December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Top News

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2013 NEW YEAR'S EVE GUIDE

Holiday parties can be fun and festive without a lot of fuss

While I remember a time when I could lavish weeks planning a special get-together, the memories are vague, much like those of the days before we had cell phones, the Internet and satellite television.  More...

‘Curtains’exhibit provides framework for profound ruminations

The solo exhibit “Curtains,” by sculptor and installation artist Joanna White, opens with a reception from from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Using primarily folded paper box forms, Ms. More...

BEACH READING

‘Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version’

When the Grimm brothers published their first collection of German folk legends in the early 19th century, they were participating in an appreciation of the art of storytelling that connects the hamlets of the Black Forest directly to the TV and movi More...

Statewide count not just for the birds

Ready to count the snowbirds? Grab your binoculars and a notebook, and plan to get out in the bushes and swamps and get your feet wet. It’s the 113th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and from Dec. 14 through Jan. More...

Business News

Hard driving: Hard driving:

Looking back at our earliest businesses Looking back at our earliest businesses

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUSINESS WASN’T always performed at hyper speed with the aid of satellites, gigabytes, e-mail, texting and driving in climate-controlled cars to meet clients in Starbucks.  Once, making a sales call meant a horseback or c More...

MONEY & INVESTING

The new round of easing: Is it good or bad for investors? The new round of easing: Is it good or bad for investors?

The Federal Reserve Bank announced a new round of quantitative easing on Dec. 12 aimed at bolstering the U.S. economy. The central bank said it would continue buying U.S. More...

Supply chain manager goes solar in Fort Myers

Allyn International has signed an agreement with FAFCO Solar Energy to install solar panels at its corporate headquarters in Fort Myers. This will provide a more cost-effective energy solution as well as reduce Allyn’s carbon footprint. More...

Real Estate News

Toll Brother’s Bonita Lakes welcomes residents

The Royale is the newest move-inready home completed by Toll Brothers in Bonita Lakes, a 120-acre community of single-family homes on Imperial Parkway in Bonita Springs. More...

Number of improving housing markets surges to 201 in December

The number of housing markets considered “improving” according to parameters established by the National Association of HomeBuilders/First American Improving Markets Index, surged by 76 to a total of 201 metros in December, according to I More...

REAL/ESTATE BRIEFS

¦ The Agostino is the newest model home to open in Hampton Park, a neighborhood under development by WCI Communities in the Gateway community of Fort Myers near Southwest Florida International Airport. More...