May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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BROADENING THE BOUNDARIES OF COUNTRY

Darius Rucker, Crystal Bowersox to play at Lakeside Country Bash

COUNTRY MUSIC USED TO MEAN cowboy hats or rhinestones, and definitely lots of twang. But musical borders have grown fuzzy, and country encompasses much more than it used to.  More...

Alliance pays tribute to art scene’s Angels

The Alliance for the Arts recently announced the winners of the eighth annual Angels of the Arts Awards on Monday, May 2 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre.  More...

‘Semi-Sweet’

By Roisin Meaney (5 Spot, $13.99)

Novels that take place in charming little Irish towns usually promise (or threaten) to be fluffy reads packed with delicious but relatively empty calories. More...

Barrier island gets a checkup from Dr. Beach

Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman walked barefoot toward the low waves breaking gently on a barrier island in Charlotte County. More...

Business News

MEASURING WELLNESS

GALLUP, THE POLLING ORGANIZATION, HAS COME OUT with a survey that purports to measure well-being in the United States, and while Southwest Florida doesn’t exactly emerge as a hotbed of euphoria, Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties seem to be do More...

FPRA announces Image Award winners

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association recognized the best public relations, communications, and marketing efforts in Southwest Florida during the past year at the 2011 Local Image Awards ceremony recently.  More...

Examining the commodities correction

MONEY & INVESTING

A variety of the commodities markets had a serious correction in the past week. Silver was slaughtered.  More...

Real Estate News

Hot trends for cool kitchens

Find out what’s cooking at the Miromar Design Center

Today’s kitchen is the key place in the home not only to make meals, but also to have fun and entertain — which means the room’s décor should be as practical or as personal as the cook chooses to make it.  More...

WCI goes high-tech with new website, iPad app

WCI Communities, the homebuilder and developer of master-planned communities, has unveiled a completely revamped website at www.WCICommunities.com.  More...

Pending home sales up in March

Pending home sales increased in March, with contract activity rising unevenly in six of the past nine months, according to the National Association of Realtors.  More...