June 8, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

‘FLORIDA CONTEMPORARY 2011’

Naples museum presents a fresh variety of work by Sunshine State artists

FLORIDA IS A BIG CHUNK OF REAL ESTATE TO NAVIGATE.  It can seem even bigger if you’re in search of contemporary art.  More...

Alliance displays eye-catching pieces in All Florida exhibit

Nearly 200 pieces of artwork were entered in the Alliance for the Art’s 25th Annual All Florida Juried Competition. The 49 pieces juried into the show will be revealed at the opening reception and award ceremony from 5-7:30 p.m. More...

‘Dragonstone,’ ‘The Dragon’s Heart’

By Michelle Young (The Wild Rose Press, $14.99)

Michelle Young’s impressive debut novel, “Dragonstone,” hits all the notes that a fantasy/romance novel should: strong women, gorgeous men, lovely scenery and life-altering adventure. More...

Some hurt by Madoff look to local case to solve puzzle

VICTIMS OF BERNARD MADOFF AND R. ALLEN STANFORD — men who separately masterminded schemes that authorities say swindled investors out of more than $70 billion — face daunting challenges in attempting to recoup their losses. More...

Business News

The barbarian in our midst:

A chat with Ross Johnson

Twenty years ago, F. Ross Johnson was a household name.  The former RJR Nabisco chief’s $15 billion bid to take the company private led to a bidding war with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. More...

Florida Power & Light to offer solar energy rebates

Florida Power & Light Company customers who are interested in installing solar-powered upgrades to their homes and businesses can apply for rebates starting June 21 through a new pilot program approved by the Florida Public Service Commission.&nb More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Investor attitudes might limit performance

The idea of investing is to make money. The problem is that it is not always that easy to do so.  More...

Real Estate News

Wind inspections can reveal home deficiencies

With hurricane season here, now is the time for homeowners to make sure they have a wind inspection on their residences.  People whose residences are up to code are eligible for a discount on their insurance, said John Davis, owner of HomeTeam I More...

Kottkamp to discuss legislative session at REIS meeting

The Real Estate Investment Society of Southwest Florida welcomes Florida’s former lieutenant governor and legislator, Jeff Kottkamp, as guest speaker at its luncheon meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. More...

NAR backs FHA, opposes higher down payments

The Federal Housing Administration provides affordable mortgage financing to consumers in all markets during all economic conditions, the National Association of Realtors said in testimony recently before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on More...