August 31, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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ART TO LAST A CENTURY

SANIBEL ARTIST’S WORK ENGRAVED IN HISTORY

TAKING A BREAK FROM ENGRAVING NAMES ON THE GRANITE wall of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C., Lucas Century flew to Miami in 1983, intending to kick back for a week in the Keys. He didn’t get very far. More...

Iconic rock concert poster-maker comes to HOWL

Ohio-based artist and celebrated rock concert poster artist Derek Hess will be showing a new body of fine art work at Fort Myers art gallery, HOWL, throughout September. A reception with the artist will take place during Art Walk, 6-10 p.m. More...

‘Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper’

By Geoffrey Gray (Crown, $25)

The D.B. Cooper caper is one of the most baffling mysteries in American history.  More...

Free phones keep those down on their luck connected

Some decry use of taxpayer dollars

Having a cell phone can mean the difference between affording to buy a meal or not, for Mike, a homeless man in Fort Myers who gave only his first name. More...

Business News

Banks in crisis

Southwest Florida financial institutions face federal scrutiny

Count 14 local banks among the latest casualties of the economic recession and the implosion of Florida’s real estate market. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Europe in the danger zone

As hard as it is to imagine, the U.S.’s economic woes pale in comparison to European Union’s nightmarish problems, which have the potential to turn catastrophic.  More...

ULI explores Market Trends

Local expert Michael J. Timmerman of Fishkind & Associates will analyze and forecast the local real estate market, residential market trends, emerging trends and the office, retail and industrial real estate markets. More...

Real Estate News

A beachfront beauty

Addison Mizner estate listed for $28 million

CASITA DE LA PLAYA, A 1926 ADDISON Mizner-designed estate on the Gulf of Mexico, is on the market for $28 million.  The 4,300-square-foot house sits on .77 acre; an adjacent vacant beachfront lot is included in the offering. More...

Ivy Scheinholz named Designer of Distinction

Interior Designer Ivy Scheinholz has been named Miromar Design Center’s September Designer of Distinction. Scheinholz is the principal of Ivy Mary, Inc., based in Naples. Known for her collaborative relationship with her clients, Ms. More...

Realtors call on White House to host housing summit

To help develop policies that will stabilize the nation’s housing market and support an economic recovery, the National Association of Realtors is urging the White House to host a summit of policy makers, industry leaders and government stake h More...