March 30, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

A peek Behind the Curtain

A glimpse of the upcoming entertainment season

A s the 2010-2011 season starts to wind down, two major entertainment venues are giving glimpses of what’s to come for 2011-2012.  The Barbara B. More...

Sarasota festival features 10 days of films

The Sarasota Film Festival kicks off Thursday, April 7, with a concert by Harry Connick Jr. and his orchestra at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.  More...

‘No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf’

By Carolyn Burke (Knopf, $27.95)

Edith Giovanna Gassion was born in Paris in 1915. She was abandoned by her mother, and when her father, an acrobat, joined the French army in 1916, he took his infant daughter to live with her grandmother, who operated a brothel in Normandy. More...

In year two, Imagine Solutions ‘building an extraordinary audience’

“Intelligent, rational people, looking for intelligent, rationale solutions to our some of our toughest problems.”  That’s how Tyler Mathisen, an anchor at CNBC and that cable network’s vice president for strategic editor More...

Speech therapy’s role in improving communication for children with autism

April is Autism Awareness Month

Florida Weekly will feature an article on different aspects of dealing with autism during the month.   More...

Business News

Losing Robb & Stucky

THE OLD ROBB & STUCKY COMPANY BUILDING ON Hendry Street in Fort Myers bears the name fashioned into its brick façade — though the firm went on to greater success, and hasn’t owned the downtown building for decades. More...

Edison State College introduces Center for Workforce and Innovation

The Edison State College, Hendry/ Glades Center will open the Edison State College Center for Workforce and Innovation in LaBelle this week. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Gold might be ‘the currency of first resort’

Gold is back in the financial headlines. Gold closed on March 23, 2011, at $1,438 an ounce, an all-time high. Certainly looks as if the gold bull is beginning a new charge. More...

Real Estate News

Number of buyers seeking vacation homes jumps

Consumers apparently are becoming more optimistic about the housing market, a recent study shows. The third annual Cotton Report polled more than 800 participants on housing preferences, motivating factors, pricing levels and timelines for purchase. More...

Foreclosure rates in Cape Coral-Fort Myers decrease

The rate of foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans is 12.26 percent for the month of December 2010, a decrease of -1.08 percentage points compared to December of 2009 when the rate was 13.34 percent, according to recent data from CoreLogic on More...

Fort Myers redevelopment plans updated

Recent updates to redevelopment plans have created new opportunities for commercial development in Fort Myers. More...