February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

Butlers bare assets

SWFL Franchise featuring buff butlers opening soon

It’s bold. It’s cheeky. And it’s oh, so British. We’re talking Butlers in the Buff. No Jeeves — he’d just bring up the rear at auditions. No tux. No polishing silver, either. A bowtie? Yes. And maybe some cuffs. More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

WEST SIDE STORY

The world’s greatest love story told in two tongues

“WEST SIDE STORY” changed the face of musical theater when it first appeared on Broadway in 1957.  More...

Seafood and country sounds draw thousands to Everglades City

Imagine 50,000 people in a town with a permanent population of 500. That’s what happens in Everglades City during the town’s annual seafood festival the first weekend of February.  More...

‘Stolen World: A Tale of Reptiles, Smugglers and Skullduggery’

By Jennie Erin Smith (Crown, $25)

When many of us visit our American public zoos, we rarely consider that some of the animals being exhibited were possibly stolen from other parts of the world and smuggled into this country by professional thieves.  More...

Lee County plans for effects of climate change

Reports prepared by the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council early last year point to a wide variety of challenges related to climate change. More...

Meet five women who are redefining leadership

Southwest Floridians will have an extraordinary opportunity to link learning to leadership at the second annual Imagine Solutions Conference taking place March 21-22 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. More...

Business News

Dawn of new opportunities

Southwest Florida Real Estate Summit focuses on region’s potential

THEY CAN TALK THE TALK, ESPECIALLY DEVELOPERS and Realtors. But when they walk the walk — whenhen they put their money where their mouths are — it’s time to listen.  That’s what David Kraizgrun of Pinnacle  More...

Sentiment rises as consumers face fewer financial woes

Retail spending, new cars see a boost

Consumers report they are more optimistic, with sentiment numbers climbing to their highest level in more than two years, while Americans claim to be facing fewer financial difficulties than they did one year ago, according to the Consumer Reports In More...

MONEY & INVESTING

ETFs and ETNs attract investors’ interest

ETF is an acronym for exchange-traded funds. ETN is an acronym for exchangetraded notes. These two instruments continue to grow in popularity. There were only 221 such instruments at yearend 2005. In five years, they have more than quadrupled. More...

Real Estate News

‘Inside the Gates’ at Quail West

Quail West recently celebrated the Tamworth Collection with “Inside the Gates” where luxury homebuyers met featured builders at the Quail West Clubhouse to review the Tamworth Collection floor plans and take self-guided tours of the commu More...

Expert predicts green building trend will soar

Green building and sustainability consultant Jerry Yudelson predicts the green building industry will rebound in 2011 in spite of continuing economic difficulties in most developed countries. More...

Seminar offers tips on selling

Shell Point Retirement Community will team up with an experienced realtor to offer an informative seminar titled “How to Sell Your Home in a Challenging Market” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. More...