July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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Arts & Entertainment News

making’em LAUGH

Something strange was going on in Jim Griswold’s living room in Cape Coral last Thursday. For starters, the television was off. Grown-ups were standing around, reading aloud, making things up, playing nonsense make-believe. On this night, Mr. More...

Alliance launches monthly member gallery book club

The Alliance for the Arts plans to start a monthly members-only book club featuring art-related titles beginning in September. More...

‘Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story’

BEACH READING

By Carol Shaben (Grand Central Publishing, $25)   More...

Mysterious scallywag disappears with pistol from pirate ship

A Fort Myers Beach pirate’s prized pistol disappeared at sea and now the hunt is on for a culprit. More...

Business News

Commercial’s SLOW RISE

Growing residential market should drive business properties

OLDIE-BUT-GOODY NEWS: THE MARKET IN RESIDENTIAL real estate is waxing on the Southwest coast, like a new moon. Oldie-but-goody wisdom: Since the residential market drives the commercial market, it should be coming back, too, right? More...

College plan needs to start early for kids to succeed in shifting economy

MONEY & INVESTING

With unemployment refusing to move below 7 percent and given that the U.S. More...

Business owners invited to share stories of overcoming adversity

Owners of small businesses who have successfully overcome adversity are invited to apply for the 19th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.  BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank coordinate and sponsor the p More...

Real Estate News

Local firms win coveted building industry Aurora Awards

The Aurora Awards, recognizing the best communities, home designs and interior merchandising, were recently presented during a black-tie gala celebration in Orlando as part of the Southeast Building Conference, the largest building industry trade sho More...

Largest home in Cape Coral sold for $5.3 million

Cape Coral’s largest home, at 5832 Armada Court, recently sold for $5.3 million. More...

House Hunting:

13189 Valewood Drive Quail Creek Estates

This Southern plantation-style home is rich with tradition, style and elegance. There are five bedrooms, five full and two half-baths under more than 7,000 air-conditioned square feet. More...