June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

TAPPING INTO STARDOM

Hidden talents discovered in ‘42nd Street’ ensemble

THE OPENING MINUTES OF “42ND STREET” TELL you all you need to know about the Tony- Award winning musical.  As the orchestra plays, the curtain rises partway, showing the performers from the knees down, all tap-dancing up a storm.&nbs More...

Young singers produce, perform ‘The Mikado’

Opera Naples’ summer youth program culminates in two performances of “The Mikado” this weekend — barely a week after the cast and crew got together for their first rehearsal.  “It’s a very compact and intense More...

‘Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl’s (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Lust, Revenge and a Little Facebook Stalking’

By Shallon Lester (Crown Publishing, $12.99)

“I wish that these 17 tales of love, loss, revenge, hockey, condoms, car thieves, hookers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many, many men were nothing more than fantasies. More...

Algae bloom doesn’t deter everyone

Health department advises against contact with the Caloosahatchee

The Caloosahatchee River is a big, stinking mess, but don’t tell Buddy Dawson that.  On a recent blistering afternoon, Mr. More...

One life’s final notes

In his 84 years, Leonard Lubin led an exemplary life. At the tender age of 19, he was a World War II American military hero who liberated prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. He went on to live a long and full life in St. More...

Business News

WHEN MONEY TALKS

Commission-based compensation makes some work harder

FRANK BETTS AIMS TO SELL HIS HOME TUCKED into a one-lane, dead-end road way back in east Lee County all by his lonesome, sans professional sales help.  Maybe that won’t be difficult, since the price is low, the big home is high-ceilinged a More...

Unemployment dips statewide — local numbers mixed

Florida’s unemployment rate dropped a fraction to 10.6 percent in May, the government reported Friday, putting the rate at its lowest level since August 2009.  The rate is down 0.2 percentage points from April, and 0.7 percentage points lo More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Retirement issues, strategies and accounts

There are several thing patently clear to those who are approaching retirement: the many certainties, at least perceived certainties, upon which retirement plans were formulated in the 1980s and ’90s, are now quite uncertain.  More...

Real Estate News

Overseas allure

Properties like Miromar Lakes attracting international buyers

The unique European-style waterfront living at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is attracting an increasing number of international buyers. More...

Community clubhouse completed at Manchester Square

WCI Communities has completed construction of the lakefront clubhouse at Manchester Square, the developer’s 117-home community in North Naples.  More...

Realtor association reports drop in home sales

The median price of existing single-family home sales in the greater Fort Myers area hovered at $100,000 — an increase of 9.99 percent from May 2010 — however, a slight drop (2.9 percent) month-to-month.  More...