February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

Brad Meltzer

— thrillers fueled by insider details

BRAD MELTZER’S THRILLers are the literary equivalent of crack cocaine: highly addictive and impossible to stay away from once you’ve had your first taste.  More...

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author to meet fans

Event kicks off Celebration of Reading with the Bush family

Best-selling children’s author Jeff Kinney will kick off festivities for the 12th annual Celebration of Reading with an exclusive book signing at Barnes & Noble Coconut Point from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.  More...

Author of ‘The Weird Sisters’ to speak at the Phil

Eleanor Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Weird Sisters,” will join Elaine Newton as her guest for Critic’s Choice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and at the same time Saturday, Feb. More...

Cupid costs money: Can you afford to date?

CUPID’S ARROW STRUCK AND YOU’RE SEEING stars — and dollar signs. That sucker went right through your heart and stabbed your wallet.  Dating is expensive and it’s not taxdeductible. More...

The Gold Star tradition

These names, gathered by Donna Gerber and volunteer genealogists for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (www.AVTT.org), are those of Americans killed in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. More...

Business News

SEEING THE LIGHT

Rebates, tax credits matter when it comes to going solar

THE SEVEN NAMES ON THE BOARD AT Advance Solar & Spa in Fort Myers represent the typical Southwest Florida solar energy customer: They want to become more environmentally friendly, but they don’t want to pay full price. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Thinking about money on Valentine’s Day

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Symphony Society earns double honors for fundraisers

The Southwest Florida Symphony Society has won national honors for two 2011 fundraising events that supported the Southwest Florida Symphony. More...

Real Estate News

Stock reports home sales soar in 2011

Stock Development had a banner year in 2011, topping 300 new home sales and generating more than $200 million in sales company wide.  More...

Public invited to Shell Point open house

Shell Point Retirement Community will open its doors for a Home & Garden open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23. The event is free and open to the public.  More...

Designer to reveal her recipe for stunning rooms

Interior designer Sherrill Canet has a list of key ingredients when she is cooking up ways to take a home from ordinary to extraordinary. With polish and stylistic ease Ms. More...