May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

IdeaFarmSouth execs serve as judges in FSU entrepreneurial contest

Brian Vail and Farouk Al-Shorafa, co-founders of IdeaFarmSouth, a company designed to foster the growth of Southwest Florida’s emerging, grassroots tech community, participated recently as judges in “Shark Tank,” the third and final More...

Moms can win a free makeover at Red Salon

One especially deserving mother will receive a free head-to-toe makeover from Red Salon and Spa in a special Mommy Make-Over Contest celebrating Mother’s Day.  Specialists will pamper the special winning lady with a facial, haircut and sty More...

FGCU receives national Arbor Day award

Florida Gulf Coast University was one of 16 individuals and organizations that received national awards from the Arbor Day Foundation at its annual Arbor Day Awards on April 28 at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Neb.  More...

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Arts & Entertainment News

The Mystery Of Irma Vep

Melodrama, mummies and mirth at Florida Rep

“Well, any man who gets dressed up as a woman can’t be all bad.” – Lady Enid in “The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful”   “A heightened hilarity.”  “A total send-up from start to fin More...

Short YouTube film turns street-waving into patriotic art

Murray McConkey used to own a handheld video recorder, but it was broken, the directions had been lost, it had been in his closet for too long, or no one seemed to be able to figure out how it worked anymore. More...

BEACH READING

‘Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole’

This is the intriguing story of John Kennedy Toole, a New Orleans-based writer who with a single novel helped change the face of modern American fiction.  More...

Gov. Scott signs bills beefing up sexual violence protections

Gov. Rick Scott signed off on a group of bills last week he said will expand protections for victims of sexual and domestic violence while bolstering penalties for educational institutions and law enforcement agencies that look the other way.  More...

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ on May 12

Letter carriers in Collier and Lee counties are gearing up for the 20th annual National Letter Carrier Food Drive. The country’s largest single-day drive to help “Stamp Out Hunger” in America takes place Saturday, May 12. More...

Edison National Bank celebrates third year as Literacy Buddies

For the past three years, Edison National Bank has partnered with the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida through the Coalition’s Literacy Buddies program. More...

CYBER PROTECTION

Criminals set traps on popular websites

There are a variety of dangerous cyber-attacks that could compromise your personal identifiable information making the rounds. More...

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Lakes Regional Park

Many entertaining and educational activities will highlight National Public Gardens Day from 6:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers. More...

Business News

BOOSTING BUSINESS THROUGH STORIES

Lee County Manager Karen Hawes says the best piece of business advice she ever received has become the business advice she hears herself sharing the most, “Don’t lead with your ego.”  Ms. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Understanding China

China is important. Understanding (or at least attempting to understand) the ways of the Chinese when it comes to business should be a big priority for any U.S. investor. China is expected to surpass the U.S. More...

Don’t let your income tax refund go to waste

Do you spend weeks each spring eagerly anticipating your income tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? You’re not alone. More...

Real Estate News

Maraval in Sandoval approaches sellout

Maraval, a single-family home neighborhood by Taylor Morrison in Sandoval, is more than 95 percent sold. More...

Brandywine Condominium wins excellence award

Brandywine Condominium, an Associa Gulf Coast community in Fort Myers, took top honors in the Best Website and Internet Communications category in the 2012 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards program, the only statewide, independently judged pro More...

Island Realtors qualify for Honor Society

Five members of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors Ira Zlatkin, Judith Anderson, Jim Hall and Margie Davison, all with VIP Realty Group; and Susan Andrews of SanibelSusan Realty Associates, qualified for membership in the Flori More...