January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Les dreams come true

Naples thespian’s childhood wish is granted.

SHAWNA HAMIC DREAMED A DREAM.  Now she’s living it.  When she was 11, she saw a national touring production of “Les Miserables” with her parents at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. More...

Wall Street Journal raves (again) about Florida Rep

For the fourth consecutive season, acclaimed drama critic Terry Teachout has given Florida Rep a sterling review in the Wall Street Journal, telling readers nationwide that the company’s current production, “God of Carnage,” “ More...

“The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of ‘Enough’”

by Julia Cameron with Emma Lively (Tarcher/Penguin, $25.95)

Twenty years ago, Julia Cameron published her landmark bestseller “The Artist’s Way,” which became the go-to program for both aspiring and professional artists.  More...

Get ready to charge

So it’s come to this in Fort Myers, the City of Palms: because of a forwardlooking, forward-thinking government employee named Rich Beck — no relation to Glenn — we’re suddenly living in the four-wheels-and-electricity, 21st c More...

Three Florida panthers die in January

Florida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. More...

Business News

Packed houses (mean packed pockets)

Galleries, theaters and art fests bring in big bucks

ART IS MORE THAN JUST PRETTY PAINTINGS hung on a gallery wall, a sculpture in a public plaza or a play or concert at a local theater. More...

Robb & Stucky reopens under new ownership

Now under new ownership, Robb & Stucky International has reopened, unveiling a new 60,000-square-foot design studio and retail showroom located at 13170 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Hi-ho the Derry-o the judge stands alone

Judge Jed S. More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

18145 Via Portofino Way at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

Gracious outdoor living areas distinguish this waterfront home in Portofino at Miromar Lakes. A front entry courtyard introduces owners and guests to the calm, clean design of this London Bay Home. More...

Tradewind Estate Homes opens new model center

Tradewind Estate Homes has opened its new sales center and model home at 3705 Chiquita Boulevard in Cape Coral. More...

Seminar looks at preserving retirement income

Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group will host a free seminar titled “Will You Outlive Your Retirement Income? Investment Strategies for Today’s Retirees” at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.  More...