May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

The 2013 Nancies

The annual offbeat Florida Weekly arts critic awards

IT’S THE CLOSE OF ANOTHER ARTS SEASON, and time for my irreverent, offbeat and highly subjective Nancies Awards. Don’t Do It Without Your Fez On Award >> Lil’ Ed of Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials  More...

The underground music scene resurfaces

BY JOSEPH RAKOWSKI Special to Florida Weekly A NA LYSI S

If you walk around the downtown Fort Myers Music Walk, it is not hard to find cover bands powerchording you to death from their local night spots; Their monotone Sublime covers and Dave Matthews renditions assault your Friday night until a few cockta More...

BEACH READING

‘Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield’

Award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill’s latest book is a sober assessment of how our country has changed since 9/11. Disturbing, insightful and illuminating, it rips the scab off policies started by President George W. More...

Writers’ group more than a story about pen pals

Two men and two women sat at a table in a meeting room at the Fairfield Inn, talking about shared passions: writing, books and something else — the Gulf Coast Writers Association.  In the wider world, love of books and writing may be puzzl More...

Business News

JOBS REBOUND

Low -wage positions replace higher-paying ones, studies say

REMEMBER WHEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 3.3 percent? More...

MONEY & INVESTING

Perform a P&C annual checkup

An annual physical checkup is a good idea. The annual financial review, as well, is a common and smart practice. And so, too, there should be an annual review of your property and casualty, or P&C, insurance. More...

Cement Industries celebrates 60 years in Fort Myers

Cement Industries Inc. is celebrating its 60th anniversary. More...

Real Estate News

Five homes available for quick delivery in Hampton Park

Five quick-delivery homes are available for immediate and near-immediate occupancy at Hampton Park, the newest neighborhood offered in Gateway by WCI Communities.  Buyers wanting to relocate by this fall can choose from five available floor plan More...

Cape groups move to make better bike routes

The Cape Coral Construction Industry Association and the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce are raising the funds to create the “CCCIA Route” and the “Chamber Route” — bike paths to help the city become a premier cycling des More...

Home prices continue to rise in Lee

The median price of existing homes sold shot up another $14,000 from March 2013 to April 2013 during the height of the spring selling season in Lee County. More...