August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

arts for act

More shelter clients, less government funding makes annual Arts for ACT auction more important than ever

THE ANNUAL ARTS FOR ACT AUCTION IS A CELEBRAtion of the arts, a social event and a way to help save lives by buying art.  After taking place in Bonita Springs for the past few years, the auction returns to Fort Myers this year.  More...

Marcus Jansen teams up with Absolut Vodka

In collaboration with a new generation of artists, Absolut Vodka is introducing Absolut Blank, a global creative movement, in which Absolut appears as a catalyst for contemporary leading-edge creativity.  More...

‘A Dance With Dragons’

By George R.R. Martin (Bantam, $35)

One season into a successful TV adaptation and nearly six years after the last installment, the fifth book in George R.R. More...

FWC to remove 16 species from threatened list

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently approved a new Threatened Species Management System. More...

KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING

What’s in a name?

Antiques and collectibles are named for their age. Antiques must be more than 100 years old to be legally called “antiques.” Collectibles can be anything made less than 100 years ago. More...

Business News

Maximum occupancy

Hotels filling up during the traditionally slow season

AS BRITISH PETROLEUM’S DEEPWATER Horizon platform hemorrhaged oil for almost 100 days into the northern Gulf of Mexico beginning on April 20, 2010, a world-class column of smoke filled the broad expanse of sky above.  More...

New research shows the value of cultural industries

Cultural industries are economic powerhouses and states have the data to prove it, according to a new analysis from the National Endowment for the Arts.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Debt deals and a dearth of leadership

A lot of people outside the U.S. thought the debt ceiling crisis has been beyond insanity. More...

Real Estate News

Making walls pretty

Perimeters are routinely used to add emphasis on aesthetic appeal

Until modern times, walls were by necessity built with the materials that were readily available locally, such as granite in New England and redwood in the west, and natural materials could be expensive. Molded concrete has changed that.  More...

REIS hosts workshop on difficult properties

Market intelligence and innovation come together in an educational program designed specifically to address solutions and strategies for residential development and commercial real estate in Southwest Florida.  More...

Designing for the outdoors a key focus for Toll Brothers

The Florida lifestyle focuses on the outdoors, and Toll Brothers provides the home designs, features and amenities for outdoor living at its best.  More...