September 21, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

twinkle

Singer with a cute name and serious pipes plays the Van Wezel

IF YOU’VE NEVER HEARD TWINKLE sing, you could be forgiven for making some incorrect assumptions. You might think she performs children’sc songs. More...

Sanibel’s Melinda Roy to be honored at Lincoln Center

Melinda Roy, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and current artistic director of Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers, will be presented with the prestigious Jerome Robbins Award on Sept. 30 at Lincoln Center in New York City. More...

‘Sister’

By Rosamund Lupton (Crown Publishing, $24)

Older sister Bee is living an ideal life with her fiance and a great career abroad in New York. One evening, Bee gets a call from her mother in England, who informs her that Tess, her free-spirited 21-year-old sister, is missing. More...

WineTrail and downtown still developing

The River District Alliance, an organization of business owners that gets behind or helps create weekend downtown events such as Art Walk and Music Walk, has another one up its sleeve: Fort Myers Wine- Trail, A Walk of Wine Discovery.  More...

Business News

Hello, Cuba

Flights directly to the island are now allowed from SWFL

FLYING DIRECTLY FROM FLORIDA TO CUBA has gotten easier for certain travelers the past few months, thanks to federal initiatives announced in January that loosen up some restrictions and expand to 15 the number of U.S. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The other national defense: A call for consumer commitment

The words “defending the U.S.A.” are reflexively associated with armament, military forces and bases, strategies and wars.  But there is another form of defense, which is critical to the U.S. More...

Real Estate News

Materials of change

Fun fabrics can revive, refresh any room in the house

With expert advice and small changes, you can update any room in your home for the coming season.  “You don’t have to live with the same-old, same-old,” says interior designer Candice Sebring-Kelber. More...

Spots at renovated marina selling fast

Bonita Bay Marina, the full-service marina adjacent to the Bonita Bay community in Bonita Springs, has reached 70 percent capacity.  The 446-slip marina — featuring wet slips for vessels up to 16,000 pounds and dry storage up to 32 feet al More...

Real estate pro leads four-day academy

The Bonita Springs- Estero Board of Realtors Conference Center will host a four-day 25-module training Academy for New Brokers on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3-4, and Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 7-8. More...