March 9, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN HORN

Make room for Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti

WHEN CHRIS BOTTI PUTS HIS 1939 Martin Committee Handcraft trumpet to his lips, it’s like a siren singing: compelling, haunting, beautiful and moody — impossible not to listen to.  It uncovers the loneliness within your heart and spea More...

Bonita gets the Blues: Two-day festival happens this weekend

The fifth annual Bonita Blues Festival will be a two-day event held on Friday, March 11, with gates opening at 2 p.m., and Saturday, March 12, with gates opening at 11 a.m. at Riverside Park in downtown Bonita Springs.  More...

‘Swamplandia!’

By Karen Russell (Knopf, $24.95)

The gator-wrasslin’ Bigtree family made Swamplandia! a fun, kitschy destination for generations of Florida tourists. But now the park’s glory days are over. With the death of its star performer, Swamplandia! More...

Wine & Food Fest nets record $1.6 million

This year’s Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, held on Feb. 25 and 26 raised a record-breaking $1.6 million. The money will be donated directly to three charities benefiting children’s health care in the area. More...

Laura Bush to headline lecture series

Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, in partnership with the Honorable Francis and Mrs. Kathleen Rooney, will host First Lady of the United States Laura W. More...

Business News

MANSCAPING

More and more men are spending more for high-tech grooming

AMERICAN MEN ARE NOT GOING TO BE PINNED LIKE BUTterflies to the old stereotypes.  No clearer proof of that notion exists than the increasingly robust business of manscaping up and down the Southwest coast — a term of art that embraces any More...

Regional Partnership awards $5 Million to VR Laboratories

The Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County’s Economic Development Office, recently approved financial incentives totaling $5 million for VR Laboratories to support its new venture. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Oil price surge exacerbates uncertainty

Through mid-February, the U.S. equity market had risen, unabated, some 25 percent from August 2010’s lows. It felt like a free lunch.  More...

Real Estate News

New Luxury

Windsor model opens for tours at Renaissance

Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, a Fort Myers-based luxury home builder, invites the public to the Grand Opening of the new Windsor model at Renaissance, a golf course community off Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.  More...

Proceed with caution with foreclosure deals

With U.S. foreclosure filings continuing to rise across America, the housing crisis has begun to extend into 2011 and is signifying a great time for first-time buyers to buy a home. More...

Florida Open House Weekend set for March

To offer buyers the convenience of touring dozens of homes for sale in one weekend, members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach will host open houses as part of the second annual Florida Open House Weekend, Saturday, March More...