August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Brooders, alcoholics and lone wolves: A look at Nordic crime novels

WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT AMERICANS WOULD  BE taken with umlauts?  Of course, they’re not as enthralled with Swedish punctuation as they are with what the double dots are punctuating: books stuffed full with Swedish crimes, punk gir More...

Free cooking demo and samples delight at GreenMarket

The Alliance for the Art’s GreenMarket continues to offer the community tools to be more sustainable in everyday life. More...

‘Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History’

By Ben Mezrich (Doubleday, $26.95)

Thad Roberts was an undergrad at the University of Utah in 1997. More...

Seven years after Hurricane Charley, nothing is left to luck

It’s all about happenstance, just as it was on Aug. 13, 2004, seven short years ago. It’s simply a matter of what happened, what might happen again someday, and what will happen based on your own preparations. More...

Business News

Unemployment crackdown

Filing for jobless claims just got harder

A MAJOR OVERHAUL IN HOW FLORIDA handles unemployment compensation took effect on Aug. 1, and no one yet can say whether the sweeping changes will prove to be boon or boondoggle.  More...

PrivateSky sues Port Authority

Alleges government agency stifles competition

PrivateSky Aviation, a private company operating out of Southwest Florida International Airport, is suing its landlord, the Lee County Port Authority, in federal court. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Volatile times call for smart strategies

What a week that was. For many investors, TGIF had significant meaning as of 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. A complete recap of the various investment markets’ movements would require more space than this column allows.  More...

Real Estate News

Buyers prefer green

Survey shapes design of sustainable community

Research conducted by Benchmark General Contractors in Fort Myers revealed that three out of four of those surveyed would live in an ecofriendly, sustainable community and would decrease their carbon footprint to protect the environment.  More...

Collins & DuPont wins Grand Aurora Awards

Local and nationally recognized interior design firm Collins & DuPont Interior Design won three Aurora Awards and two Grand Aurora Awards at the recent Southeastern Builder’s Conference in Orlando. More...

Real estate companies join forces

Three well-known local real estate companies have merged to create SWFL Real Estate Group.  More...