June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

The BISHOP of art

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery director announces retirement

PAINTERS SAY THAT AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR CRAFT is knowing when to stop, when to step back and put down the brush.  The temptation is to keep fiddling with it, but you have to know when the work is done.  Ron Bishop has reached that poin More...

Shrek and friends to visit Sun Splash

Cast members from Broadway Palm’s “Shrek The Musical” are stopping by Sun Splash Family Waterpark from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22. More...

‘Daddy’s Gone a Hunting’

BEACH READING

By Mary Higgins Clark (Simon and Schuster, $26.99)   More...

Super men: Naples-based captains have ties to ‘Man of Steel’

The ocean was so rough that some members of the film crew were puking over the side of the boat as the vessel creaked and rocked precariously, 30-foot-high waves flooding the deck.  And Capt. More...

EXPLORE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

Eight ways to pledge your allegiance this July

It’s that time of year to celebrate freedom, patriotism and all things Americana. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau recommends the following eight ways to enjoy the season of summer independence.  ¦ Gotta have fireworks. More...

Business News

To franchise or not?

Question SWFL businesses ponder

GRANT PHELAN WOULD LIKE PINCHERS Crab Shack to be synonymous with thoughts of Florida. Outback Steakhouse built its restaurant chain on the premise of a continent. He figures his family can do the same with seafood in the Sunshine State. More...

When equity and bond markets stumble

MONEY & INVESTING

When equity and bond markets falter or move erratically, investors take pause. Their confidence is eroded and their view of the world is brought into doubt. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Nominations open for Blue Chip Award   Owners of small businesses who have successfully overcome adversity are invited to apply for the 19th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  More...

Real Estate News

House Hunting:

26991 Clarkston Drive, #8102, Bonita Springs

This first-floor condo is located in the St. Andrews Verandas subdivision of Highland Woods, which is close to beaches, performing arts centers, shopping and dining at Coconut Point. More...

REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS

¦ Veteran agents Ben Maltese, Randy Wise, Cliff Donenfeld, Meli Chelon- Gumma, Steve Opp, Leah Alfieri, Gary Ryan, Alberto Diago, Kathy Mahoney, Corye Reiter, Laura Lacombe and Larry Bell have joined Royal Shell Real Estate.   More...