January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

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Playwright turns a musical disaster into a one-man success

MAKING ART IS ALWAYS A GAMBLE, SAYS actor/writer Peter Michael Marino. Seven years ago, he had the idea to write a show based on “Desperately Seeking Susan,” the popular 1985 movie that starred Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. More...

Get ready to rock in county-wide Battle of the Bands

Teen bands of all genres are invited to enter the Reading Rocks! Teen Battle of the Bands. The top three finalist bands will receive prize packages and will perform live at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival in March. More...

BEACH READING

‘Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking’

When “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain was first published in hardcover in 2012, it spent 42 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. More...

Naples Winter Wine Festival raises more than $8.5 million

An afternoon of bidding during the live auction at the 13th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival raised more than $8.5 million to benefit Collier County’s underprivileged and at-risk children. More...

Business News

Game grub

Pizza parlors make the most out of Super Bowl

Local pizzerias are gearing up for one of their biggest days of the year — Super Bowl Sunday, among the top five days when Americans turn to pizza as their game day go-to. More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Apple: Bloom is off the rose

Apple was a seemingly perfect technology and investment story but now the bloom is off the rose. The great story is no longer great enough; the good numbers are no longer good enough. And the stock has plummeted.  More...

Sugar, cream or a cruiser? Bike shop serves up coffee

A long-time Fort Myers businessman and avid cyclist has opened the area’s first bicycle shop that incorporates a community area complete with a coffee bar with its very own Bistro Blend Java.  More...

Real Estate News

Luxury condos take shape in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes

Gulfshore Homes has construction under way on Building 4 in the Ravenna neighborhood of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, a community of luxury residences in Estero. More...

Remodelers forecast a bright 2013

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s fourth-quarter Remodeling Business Pulse data of current and future remodeling business conditions has experienced significant growth across all indicators, with forecasting in the next thre More...

Housing Affordability Index to set annual record for 2012

With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors.  More...