January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

An Old-Fashioned Feel

Vintage photographs provide inspiration and reference for mixed media portraits

LOOK AT KATIE WILSON’S MIXED-MEDIA PORtraits and you might feel as if you’re thumbing through an old photo album.  And, in fact, in a way, you are.  The Rockport, Maine, artist draws much of her inspiration ira- from her paterna More...

‘Symphonie Fantastique’ features true-life story of wild passion

The story of how Hector Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony came to be written involves the collision between a highly combustible, red-haired romantic, an icy, aloof Shakespearean actress and a Paris filled with dark scheming and political intrigue.& More...

BEACH READING

‘The Blue Grass Cook Book’

Compiled by Minnie C. Fox (University Press of Kentucky, $21.95)   This fascinating cookbook was originally published in 1904 when Minnie C. More...

Recycling companies co-opt the look of charity for profit

A smattering of donation bins have been appearing like mushrooms in store parking lots or alongside busy South Florida roads. More...

Business News

To the dogs

Trainers a growing niche in SWFL

LEHIGH ACRES RESIDENT JEAN BURMEISTER still recalls vividly (and who wouldn’t?) the day her daughter’s dog Hansie bit her hand as she tried to get a dish towel out of the dog’s mouth. Ms. Burmeister needed 10 stitches. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Crude talk: U.S. oil production on the rise

Though the consumer thinks in simplistic terms about how much gasoline costs, crude oil’s story is actually slick and complicated. More...

MicroEnterprise program accepting applications

The Goodwill Southwest Florida Micro- Enterprise Institute hopes to increase the number of successful small businesses in Fort Myers and throughout the Southwest Florida region. More...

Real Estate News

What $675,000 will buy in SWFL

11850 LADY ANNE CIRCLE, CAPE CORAL  10711 WINTERCRESS DRIVE, BONITA SPRINGS  350 KETTLE HARBOR DRIVE, PLACIDA  1879 IVORY CANE POINT, NAPLES   More...

Some direction: Feds issue new rule on mortgage lending

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau adopted a new rule intended to protect consumers from irresponsible mortgage lending. The rule requires lenders to ensure prospective buyers have the ability to repay their mortgage.  More...