October 17, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

A DIFFERENT direction

Actors step down from the stage to take on director’s role

ACTORS abundant in the movie industry.  There’s even a T-shirt that quotes the sentiment: “But what I really want to do is direct.”  Stage actors aren’t immune to the lure of directing, either.  More...

For the arts, a festive fall swoon

Come watch area groups sing, dance and act during live performances on stage at the Alliance for the Arts’ annual Free Family Festival, Fall for the Arts, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. More...

SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS

How to wear fall’s pretty mouth

It’s hard for me to read women’s magazines. All that mind-numbing fashion advice and those hollow promises that they’ve discovered the next miracle product. More...

Local hero remembers patrolling on the brink of war

Ray Dearborn, then a 25-year-old United States Navy ensign, was in the middle of the scariest event of the Cold War, the 13 harrowing days of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.  More...

Business News

FLORIDASALES RISING

Consumer spending up 3.3% in Lee County

A STEADY INCREASE IN BUSINESS ACROSS dozens of industries in Florida — from car and boat dealerships to florists and museums — has pushed gross sales figures up to pre-recession levels — although other factors such as unemployment a More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Federal Reserve’s money printing inspires readers’ inquisitiveness

Readers often call or send e-mail after reading my column; but never quite as much volume as was received after “Does the Federal Reserve print money?” column from the first week of October. More...

Five Southwest Florida businesses named Blue Chip Award finalists

Owners of five Southwest Florida businesses overcame challenges caused by illness, bureaucracy, the turbulent economy and Mother Nature to become finalists for the 18th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

11830 Via Novelli Court, Miromar Lakes

This grand estate home by Arthur Rutenberg at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is in the Murano neighborhood on the Peninsula, with sunset water views of the community’s 700- acre freshwater lake.  More...

K2 Design receives honor in London for Captiva residence

K2 Design has won the prestigious International 2012 Cocotraie Award for Best Interior Design in London, England. The company was recognized for its inspiring design of a Balistyle residence on Captiva Island.  More...

JetBlue Park at Fenway South earns LEED certification

A forward-thinking collaboration between Lee County and the Boston Red Sox is expected to save Lee County more than $100,000 each year — or more than $3 million over the life of the Red Sox lease agreement — through the sustainable design More...