August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Turning businesses ON

Why FPL’s energy incentive could juice the economy

IF ANY SINGLE ENTITY IN THE SUNshine State can “power up” the business economy, luring new industry and encouraging expansion, it ought to be Florida Power and Light. More...

Fort Myers’ taxes among the lowest for tourists

SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Fort Myers was ranked second for the lowest tax-burdened central cities out of 50 U.S. destinations recently rated in an annual study by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. More...

Investors and traders can learn from each other

MONEY & INVESTING

Many people think that investing and trading have little in common. Actually they have a lot in common. They might be traveling down different roads but traders and investors want to get to basically the same place. More...

Real Estate News

Kitchencontemporary

Remodeling project wins an Aurora for Vogue Interiors

A kitchen remodeling in The Brighton condominium in Naples earned Vogue Interiors a 2011 Aurora Award in the category of Interior Merchandising/ Design Kitchen-$2,000,001 to $3,000,000. More...

Existing home, condo sales up in July

Florida’s existing home and existing condo sales rose in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...

Belle Lago 95 percent sold

Toll Brothers has entered the final opportunity for new home construction at Belle Lago, a community of singlefamily homes on Estero Parkway. More...

Hot, wet and waiting: Farmers stay busy in the summer

Vegetation explodes in Southwest Florida summers. Lawns spring back from a mow in days; passion vines bloom psychedelically. Yet while lush greenery may spill over swollen creeks, harvests from commercial vegetable and citrus operations cease. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

SKETCHING FOR HIS LIFE

Comic-book artist hopes Miranda Mercury saves the day

THERE’S AN IDEALIZED SCENE IN Michael Chabon’s Pulitzer Prizewinning novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” where the two lead characters — a writer and an artist — are huddled in a Manhattan office More...

Family philanthropy: Sharing values, leaving legacies

GIVING

Estate planning can be about more than just who ultimately benefits from your work — it can also be an opportunity to share your personal value system with future generations. More...

‘Fright Night’

Contrary to what “Twilight” fans believe, vampires are not constipated teenagers who yearn for whiney women with the personality of a damp mop. More...