August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

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deconstructing STUFF

Toronto photographer Todd McLellan disassembles objects in ‘Things Come Apart’

TODD MCLELLAN LIKES TO TAKE things apart. The first time, he was around 5. He wanted to know what the interior of his small toy car looked like. So he took a hammer to it. More...

Fall for the Arts family festival set

The Alliance for the Arts will host the 11th annual Fall for the Arts festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The free family event will feature art, music, dance, theater, education and community. More...

Performance raises funds for at-risk kids at Quality Life Center

The Quality Life Center’s summer camp students showcased their talents to a full house during a recent free performance at the Dunbar Community School.  More...

Canine concierges get attention at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

More and more people are lingering longer and longer in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa — children in air conditioning with their swimsuits dripping, small huddles of hotel employees carrying on and on, globe-trott More...

Business News

Butchers

Local meat cutters compete against big chains

Born in Bavaria, Germany, Annette Trossbach of North Fort Myers, says that when she was growing up abroad, there was a butcher shop in every village. More...

Detroit offers lessons about the complexity of municipal bankruptcy

MONEY & INVESTING

In the wake of depressions and recessions, personal and corporate bankruptcies become all too common. Most recently, several municipal bankruptcies have been declared, most notably Detroit’s bankruptcy. More...

Medicare card scams sweeping the country

Seniors nationwide are reporting scam phone calls informing them that a new Medicare card is in the mail, the Better Business Bureau reports.  The BBB says: Hang up on suspicious callers and don’t fall for this attempt to obtain your perso More...

Real Estate News

Demand strong for waterfront condos in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes

Phase II in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes is sold out with construction to be completed in late August. Recently released Phase III is already 60 percent sold. More...

HUD awards Florida housing millions to maintain housing for families, seniors

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Florida public housing authorities $47,589,476 to make large-scale improvements to its public housing units.  More...