February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Expressing the essence

Folk artists travel long road to ArtFest

THE FIGURES THAT POPULATE T.P. Speer’s and Deborah Banyas’ art booth are an undeniably colorful bunch, both literally and figuratively. More...

Art of the Olympians launches speaker series

The Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery unveils insights and inspirations of great community leaders as well as Olympians, artists and philanthropists through a monthly series of intimate conversations called “Cultural Connections.” T More...

‘Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation’

“Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation” by Scott Farris (Lyons Press, $24.95)

How different would our country be today if Adlai Stevenson had beaten Dwight Eisenhower in 1952, Barry Goldwater had won in 1964 or Al Gore had been inaugurated president after the election of 2000? More...

Powering up: the new savings and investment plan

Have you deposited any lives in your savings account lately? Have you invested any capital in your heart and mind?  Well, get to it.  More...

Business News

Cash down

Realtors fight 20 percent requirement implementation

A FEDERAL REQUIREMENT THAT WOULD FORCE HOMEbuyers to fork out a 20 percent down payment — once the industry standard — is getting mixed reactions from Realtors and mortgage brokers. More...

Too-common crises befuddle statisticians and investors

MONEY & INVESTING

Much of what an investor thinks about his or her portfolio comes from what he or she has been advised/marketed to believe…how equity markets behave, historical returns, risk characteristics, etc., as well as direct personal experience over yea More...

Junior Achievement to induct two local leaders

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Scott Fischer of Scott Fischer Enterprises and Barbara Watt of Century 21 Sunbelt Realty into the 2012 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 25 at the Hyatt More...

Real Estate News

Miromar Home Design Show

Design pros offer free advice on the latest for inside and out

Miromar Design Center celebrates its fifth anniversary by showcasing the latest trends in home décor and furnishings during its inaugural Home Design Show Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 2-4. More...

Industry leader to discuss outlook and initiatives

Lee County efforts to attract new business and grow existing businesses are attracting national attention and providing significant competitive advantages for economic recovery. James W.  More...

Bonita Bay Marina to host boat show

Bonita Bay Marina hosts its fifth annual boat show Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4. The free event is open to the public, with an impressive display of ready-for-the-water boats of all types and sizes. More...