September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

On your mark, get set, sprint!

It seems that for some people, last year’s Stiletto Sprint brought out the silly side of a serious fight against breast cancer.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

Degas in private

Exhibit explores the personal side of the iconic Impressionist

MOST PEOPLE KNOW EDGAR DEGAS AS THE colorful 19th-century Impressionist who worked his magic with paint and pastels. More...

Inspired by the possibilities, new CEO in place at The Phil

The pale mint-colored walls of the third floor corner office are freshly painted but still bare.  Its new inhabitant has yet to put her mark upon the space and make it her own.  The only beauty adorning the room right now is an elegant arra More...

‘Judy: A Legendary Film Career’

by John Fricke (Running Press, $30)

Seventy-five years ago this autumn, “Pigskin Parade,” a film musical that featured a rather tired plot involving a college football game, opened in theaters around the country. More...

Seasonal jobs return to area

Temp jobs don’t always make sense for the unemployed

Local businesses are hiring. Starting this week, for instance, there are 575 seasonal positions available at 41 Publix supermarkets from Marco Island to Port Charlotte. More...

Cancer scarred Aunt Cleo, but cherished memories remain

Each Christmas, my siblings and I would ask our Aunt Cleo why she went home to Georgia for the holidays.  And each year, Cleo would answer that Granny was getting old, and that she wanted to spend as much time with her as possible.  Cleo di More...

BREAST CANCER

Here are some programs and promotions going on around town as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We’ll run more as October progresses.  Cele-BRA-tion  ¦ Oct. 6-30  More...

Business News

embracingsocial media

Facebook and Twitter, once considered time-sucking pastimes, now valuable tools

ONCE THOUGHT TO BE THE SOLE PROVince of loquacious teenagers and young adults with too much time on their hands, social media — Facebook, Twitter and the like — have in the last two years become indispensable tools for businesses in South More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Investing doesn’t have to be a rollercoaster ride

Last week saw serious price declines in equities and precious metals. How did your portfolio fare?  Some investors felt as if they were hit with a 2-by-4. More...

Tourism bureau to unveil new marketing plan

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau will roll out its 2011-2012 fiscal year sales and marketing plan and cooperative advertising program for tourism industry partners at the organization’s annual Team Tourism Summit from 8 to 11:30 a More...

Real Estate News

Going up?

Florida home prices creep higher, still way behind other states

SALES ACTIVITY AND MEDIAN PRICES FOR Florida’s existing home and existing condo markets rose in August, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. More...

Toll Brothers opens new design studio

Toll Brothers has moved its Regional Design Studio for its Florida East Division. The design studio is located at 951 Broken Sound Parkway, Suite 135, in Boca Raton, adjacent to the division headquarters.  More...

Lennar reports increase in orders, quarterly profit

Miami-based Lennar Corp., the thirdlargest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, reported an increase in orders in its earnings statement issued on Sept. 19.  Orders for new homes jumped 11 percent in the three months ending Aug. More...