May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

OUT IN AMERICA

PBS documents progress, but shows there’s still a long way to go

CONNIE KURTZ FRIES LATKES IN A PAN, flipping the cakes of grated potato and onion in sputtering oil until they are evenly browned. She presents a taste to her partner of 36 years, Ruthie Berman. “She cleans the stove of the oil,” Ms. More...

Art fans to snap up smartphone pics

In One Instant Gallery of Photography will hold a fundraiser in conjunction with Art Walk on Friday, June 3. More...

‘Minding Frankie’

By Maeve Binchy (Knopf Doubleday, $26.95)

In her latest novel, bestselling Irish author Maeve Binchy delivers an emotional story about a single father who agrees to take guardianship of his terminally ill former-girlfriend’s baby after the young woman dies in childbirth.  More...

Back in charge: James Billie wins Seminole Tribe chairmanship

James Billie, the controversial former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida who pioneered the Indian gaming industry in the United States, has hit the jackpot.  More...

Business News

NOW WHAT?

[advice for the 2011 grads — and the rest of us]

NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS.  But as countless graduates from colleges and universities will discover as they graduate this spring, getting their first taste of success can be difficult — especially in these trying economic times.  More...

Florida Weekly wins 23 state awards for writing, design

Building on last year’s designation as the state’s best weekly newspaper by the Florida Press Association, Florida Weekly picked up 23 writing and design awards for work published in 2010. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Exploring high yielding mortgage REITS

Long gone are the days of the 4 percent two-year CD or treasury bills. As such, the investor who is hungry for safe and healthy yields has largely gone unsatisfied. More...

Real Estate News

Foreign buying booms

Florida top choice for international buyers

THE U.S. CONTINUES TO REMAIN A top destination for foreign buyers as international purchases surged by $16 billion this year, one of the highest increases in recent years.  More...

Median price moves up in Lee

The median price of existing single-family home sales in the Greater Fort Myers area increased for the third consecutive month — to $103,000 — an increase of 7.29 percent from April 2010 and an increase of 10.97 percent month-to-month.&nb More...