October 19, 2011 RSS feed / Top News

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Fall Classic raises funds for Ronald McDonald House The annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament is coming back for its 24th year to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. More...

Learn to catch, reuse rain water

Just a quarterinch of rain on a typical roof will create more than 600 gallons of water. Using barrels helps conserve water, prevent stormwater runoff and helps homeowners save money. More...

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Business News

WOMEN RISE ABOVE

Report shows women not only succeeding in business, but exceeding their male counterparts

WOMEN HAVE LONG FACED THE daunting task of breaking the “glass ceiling” in the business world, historically dominated by an exclusive network of males. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Be generous responsibly

While this column usually focuses on the “money in” side of the economic equation, this week’s focus is on a particular aspect of “money out.” More...

Real Estate News

Builders undergo career renovation

Area builders continue to diversify their talents as the housing market recovers. Licensed general contractors who founded and developed construction companies are becoming jacks-of-alltrade to maintain a steady work flow. More...

Sales decrease, prices increase for Realtor Association members

Members of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach reported the sale of 1,028 existing single family homes during September 2011, a decrease of 3.66 percent from September 2010 and a drop of 4.64 percent from August 2010. More...

Program could help people avoid short sale, foreclosure

For a limited time, Bank of America is offering help to distressed homeowners who are exploring a short sale to avoid foreclosure. Area Realtors learned of a new Bank of America program by attending an Oct. More...

Looking up? What the Fed says about SWFL

EVERY SO OFTEN, UNCLE SAM TAKES A LONG, cool look at his progeny — in this case, the 50 state economies — and lays out their progress without puffery. More...

COMING UP AT FGCU

Benefits of land conservation explored More...

Kids play with horses for good cause

Horse Interaction Day, benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida is coming to Saddlewood Horse Club in Cape Coral from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. More...

Equestrian group hosts educational event

The Southwest Florida Dressage Association presents “How Do You Do That?,” a symposium on moving horses up the levels of dressage, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

‘RUMORS’ HAS IT

Florida Rep opens 14th season with hilarious desperation

THERE’S NOTHING QUITE AS FUNNY AS DESPERATION, SAYS ROBERT Cacioppo, producing artistic director at Florida Repertory Theatre. “Desperation is such a great thing,” he says. More...

daas Gallery gets dark with ‘Black Rain’

A dark, eerie sense will take over the walls of daas Gallery during Halloween weekend and throughout November with “Artifacts of the Black Rain: The Art of Tony ‘Chainsaw’ Myles” The exhibit brings suspenseful images straight More...

Feasting on the arts

ARTS COMMENTARY

I live for those shows that make me lean forward in my seat, so not to miss a thing. I love when my eyes, ears, mind and soul feel as if they’re experiencing something new. More...