’ Lakes Regional Park, a 305-acre green space with multiple non-sports recreational opportunities for the young and old alike.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

2010 FILM PICKS

There were some great cinematic surprises…

Best of 2010 Looking over my list of the Top Ten movies of 2010, what strikes me are the things I never thought I’d see on one of my Top Ten lists: A teen comedy, a Joan Rivers documentary, a ballet movie and a British period piece are far from More...

FLORIDA WRITERS

William Heffernan’s detective attends to the dead

 “The Dead Detective,” by William Heffernan. Akashic Books. 340 pages. $24.95 More...

BROADWAY DIVA

Patti LuPone holds forth on her memoir, her one-woman show and on being an actor

BY NANCY STETSON P ATTI LUPONE HAS NEVER BEEN KNOWN FOR BEING SHY. She has a reputation for making her opinion known. After all, this is a woman who, during her big More...

Boating fatalities soar in 2010

Common sense can prevent serious accidents

The year 2010 has proved to be a tragic one for boating accidents. So far, there have been 76 boating fatalities throughout the state, a 24 percent increase from this time last year. More...

Celebrity Golf tourney to help cancer patients

The 13th annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, on the championship level Wee Friendly and Long Mean courses at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers.  More...

Walking tours unveil Fort Myers’ past

Downtown Fort Myers is teeming with history. The banks of the Caloosahatchee capture every tale, and each building aligning the streets has its own unique story. More...

Business News

Census shows decline

Data paints picture of economic hardships

The release of the 2010 U.S. Census provided one good bit of news for political wonks last week — Florida will gain two congressional seats next year thanks to the state’s revised population figure of 18.8 million. More...

Consumers Union calls for stricter oversight of reverse mortgage market

Industry says reforms already in place

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY   The group that publishes Consumer Reports is calling for new rules on reverse mortgages that could bring changes to the way the mortgages are marketed and sold.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

A bumpy ride… at best

Third quarter Gross Domestic Product was revised upward by a scant .1 percent to 2.6 percent, per the government’s Dec.22 release. More...

Real Estate News

Affordable luxury

Dolce design debuts at The Reserve

Toll Brothers has completed the first Dolce design home at The Reserve at Estero, a community of single-family homes on Estero Parkway.  Now available for viewing, the Dolce is a great room floorplan with three bedrooms plus a study and two full More...

Half of mortgage holders would consider walking away if underwater, survey finds

Nearly half of homeowners with a mortgage said they would consider walking away if their mortgage were underwater, according to a survey done for two national real estate firms.  Harris Interactive surveyed more than 2,000 people online the firs More...

Using Mediterra as an indicator, future is bright for luxury homes

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY   The high-end home market in Naples has come back to life if 12-month sales at Mediterra can serve as a barometer.  More...