May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

BEYOND BLING

Ringling exhibit examines the influence of hip-hop on art in the 21st century

SOMETHING ABOUT MICKALENE Thomas’s bold, rhinestonestudded paintings of women at Miami’s Art Basel four years ago set off an idea in Matthew McLendon’s brain.  More...

Music Walk set to rock downtown

The monthly Music Walk event returns to the downtown Fort Myers River District on Saturday, May 21. More...

‘The President Is a Sick Man: Wherein the Supposedly Virtuous Grover Cleveland Survives a Secret Surgery at Sea and Vilifies the Courageous Newspaperman Who Dared Expose the Truth’

By Matthew Algeo (Chicago Review Press, $24.95)

Grover Cleveland is one of America’s lesser-known presidents. More...

Outlaws’ Reunion

Former drug smuggler masterminds Everglades City get-together

A couple of weeks back, Tim McBride picked up the telephone and called the booking agent for country music icon Hank Williams Jr. More...

Business News

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FLORIDA BUMPS UP THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $7.31

A GALLON OF MILK IS ABOUT $3.50.  Gas is a little more than that.  In Florida, minimum wage workers can expect to make an extra $2.40 per 40-hour week starting June 1.  More...

Local quilt shop gets national recognition

Quilt Lovers’ Hangout, a quilt shop in North Fort Myers, has been chosen as one of the 11 featured shops across the United States for the Fall 2011 issue of Quilt Sampler magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Annuities come in various flavors

As many flavors of ice cream there are, so too there are flavors of annuities.  And sometimes, understanding, comparing, and selecting from all flavors of annuities can be a daunting experience. More...

Real Estate News

growing optimism

Housing survey shows uptick in consumer attitudes

FANNIE MAE’S LATEST NATIONAL HOUSING SURVEY finds that Americans expressed more cautious optimism during the first quarter of 2011 than in the fourth quarter of 2010, but they continue to lack confidence in the overall strength of the housing m More...

Realtors hit Capitol Hill to voice concerns

Realtors from across the country met with legislators, public policy makers and industry leaders last week to address concerns and issues that affect homeowners, aspiring home owners and real estate investors, at the Realtors Midyear Legislative and More...

Kitchen design focus of two-day event

To help inspire new kitchen “recipes,” Miromar Design Center presents “Cool Kitchens... More...