March 16, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Magic in words

Literary conjurers gather for Southwest Florida Reading Festival

NOVELIST ALICE HOFFMAN SEES MAGIC EVERYWHERE. It’s so deeply intertwined with life that she naturally includes it in her books. Though some call it magic realism, she prefers not to use that term. More...

Clavelli writes and stars in one-man play

Florida Repertory Theatre presents “A Little More Than You Wanted to Spend,” a new play written and performed by Florida Rep associate artistic director Chris Clavelli.  More...

‘Only Pack What You Can Carry: My Path to Inner Strength, Confidence and True Self-Knowledge’

By Janice Holly Booth (National Geographic Books, $24)

Janice Holly Booth describes herself as an “average working woman who doesn’t have a trust fund to scoop from, or a second income, or even any particularly good survival skills.” Nevertheless, she embarked on an adventure that many More...

Conference connects those who hope to effect change

An audience of 500 CEOs and educators, nonprofit executives and entrepreneurs from throughout Southwest Florida will hear big ideas from some of the world’s leading minds at the second annual Imagine Solutions Conference set for March 21-22 at More...

Business News

WINDOWS THAT POP

Traditional storefront marketing still works

THE BEST WINDOW DISPLAYS CAN BE masterpieces of the imagination. More...

Robb & Stucky liquidating $90 million in assets

After more than 95 years in business, the nation’s largest high-end interior design and home furnishings company, Robb & Stucky, is conducting a court-ordered bankruptcy liquidation sale. More...

Rising gas prices challenge recovery

MONEY & INVESTING

Inflation is here and it is knocking at your door.... the door of your car. It is being announced at every gas station’s marquee. More...

Real Estate News

Design studio holds open house

Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has announced a special open house to be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 24 at the Regional Design Studio for its Florida West Division. More...

Pelican Preserve’s Milano neighborhood sold out; Materita neighborhood introduced

Milano, a neighborhood of 46 cottage homes in Pelican Preserve, is sold out, according to developer and homebuilder WCI Communities.  To meet the demand of the floorplans previously available in Milano, Pelican Preserve has introduced Materita, More...

Sales increases seen in February

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach Inc. reported a 4.65 percent yearover year increase in the number (1,194) of homes sold in February 2011. More...