April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Taylor-made music

Like father and mother, like son: Ben Taylor’s sound is all his own

Ben Taylor writes music that causes music critics to invest in a fresh supply of hyphens, because his music is such an amalgam of styles.  You could call it folk-pop-psychedelic funk-hip-hop.  For his most recent album, Mr. More...

Shell Point concerts alleviate summer doldrums

While summer often marks a slowdown in local performance calendars, Shell Point Retirement Community is filling the void with a series of concerts. More...

‘Bossypants’

By Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur Books, $26.99)

Before you read Tina Fey’s memoir, “Bossypants,” it should be prefaced that no male hand models were injured during the photo shoot for her book’s one-ofa kind cover.  More...

LeeSar breaks ground on new service center

Facility to create 150 jobs

Regional health care executives, along with local government and community officials, broke ground on the new LeeSar Regional Service Center at 2727 Winkler Ave. in Fort Myers last week. More...

Business News

Opening the Caribbean

Direct flights to Puerto Rico may create new opportunities

ALTHOUGH 47 NON-STOP ROUTES TO 47 distinct destinations now originate for air travelers at Southwest Florida International Airport (aka RSW), it’s the newest one officials are planning for the summer of 2012 that might someday prove a game chan More...

New Florida-grown peaches offered locally

UF developed heat-resistant strain

Sun Harvest Citrus has added fresh Florida peaches to the inventory line at its Fort Myers Metro Parkway retail store. The peaches join an array of Indian River citrus, candies, gourmet foods and gifts.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The U.S. Tax Code: one big mess

What book is longer than the “Bible?” Longer than Tolstoy’s “War and Peace?” Hint: the book is very much related to April 15. Yes, none other than the “U.S. Tax Code.”  How long is long? Obscenely long. More...

Real Estate News

Why many are preferring walkable neighborhoods

Americans favor walkable, mixeduse neighborhoods, with 56 percent of respondents preferring smart growth neighborhoods over neighborhoods that require more driving between home, work and recreation.  That’s according to a recent study, the More...

Design center hosts free seminars

The Miromar Design Center invites the public to attend educational and creative seminars presented throughout May. These engaging conversations are free and open to the public. All seminars begin at 11 a.m. More...

Realtors association voices strong support for short-sale bill

A bill to improve the process for approving short sales may soon bring relief to distressed homeowners who are unable to keep their homes and hope to avoid foreclosure.  The bill would impose a deadline of 45 days on lenders to respond to short More...